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Old 04-21-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Scamp front window replacement

I have a 1980 13' scamp. There is a large hole in the front window and I need to replace it. I looked at the scamp store sight and they don't seem to sell older front windows. Help! What do I do?
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Alison, yes Scamp sells plexi in different sizes. I had to buy one. CALL and talk to the parts people. OR, you can remove the window you have... take it to a local place that sells plexi and have it cut. Same size, shape and THICKNESS. Although by time you do that, you may be money ahead and get it from Scamp. The plexi from Scamp or other store will be flat... the compound curve happens when you put the window in.

Your trailer is 33 years old. Be sure to get new gasket material and lockstrip. Scamp sells it by the foot.

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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Welcome to the site. As Donna stated the thickness is important to properly seal and make the bends. One advantage to buying local is you can get tinted arcrylic if you desire. The big box stores don't normally stock the correct thickness arcrylic.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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I just replaced my front and rear windows along with new rubber seals. the rubber i used is a one piece rubber i got off ebay. that i had to get 50ft roll. that was still less then what scamp wanted for there two piece rubber. and for the plex. that i got at home depo and used my jigsaw and cut to fit. it is 3/16 thick plex. that home depo and lowes carry in stock.

I used 2 in masking tape on the new glass then lay the old glass on the new. the tape gives you a marking surface so you can trace from the old glass. with the tape down on the glass, you can use your jigsaw and not scratch you new window.

I have a hammer, nails and duck tape i can fix it.

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Old 04-21-2013, 10:04 PM   #5
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Up dating the window info the plex was picked up at lowes for $53.00 it is called Optix it is 24in by 48in and .220in thick. after i did my front and rear glass. i decided to do my side glass the same way and ace hard ware was closer so i went there for one more piece it was a little more costly but I saved on fuel from going to lowes. This is the same thickness as the scamp glass.

I have a hammer, nails and duck tape, I can fix it.

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I replaced a front and rear window in a Lil Bigfoot.
I took the plexiglass to a plastic shop that made signs and just about any thing else out of plastic and plexiglass.

They cut me new windows for about $50.00.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:34 PM   #7
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I just replaced my front and rear windows along with new rubber seals. the rubber i used is a one piece rubber i got off ebay. that i had to get 50ft roll. that was still less then what scamp wanted for there two piece rubber.

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I was just wondering if you could post a link/image/specs for the rubber seal you purchased. Also is there anything I need to know before I try this? I think I can reuse my plexi but the seals have all shrunk at least an inch each and they leak! I need to do this project asap...

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Hello Jen

This is what i used to replace all my rubber. it went together ok when i learned what i needed to do. i stated with new plex and the front window was a pain but what i ended up doing was set the bottom of the glass in the rubber, then with a screw driver worked the rubber over the top about 4 to 6in top and bottom and lock the rubber seal in. then worked toward the corners a few inch at a time till i got to the corners. from there it slipped in with no problems.. the back glass went faster after doing the same as i did the front.

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Thanks for the advice. Just to be sure, this was what you used on the old aluminum jalouise style windows, right (I have a '76 with original windows)? I'd hate to order this and then be stuck with it. Do you think it would do all the windows on a 13' scamp? Thanks again for the quick response. If the windows leak this much in a light rain, I wouldn't want to see them while trailing in a rain storm...
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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This is what i stared with and a pic after the windows. the widows are the same width as what you have. but i cut 2in top and bottom using the same curves from the rear glass. if this helps.. and yes that rubber is what i used on my scamp.

I have a hammer, nails and duck tape. I can fix it.

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I don't know if this would help, but there's a two-part video on youtube done by a fellow replacing a very similar plexi front window in a Boler. Not being a Scamp owner I don't know if they use the same parts.

Here's the link to the first video: Boler front plexi replacement

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If you check my rebuild post, I planed ahead, the bunks in the front of mine was removed to put a dinette up front. so I cut the window 2in lower so when setting at the table i had a better view out the window. changing it from a 20in to a 22in high window.

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Thanks for the advice. Just to be sure, this was what you used on the old aluminum jalouise style windows, right (I have a '76 with original windows)? I'd hate to order this and then be stuck with it. Do you think it would do all the windows on a 13' scamp? Thanks again for the quick response. If the windows leak this much in a light rain, I wouldn't want to see them while trailing in a rain storm...
OHHHH a 1976 with cool jalousie windows! Jen, see if this great thread by DannyH helps, his Scamp is also a 1976. Lots of good info here: List of seals to restore old style scamp jaloused windows
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:30 PM   #14
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Donna, that post is wonderful but now I am thinking my windows are something else other than jalouise. They are the ons with sticks that hold out one single flap. What are those and how do I deal with them? You guys are an absolute wealth of information!
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