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Old 06-25-2014, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hi - Newbie with project 1983 13' Scamp!

Hi,
I just picked up a Scamp that is a project!
I joined the forum today and want to say hello. I hope people will be as friendly and helpful as it seems this site is.
I am so glad to have a place to come and search for answers.

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Old 06-25-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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Welcome and congrats. You are right about this site. Everyone is extremely helpful and encouraging. Post lots of pictures and ask questions, and someone is sure to respond. I'm just finishing my remodel and I got a lot of good input along the way.


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Old 06-27-2014, 06:02 PM   #3
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I was so glad for the information from the factory workers too...I now have more Scamp Terms to use when searching the forums.

I've ordered an Escape Hatch and am c demo-ing to clean and prep the floors.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:04 PM   #4
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:57 PM   #5
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Oh how cute! You do have a project ahead of you, but that little honey is a keeper. Congrats on your new find!
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:02 AM   #6
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Very nice. Odd with the window in the rear window, very red neck.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:11 AM   #7
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Welcome. Take your time and make it your own. Congrats
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:13 AM   #8
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Thanks for all your support.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:59 AM   #9
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Update and project pictures.

Soon the red neck window will be a thing of the past. I'm likely ordering windows today.

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Old 08-23-2014, 08:58 PM   #10
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Update August 2014.
Omgosh what a trip this project has been.
So I ended up gutting my Scamp. I'm rewiring and adding new running lights. I will need to remove and reinstall my escape hatch soon. I have bought ProFlex RV caulk to seal up the screw holes in my roof that were created by the PO.
I have stories of help that wasn't much help and redo after redo that have cost me precious money out of my already stretched budget.
I will be okay. Especially now that I am no longer depressed about all that.
I will be full-timing in my 13 ft Scamp. Mostly off grid boondocking in the Southwest over the winter.
I have a few wish list upgrades I would like to realize at some point in time. I would like a flush mounted one burner Origo marine alcohol stove. A tongue mounted metal table similar to one I saw here somewhere would be sweet. Also, a 100 watt solar panel and sealed agm house battery would be nice as well. And I think it would be great to add a lounge/napping chair to my equipment.
I'm preparing to repack my van and make a bit more progress on the Scamp before my scheduled moving date of 1 pm on Sept 7. Then let the adventures commence.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:07 PM   #11
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I love your Scamp! Sounds like you've got a great head start. It's so rewarding to bring one back to life and take it camping. Congratulations and maybe we'll see you somewhere soon.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:27 PM   #12
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I have bought ProFlex RV caulk to seal up the screw holes in my roof that were created by the PO.

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Lesa you may want to consider using a product such a Marine Tex - epoxy resin putty to fill the holes. I know I have used it as have many others here. Works really well at filling screw holes - hardly see it and it drys hard like the fiberglass and it can be sanded if need be.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:42 PM   #13
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Carol I'm confused - I've paid two different guys to fill the holes with fiberglass epoxy hole filler. I've put $30+ into FG supplies, $20 into silicone and now $13 for ProFlex. Plus labor. I haven't used the ProFlex yet. The 1st FG repair I was told was mixed wrong and cracked. The 2nd leaked after applyed and then sanded by the 2nd person. ???? I was advised by someone here to use ProFlex.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:47 PM   #14
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Oh and I am going to have to remove and then reinstall my escape hatch vent because the guys I paid didn't put butyl tape all around the edges, drilled extra holes and used too small a rivet then globbed on silicone which is peeling sround the edges. They did the install last month.
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