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Old 03-10-2015, 09:49 PM   #1
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Scamp Barn find!

Well, actually the 1978 13-foot Scamp I bought today in Oklahoma, was parked along side the barn!

It has been sadly neglected for many years, and will need lots of work to get it restored to camping shape.

I haven't yet done a complete inspecting to determine what can be salvaged and what will need replacement. Most likely the plywoood floors will need to be replaced. However, the cabinet doors look good.

It is the 13-foot Scamp model that has twin bunks in the front of the trailer. i would post the price I paid, but it is so low I'm afraid no one will believe it!

I'll post some photos soon.

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Old 03-10-2015, 10:40 PM   #2
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Happy day! It's like finding treasure. I hope you enjoy handyman projects.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:34 AM   #3
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Good for you Bill
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:00 AM   #4
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Congratulations. The nice thing about fixing an old Scamp is that they are still in business and sell parts. Enjoy and remember, we like pictures. Raz
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:39 AM   #5
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Thanks mike, Ted, & Raz,

I told my long suffering wife (after she recovered from the shock of viewing the Scamp!) that this will be my 5-year retirement-keep-busy-plan.

Since I'm sure she was just joking...I won't repeat her nasty comments!

I'm going to need access to some photos that shows how the interal should look like for that model of a Scamp. Any suggestions where I should look?

My right knee has gone out on me, so the photos will be delayed a day or so.

Thanks,
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:42 AM   #6
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Scamp Barn find!

The registry is a good place to look for pictures of other Scamps. There is a link to the registry in the blue bar near the top of your screen. My Scamp is much newer, but it is not that much different than yours. There's a link to my registry under my user name to the left of this post. (NOTE- the registry is not available from the app).

Other places to look are the classified archives here and on fiberglass-rv-4sale.com. Ads often have more and better interior pictures.

Start by giving it a really good cleaning. That may go a long way in convincing your wife that your project has potential.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum!
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:56 AM   #7
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How wonderful, sounds like you got a steal. Can't wait for pictures when you are in tip top shape
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:42 AM   #8
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Good job finding such a treasure in the making! Get some pics on the Scamp Forum! Anxious to see your find and progress at restoration.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:41 AM   #9
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I have a 77 Scamp 13 so you can PM me for any pictures you need. I replaced the section of floor under front couch, did some work to true up the door opening at the same time. Already have some pictures of that in my album here on the forum.

Just for the record they did not change much over the decades in terms of that basic couch/bunk layout. Many if not most will have same construction over a lot of years.

Read the thread on using a couple of brands of common (inexpensive floor wax) to restore a high deep shine to the old ones. the pictures will give you motivation!Check this out NOT Poliglow...Time will tell..

Oh and congratulations!
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The registry is a good place to look for pictures of other Scamps. There is a link to the registry in the blue bar near the top of your screen. My Scamp is much newer, but it is not that much different than yours. You can access my registry by clicking on my user name to the left of this post. (NOTE- the registry is not available from the app).

Other places to look are the classified archives here and on fiberglass-rv-4sale.com. Ads often have more and better interior pictures.

Start by giving it a really good cleaning. That may go a long way in convincing your wife that your project has potential.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum!
Thanks Jon, I copied the majority of your photos you posted. I believe they will be a great help in restoring my Scamp.

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Whatever you do, don't rip the Ensolite off the walls. No matter how bad it looks now, it can almost always be salvaged and with far less work and expense than replacing it.
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Welcome to the site, it's great to have you here

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Old 03-11-2015, 03:01 PM   #13
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Welcome to the forum. Congratulations to you for your terrific find and curses on the PO for so neglecting it ( on the other hand if it wasn't neglected the price would have considerably higher ). Lee
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Whatever you do, don't rip the Ensolite off the walls. No matter how bad it looks now, it can almost always be salvaged and with far less work and expense than replacing it.
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.

Thanks to everyone welcoming me! I liked this web site before, and now I really like it!

I hobbled out this afternoon and took some photos. I'll try and post one to see if I'm able to do so. Nope!
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