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Old 12-03-2014, 04:18 PM   #15
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Prodigy P2 Steve, very good reviews and easy to install also.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:22 PM   #16
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Thanks, Guys! Yes it has the 4-lug pattern ...so I'm guessing it's 2200 lb axle sad to say. But truthfully I don't see us loading this scamp up with much. It's has no AC, hot water. heater, just the 10-gal water tank, fridge, 3-burner range ...we may thrown in a portapotty, food/water and clothes maybe a few outside lawn chairs/BBQ that'll ride in back of my truck. SO we'll see how it goes with stock axle for now. Weather needs to warm up before I can get out there to work on it. Meanwhile I'm reading up on brake controllers.

Thanks, Steve

I believe that the Scamp 16' and 19' come with 3500 lb axles. The 2200lb brake drums are 7 or 7.5" drums the 3500 lb axle is 10" drums.
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Prodigy P2 Steve, very good reviews and easy to install also.

I agree with Dave, generally it's plug and play.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:43 PM   #18
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Welcome aboard. When the weather warms up for you check on rally's in your area or as I like to say Road Trip and go to one. You will meet the nicest people.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:21 AM   #19
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UPDATE: Recapping I recently purchased a '83 scamp that I was wondering if it had brakes? Well it does sorta ...the brake housing is there and so is the wiring (almost) thanks to cell phones w/cameras: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goathiker/15414444274/...you can see the blue & red wires go nowhere!! ...they just stop short of being hooked to the brake backing plate. Why is anyone's guess?

So my challenge now assuming the axle is still good (based on the prestine condition of the rest of this trailer it should be) is to determine the correct shoe size and magnet assembly and order some parts. Plus a set of wheel bearings for good measure. I'm thinking this trailer must have been kept indoors and jacked up for many of it's non use years!

Does Scamp/MFG keep records on what parts go into their builds over the years. For example if I gave 'em the VIN# would they be able to tell me what axle I have and what size brakes were installed (mine's a 4-lug wheel)

Thanks again for helpful info, Steve
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:39 AM   #20
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Trailer brakes are basically sized by inside diameter of the drum. For the most part that should get the pieces you need. What was installed 30 yeasr ago may or may not be what's there today.


Check on etrailer.com and you may be able to buy entire loaded backing plates and drums for less than the individual parts.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:46 AM   #21
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Steve, you can get those parts at just about any RV store. Just unbolt the 4 nuts, & your spindle nut, and bring the assembly to the store with you and they can match you up. You should be able to read the bearing numbers once you wipe away the grease. Most auto parts stores can match those numbers up for new bearings if the RV store doesn't have them. I always carry an extra set (greased up & ready to go) in a zip lock bag.
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