Several years ago we owned a 1975 Scamp
, 13 foot, that we bought for $100 and totally renovated. We kept it for years and had a great time with it, but when our grandchild was born and she and her mother started camping with us, the Scamp
just wasn't big enough, so we sold it and went to a bigger camper. It was fine while it lasted, but now they can't travel with us anymore (school happens), and so we decided to go back to a little egg. We found a 1972 Boler
that was being used as a fishing shanty. Technically, I think all we bought was the fiberglass (and a lot of work for ourselves). They really butchered it (cut two holes in the floor for fishing, and just destroyed everything), so we're just getting ready to gut it and customize. We plan to make the dinette into a permanent bed, and then create a mini-dinette in the front where the bunks are. We're going to remove the stove and extend the counter to the front of the camper, and add a microwave
. No furnace
, and we're not going to replace it. (We have little electric and propane
heaters we can use if needed. We only used the heater in the Scamp
once in the whole time we had it). We're debating whether to do a dorm fridge
or a thermoelectric cooler--we're trying to keep our costs down and don't bring a lot that needs to be kept cold. Obviously, this all lets us do away with propane
, so we're creating storage on the front tongue in place of the tanks. I'm thinking I'll try to salvage the ensolite by using stuff from hidden places to patch where needed. Most of it's coming down, but I think between what's left and silicone caulking I can make it useable (I did in the Scamp, although it wasn't this bad). We'll see. If anyone has ideas for other materials that could be used in place of the ensolite if I have to remove it, I'm open to ideas.
I look forward to investigating some of the renovations you've done, and I'll be sure to take pics to share with you. It's great to be back in eggland again!