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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-19-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By Steve in NY
On my 88 16' I just stood on a short ladder...

On my 88 16' I just stood on a short ladder inside the camper which allowed me to work easily on removal. Because there wasn't a new replacement unit available I was very careful removing it so as...
Forum: Parts: Buy | Sell | Trade 09-12-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By Steve in NY
I just had this done. What a difference hauling....

I just had this done. What a difference hauling. I kept my tires/rims because I have a utility trailer that takes them. But the ret went to the scrap yard. Brakes were bad! Good luck.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-01-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Steve in NY
I bought new hinges from Scamp last year and the...

I bought new hinges from Scamp last year and the acorn nuts are already rusted. I am going to replace the nuts with SS. I'll use your method to clean the hinges. Thanks.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-25-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Steve in NY
Mine still had good bounce but the tires are old...

Mine still had good bounce but the tires are old and the brakes need rebuilding. These items are not that expensive, and I can do the work myself, but since my trailer is almost thirty years old I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-24-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Steve in NY
I am just having this done to my 16. It is all...

I am just having this done to my 16. It is all out the door $1400 ith bigger brakes and a heavier axle (3500) ordered for 2500. That includes new tires and wheels (5 bolt). I wasn't going to do it...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-12-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 39,516
Posted By Steve in NY
1. replace the tongue jack I got an exact...

1. replace the tongue jack
I got an exact replacement at Harbor freight. Noticed they also sell at Tractor supply. I just popped off snap ring and used the old mount.

2. install face panel on...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-16-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By Steve in NY
Bunk Support Posts

I'm just about finished rehabbing a 88 Scamp 16. The front bunk has a couple of support posts. My question is what holds them captive at the top. There is a about a 1" post that fits in a socket at...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Steve in NY
I didn't see one form Tractor supply as that is...

I didn't see one form Tractor supply as that is the first place I looked. For those without a HF near them, the link allows you to order it. It's currently on sale for 20 bucks. I think anywhere a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-15-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Steve in NY
Scamp Drop Leg Jack Replacement

In case anyone has an older Scamp like mine (88) with a swing down jack, I found an exact replacement really cheap. My "hub" is welded to the frame and you pull a "pin" and it swings (pivots) down....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-14-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,898
Posted By Steve in NY
All this talk of Jacks leads me to tell of my...

All this talk of Jacks leads me to tell of my 1988 dilema and it's resolution. My jack was I believe like Norm and Ginny's. A swing away. The "hub" is welded to the frame. The jack had been severely...
Forum: General Chat 09-30-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,099
Posted By Steve in NY
We have a porta potti, as I mentioned. We haven't...

We have a porta potti, as I mentioned. We haven't felt the need to use it yet, but we pull it out each night just in case. Times may change, and what's right for now might be wrong for then. In the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-29-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By Steve in NY
That is most manly. I like that idea a lot. ...

That is most manly. I like that idea a lot.

Take Care,
Steve
Forum: General Chat 09-29-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,099
Posted By Steve in NY
It's amazing how different everyone is. My wife...

It's amazing how different everyone is. My wife an I use a porta-potti now, but some of my best memories is seeing the moon, stars, raccoon, hearing coyotes and loons and other critters on the...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 09-25-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Steve in NY
Folks, notice Darral's drawing on his water...

Folks, notice Darral's drawing on his water heater. That is how it's done. Draw yourself a picture for next year. I keep a sharpie in my pocket and mark anything I can that needs an explanation. As...
Forum: General Chat 09-21-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,543
Posted By Steve in NY
Anybody in sales kows the "show price" is the new...

Anybody in sales kows the "show price" is the new price. The reason there is a shell game played at the dealership is just to test your knowlege. People who don't know pay more, so find out the show...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-16-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Steve in NY
I just put a new vinyl floor in my 16 foot scamp....

I just put a new vinyl floor in my 16 foot scamp. The jury is out on how long it will hold up, but I bought a sheet of it at Lowe's. It cost about 130 bucks if I remember right. Instead of gluing it...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-03-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,081
Posted By Steve in NY
I live in upstate NY. There are numerous...

I live in upstate NY. There are numerous landfills within driving range. I have been to the garbage transfer station. They mix the recycle bin material in with the regular garbage. It all goes to the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-02-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By Steve in NY
I put a piece of vinyl tape over the rivets that...

I put a piece of vinyl tape over the rivets that were missing caps for the summer. It worked so good I can't believe it isn't used in production. A simple disk of white vinyl tape. You could replace...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-02-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,081
Posted By Steve in NY
I've sail camped on a small sailboat for years...

I've sail camped on a small sailboat for years using wag bags. They are fantastic for their purpose. I recently spent time camping on the Maine Island Trail (google MITA). I can't imagine a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-02-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By Steve in NY
Being the cheapskate I am, I tried without the...

Being the cheapskate I am, I tried without the tool. I failed. Tool is on the way. I'll let you all know how it goes.

Take Care,
Steve
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-31-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By Steve in NY
Thank you for the tips. So far I got the window...

Thank you for the tips. So far I got the window in. No lock-strip yet. I spent aver two hours with three helpers to coax the window in place. Now the gap the lock-strip goes in is totally closed and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-29-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By Steve in NY
Scamp front window replacement tips

I made a perfect replacement by using a trim router and the same thickness plexiglass. I bought the lock strip from scamp. I know it should go back together, but I can't figure it out. Seal on window...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-05-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Steve in NY
Lexan is awesome stuff, but I think in his...

Lexan is awesome stuff, but I think in his application acrylic is better. It's way more UV resistant, and resistant to crazing, and scratches can be buffed out. I made a mistake of using it on a boat...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-04-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Steve in NY
I hate to glom onto your post, but I'm doing the...

I hate to glom onto your post, but I'm doing the same thing. My front window is very thick, measures .220 with a caliper. It seems really thick, considering there is a gravel guard over it. Is yours...
Forum: General Chat 08-04-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,175
Posted By Steve in NY
If you ever worked on a farm and tried to back up...

If you ever worked on a farm and tried to back up a four wheel wagon, you would just shudder to see this.

Steve
Forum: General Chat 07-30-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,831
Posted By Steve in NY
They invented air conditioning in Syracuse. Then...

They invented air conditioning in Syracuse. Then everyone moved south to get away from winter. I lay on top of the covers when it's 90 and do just fine.

We go south in the winter when we are sure...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-28-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,268
Posted By Steve in NY
[QUOTE=CPW;537831]Picky, picky, picky.......but...

[QUOTE=CPW;537831]Picky, picky, picky.......but correct. The only way a fan could reduce humidity is by blowing humid air out and sucking dryer outside air in, if the outside air is dryer. That would...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-27-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,268
Posted By Steve in NY
Vanderscamper.....glad you found the info useful....

Vanderscamper.....glad you found the info useful. I will just add for anyone visiting in the future that if you forgo ordering the stove, and wish to put it in later, there is the issue of running a...
Forum: General Chat 07-24-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,238
Posted By Steve in NY
It's funny reading all this. I love a good fire,...

It's funny reading all this. I love a good fire, burning hot with no smoke on a cool night. But I love the outdoors so much that a fire is secondary. I've had fire, no fire, used a candlelight as a...
Forum: Misc: Buy | Sell | Trade 06-18-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By Steve in NY
Sandy, if I didn't have cushions I would find a...

Sandy, if I didn't have cushions I would find a fabric store that sells foam. here in Rochester we have Howards Fabric and foam, but I bet there is a similar place in the Cuse. I'd make patterns out...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-18-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Steve in NY
Great ideas everybody. And I have a lot of foam...

Great ideas everybody. And I have a lot of foam board and great stuff left over from another project! Confidence is high!

Take Care,
Steve
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-17-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Steve in NY
Smile Propane refrigerator combustion isolation

I am in the middle of replacing an 1988 three way dometic refrigerator in my 16 foot Scamp with a new Dometic three way (model 2193). these refrigerators are different in dimension. I made a new face...
Forum: Hobbies & Passions 06-10-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,920
Posted By Steve in NY
"I don't trust straps or bungee. I use a poly...

"I don't trust straps or bungee. I use a poly rope and employ the "trucker's hitch". Never been able to describe, in words, how to tie it. Best learned by watching."

So true. Learn to tie two...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-02-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,766
Posted By Steve in NY
That is dirtier than my 16 when I got it, so...

That is dirtier than my 16 when I got it, so maybe this will help. It looks like your floors are solid. I removed all the benches like you have and then I had my son get inside with a shop vac, and I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-02-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By Steve in NY
I think putting them inside, or putting a rack on...

I think putting them inside, or putting a rack on top of your tow vehicle is about the only really good option. I have a receiver rack with and extension hitch, but the bikes and the tongue weight...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-02-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,847
Posted By Steve in NY
redbarron.....I hope you post pictures. that...

redbarron.....I hope you post pictures. that sounds promising.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-31-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By Steve in NY
Wayne, I don't think there is a "Stock" fan or...

Wayne, I don't think there is a "Stock" fan or I'd have one! I am wondering if you have a Maxxair over the aise, does it stick down and reduce headroom? I'd love to see pictures.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-29-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,819
Posted By Steve in NY
If you have a stought vehicle that can handle it,...

If you have a stought vehicle that can handle it, they make a rack that has an extension for a hitch. take a look at this....
Forum: General Chat 05-29-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,405
Posted By Steve in NY
That's pretty close, except I made a flip up top...

That's pretty close, except I made a flip up top and the front face goes to the floor, making the front of the cabinnet very deep. I also made a bulkhead that goes along the front of the cupboard. It...
Forum: General Chat 05-29-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,405
Posted By Steve in NY
Thumbs up Three fit easily, and I built a nice storage...

Three fit easily, and I built a nice storage bench where the old bathroom was and padded the top for a fourth. I also trimmed the old shower floor so the front seems like a dance floor instead of a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-29-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By Steve in NY
Find a real "old school" hardware store that will...

Find a real "old school" hardware store that will do the ends for you. Make sure you measure it carefully, and I suggest you figure a way to put an "S" bend in it so you can lengthen it or shorten it...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By Steve in NY
Duh.....I was thinking of air just blowing down...

Duh.....I was thinking of air just blowing down on us while sleeping! I still am contemplating this. I want a fan, but I don't want to worry about rain. The trouble with the maxxair is the thickness...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-29-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,847
Posted By Steve in NY
The insulation in these campers is minimal, so...

The insulation in these campers is minimal, so its important to maximize the effect of the AC you have. Park it in the shade any way you can. Minimize any openings. there is a reason the MAX AC on...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-28-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By Steve in NY
Where to put Maxxair fan

I have decided to purchase a Maxxair fan. My question is where to put it. My 16 foot Scamp has a screened escape hatch vent mounted just slightly forward of the dinette. I am 6' tall and my head...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-28-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,365
Posted By Steve in NY
That's not lame at all, that is smart. I have one...

That's not lame at all, that is smart. I have one that gives my phone about three full charges and I can't believe how handy it is. The best thing is if your phone is close to dead you can still take...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-28-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
Posted By Steve in NY
I just went through this with my old stove. I...

I just went through this with my old stove. I just couldn't get the pits out. I decided to get away from stainless. I bought a black painted stove. Personally, in our house we have stainless steel...
Forum: General Chat 05-28-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,405
Posted By Steve in NY
Floyd, I know it doesn't. But in the 16 foot side...

Floyd, I know it doesn't. But in the 16 foot side bathroom model, it takes a lot of room. The front couch/bed gets cut off and shortened significantly. I am an early riser, while my wife sleeps in....
Forum: General Chat 05-27-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,405
Posted By Steve in NY
Talking If we were all alike, the world would be boring....

If we were all alike, the world would be boring. What I have gets me and my wife clean when necessary. I am one of those crazy people who likes the social aspect of the walk to the shower, shaving in...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-27-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,365
Posted By Steve in NY
If you are talking about my math, it was only...

If you are talking about my math, it was only meant as an example of current draw in general, and not specifically for any device. the bottom line is I think that installing anything that constantly...
Forum: General Chat 05-26-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,405
Posted By Steve in NY
I bought a 16 foot scamp. At 6 foot, there was no...

I bought a 16 foot scamp. At 6 foot, there was no way I could stand in the shower and sitting seemed awkward at best. I also no that the increased humidity is not for us. My wife is the good (for me...
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