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Old 04-13-2013, 02:51 PM   #29
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Keep in mind the David wrote: "Michell, my garage door opening is exactly 84", and when I had the stock worn out Scamp axle on the trailer.." not likely you will find the "worn out" axle on a new or newer trailers you are looking at - you may need to start looking at trailers over 15 years or so before you will start to see the difference in height cased by an old axle.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:51 AM   #30
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My best door opening

I figured out my max garage door opening. Garage door opening is exactly 84" at best with minor changes. With a 90" tall egg on 175/80R-13 wheels with 7- 7 1/4 " hubs. I see it is best/easy to use 8" (plus 1/2" rim lip all around) golf cart wheels with no rubber. Now the egg height works out to be 82.5". This is close and I hope the total height of egg includes roof fan. If I get the lip on the rim removed I will gain another 1/2". That might do the trick.

I now have to find specs on a new egg I wish to buy.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:07 AM   #31
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I figured out my max garage door opening. Garage door opening is exactly 84" at best with minor changes. With a 90" tall egg on 175/80R-13 wheels with 7- 7 1/4 " hubs. I see it is best/easy to use 8" (plus 1/2" rim lip all around) golf cart wheels with no rubber. Now the egg height works out to be 82.5". This is close and I hope the total height of egg includes roof fan. If I get the lip on the rim removed I will gain another 1/2". That might do the trick.

I now have to find specs on a new egg I wish to buy.
My 1990 Scamp is shorter than the new Scamps, as after their fire destroyed the molds, their new molds were designed to be a few inches taller.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:09 AM   #32
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Don't know if I have ever seen an FGRV with a shower and a porta-potty. Unless someone took out the original loo, by the time they get a shower they usually have on board black & gray water holding tanks.
I have seen pop-up tent trailers with showers and cassette loo's though.

Any yes, the Scamp is all fiberglass, but the 13' is very, very tight for more than 2 with the bathroom/shower option.

As mentioned, the Hunter Compact series as well as the Campsters were all designed to fit in a garage as-is. Our Compact-II has a bathroom and an outside shower panel, but again, is suited for no more than two.
Thank You Bob Miller.
I now see Scamp offers a shower/toilet. What I want and I believe Scamp will do custom work is only a shower. In shower I will put in a portable potti. Store it there and you also get privacy. The porta-potti is easier to handle (no tanks, easier to clean). This is all in a 13 ft. egg.

As for the number of people using the egg. Usually 65% of time one person occupancy (not in toilet..hehe). 30% of time 2 people and no more than 5% of time 3 people.

Now if the Scamp website worked then I can see the floor plans. (Someone tell them the website is not 100% functional).
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:00 AM   #33
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The porta-potti is easier to handle (no tanks, easier to clean).
I disagree.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:18 AM   #34
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Be aware, the 13' Scamp with a bathroom is really small inside for 2 peeps. That's the primary reason why we sold ours...
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I disagree.
Me too! I would much rather deal with the dumping a black holding tank than a porta potty. Been there done that.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:20 AM   #36
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Ya... But(t).... The holding tank on the Scamp bathroom is soooo small that it sometimes has to be dumped in as little as 2-3 days, a real pain in the tush when you have to either find a dump site or move the trailer just to dump. And wheeled totes are even messier than many porta-potty tanks.

I find both the Dometic and 3 gallon tank on the Bi-Pots easy to deal with, and you don't have to carry that extra tongue weight.

But this sounds like a Guys vs. Ladies issue.....
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #37
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Ya... But(t).... The holding tank on the Scamp bathroom is soooo small that it sometimes has to be dumped in as little as 2-3 days, a real pain in the tush when you have to either find a dump site or move the trailer just to dump. And wheeled totes are even messier than many porta-potty tanks.

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LOL Bob the key word in the above is "Sometimes" With only one or two people using the trailer I can get by for *much* longer than 2-3 days without having to drain mine off to a tote. Have actually only had to drain it off to a tote a few times in six years of camping an average of 130 days per year - sometimes more. Would rather only have to drain it off once or twice a year than as frequently as a porta potty needs to be done - daily? Small totes can be dumped in the same fashion & place as a porta potty so no need to move the trailer. Having the correct tote may be the key. Have found that having one with the correct fittings and a size I can easily handle doesn't make it any more messy than I recall from the days of dealing with a porta potty.

Yup it does sound like a girl vs guy thing though!
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:31 AM   #38
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FWIW: This post is intended for general consumption...

I agree that the old (and even some newer) Porta-Potty (brand) units were undersize in capacity and a mess to drain.

But Porta-Potty design has come along way over the years.

With a 3-5 gallon tank and pour spouts for dumping, newer designs offer significant improvements, as well as take up very little space in smaller rigs. With the 3 gallon tank, the Bi-Pot fits perfectly (by 3/8") under the front couch on the Lil' BigFoot.

Although my Hunter Compact-II has a 6 gallon holding tank in its factory loo, I am going to take that out and replace it with a Dometic porta-loo, again because we find it more convenient than having to look for (and often pay for) a dump station.

BTW: Most of our overnights are in more primitive c/g's and on desert & forest BLM sites, where dump stations aren't common.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:24 AM   #39
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I have no issues with dumping the black tank. I generally need to buy more beer anyway.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #40
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cadet for sale in Ont

you might want to check the classified saection on this site.....someone has a cadet for sale in ON.....I beleive with the poptop it may fit inside a standard gargae door opening
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BTW: Most of our overnights are in more primitive c/g's and on desert & forest BLM sites, where dump stations aren't common.
Glad to hear Bob of the improvements on the porta potty designs. Gosh, I know they needed some. I actually do about 60% dry camping (as even when staying in home province few of our provincial parks have hook ups) & find I often need to drain off my grey tank - way more frequently than the black when dry camping. I know when I have camped on BML lands in Calf. or AZ I just take the tote for a drive while touring the area and dump it at a public bathroom (often a gas station toilet) along the way as I am not big on digging holes and leaving traces of my having been there for the next camper. Actually not allowed to do that at all here in BC so our government has trained me well on the topic of leave no trace.
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Wel I meant something else.

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I have no issues with dumping the black tank. I generally need to buy more beer anyway.

Well I meant something different than a port a potti to put in the shower.

At some camp stores you can get a pail with a toilet seat that fits on top. The pail is lined with a heavy plastic bag. After one has a dump the user would tie up the bag and seal it. Then find a garbage bin to put in it. No holding tank and no mess emptying out the waste.
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