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Old 06-19-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Been visiting the site for some time, and learned alot, now I was going to show what I have been doing

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When we purchased the Scamp, we found out that the floor and the frame needed extensive work, so we took the Scamp and have the frame beefed up, axle lowered to raise the Scamp up and put in a new sub-floor.
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:59 PM   #2
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HEY I THINK I have figure this pic stuff out

So if nobody minds, here is my story.

After the Scamp came home, I moved it down to my shop to get on withthe battle of the LEAKS

The PO was screw crazy and King of the silicon way.


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The PO was vent crazy too


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I was beginning to wonder what did I get into
But I was getting a ton of info from all of you guys
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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So that's was the outside, come on in and look on the inside

The LEAKS, all that nasty water be hind that cool ensolite, no wonder it was squishy.

The biggest damage was at the spare tire area, whare the bolts go thru the fiberglass.

Water had ruined the wood for the table support

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It also damaged that particle board floor

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The water also damaged the tabs for support of the benches

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Old 06-19-2010, 06:25 PM   #4
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The PO was screw crazy and King of the silicon way.
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Looks like that title was well-deserved. Holy cow!

Good on you for giving it the "Royal" treatment

(just because you made it sound so funny; even though you must have been going crazy)

"King of the Silicone Way"
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:52 PM   #5
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Well I have learned a new trick today, now I need to know the proper etiquette on how much one is allowed to post in a time frame

Well the Scamp folly has been on-going since the fall, and I feel catching up on stuff, since I have made some inroads

I guess someone can just tell me to be quiet if I am babbling on too much.

On with the Scamp Saga

Water damage at those pesky vents too,

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And then I found some leaks at the band area by the street side louvered window,
that ensolite I was trying to save so badly is taking a beating

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Oh, and then I had to read up on Raya's stuff about fiberglass, another new skill, and thru all this I still was thinking about camping and sleeping and late night nature calls, and Adrian and myself hate to crawl over each other.

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:08 PM   #6
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If you noticed I jerked out the power box and fiberglassed a patch in on of the upper vents above the belly band,
from the previous post

I used the gel type resign and glass, it was color coded and made it easier for me to see what I did, I also added stainless steel plate behind the bolts for the spare. Decided not to put wood back for a table just figue I would use a floor mount


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Had to made new wooded tabs, didnot take old out just put solid wooden one under old partical boaed ones and then glued, screwed and fiberglass in from bottom up, had to do that for both benchs


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So I am still thinking of changing the layout for sleeping, but now started making pattern for floor, good gosh, does this mean I am going in the other direction? Will I get this thing together for the maiden voyage in May?


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Old 06-19-2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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Card board is great stuff, kids make forts, people (unfortunately) live in it, I have made a boat with it, floated too!
well any way, great pattern making stuff


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New subfloor, ready for flooring

Now... Vinyl or Laminate
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:34 PM   #8
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Still a little goofy on this uploading gig, pic's get out of order, well

Flooring, Peel and stick from home depot, have used it commercial jobs, key is prep, always use the enhancer and floor leveler if needed. the enhancer is like a liquid contact cement, you'll never see them pop after you use it, even if the floor is flooded with water.


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after picking up the benches, the bottom braces had to be replaced and I added some more support strips


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Old 06-19-2010, 08:49 PM   #9
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Let's see, All the screw holes patched,
Repaired spare tire mount,
Removed and repaired damged floor
Removed and discarded, water supply, power box
Patched water supply hole, Heater vent hole, additional frig vent hole,
Repaired benches and support ledges
Installed new sub-floor and vinyl
Removed damaged copper gas line
Total re-wire of lights, kept old pie-pan back lights new side lights
Thinking about adding outside access hatch, YIKES I am going to put a hole in this thing?



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The old sink/stove layout is not what I think I want, back to the cardboard

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:53 PM   #10
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Sugar, great to see someone else doing a super job on re-contruction. I've been at it a year and should be done in a couple of months, maybe. Thanks for the photo's and insperation.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:03 PM   #11
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Well so I go hunting and look what Adrian (the best lookin guy in East Tn!) has done while I was gone for 3 weeks!!!

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It's not the stock color of Scamp but man was I surprised


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And then he and his buddies put this type of coating on the front kinda like a sprayed anti-stone chipper stuff.

You'll notice I moved the power supply and put a ship shore type in (pick'd up the idea from peter) I didn't like the idea of dragging that cord thru a hole, and the access hole is easier for leveling blocks and jacks.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:13 PM   #12
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Rambling on too much? I hardly think so. You're cranking on that baby and it's great to read about it and to see the photos Keep the updates coming

Raya

PS: Okay, maybe see if you can rotate the photos

PPS: Oh, Wow! Your last photos were posted while I was typing. Shiny!!
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:59 AM   #13
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New lesson for today, make sure the pic's are positioned so you don't have to stand on your head to view, here goes

No name for the Scamp yet, still trying to figure layout and what should stay and what goes

the fiberglass station that came with the scamp was chopped up pretty bad, out it goes, cabinets to be made,

gun-shy about removing front bench, don't know why

Decided, No sink, No stove, Need screen door, more drawers, place for microwave, 110 and 12 volt, reading lights, Awning or screen room, outside light, means to tap into propane for outside cooking, roll-out tray for storage access in center of front bench, Can not decide to keep made made up or if to change sleeping layout/ head at rear to avoid crawling over each other


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Started out with a tall cabinet for micro and to cover for street side support


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Began thinking about extending bed


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decided tall cabinet makes scampie too closed in feeling, will figure micro location later but think I will put a counter snap extension on left, had to keep access in front bench street side hole for 110 box and future 12v wiring
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:09 AM   #14
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Photos and information like this is what makes this forum the best source of repair/rebuild info on the net.

Thanks for taking the time to share your progress with us. I REALLY appreciate it.

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