IL SOLD: 1985 Scamp 16' $3800 - Fiberglass RV


 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-19-2014, 12:06 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Phil
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Illinois
Posts: 10
SOLD: 1985 Scamp 16' $3800

SELLING: 1985 Scamp '16 AC under bed, bathroom
Many updates, great fundamentals, a little rough around the edges.

Included with the camper is an awning and poles (the kind not permanently attached to camper). I can't comment on the condition since we've always used an ez-up instead. Also included is external gray water tank, sewage hose, tabletop, poles to convert front bed to bunks, spare tire, deep cycle battery, fiberglass (previously cut out) and decorative awning lights.


The good:
90% new electrical system and components. Waterproof / bug proof entry from outside battery to inside compartment. 7 pole wire adapter connects to disconnect box for easy service / replacement of adapter. There is also a fuse block for the 7 pole adapters to keep faults between tow vehicle and trailer isolated. From there DC power goes to the battery (capacitor), and then back into the trailer. This was wired in such a way the capacitor is in the middle of the tow vehicle and trailer to help suppress transients. Once back in the trailer power goes to a marine grade power distribution fuse block. I tried to put one function per fuse to keep faults isolated / troubleshooting easy. Most of the wiring uses twisted pair and shrink wrap and I soldered most locations - tried to use very few wing nuts. There is also an AC / DC converter with a switch so that it may or may not automatically start charging the battery when AC power is connected. For AC power, there is a new 30A stainless steel marine grade bulkhead. From there the power goes to a new breaker box. One breaker goes to the AC components in the trailer. The other breaker is used for the AC unit. All of this is probably way overkill for an RV...but nice to have.

3 of the interior lights were replaced with new dual LED fixtures. The exterior porch light was replaced with LED and new fixture. A few incandescent fixtures remain, but could be removed - the LED's are more than enough light for any task. The clearance lights, license plate light, brake lights were also replaced with LED to avoid maintenance.

75% new plumbing. The plumbing was replaced with PEX and a new water tank was installed.

I had the Scamp dealer (Backus, MN) replace the axle with factory and purchased new tires / spare there as well. I've made a few trips from IL to WI since then with the trailer, but mostly local trips - probably less than 2k miles on the axle total.

The subfloor under half the trailer was replaced with marine grade plywood because of rot and reglassed to the walls and anchored to the frame.

I had a local shop weld (stainless) on BAL stabilizer jacks in the back. These fold nearly flush with the bottom of the camper and are mostly concealed. They crank down with a hand crank or power drill. This was one of my favorite additions and has worked well for us and eased setup / take down.

The carpet was replaced with vinyl planks due to the durability and waterproof factor. It's been a very durable / easy to clean covering for those rainy days.

I wasn't happy with the cooling power of the AC the PO installed, so I added another and stopped using the original. It could be removed but I haven't done this yet. The wife, corgi, and I prefer 62 degrees inside on humid 100F midwest summer days. This was literally achieved by putting a window AC under the bed, and creating a door in the back for the AC to slide out to get really good air flow. There is a flange around the AC when it slides out so bugs, rain, etc.. don't get into the camper and it has worked well for us, but it is an extra step in the setup. This also means we typically only use the bed as a bed, but if the AC were slid out I suppose you could still use the table, but foot room may be a little cramped.

The Bad:
Were I to keep the trailer longer, I would probably redo the seals on the small bathroom window and one of the side windows. I believe both of them have a small leak during heavy rains.

I would also take out the original AC (could sell it) and convert the space back to storage. There is a grill to the outside in this compartment which I would probably replace with fiberglass (I have the fiberglass panel from the PO to make the patch easy).

The 3 way refrigerator didn't work real well so it was removed, and the space was used for storage. The propane lines and heater were also removed. I never went back to finish the holes in the fiberglass nicely. I do still have the fridge and heater if there is interest in using again. The heater screws back in, but would require a propane source to be routed. An ice box can be purchased from scamp to fill the empty fridge space for around $100. The vents to outside for the fridge were fiberglassed/ gelcoat over to keep / moisture out. While the patch is functional and sufficient, it was a quick job and doesn't look real great from the outside.

Asking $3,800, located in Peoria, IL - hopefully the details above have been helpful - please don't hesitate to ask questions or PM.

Pictures: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...2M&usp=sharing

I will add more pictures tomorrow when the sun comes out.

List of the updates...
Jamestown Distributors
FUR-F30INSSS - Marine Grade AC power inlet
FRN-F30P25SY - New AC power cable (there is another 25' which I bought local)
BLU-5026 - marine grade fuse block

Amazon.com
HELLA H84960091 6-Way Lateral Single Fuse Box - fuse block for 7 pole trailer harness
Valterra R8018 8" x 16" x 18" ABS Water Tank

LEDtrailerlights.com
Item# 1141 BA15s - 21 LEDs - Interior LED light bulbs
Item #: 921-2 - Dual LED interior fixtures
Item #: 23015 / S-68x - AMBER - LED clearance markers
Item #: 23015 / S-68x - RED - LED clearance markers

etrailer.com
Item# 3478503 - LED porch light fixture

fiberglasstraveltrailersrv.com
Item# 0000020188 - Circle LED brake lights

campingworld.com
5724 - BAL stabilizers fold flush

7 pole molded wire harness
battery box
automotive primary wire
7 pole wire harness quick disconnect box
new pex plumbing / fittings
new AC
new AC outlets / switches
new AC breaker box / breakers
new axle (2011)
new tires / wheels / spare (2011)
Allure vinyl planks (snap together version - no adhesive to melt in summer)
__________________

__________________
toledo2tokyo is offline  
Old 07-21-2014, 09:54 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Name: jill
Trailer: in the market
New Mexico
Posts: 5
Smile is it still available?? please let me know....thanks!!!

hi
i am interested in your scamp....would plan a trip to get her...please let me know if you still have it ! thanks!!! jill


Quote:
Originally Posted by toledo2tokyo View Post
SELLING: 1985 Scamp '16 AC under bed, bathroom
Many updates, great fundamentals, a little rough around the edges.

Included with the camper is an awning and poles (the kind not permanently attached to camper). I can't comment on the condition since we've always used an ez-up instead. Also included is external gray water tank, sewage hose, tabletop, poles to convert front bed to bunks, spare tire, deep cycle battery, fiberglass (previously cut out) and decorative awning lights.


The good:
90% new electrical system and components. Waterproof / bug proof entry from outside battery to inside compartment. 7 pole wire adapter connects to disconnect box for easy service / replacement of adapter. There is also a fuse block for the 7 pole adapters to keep faults between tow vehicle and trailer isolated. From there DC power goes to the battery (capacitor), and then back into the trailer. This was wired in such a way the capacitor is in the middle of the tow vehicle and trailer to help suppress transients. Once back in the trailer power goes to a marine grade power distribution fuse block. I tried to put one function per fuse to keep faults isolated / troubleshooting easy. Most of the wiring uses twisted pair and shrink wrap and I soldered most locations - tried to use very few wing nuts. There is also an AC / DC converter with a switch so that it may or may not automatically start charging the battery when AC power is connected. For AC power, there is a new 30A stainless steel marine grade bulkhead. From there the power goes to a new breaker box. One breaker goes to the AC components in the trailer. The other breaker is used for the AC unit. All of this is probably way overkill for an RV...but nice to have.

3 of the interior lights were replaced with new dual LED fixtures. The exterior porch light was replaced with LED and new fixture. A few incandescent fixtures remain, but could be removed - the LED's are more than enough light for any task. The clearance lights, license plate light, brake lights were also replaced with LED to avoid maintenance.

75% new plumbing. The plumbing was replaced with PEX and a new water tank was installed.

I had the Scamp dealer (Backus, MN) replace the axle with factory and purchased new tires / spare there as well. I've made a few trips from IL to WI since then with the trailer, but mostly local trips - probably less than 2k miles on the axle total.

The subfloor under half the trailer was replaced with marine grade plywood because of rot and reglassed to the walls and anchored to the frame.

I had a local shop weld (stainless) on BAL stabilizer jacks in the back. These fold nearly flush with the bottom of the camper and are mostly concealed. They crank down with a hand crank or power drill. This was one of my favorite additions and has worked well for us and eased setup / take down.

The carpet was replaced with vinyl planks due to the durability and waterproof factor. It's been a very durable / easy to clean covering for those rainy days.

I wasn't happy with the cooling power of the AC the PO installed, so I added another and stopped using the original. It could be removed but I haven't done this yet. The wife, corgi, and I prefer 62 degrees inside on humid 100F midwest summer days. This was literally achieved by putting a window AC under the bed, and creating a door in the back for the AC to slide out to get really good air flow. There is a flange around the AC when it slides out so bugs, rain, etc.. don't get into the camper and it has worked well for us, but it is an extra step in the setup. This also means we typically only use the bed as a bed, but if the AC were slid out I suppose you could still use the table, but foot room may be a little cramped.

The Bad:
Were I to keep the trailer longer, I would probably redo the seals on the small bathroom window and one of the side windows. I believe both of them have a small leak during heavy rains.

I would also take out the original AC (could sell it) and convert the space back to storage. There is a grill to the outside in this compartment which I would probably replace with fiberglass (I have the fiberglass panel from the PO to make the patch easy).

The 3 way refrigerator didn't work real well so it was removed, and the space was used for storage. The propane lines and heater were also removed. I never went back to finish the holes in the fiberglass nicely. I do still have the fridge and heater if there is interest in using again. The heater screws back in, but would require a propane source to be routed. An ice box can be purchased from scamp to fill the empty fridge space for around $100. The vents to outside for the fridge were fiberglassed/ gelcoat over to keep / moisture out. While the patch is functional and sufficient, it was a quick job and doesn't look real great from the outside.

Asking $3,800, located in Peoria, IL - hopefully the details above have been helpful - please don't hesitate to ask questions or PM.

Pictures: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...2M&usp=sharing

I will add more pictures tomorrow when the sun comes out.

List of the updates...
Jamestown Distributors
FUR-F30INSSS - Marine Grade AC power inlet
FRN-F30P25SY - New AC power cable (there is another 25' which I bought local)
BLU-5026 - marine grade fuse block

Amazon.com
HELLA H84960091 6-Way Lateral Single Fuse Box - fuse block for 7 pole trailer harness
Valterra R8018 8" x 16" x 18" ABS Water Tank

LEDtrailerlights.com
Item# 1141 BA15s - 21 LEDs - Interior LED light bulbs
Item #: 921-2 - Dual LED interior fixtures
Item #: 23015 / S-68x - AMBER - LED clearance markers
Item #: 23015 / S-68x - RED - LED clearance markers

etrailer.com
Item# 3478503 - LED porch light fixture

fiberglasstraveltrailersrv.com
Item# 0000020188 - Circle LED brake lights

campingworld.com
5724 - BAL stabilizers fold flush

7 pole molded wire harness
battery box
automotive primary wire
7 pole wire harness quick disconnect box
new pex plumbing / fittings
new AC
new AC outlets / switches
new AC breaker box / breakers
new axle (2011)
new tires / wheels / spare (2011)
Allure vinyl planks (snap together version - no adhesive to melt in summer)
__________________

__________________
jill in NM is offline  
Old 07-21-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: jill
Trailer: in the market
New Mexico
Posts: 5
ps:
i am new to this site. so please let me know by phone if possible:

thanks again...
__________________
jill in NM is offline  
Old 07-21-2014, 11:05 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Name: Phil
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Illinois
Posts: 10
Private Message sent.
__________________
toledo2tokyo is offline  
Old 07-22-2014, 10:13 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by jill in NM View Post
ps:
i am new to this site. so please let me know by phone if possible:

thanks again...
Jil best if you go back and edit your post and remove your phone number. Rather than posting your phone number just click on the original posters name and send them a private message with your phone number. If the edit function is no longer available to you then send a Moderator a PM asking them to remove your number from the post.
Carol H is offline  
Old 07-22-2014, 11:10 AM   #6
Moderator
 
Name: RogerDat
Trailer: 77 Scamp 13
Michigan
Posts: 3,081
Any pictures? I'm interested in a 16ft to replace 13ft. Easier to sell DW on it if she can see it.
__________________
RogerDat is offline  
Old 07-22-2014, 12:38 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Phil
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Illinois
Posts: 10
Link to pictures in the description

Roger, thanks for looking. There's a link to a google album in the description. I plan to go back and take better pictures (not cell phone quality) in a few days.
__________________
toledo2tokyo is offline  
Old 07-22-2014, 12:42 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Name: jill
Trailer: in the market
New Mexico
Posts: 5
pics are good!

ok, thanks!
that will be helpful....

and talking will be too.

have a great day

thanks for getting back to me.

jill
__________________
jill in NM is offline  
Old 07-22-2014, 01:30 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carol H View Post
Jil best if you go back and edit your post and remove your phone number. Rather than posting your phone number just click on the original posters name and send them a private message with your phone number. If the edit function is no longer available to you then send a Moderator a PM asking them to remove your number from the post.
The number needs to be edited out of your quote, too...
__________________
How much time do we have left? 2 Chr. 7:14
Mike Magee is offline  
Old 07-22-2014, 02:47 PM   #10
Moderator
 
Name: RogerDat
Trailer: 77 Scamp 13
Michigan
Posts: 3,081
Need to drink more coffee or something. Totally missed the picture link. Very complete set I must say.

I also removed the phone number since it appears contact has been made. Always better to use a PM so the spam bots don't scan your phone or email from the post.
__________________
RogerDat is offline  
Old 07-22-2014, 03:37 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Name: jill
Trailer: in the market
New Mexico
Posts: 5
Smile thanks!

hi
appreciate your removing my number...duh!

well, i am learning about the site.

can't wait to get a trailer......

jill
__________________
jill in NM is offline  
Old 07-28-2014, 09:42 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Name: Phil
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Illinois
Posts: 10
More pictures, more stuff, lower price.

Quote:
Originally Posted by toledo2tokyo View Post
Asking $3,800, located in Peoria, IL - hopefully the details above have been helpful - please don't hesitate to ask questions or PM.

Pictures: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...2M&usp=sharing
I've received many PM, but no visits yet. I'd like to help with that by lowering the asking price to $3,500 and including more stuff in the price. There are new pictures (including accessories) in the original link.
__________________
toledo2tokyo is offline  
Old 07-28-2014, 04:44 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Name: jill
Trailer: in the market
New Mexico
Posts: 5
hi
thanks for the note....i am still interested.

i have to figure out when i can get out to the midwest from NM....

will be in touch

jill
__________________
jill in NM is offline  
Old 08-08-2014, 10:59 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Name: Robyn
Trailer: Shopping
Illinois
Posts: 1
I am near Springfield and would link to come see your camper tomorrow if possible? Hope you still have it.


Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV
__________________

__________________
Robyn McDonald is offline  
 

Tags
scamp


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SD | -sold-1979 13' Acorn (Scamp) in eastern South Dakota $3800 dones Classified Archives 3 09-12-2012 06:34 AM
1985 Burro - Escondido, CA - $3800 Camilla Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 1 06-28-2012 08:09 PM
1984 Scamp 16fter $3800 Robin G Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 1 06-11-2010 06:13 AM
13 Ft U-Haul 1985 Camper Real Clean - $3800 (Near Sturbridge, Ma) MikeCM Classified Archives 4 04-18-2009 08:19 PM
SOLD - 1978 13ft Boler $3800 Patricia B Classified Archives 16 04-08-2009 10:49 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.