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Old 07-30-2015, 02:04 PM   #15
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Caulk is a band-aid, not a fix, and silicon the worst. It makes a mess that will be very difficult to remove later when it starts leaking again (which it will).

A fix involves removing the vent, cleaning around the opening very thoroughly, and reinstalling with fresh butyl tape.

Given the history of "death by a thousand drips," I'd say it's time to reseal all the windows and vents. Now's the time to do it while it's torn apart.

When you put it back together, make sure to install some support between the kitchen counter and upper cabinets. Looks like they may have been removed at some point. Scamp uses twisty metal supports at the aft end of the counter. Boler used a post in the middle of the counter near the wall.

Thanks Jon, I agree about the caulk & silicone. I believe the back window has already been done, & new (Old) camper windows were installed beside the dinette. new ones were installed in the door and I think one was added above the counter. The front window was the only one I wasn't sure about. Were supposed to get some rain sometime tomorrow so I'll probably inspect it at lunch to see if I have any noticeable leaks. I know I have a few rivets missing and there weren't any tailights on it so I suspect that alot of the rot in the rear was from water getting inside the mounting holes while the previous owner was working on it.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:09 PM   #16
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This is the only marking ive found on the trailer. Other than the scamp sticker that was painted over...


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Old 07-30-2015, 02:25 PM   #17
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Fiberglassing Floor to Body

Does anyone know of a link to someone who has fiberglassed a new floor to the body of a Boler/Scamp? Maybe a "How to" or something? I would really like to go off someone else's expertise on this when I go to do it. I've never used fiberglass in my life... there's a first time for everything though! Just want to maker sure I do it right the FIRST TIME! otherwise this thread is going to get pretty sad... pretty quick lol
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:31 PM   #18
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Good catch by Jon, that missing support will cause sag over time even if the upper cabinets don't fall down.

Butyl tape behind the hinges of the main door. Unless I'm mistaken about seeing a leak right next to the door on the hinge side.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:47 PM   #19
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I don't see ratfur on the walls. Does that mean it can't be a Scamp?
Early Scamps also used Ensolite. Not sure when they switched to rat fur, early 80's I think. I'm inclined to think this is a Scamp. In picture #5 of post #2 I can't see any sign of the recessed taillight housings that were used on all but the earliest Bolers. But that "B" stamped into the tongue is puzzling…
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:56 PM   #20
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mine has elephant skin ('77 Scamp)
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:04 PM   #21
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here's the link for scamp serial numbers:
Scamp VIN decoding
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:12 PM   #22
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Dont want to start a war but I'm glad they changed it! Mine has the ratfur. (2010)

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Old 07-30-2015, 04:17 PM   #23
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Love the one you're with!
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:54 PM   #24
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Good catch by Jon, that missing support will cause sag over time even if the upper cabinets don't fall down.

Butyl tape behind the hinges of the main door. Unless I'm mistaken about seeing a leak right next to the door on the hinge side.
Yes, I noticed that alot of other peoples trailers had those support bars. I will install some when I put it all back together in a few weeks.

I've order new hinges so when I install them I will be sure to put some tape behind them! Thanks for the catch!
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THAT'S ME! (on this subject anyway )

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Old 07-30-2015, 05:03 PM   #26
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Any suggestions for replacing the ensolite (elephant skin)? I'm up for suggestions that will last long and help with insulation, and that come in white, or can be painted
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:08 PM   #27
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I personally dont like the painted interiors...but ummm, "rat fur" (ala Marine Upholstery) comes to mind here. Seriously, over on our Scampers Yahoo group, a guy just dug this info out and found an actual source (other than Scamp) for this material.

http://www.ozite.com/dfiles/HullLiner.pdf


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Any suggestions for replacing the ensolite (elephant skin)? I'm up for suggestions that will last long and help with insulation, and that come in white, or can be painted
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:16 PM   #28
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Carpet sound great, but i have a 1 and 6 year old and not sure keeping it clean would be very easy...
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