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Old 10-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Hi from NY

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We just picked up a new 13 ft in Backus and beat feet back to NY...2900 mile round trip. Trailers really well, even at 70 mph (on a nice road and no wind).

Looking for handy tips how to out fit the rig so we are not stumbling around. We got the bigger bed and both air and fantastic fan.

Would like to know if any one hooked the air conditioner or fan up to a thermostat.

Thanks,

Todd and Brenda
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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The roof A/C should have it's own built in thermostat. I believe that there is a thermostat accessory from Fantastic that will take care of that issue.

Standard wall type thermostats usually won't handle the current of the fan without some sort of intermediate relay etc.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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Thank you Sir,

I'll check the owners manual I know there will be some relay needed for the ac current and I'll look at the fantastic fan site,

Would you know if the incandescent bulbs be switch out to led's by any chance?
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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Welcome to FGRV, Todd:
if you can post a picture of the bulb, we may be able to help you...
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #5
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The adjustable TEMP knob on the a/c is a thermostat and, in such a small space trying to use a wall thermostat could lead to short cycling. I think that almost everyone just depends on the built in controls.

There are adapter type LED's that will fit in the existing sockets, but entire new fixtures, with folded pin lamp base sockets, are so cheap that it might cost less to just get new fixtures with LED's already in place.

It's a shame that Scamp must have so many of those old style fixtures in stock that they can't make the change over to LED's
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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THanks Bob,

I found a link to the ac mod here
http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/...omatic-ac-mod/

And I know that Scamp is a bit "cheep" when it comes to construction techniques, for example how hard would it be to coat both sides of the flooring with penetrating epoxy. And perhaps use a better quality material as the substrate instead of wafer board. The first thing I'll do is replace the foam door seal with some actual rubber that will hold up.

But I looked around and casita was more expensive and further away. Besides there is great info on Scamp rebuilds and repairs here if it ever comes to that. Also how often will somebody have a reason to visit Backus Mn.

Cheers
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:58 AM   #7
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I'm late to the party!

Todd and Brenda, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

THANKS for posting the picture. You've got many great memories ahead of you.
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Welcome to FGRV Todd. Agree with Bob.
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I don't think Scamp is cheap, I think they're building a nice little trailer at a good price. Everything added to a trailer, adds to the price (As I'm finding out ) . Some folks are looking for a basic trailer they can afford. Scamp delivers. And, Scamp is very slow to change. I think they'd still be building vertically short 13' Scamps if they hadn't lost the moulds in the fire.
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Welcome from another NYer!
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I'll add another BIG Welcome to you two Happy Scamp Owners!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:48 AM   #12
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Welcome!

Hi! We picked up our (nearly) new Scamp in Backus about 10 days before you were there. Took a photo in exactly the same spot as yours! We're thrilled - the only mod we're considering is to shorten the table by a few inches. We'll store the leaf under one of the seat cushions. I agree about the towing - I hardly notice it's there behind my F150.

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Hi,

We just picked up a new 13 ft in Backus and beat feet back to NY...2900 mile round trip. Trailers really well, even at 70 mph (on a nice road and no wind).

Looking for handy tips how to out fit the rig so we are not stumbling around. We got the bigger bed and both air and fantastic fan.

Would like to know if any one hooked the air conditioner or fan up to a thermostat.

Thanks,

Todd and Brenda

FYI Tires are rated for a maximum of 65 mph.
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