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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-22-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Dennis mn
We had that issue with our Scamp. I solved the...

We had that issue with our Scamp. I solved the problem by building new doors for the bath and all cabinets out of Cherry wood. You might have some success with putting wood glue in the split and...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 03-03-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,836
Posted By Dennis mn
Using a stove top waffle iron, becomes a bit of...

Using a stove top waffle iron, becomes a bit of learning curve to get the time and temperature correct. Once learned, I find that I still have an occasional over cook. A key is watching the steam...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-25-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,781
Posted By Dennis mn
The Scamp had wet bath and no city water hookup;...

The Scamp had wet bath and no city water hookup; so we always used campground showers. The new trailer has a separate shower, and city water, so we now don’t use campground showers. This was not the...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 02-21-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,836
Posted By Dennis mn
I have a collection of over 30 cast iron waffle...

I have a collection of over 30 cast iron waffle irons. I have payed from $12 to $60 at antique stores. They can be purchased at reasonable prices if you look for brands other than Griswold.
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 02-01-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,953
Posted By Dennis mn
1/3 Outside, 1/3 with stove inside, 1/3...

1/3 Outside, 1/3 with stove inside, 1/3 restaurants. We travel to experience local foods, so we cook local, or find a local restaurant that specializes in local cuisine.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-14-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,023
Posted By Dennis mn
The power supply cord for the trailer will handle...

The power supply cord for the trailer will handle up to 30 amps, it should not overheat, but if the load exceeds 15 amps, and the breaker does not trip, any wiring before the breaker sized for a 15...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 01-12-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Dennis mn
Agreed. Thatís the way I would tackle it!

Agreed. Thatís the way I would tackle it!
Forum: General Chat 12-13-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Dennis mn
With my Nissan, I mounted the ball in the center...

With my Nissan, I mounted the ball in the center of the bed, thirty inches from the back of the cab. The ball was about 2” behind the axle. The Scamp pulled wonderfully.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-30-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,659
Posted By Dennis mn
As stated, the GM twins Colorado, and GMC would...

As stated, the GM twins Colorado, and GMC would pull the Scamp 19 well. The Ford Ranger will most likely work well, although I hesitate to buy in the first year of production. Before I change...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-09-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By Dennis mn
Our Scamp did the same thing until I got a rubber...

Our Scamp did the same thing until I got a rubber stopper for the drain. Our Airstream was provided, from the factory, with a stopper to prevent the issue.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-29-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,793
Posted By Dennis mn
Agree totally. I first used engineered cork in my...

Agree totally. I first used engineered cork in my wood shop when I retired 10 years ago. I selected it because I felt it would not damage chisel edges when I inevitably dropped them, nor would it be...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-23-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,793
Posted By Dennis mn
I put engineered cork flooring planks in my Scamp...

I put engineered cork flooring planks in my Scamp two years before we traded it. It looked much better than the carpeting Scamp installed, provide a bit of additional insulation, and was easy to keep...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-16-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Dennis mn
I often had a mystery leak with our old Scamp...

I often had a mystery leak with our old Scamp 19’. I resealed the windows, and insured that the drain holes were functioning. On rare occasions, I would still have a small amount of water to clean up...
Forum: General Chat 10-07-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Dennis mn
We lived with a 19’ Scamp for 15 years. Yours I...

We lived with a 19’ Scamp for 15 years. Yours I definitely not a Scamp. The body curves are wrong. I would suspect that it could be someones one off, or prototype. Looks to be something that will...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-07-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,906
Posted By Dennis mn
Been towing with our Nissan for a few years now....

Been towing with our Nissan for a few years now. First a 19’ Scamp, now a 19’ Airstream. We had a 2003 Toyota Tacoma previously that we purchased to tow the Scamp. Both worked well to pull the Scamp,...
Forum: General Chat 09-29-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By Dennis mn
We always got the same reaction with our 19’...

We always got the same reaction with our 19’ Scamp. There was once a guy that stopped us in Hot Springs, Arkansas and told us that the Scamp was the sexiest thing he had ever seen.
Forum: General Chat 09-23-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,501
Posted By Dennis mn
We got our 1999 Scamp 19’ in 2003 after looking...

We got our 1999 Scamp 19’ in 2003 after looking for a self contained trailer with a full time bed. We used it until this year when we sold it and bought our 19’ Airstream. It meets the same criteria,...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 08-29-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,776
Posted By Dennis mn
Had a 1959 Sears Umbrella tent. Great tent,...

Had a 1959 Sears Umbrella tent. Great tent, wonderful memories. 1979 Pop-Up; not so great trailer (tent), wonderful memories. 1999 Scamp 19’, great trailer, after initial problem solving, wonderful...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-08-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,261
Posted By Dennis mn
From my experience, any truck will pull a 19’...

From my experience, any truck will pull a 19’ Scamp. I would; however, avoid one with a 4 cylinder engine. My Nissan Frontier, with V-6 was just about perfect.
Forum: General Chat 07-19-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,341
Posted By Dennis mn
I am hesitant to make any vehicle recommendation,...

I am hesitant to make any vehicle recommendation, but after owning a Tacoma, and looking at new Tacomaís three years ago, I found the Frontier to be less expensive, and more comfortable. When...
Forum: General Chat 07-19-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,341
Posted By Dennis mn
It can be done, I think you need to drill through...

It can be done, I think you need to drill through the composite, and fasten the Reese rails to the frame with brackets provided. My previous tow vehicle was an earlier Tacoma with a metal bed. I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-07-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,781
Posted By Dennis mn
Not the shower in the Scamp, the dead bolt was in...

Not the shower in the Scamp, the dead bolt was in the shower room of the campground. I used a screen door latch when I built the door for the Scamp bathroom!
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-06-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,781
Posted By Dennis mn
Read this thread last evening, then spent the...

Read this thread last evening, then spent the next hour and a half removing the door of a shower stall after the dead bolt failed and locked my wife in!
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-05-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Dennis mn
10 x20 is more than adequate to store a 19’ Scamp!

10 x20 is more than adequate to store a 19’ Scamp!
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 06-30-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,886
Posted By Dennis mn
I donít think of my Cobb as a grill. I think of...

I donít think of my Cobb as a grill. I think of it, and use it as a charcoal heated oven.

I have read of a weakness being the difficulty to clean.

1. It isnít necessary to clean after each...
Forum: General Chat 06-30-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,711
Posted By Dennis mn
Iíve not had the Scamp to the Rocky Mountains...

Iíve not had the Scamp to the Rocky Mountains with the Frontier, so I donít have experience at high altitudes. I have driven extensively in the Ozarks, and it handles those grades very well.
Forum: General Chat 06-30-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,711
Posted By Dennis mn
There is no issue hauling things in the bed of...

There is no issue hauling things in the bed of the truck. I have no idea of the size of your generator; but, I haul a gooseneck tripod, and a Rubbermaid Action Packer with my fishing equipment. I...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-16-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,507
Posted By Dennis mn
The tent

The tent
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-13-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
Posted By Dennis mn
Absolutely correct. The current will damage...

Absolutely correct. The current will damage either the bearing rollers or races.

I worked for a company that built rail cars. Weldors grounded to the rails. The company built the cars on junk...
Forum: General Chat 06-11-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,533
Posted By Dennis mn
Looked at a Nest

We went to an Airstream dealership and looked at their lineup, including the new Nest. I realized that It could not meet our needs for a trailer. The model that has a full time bed, has no counter...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-10-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
Posted By Dennis mn
The biggest risk when welding on a vehicle is...

The biggest risk when welding on a vehicle is damaging wheel bearings if you ground clamp is not securely fastened to the frame. If it,is; no problem.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-23-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Dennis mn
I have no idea what the brand is. I did a search...

I have no idea what the brand is. I did a search on Amazon for gooseneck tripods, and bought what popped up. I was going to have my son turn down the ball to 2Ē, but it works, so I havenít bothered.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-23-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Dennis mn
I use a tripod with our Scamp. Mine has a 2 5/16Ē...

I use a tripod with our Scamp. Mine has a 2 5/16Ē ball. I simply place it under the coupler. It works just fine that way.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-18-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,945
Posted By Dennis mn
Jon, I didn’t know that they had gone front...

Jon,

I didn’t know that they had gone front wheel drive with the Pathfinder. That, to me removes Nissan’s superiority as a tow vehicle. I don’t know enough about any of them to make a...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-18-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,945
Posted By Dennis mn
Not much of authority on SUV’s, but I think that...

Not much of authority on SUV’s, but I think that the Pathfinder is built on a separate frame, not a unibody as the other two you mentioned. If I am correct, the Pathfinder is mechanically similar to...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-26-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Dennis mn
I suspect that you will find much disagreement on...

I suspect that you will find much disagreement on vehicle tow capacity. That said, I have always felt that I would limit the advertised dry weight of the trailer to no more than 1/2 to 2/3’s of the...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 04-23-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,686
Posted By Dennis mn
One suggestion that I would make to reduce ash...

One suggestion that I would make to reduce ash build-up would be to use Lump Charcoal. Because there are no fillers, the amount of ash is reduced by about 2/3ís.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-09-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dennis mn
I replaced the particle board doors and drawer in...

I replaced the particle board doors and drawer in my Scamp with solid cherry. I love the wood both looking at it and working with it.
Forum: General Chat 03-27-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,775
Posted By Dennis mn
Thanks for the feedback! I am now waiting to get...

Thanks for the feedback! I am now waiting to get a brochure from Casita. I am even more convinced that the Freedom Deluxe will fit our needs.
Forum: General Chat 03-26-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,775
Posted By Dennis mn
Starting to think about a different trailer

As we age, the concern of getting into the loft of,our 19í Scamp could become an issue. I have seriously considered an Oliver Legacy II, but the price is a bit off putting. I recently went to the...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-11-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By Dennis mn
We do the same, except for the turn to the ocean....

We do the same, except for the turn to the ocean. This year, we are just north of New Orleans.
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 03-08-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,686
Posted By Dennis mn
Jann provided good information. You really don’t...

Jann provided good information. You really don’t need to modify the Smokey Joe to smoke meat. Just fire up the grill, turn the heat down a bit to give you low and slow, put some hardwood on the...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 02-27-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Dennis mn
We have made that trip about three times. Once...

We have made that trip about three times. Once through the UP, once on the Badger from Manitowoc to Ludington and lastly from Milwaukee to Muskegon on the ferry. The boats, while more expensive, are...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 02-05-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By Dennis mn
Welcome from another Minnesotan. Have fun in...

Welcome from another Minnesotan. Have fun in retirement, and have a safe trip. We go south each winter with our Scamp. We driv straight south until we can turn off the truck heater. Usually that is...
Forum: General Chat 01-26-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,733
Posted By Dennis mn
We have camped in our 1999 Scamp 5er since 2004....

We have camped in our 1999 Scamp 5er since 2004. In that time, the biggest downside is that the food prep area is small, and only allows room for one person to work. It is not a dealbreaker, I cook...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-28-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,242
Posted By Dennis mn
I had the old style Scamp hitch mounted in the...

I had the old style Scamp hitch mounted in the bed of a 2003 Tacoma, modified that hitch to use Reese rails which are attached to the bed and frame of my 2014 Frontier. From my experience, although...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-24-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By Dennis mn
A warm welcome from a fellow Minnesotan and Scamp...

A warm welcome from a fellow Minnesotan and Scamp owner.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-29-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,007
Posted By Dennis mn
My Scamp is a 1999. Then I believe that 13's were...

My Scamp is a 1999. Then I believe that 13's were standard. Things inevitably change in 17 years!

My Scamp has 14" and I have considered upgrading to 15's.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-29-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,007
Posted By Dennis mn
For the 19', 14" wheels were a factory...

For the 19', 14" wheels were a factory option.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-12-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By Dennis mn
I stand corrected. You are indeed right! My bad!...

I stand corrected. You are indeed right! My bad! Apparently, I am able to generate adequate torque with my flex handle and socket, as the bolts have never shown any sign of loosening.
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