Hi I'm Steven & this is my 79 Boler/Scamp - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-30-2015, 09:06 AM   #1
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Hi I'm Steven & this is my 79 Boler/Scamp

Well just over a week ago I bought my first Boler/Scamp trailer. (I say Boler/Scamp because i'm not quite sure which one it is. It says B-79 on the trailer tongue, but I just found a painted over scamp decal on the side lol either way its super cool! lol)

I have already begun the restoration process and am a few days away from having the body off the frame to take it to have a new axle installed and beef up the frame.

I'm also working on removing all of the green paint from the fiberglass pieces and prepping them for new paint.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:13 AM   #2
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More pics of demo

I've already ordered new door hinges, seal, and drip cover and a few other things from scamp that I can't remember right now lol. I am determined to get this project done before winter. I want to have it up and ready to go camping before thanksgiving. Not too worried about the outside of the body accept to make sure it doesn't leak. I can tackle the cosmetic stuff in the spring.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:16 AM   #3
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few more demo pics

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Old 07-30-2015, 09:31 AM   #4
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:37 AM   #5
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Wow. Just wow.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:44 AM   #6
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I'll admit, that rotted wood back there looks scary as it can happen to ANY of us if we're not vigilant. I WONDER if the ratfur gets wet so that you can tell it's happening....OR....does the water just seep down between the foil insulating material and the fiberglass wall and goes unnoticed until it's too late???
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:51 AM   #7
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There isn't any "foil" behind the elephant skin (as ive read they call it lol) likely is was from an assortment of situations that caused it in so many places. Sink hoes leaking, water storage tank exit not sealed, front door leaking, rear window leaking (although the previous owner did fix that problem)...


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Old 07-30-2015, 09:53 AM   #8
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Oh and the roof hatch leaks a little too i was told. I think im just going to replace it with a bigger one with a fan.


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Old 07-30-2015, 11:30 AM   #9
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I'm no expert, but I think you have an old Scamp, it looks a lot like my '77. good luck! they are a lot of fun in a small package
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:31 AM   #10
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my roof hatch leaked too, a fresh bead of caulk around the outside roof made a big difference
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:37 AM   #11
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Obviously not just ONE issue but several. I know you have to watch the window seals for leaking. I try to be vigilant on my Scamp since it has onboard water tank, water heater, city water, commode, shower and sink... So, you also have to watch the Fantastic fans and such for water leakage. Hmmmm....just a rolling house.

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Old 07-30-2015, 11:39 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:55 PM   #13
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I don't see ratfur on the walls. Does that mean it can't be a Scamp?

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I think Boler was the "elephant skin"?

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I don't see ratfur on the walls. Does that mean it can't be a Scamp?

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