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Forum: Classified Archives 07-18-2013, 10:46 PM
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Forum: Classified Archives 07-18-2013, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Lawrence W
Photo Posting

I don't see any "Go Advanced" ...where exactly is it located?
Forum: Classified Archives 07-18-2013, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Lawrence W
Forum: Classified Archives 07-18-2013, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Lawrence W
More 1980 Scamp Photos

I am only able to post 4 photos at a time...Sorry
Forum: Classified Archives 07-18-2013, 11:06 AM
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Views: 2,657
Posted By Lawrence W
SOLD: Scamp 16-ft Travel Trailer: $4500

Albany, Oregon 97322
Year: 1980 (See Photos)
Completely refurbished:
New Axle/Electric Brakes/Wheel Assembly
New electrical: 30 Amp Converter with “Smart” Charger, Fuse Panel, Wiring, Marker &...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-17-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By Lawrence W
Problem Solved!

The brake controller was out of adjustment. The problem was the "nut behind the knob."
Thanks for those who responded.
Lawrence
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-16-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By Lawrence W
Brake Trouble

My 1980 Scamp developed a terrible squeal while on a recent trip. It felt like the brakes were rubbing. A dealership removed the wheels, cleaned the brake facings, and checked the brakes out. They...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-14-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 398,933
Posted By Lawrence W
I have experienced excellent results on my 1980...

I have experienced excellent results on my 1980 Scamp. I apply it with a chamois soaked in RMP, wrung out good, light coat, dries fast, power polisher. I applied 5 coats initially last year, washed...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-09-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By Lawrence W
It was THREADED! See photo. Thanks for your...

It was THREADED! See photo.
Thanks for your help!
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By Lawrence W
I uploaded the photo using my wife's PC. ...

I uploaded the photo using my wife's PC.
Lawrence
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-09-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By Lawrence W
Nothing happens when I select Manage Attachmens...

Nothing happens when I select Manage Attachmens or the "paper clip" icon.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-09-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By Lawrence W
The heads are already ground off. The upper ends...

The heads are already ground off. The upper ends are holding the bolts by the nuts, which are rusted shut. I suppose I could drill up through the bolt holes, but the difficulty is not grinding away...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-09-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By Lawrence W
Waste Water Valve Problem

The black water valve on my 1980 Scamp was leaking around the valve (bolts). I decided to replace the valve, and put an extension on the line so I could better operate the valve handle. The four...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-10-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,865
Posted By Lawrence W
Byron/Tom: Thanks for your quick and thorough...

Byron/Tom:
Thanks for your quick and thorough responses. They really helped.

Byron: I note we are both from Oregon (me from Albany), and we both have Dakota TV. I may have met you at Waterloo...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,865
Posted By Lawrence W
Fridge 12V Operation

I had a new Norcold refrigerator installed in my 1980 Scamp by my dealership. They didn't hook up the 12v wiring, advising I shouldn't use it because it "drains the battery". The original Dometic...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 10-06-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,353
Posted By Lawrence W
Your fridge looks just like the one I just...

Your fridge looks just like the one I just replaced in my Scamp. It was an Dometic RM211...I replaced it with a Norcold 323. The local RV shop did the work. Beyond my comfort level. I have the RM211...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-02-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By Lawrence W
Microwave for 16' Scamp

I installed a .7 watt magic chef that works fine in my redo of a 1980 Scamp. I first installed it with "plumber's tape" (metal strap), which came loose(no damage, fortunately). I reinstalled it by...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-17-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By Lawrence W
Hot H20 Heater Light

Thanks for the tips.
Lawrence
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-16-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By Lawrence W
Hot H2o Heater Switch

Our 1980 Scamp has an electric Hot H2O heater. There is a of-off switch on the heater mounted under the cabinet. We have a problem remembering to shut it off. I would like to install a lighted...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By Lawrence W
Kitchen Gray Water

I have a 1980 restored Scamp 16'. The Bath sink empties into the gray water tank below. It is located on the left/Street side in front of the wheel well. The Kitchen sink line on the curb side...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-06-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By Lawrence W
Check the 8/31/2010 Post...it has step-by-step of...

Check the 8/31/2010 Post...it has step-by-step of my dinette remodel.
Lawrence
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-06-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By Lawrence W
Yes, they are the same.

Yes, they are the same.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-05-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By Lawrence W
1980 Scamp Update

After our first season (2011) of use since completing our restoration, we are so pleased with the results (both restoration and use). We look forward to our second full year.

The basic shell...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-02-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,281
Posted By Lawrence W
Stabilizer Jacks

Installed Atwood Stabilizer jacks on four corners just prior to our Sept. trip to Glacier and Yellowstone Nat'l Parks. THEY ARE AWESOME! Make setup/breakdown so much easier. (See photo). Welded on.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-15-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,720
Posted By Lawrence W
I don't know about Boler, but Scamp has (26...

I don't know about Boler, but Scamp has (26 gallon) at
26 Gallon Grey Water Tank With Fittings (http://shop.scamptrailers.com/p-385-26-gallon-grey-water-tank-with-fittings.aspx)

for $155.00.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-17-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 398,933
Posted By Lawrence W
Red Max Pro testimonial

I applied 4 thin coats in April after a thorough cleaning. Looks fine, except I think I rubbed a little to hard with Scotch pads. Mine is an old 1980 16' Scamp, and the Red MAX Pro brought back an...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-05-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,575
Posted By Lawrence W
How to tell if converter is charging battery?

I know I saw this question answered someplace, but I can't find it when I need it. I rewired my Scamp, replaced taillights/marker lights, tested with shore power and TV plugged in. All worked fine....
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-07-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 398,933
Posted By Lawrence W
This is even better...it cites some caveats on...

This is even better...it cites some caveats on applying Red Max Pro. I will be a "Red Max Pro guinea pig" this Spring, and "time will tell."
Lawrence

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Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-07-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 398,933
Posted By Lawrence W
Hey, Donna: I found this positve response re:...

Hey, Donna:
I found this positve response re: Red Max Pro at :
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Red Max Pro floor finish (http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24734322.cfm)...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-05-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,126
Posted By Lawrence W
Poliglow vs Red Max Pro

In mid-2010 there were several posts regarding these two products. Anyone NOT had good results from either? I refinished my 1980 Scamp last year with a local product, not satisfied and it cost...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-04-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 398,933
Posted By Lawrence W
Poliglow vs Red Max Pro

There was a bunch of threads about these two products in mid-2010. I'm going to refinish my 1980 Scamp this spring. I purchased a gallon of Red Max Pro ($15 from Lowes), went back and reread the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-14-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,833
Posted By Lawrence W
Switch wiring question

I am installing a porch light and an indoor (lighted) switch. The light does not have a switch. I would like to know the correct wiring for the switch. (Described below.) I test-wired it from the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-31-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By Lawrence W
New Doors!

The mild winter gave me time to construct and install new cabinet doors. It (like most of my retro-work) was the first time at making cabinet doors. I used 1/2" plywood, trimmed with miter-cut...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-17-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By Lawrence W
Believe it or not, I solved the problem by simply...

Believe it or not, I solved the problem by simply replacing a taillight bulb that had one contact missing! Thanks to those of you who responded.
Lawrence
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-15-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By Lawrence W
Thanks, Matt, As noted in my original thread,...

Thanks, Matt,
As noted in my original thread, I rechecked from the TV plug, through the front terminal, rear terminal. I will go over everything again tomorrow, because I'm almost certain I have a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-15-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By Lawrence W
Fred: thanks for the advice. I'll check it...

Fred:
thanks for the advice. I'll check it out tomorrow.( I was getting continuity between brn and all others.)
Q: (If I understand you correctly) If the RH blinker/brn worked correctly with...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-15-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By Lawrence W
Bill: My "O'clock" diagram is from the TV front...

Bill:
My "O'clock" diagram is from the TV front view. I believe the Scamp Diagram is from the rear of the plug, which would mate up exactly with my setup. If the Scamp diagram is from the front,...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-15-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By Lawrence W
Wiring Issue

I rewired my Scamp, all new wiring, terminals and fuse panel. I checked out the lights today(first good weather in three weeks!). Problem with trailer wiring (TV works OK).
With Trailer...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,644
Posted By Lawrence W
Sometime I wish I had gutted mine, all this...

Sometime I wish I had gutted mine, all this retrofitting in tight spaces has been tough...I don't know why we refurbish, it just kind of presents the kind of challenge I need in retirement. I...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-21-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,644
Posted By Lawrence W
I plan to replace the door in the Spring. Were...

I plan to replace the door in the Spring. Were you at the Waterloo gathering in October? Do you attend any other gatherings? I'd like to see your Scamp sometime. As you probably know, I live in...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-20-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,644
Posted By Lawrence W
New wiring photos

New wiring photos
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-20-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,644
Posted By Lawrence W
Smile Scamp Rewire

I completed total rewire of my 1980 Scamp today. I knew little about electrical, so it was a lesson in self-study/self-help. I replaced taillights and marker lights, tore out all old wiring (see...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-05-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,042
Posted By Lawrence W
Thanks for your feedback. I've found the same...

Thanks for your feedback. I've found the same problem with ScotchLok...I used a terminal block. I purchased 7-strand-colored/insulated cable for my total rewire project, run the (16ga & 14ga) wiring...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-02-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,042
Posted By Lawrence W
Scamp Rewire Question

Rewire of 1980 Scamp:
The section between front bench and LH wheel well (under bath and stove area): I plan to run under floor in PVC conduit. Reasoning is, the wiring is in too tight to pull, and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-24-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,621
Posted By Lawrence W
Thanks for identifying that item...could you be...

Thanks for identifying that item...could you be more specific about the incorrect installation? The connections are (positive): to battery positive, and from the circuit breaker to the trailer fuse...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-24-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,621
Posted By Lawrence W
Here is the photo you've all been waiting for!

Here is the photo you've all been waiting for!
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-24-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,621
Posted By Lawrence W
No...I'm asking what the little box is that is...

No...I'm asking what the little box is that is connected between the posts.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-23-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,621
Posted By Lawrence W
Here's a real rough sketch. The positive side...

Here's a real rough sketch. The positive side goes to the fused side of the battery, the negative side goes to the white ground wire.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-23-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,621
Posted By Lawrence W
What is this gizmo on my battery?

I'm completely rewiring. '80 Scamp this winter. I'm making a wiring diagram similar to the Scamp one, except it includes my the battery, trailer side plug, breakaway switch, my own particular...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-23-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,621
Posted By Lawrence W
Question What is this gizmo on my battery?

I'm preparing to completely rewire my '80 Scamp, install new marker and taillights. I'm making a diagram of the complete system (similiar to the Scamp diagram, except it includes battery, my...
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