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Old 03-11-2015, 04:01 PM   #15
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Egad, that was one of the first projects that I had planned to do! Yet, the Enscolite seems to be in the best condition anything in the trailer. Thanks for the advice...
Because Ensolite is a closed-cell foam product, mold (or whatever) is on the surface and can be removed. Post a question and folks here will guide you to the best cleaning products. Once thoroughly cleaned, loose sections can be re-glued and gaps/seams can be caulked and textured. Some people then paint over the whole thing and it looks like new!

Pictures…
Trick is to use the paper clip icon twice. First time takes you to a new tab/window called "Manage Attachments." Choose up to 4 pictures and click "Upload" (all the way at the right). It may take a while.

Return to your post. When you click the paper clip icon now, you should see a drop-down menu with your pics (if not, they're probably still loading). Click on a picture and an attachment will pop up in your post. Repeat for additional pictures.

Before you hit "Submit Reply" it's a good idea to hit "Preview Post." Now you should be able to see the pictures in your post. Finally, hit "Submit Reply."

Show us what you're dealing with and I'm sure you'll get lots of helpful tips. We love to see old eggs come to life again!
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:09 PM   #16
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Thanks Jon for the tips on how to post photos! I'll give it a try!

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Looks bad doesn't it? Just keep in mind that it was cheap! And my plan is just to restore it to where it can be used for camping...not to a new condition.

Now for the insides...really really sad! Next message!

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Old 03-11-2015, 05:21 PM   #17
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In the insides everything is loose and on the floor.

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Icebox is on the floor, next to a new custom made thick matress that was made for the dinette area. It would have to be placed there permanently if used.

Other than setting the trailer on fire...any suggestions?

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Old 03-11-2015, 05:28 PM   #18
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Yes all that loose stuff will rivet/screw back in fairly easily. If you remove the loose stuff and clean you will be 1/2 way to a camper you can use. Clean makes all the difference! And it is not expensive either.

Those crank up windows are great! Can open them even in the rain.

That black will all clean off, lot of people and posts have done that, two words Barkeepers Friend.

The ensolite WILL clean up from gross, discolored and sticky to white and shiny. In some ways that is the easiest to clean surface there is.

You must post pictures of your progress. Do check out that thread I posted a link to on not poliglow time will tell. There are some trailers in there looking as bedraggled and neglected as yours in the before pictures, and like new in the after.

If you have a spouse to get along with making it shiny on the outside, along with clean on the inside goes a long way toward making spouse happy.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:38 PM   #19
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I may be wrong, but it looks like your axle is sagging.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:39 PM   #20
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Oh and like others have said Scamp still has a fair number of parts for the old ones. Link to the Scamp online store. Heck you can even replace the decals.

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If you don't have the top to that stove it leaves you no reason not to consider something better (amazon has lots of them) or even storage and counter top if you don't generally cook inside.

Sorry I really get excited when I see one of the older ones rescued
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I may be wrong, but it looks like your axle is sagging.
Might be, but I used mine locally with one that was lower. I just did not do any long trips or real bad roads until I could do the axle.

Looks like the well goes across the top of the rim, mine was down across the rim at least a couple inches lower looking. Sort of miss how easy it was to get into, not much of a step up.
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:42 PM   #22
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Scamp Barn find!

Nice pictures! We have seen far, far worse here. You have a fair bit of work ahead, but if you take it one step at a time, you will have a very nice trailer before long.

I've heard to check two things on the axle. One is to see how much clearance there is between the top of the tire and the wheel well. There should be a fist of clearance or so. The other is to jack up one side (on the frame near the axle, not on the axle itself). The axle arm should drop down as the trailer is raised a couple of inches or so.

Wondering about the floor... That could be the biggest project.

The Ensolite looks to be in great condition considering the age. Definitely worth keeping.

In any case, a thorough cleaning inside and out will go a long way!
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:16 PM   #23
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Doesn't look too bad at all Bill. You'll be surprised how serviceable it is once it's cleaned up. As others have mentioned, remounting the seat bottoms and other things isn't hard. At least you have most of the major pieces.
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Oh and like others have said Scamp still has a fair number of parts for the old ones. Link to the Scamp online store. Heck you can even replace the decals.

Hardware

If you don't have the top to that stove it leaves you no reason not to consider something better (amazon has lots of them) or even storage and counter top if you don't generally cook inside.

Sorry I really get excited when I see one of the older ones rescued
Thanks RogerDat for the Scamp parts link. Boy, I could spend a LOT OF MONEY there!

The top to the stove range is laying in the lower compartment for the ice box. however, it is quite rusty, and I'm thinking about just using one of the single burner asian table stoves. Cheap at $10 to $14 each, and I find them easy to use. Maybe doing away with the LP bottle.

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I may be wrong, but it looks like your axle is sagging.
I sure hope not! But, it's an old trailer.

The tires are under inflated at this time. Just enough air was added to flat tires to drive about 15 miles home. (air tank was enptied(sp?)

I did experance some banging when hitting some large pot holes. However, the LP bottle was loose, and I'm hoping that was causing the noise!

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Nice pictures! We have seen far, far worse here. You have a fair bit of work ahead, but if you take it one step at a time, you will have a very nice trailer before long.

I've heard to check two things on the axle. One is to see how much clearance there is between the top of the tire and the wheel well. There should be a fist of clearance or so. The other is to jack up one side (on the frame near the axle, not on the axle itself). The axle arms should drop down as the trailer is raised a couple of inches or so.

Wondering about the floor... That could be the biggest project.

The Ensolite looks to be in great condition considering the age. Definitely worth keeping.

In any case, a thorough cleaning inside and out will go a long way!
Thanks again Jon!

I'll follow your tips on checking the axle. If it's bad, it will be the last thing replaced. I'd have to decide if the cost would be worth it. Or maybe just use the trailer for a tiny guest house?

I believe at least the front part of the floor will need attention. It feels soft in a couple of places. But, i won't know until I can move everything out of the trailer.

If i have the trailer in camping condition by October, i'll be happy. But, if not then there is next year!

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Doesn't look too bad at all Bill. You'll be surprised how serviceable it is once it's cleaned up. As others have mentioned, remounting the seat bottoms and other things isn't hard. At least you have most of the major pieces.
Thanks Robert. I do wish that I had some of the missing dinette parts, table, etc.

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Cheap works, good for you Bill!

Just a bit of suggestion. Don't get so involved in changes/mods to forget why you bought the trailer.

Two things, be safe to go down the road (you're share it with others!) and make certain the inside is clean (your dirt is cleaner than THEIR dirt), and have a ton of fun!

Make memories every single time. What it looks like? Who cares? You're out having a ton of fun while every other person is sitting on the couch.. wishing and hopin'...

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