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Old 10-08-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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howdy from northern Michigan

hello all. been lurking on this forum for a month or so i figured it was time to register.
the wife & i moved to the sticks of northern Mi. from the burbs of SE Mi. a couple years ago.
the wife had been on the lookout for a fiberglass RV for a few years when 1 morning i ran across an ad for a Scamp 16' priced at $1500. we couldnt believe the price and figured there was some thing(s) wrong with it. im a carpenter, so fixing things like campers doesnt discourage me.
anywho, after a few emails, pictures, and phone conversations, i was on the 120 to look at the camper. seller stated that he would go no lower than $1000....which really had us excited.
it was disclosed from the start that the bathroom window leaked(which damaged the "paneling" in the wet closet) and i could also see the roof vent cover was cracked. other than that nothing major was wrong. power was hooked up and every knob i turned or switch i flicked worked. i couldnt believe it !
as of now the window is fixed, damaged bathroom wall replaced with a sheet of FRP, new vent cover installed, and we purchased a bunch of new rivet washers & caps. all appliances work. new paint on bumper & tongue coming soon.
if we see any of ya'll out there on the trail, we'll be sure to share a fire, beer, & a shot of limoncello.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:27 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Enjoy the trailer. Sounds like you got a great deal. We are in Western MI so it is especially nice to have more of us in the area. I have found almost everyone here to be especially helpful so feel free to ask questions if they come up. This forum is a wealth of knowledge.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:36 AM   #3
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Hi there from the Ann Arbor Area I am a wannabee egger and hope to see ya around
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:39 AM   #4
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Very nice story .... Except without pics thats all it is ( ha ha)

We love pics/ mods on this site


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Old 10-08-2015, 09:41 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, Mark!

Sounds like a real barn find you got there, and at a price that's going to make a lot of us envious!

Now that you're official here, the first thing is to post some pictures of your find.

Happy travels with your "new" Scamp!
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:54 AM   #6
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Welcome to the site Mark, it's great to have you here

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Old 10-08-2015, 10:00 AM   #7
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hope these will do for now.
i have the inside a bit messed up so those pics will come later. she will get a good wash n wax next week before i replace all the caps.
BTW this is a 1990







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Old 10-08-2015, 10:09 AM   #8
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Welcome to the club1

Be sure to sign up for the "Scrambled Eggs" camping meet at Egg Harbor, WI next June. We are a great bunch to enjoy good food and fun music.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:13 AM   #9
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WOW, I've been looking while waiting for some extra money to come in since this past June. Very envious of your find. Congratulations.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:35 AM   #10
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hello all. been lurking on this forum for a month or so i figured it was time to register.
the wife & i moved to the sticks of northern Mi. from the burbs of SE Mi. a couple years ago.
the wife had been on the lookout for a fiberglass RV for a few years when 1 morning i ran across an ad for a Scamp 16' priced at $1500. we couldnt believe the price and figured there was some thing(s) wrong with it. im a carpenter, so fixing things like campers doesnt discourage me.
anywho, after a few emails, pictures, and phone conversations, i was on the 120 to look at the camper. seller stated that he would go no lower than $1000....which really had us excited.
it was disclosed from the start that the bathroom window leaked(which damaged the "paneling" in the wet closet) and i could also see the roof vent cover was cracked. other than that nothing major was wrong. power was hooked up and every knob i turned or switch i flicked worked. i couldnt believe it !
as of now the window is fixed, damaged bathroom wall replaced with a sheet of FRP, new vent cover installed, and we purchased a bunch of new rivet washers & caps. all appliances work. new paint on bumper & tongue coming soon.
if we see any of ya'll out there on the trail, we'll be sure to share a fire, beer, & a shot of limoncello.
Good job friend. I wish I had your skills. Being a carpenter comes in real handy for Scamp fix ups! Seems you found a gem under the obvious things you found. We have a cherry 2008 16 and have made many mods to it to make it ours. We hope to see you at a Scamp gathering some day!
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hope these will do for now.
i have the inside a bit messed up so those pics will come later. she will get a good wash n wax next week before i replace all the caps.
BTW this is a 1990







Needs a good wash and wax job. Use the Meguiars Premium Boat wax. Does wonders pal. Made my 2008 shine like new. Every application gets it whiter and whiter.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:37 AM   #12
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I also painted my poop tube with paint designed for plastic. Came out great!
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:07 PM   #13
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Welcome! By sticks of Northern Michigan do you mean 906, 989, or 231?
I'm in 616 but spend a lot of time in the TC to Straits area. Sounds like you happened upon a great deal. I hope you continue to have good luck!
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