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Old 03-31-2015, 08:50 AM   #15
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I trashed those dang stab jacks on the bumper. They worked, but my hands were always filthy when deploying (road rash) when using. Hated them, found a better solution...

Mine is to keep a set of gloves with the set-up stuff. Apart from the jacks, there are any number of ways to get dirt or grease on your hands when hitching & unhitching.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:44 AM   #16
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If don`t work.....Swear at em
Yes indeed! While swinging a 10-pound hammer!

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Old 03-31-2015, 12:11 PM   #17
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Try PT Blaster I stead of WD40. It foams and creeps I to rusty spots that WD doesn't. After you squrt, let it set as stated on the can then go back and move the part.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:18 PM   #18
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Try PT Blaster I stead of WD40. It foams and creeps I to rusty spots that WD doesn't. After you squrt, let it set as stated on the can then go back and move the part.
I think it is PB Blaster, and it is some great stuff. I can't hardly see how they keep it in the can it is so good and getting into cracks.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:33 PM   #19
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I removed the spare tire from the rear of my 1978 Scamp 13 today.

The spare tire was held with only two long bolts that protruded from the rear fiberglass shell! Here is a photo showing the bolts...plus the rust and dirt!

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I didn't want to remove the "hide" on the inside of the rear dinette area to look, however, there feels like there is a large piece of wood in the area of the dinetter hardware.

Does anyone else have such bolts to hold their spare tire? I would think that such a arrangement would place a lot of unwanted forces on the rear fiberglass shell.

Any comments, or suggestions?

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My way of thinking is that it has been there for 27 years lol
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Mine is to keep a set of gloves with the set-up stuff. Apart from the jacks, there are any number of ways to get dirt or grease on your hands when hitching & unhitching.
Not me, my stuff is electric
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[QUOTE=Timber Wolf; I can't hardly see how they keep it in the can it is so good and getting into cracks.[/QUOTE]


Now THAT'S funny
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:17 AM   #22
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Bill,

On our '76 13' Scamp the spare tire bolts, three, were carriage bolts with a large washer on each side of the fiberglass with a nut on the exterior. Our showed sign of leaking, I am going to patch the holes and find another place to mount the spare. Either that or fiberglass a piece of plywood to the inside to take up the stress, just like they did for the dinette mount.

I was pretty surprised to find that the only structural support for the spare tie mount was two washers.


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On our '76 13' Scamp the spare tire bolts, three, were carriage bolts with a large washer on each side of the fiberglass with a nut on the exterior. Our showed sign of leaking, I am going to patch the holes and find another place to mount the spare. Either that or fiberglass a piece of plywood to the inside to take up the stress, just like they did for the dinette mount.

I was pretty surprised to find that the only structural support for the spare tie mount was two washers.


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Bob, yesterday I rechecked my spare tire "mount" and found that I had been in error when I said that my Scamp's two bolts passed through a piece of plywood.

The bolts are below the piece of plywood. And, I believe are a point of water leakage.

I seem to remember people telling me that one nice thing about fibergalss pod/egg type travel trailers is that there is NO rotten wood to worry about!

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I seem to remember people telling me that one nice thing about fibergalss pod/egg type travel trailers is that there is NO rotten wood to worry about!
That is, like everything else in life, "for the most part".

My spare hangs on three bolts and almost touches the rear bumper (about 1/4 inch space there). Any bouncing that would happen seems to be limited by the bumper. I was concerned at first, but it made it over some seriously rough roads.
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That is, like everything else in life, "for the most part".

My spare hangs on three bolts and almost touches the rear bumper (about 1/4 inch space there). Any bouncing that would happen seems to be limited by the bumper. I was concerned at first, but it made it over some seriously rough roads.
Yeah, after all the assurances received here, I'm no longer concerned about the bolt spare tire mounting on my Scamp 13. When I go to 5-bolt tires then I'll have a adapter made.

The actual plywood rotting in my trailer is under the rood side window, and while I can see where water has been under the spare tire bolts, I now believe it came from a gap in the rear window seal.

If only the plywood floor in my Scamp had been encased in Fiberglass cloth and epoxy... life would be so much better!

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The Scamp floor, at least on mine (2004), is made of 3/4 inch OSB board that they coat on both sides with the polyester resin which soaks into the material. It protects it pretty well, but it is not absolutely water tight, so if moisture persists, it will rot. Water can also penetrate where screws of bolts go through.
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I bought some PT Blaster, ansd sprayed the heck out of my two jacks. Then waited a few days...pulled sideways, and down they came!

A little rusty, but worked just fine!


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Now I have a new question! Of course I would!

Does anyone have a photo of the jack handle that came with these rear jacks?

It would seem that a handle with a slight bend at the end would work best.

I can make something, but would like to know what is normally used.

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Old 04-17-2015, 05:33 PM   #28
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The handle is a straight rod that fits through the holes. Without going out and measuring I would say it's about 5/8 in dia. In ten years and close to 10,000 nights camping I think I've used it 2 or 3 times. I could have not used it at all if would have positioned the trailer a bit differently.
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