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Old 07-15-2016, 07:25 PM   #15
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As to the stove, you could always use a small propane self contained unit in the trailer.

Whether you go with propane or not, do remember that you need to have 10-15% of the trailer's weight on the tongue, so some weight up there is good. The battery and propane bottle should be mounted as close to the trailer as possible.

With no AC, I highly recommend the powered roof vent, In cooler weather you may not need to use the fan, but in warm weather and especially if you are cooking inside, you will want the fan on....and they can be set to blow in our out, as the need arises.
Man am I glad you posted this! I was about to remove that plate in front. Wow!! I will keep it for sure and I think I am safe using propane the way it is meant to be used. I need to find a roof vent though. How hard are they to install? I believe our battery goes under the sink. I think. Hmm. Smart ideas! Thank you so much!
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:02 PM   #16
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How hard were the LCD lights? I would like to make this as simple as possible. So, running on only Propane sounds perfect. The battery situation still has me slightly confused. We do not have a battery for it yet. We aren't sure what to look for. It is good you are taking it slow. That is what we should do. Trial and error.
About as easy as sticking a sticker on. They are similar to this, AAA powered, and do a fine job.

Commercial Electric 2.99 in. LED White Battery Operated Puck Light (3-Pack) BA002 WH at The Home Depot - Mobile


Honestly, I'd love to figure out some solar powered lighting....my stepmom has a solar powered hanging light that hangs from the vent that I covet. you might look into something like that, too. (It's a self contained solar panels and light thing on a hook.). But for now, these fit what we need. They haven't used up a set of batteries yet....of course with dark being way past 9:00, it's mostly just 5 minutes getting into pjs and bed.
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:03 PM   #17
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Installing our extra window was easy!! We used a jigsaw with a shop vac sucking the dust to cut the fiberglass.
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:06 PM   #18
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Since the Eco owners seem to have departed the forum, you may check with Scamp to see where the battery was originally located. A battery in the trailer needs to be closed off from the trailer interior and vented to the outside, as they produce hydrogen gas when charging. Not a good situation.

I believe you said you could weld. I would add a battery mount to the tongue and bolt a marine battery case there, routing the cables inside to power your lights and 12 volt accessories. Much safer.

Regarding the powered roof vent, once again you may want to seek help from Scamp owners on this forum. I believe that on most Scamps you might have to build a 1 to 1 1/2 inch tall frame so you can mount the fan flush with the ceiling. Otherwise, you will be hitting your head on the switches and the cover jack knob. Of course, you will have to run 12V to it.
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Honestly, I'd love to figure out some solar powered lighting....my stepmom has a solar powered hanging light that hangs from the vent that I covet. you might look into something like that, too. (It's a self contained solar panels and light thing on a hook.).
Zennifer, if your mom's lights are inflatable, you are talking about Luci lights, a circle of bright LEDs mounted inside an inflatable cylinder with solar cells on the top. Leave 'em on the dash when you are traveling about and they are ready to go in the evening. Decent area lighting and also direct lighting for reading. They showed up in Walmart recently. Google Luci Lights.
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Zennifer, if your mom's lights are inflatable, you are talking about Luci lights, a circle of bright LEDs mounted inside an inflatable cylinder with solar cells on the top. Leave 'em on the dash when you are traveling about and they are ready to go in the evening. Decent area lighting and also direct lighting for reading. They showed up in Walmart recently. Google Luci Lights.
No, but those are on my love to have list! This folded out in kind of a three winged helicopter? Let me see if I can find it.
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Found it:
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:51 AM   #22
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There is a rally later this month near Durango where you could get a lot of info and see a lot of fiberglass. Look up the Rocky Mountain Egg Rendezvous.
Thanks for this! We're leaving for Telluride (telluride100.com/) on Tuesday to volunteer at a mountain bike race on the 23rd, then heading home through Durango to visit friends there. I'd love to check out all the eggs.

Two months ago we bought a new-to-us small pop up trailer and all I can think is, WHY? Well, it was inexpensive and so cute when set up. Now that we know what's involved in set up and take down......it's less enchanting.
I'd love for DH to see all the fiberglass options so we can ditch this boat anchor ASAP.

That said, the previous owners of the pop up relied heavily on an electric skillet for cooking if they were in a campground with electric hook up. I once camped with someone who brought an electric skillet, and DANG! it was so handy. You can also get one-burner propane units that are compact and stow easily.

For the OP, this is a great opportunity for you and your fiancee to find out more about each other. Are you both super organized or more laissez faire? Is one spontaneous or the other one likes a schedule with no surprises?
Does one person show up at the airport with a change of underwear and the other has 5 suitcases? Or are you two peas in a pod?

What a sweet time in life. Enjoy to the fullest!
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Have you considered an induction cook-top? They are one pot size, square, make not heat and take little space. You do need electricity though. In Canada, they are sold at Home Hardware.
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Induction stove tops only work on AC. You could use an inverter of course, but there goes the efficiency.
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