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Old 05-31-2012, 12:17 AM   #15
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hey Joe, i'm from Iowa City so not far down the road. there's a very helpful scamp owner over in Durant if you need a closer contact!

@CindyL - I bought my Boler in Wilton! When I saw it pop up on ebay, I was shocked it was so close... thankfully the owner closed the auction and sold it to a 'local'!
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:48 AM   #16
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@ Luke and @ Joe,

Small world, isn't it? I taught for a year at Riverside and was school librarian at Bennett for a year. Hubby, Kevin A here, was school administrator at Wilton and Durant. All that was before I would have dreamed of camping.

My family is still around Anamosa and Cedar Rapids. Kevin's folks are still in Decorah.

I have been checking out a campground online around the Amanas for a possible trip this summer.

I love Iowa City. I got my degree there.

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Old 05-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #17
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Hey Joe, enjoy the new camper. I grew up at the other end other end of the state in Harlan but my son now lives in the quad cities. I used my compact II for the first time last month on a trip to the Smokies. I'm currently at the Lake of the Ozarks in Mo looking for camping opportunities. Off to Lowes for some Red Max.

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Old 05-31-2012, 01:27 PM   #18
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John,
You may find that the Red Max is gone from Lowe's. Supposedly they discontinued it during the past year. Do a search for replacements that others have used in place of Red Max. Here is one suggestion from another forum: "Go to Home Depot. I believe ZEP Step 3 floor finish is the same product as Red Max Pro 3."
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:15 PM   #19
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I just picked up some Red Max at Lowes last month on sale, had seen the posts about it not being carried so I asked manager. Was told it is a stock item, scanned the upc and said they had a hundred in stock.

Lowes lists it on their web site for in store pickup too.
Shop Red Max 128-Oz. Low Maintenance Floor Finish at Lowes.com

Might be regional or Canadian availability?
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:48 PM   #20
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Thanks Kevin, the stores down this direction no longer carry Red Max. After I got home I too found that the Zep is being used in similar fashion. All's well I get another trip to town this weekend.

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #21
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1977 fixer upper

ok RogerDat, here are pics that you requested
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:10 PM   #22
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OK so we finally got the Scamp home. It will be a while until we use her, we need to pay for some work on the Jeep.

Now that I've had a good look (and I know what to look for) the trailer will need a new axle. I suspected that would be the case when I bought it. This will give me the chance to put brakes on it.

As for as equipment inside, this has :

a newer Iota Power Converter/Charger (forget model),

A old Suburban Model gt6-3a propane heater

A Newer Atwood drip-in gas cooktop

and a newer Norcold 3-way fridge, model 323tr

The PO never had a chance to use the heater. Is it worth it to get that checked out? Or rip it out for extra storage..(use a small ceramic and/or Olympian Cat. Heater)

But it is time to get this thing cleaned up. It should be good weather for my Wife to start scrubbin'
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:09 PM   #23
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If your refrigerator does not work, I suggest you consider replacing it with a cooler. The simplicity of a cooler is something we love. We simply put a block of ice in the box, put in our food and we are on our way. If it's not too hot outside a block will last 4-5 days. Ice is readily available at most campgrounds. 'Just a thought.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:21 PM   #24
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Yes it may be worth just having the Furnace checked and cleaned out (little spider webs can stop it from working. Its something you may be able to do on your own. check the Documents section of this list there may be manual for the furnace.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #25
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thats a beauty. while i was in backus in march they had a 1973 model in for a complete new interior. for that price you did pretty good i'd say. i've not seen one in that kind of shape for such a good price.

ignore the tape and go camping.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:08 PM   #26
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As for as equipment inside, this has :

a newer Iota Power Converter/Charger (forget model),

A old Suburban Model gt6-3a propane heater

A Newer Atwood drip-in gas cooktop

and a newer Norcold 3-way fridge, model 323tr

The PO never had a chance to use the heater. Is it worth it to get that checked out? Or rip it out for extra storage..(use a small ceramic and/or Olympian Cat. Heater)

But it is time to get this thing cleaned up. It should be good weather for my Wife to start scrubbin'
If that is the furnace I think it is they are highly desired. Don't use any electric power, just propane. Keep your rig warm without running down your battery. I would keep it but I like the boondocks and rustic campgrounds more than some.

If you decide you don't want it someone will quickly take it off your hands if you post it as available.

BTW - Thanks for those battery pictures. On my scamp there is not room for a battery behind the propane tank unless tank is moved forward. Move tank forward and it is in the way of the crank handle for the jack.

Either have to shorten handle making it harder to crank or replace hitch and put in side crank handle jack that mounts through hitch. I would like to do that and change to 2" ball but all those parts and welding start to add up to where it looms large on financial radar. Think I can do the side mount you have on the cheap.
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