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Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 05-11-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By Bill Nolen
Thanks Jon! I thought maybe I didn't know the...

Thanks Jon! I thought maybe I didn't know the proper handshake! B) I have trouble just turning my computer on these days!!

Bill
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 05-11-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By Bill Nolen
Is it just me being old?

I enjoy viewing the classified ads and might even buy something someday.

However, there appears to be a plot to keep me from knowing what STATE the item might be located. Am I the only person...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-08-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By Bill Nolen
I guess one reason is many people don't wish to...

I guess one reason is many people don't wish to go to the trouble of hanging a curtain, etc. so the sales might be slow. I'd like it!

Bill
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-07-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By Bill Nolen
Smile Installing Shower and PP in 13' Trailer.

I just viewed an interesting video showing a man installing a shower and place for a Porta-Potty in a small trailer in the booth/bed area. Now, I don't have a fiberglass 13 foot to measure, however...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-19-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By Bill Nolen
Thank you Tom. For an old crippled man I'm doing...

Thank you Tom. For an old crippled man I'm doing quite well these days!

I even converted a Toyota Prius into a "car camper" (has a car AC for night time sleeping), but so far has spent only one...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-18-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By Bill Nolen
Looking for someone!

I'm like to contact the man who bought the Scamp-13 project I had been working on...when I had a stroke about 3-years ago.

Part of my memory hasn't returned so those days are a blank.

No...
Forum: Classified Archives 07-13-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,804
Posted By Bill Nolen
Thanks...........SOLD

Thanks...........SOLD
Forum: Classified Archives 07-08-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,804
Posted By Bill Nolen
More photos: Can storage 97200 ...

More photos:

Can storage

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Forum: Classified Archives 07-08-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,804
Posted By Bill Nolen
SOLD: Scamp 13 $2,700

1978 Scamp 13-foot in Oklahoma City- $2,700

Death in family, and my 07-04-16 Stroke, is the reasons for sale. I no longer have any desire, or the ability to finish restoring the Scamp.

The...
Forum: General Chat 07-02-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,834
Posted By Bill Nolen
Floyd, not to mess up this tread, but do you have...

Floyd, not to mess up this tread, but do you have a link that has more information about how the front A/C was installed on your Scamp 13 shown in this photo?

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Thanks,

Bill
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-20-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,967
Posted By Bill Nolen
Wow! Darral, I'm really impressed with the...

Wow! Darral, I'm really impressed with the platform that you made!

Just shows that if there is a will...there is a way! For a Southern Guy, anyway!;)

Sure wish I had a carport! :(

Bill
Forum: General Chat 06-12-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bill Nolen
They should take a look inside my 13-foot...

They should take a look inside my 13-foot Scamp!:o

However, I wouldn't care to be inside their RV when all six people were home!

Bill
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-11-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,967
Posted By Bill Nolen
:D:D:D Bill

:D:D:D

Bill
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-11-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,967
Posted By Bill Nolen
When I first realized that my fear of falling off...

When I first realized that my fear of falling off my Scamp's roof was going to keep me on the ground, I went to a large equipment rental co. and priced the rental of a very small electric powered...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-10-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,967
Posted By Bill Nolen
No matter how you end up getting safely onto the...

No matter how you end up getting safely onto the roof, i believe you thought about bracing the roof is a good idea.

When I was re-doing my 13' Scamp I removed the lower kitchen cabinet. To support...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-10-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By Bill Nolen
Some people have been known to paint the 1-gal...

Some people have been known to paint the 1-gal sprayer a dark color and place it outside in the sun for warm showers!

Bill
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 06-09-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,535
Posted By Bill Nolen
rvediva, I have been retired for a long, long,...

rvediva, I have been retired for a long, long, long time! Partly on SS, and part time work, and other income.

The one most important thing that I have learned along the way, is that a person's...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-08-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,702
Posted By Bill Nolen
It sounds like you have all the major items...

It sounds like you have all the major items covered.

It's been awhile since I wrote an article about wheel bearings, etc, when bringing a new (used) trailer home. However, you might get a few...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-28-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,524
Posted By Bill Nolen
Here are a photo showing Scamper Jim's...

Here are a photo showing Scamper Jim's conversions which might work for you.

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Scamper Jim's record of this modification can be viewed here:
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-26-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,210
Posted By Bill Nolen
Dang! Some more great ideas for me to copy! ...

Dang! Some more great ideas for me to copy!

Bill
Forum: Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 05-25-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,275
Posted By Bill Nolen
Jaye, I can only imagine what a even more...

Jaye, I can only imagine what a even more wonderful RV you would have if you were not restrained by a limited budget!

When I finish with my Scamp, it will be lucky if I even place a framed...
Forum: Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 05-24-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,275
Posted By Bill Nolen
Jaye, you are welcome. A few hours ago I viewed...

Jaye, you are welcome. A few hours ago I viewed the photos of your 1984 Scamp restoration. I thought my 1978 scamp 13 was in bad shape when I bought it...but, it was in great shape compared to the...
Forum: General Chat 05-20-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,907
Posted By Bill Nolen
The VIN on my 1978 Scamp is E847XX. The last two...

The VIN on my 1978 Scamp is E847XX. The last two numbers X'd out.

However, Scamp Co. may have totally different numbering now.

Doesn't the DOT now require a manufacture's code number at the...
Forum: General Chat 05-20-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,907
Posted By Bill Nolen
Yes Jon, I did. In fact, as of today, I have...

Yes Jon, I did. In fact, as of today, I have flagged that same ad three times!

I do wonder just country the scammers posting this ad are in? Just curiousity on my part. English is better than...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-19-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By Bill Nolen
If you are no longer using the vents, a simple...

If you are no longer using the vents, a simple cheap fix would be to removed the vent and install a plastic plate, cut to size, on the back side of the vent. Then re attach the vent.

Bill
Forum: Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 05-19-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,275
Posted By Bill Nolen
Jaye, great story about having faith in someone's...

Jaye, great story about having faith in someone's honesty.

I just have finished viewing the 1978 Scamp 13 photos that you posted many years ago at http://jayes2scamps.shutterfly.com/ .

My first...
Forum: General Chat 05-19-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,907
Posted By Bill Nolen
Oh yes, I agree! In fact, I'd be Leary...

Oh yes, I agree!

In fact, I'd be Leary taking cash to meet the seller in private.:eek:

Maybe in the lobby of the Police Station...maybe!

Bill
Forum: General Chat 05-19-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,907
Posted By Bill Nolen
Glenn, thanks for the link. I'm afraid that I...

Glenn, thanks for the link. I'm afraid that I have a very short attention span, and so I am already bored messing with this scammer!

Gordon2, thanks for the information on the shipping. i had been...
Forum: General Chat 05-19-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,907
Posted By Bill Nolen
OK, here is the latest email I received, and my...

OK, here is the latest email I received, and my reply:

"Hi again,



First of all let me say that the price is firm $2000. I also want to inform you that I am entertaining two other offers for...
Forum: General Chat 05-18-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,907
Posted By Bill Nolen
Buying a New to me Scamp!

The sun is shinning brightly on me today! i have made a great deal on a great 2003 Scamp 13!

Here is the answer that I received after replying to a RV for sale craigslist ad.

"Hello,

I...
Forum: General Chat 05-16-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill Nolen
Hummmm! I really do need to get my glasses...

Hummmm! I really do need to get my glasses checked!

I guess my eyes were hoping that you had found a super small A/C!
:D

Bill
Forum: General Chat 05-16-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill Nolen
Rob, it is looking great!:okra One...

Rob, it is looking great!:okra

One question...what is the square object in the fiberglass wall above the stove?

Bill
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-30-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By Bill Nolen
Terry, reading you message reminds me of the time...

Terry, reading you message reminds me of the time I had just bought a new sailboat. On a sailboat web site I was detailing the many modifications I had planned for the new sailboat.

An older and...
Forum: General Chat 04-28-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 20,834
Posted By Bill Nolen
The Money Pit...for obvious reasons!:eek: ...

The Money Pit...for obvious reasons!:eek:

Bill
Forum: General Chat 04-26-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,359
Posted By Bill Nolen
Darral, that's a good photo showing a nice simple...

Darral, that's a good photo showing a nice simple installation!

Bill
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-26-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,942
Posted By Bill Nolen
Problem is that unless a person is very...

Problem is that unless a person is very knowledgeable about the different type of solar panels available, it would be very easy to buy one of the old types where the slightest bit of shade lowers the...
Forum: General Chat 04-25-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,018
Posted By Bill Nolen
I have owned a 2000 w Honda Generator for several...

I have owned a 2000 w Honda Generator for several years. Never had a bit of trouble with it, and it is quite for a generator.

However, if keeping my Scamp's battery charged was my only...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Bill Nolen
Julie, since you have not received any replies or...

Julie, since you have not received any replies or suggestions, I thought I'd tell you about the Cordless Electric Kettle we use in our home. (We use a LP stove heated kettle in our RV).

It is...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-18-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By Bill Nolen
I ended up using the strap over the fridge,...

I ended up using the strap over the fridge, tighten with a turn-bolt. However, even with a piece of 3/4" plywood under the strap, I didn't think the fridge was very secure.

So, as Eddie suggested,...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-17-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bill Nolen
Thanks Joe for the information. It's nice knowing...

Thanks Joe for the information. It's nice knowing that some else has a Parallax converter...and it works OK! :)

Bill
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-17-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bill Nolen
Oh my! Gordon, that is great information! ...

Oh my! Gordon, that is great information!

Thank you very much for going over and above to furnish me with the information that I need. Thanks to your efforts I have a better understanding of the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-16-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bill Nolen
Gordon, the data plate on my power converter...

Gordon, the data plate on my power converter states in reference to the Blue Wire coming out of the converter: "Blue: 12 volt + output for all other RV 12V DC circuits except those requiring filtered...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-16-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bill Nolen
Thank you David, I'll take a look. Bill

Thank you David, I'll take a look.

Bill
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-16-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bill Nolen
Thanks Gordon for the Scamp wiring drawing. ...

Thanks Gordon for the Scamp wiring drawing.

If I am reading the drawing correctly, there are main three wires coming out of the drawing's power converter that are not going to a fixture. The black...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-16-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bill Nolen
Power Converter-Scamp wiring?

My 1978 Scamp 13 did not have a Power converter when I bought it, nor as far as I can determine none was never installed.

I have acquired a Paralax Power Components Model 3240 40 amp converter...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-15-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,359
Posted By Bill Nolen
Ha! Donna D. once again you have shown me the...

Ha! Donna D. once again you have shown me the errors of my thinking!

My wife, Donna M. is even worse than you in correcting me! :wub

Bill
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-15-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,359
Posted By Bill Nolen
Yes, that is true...but, I believe if I bought a...

Yes, that is true...but, I believe if I bought a new car today, and it had as many defects as the new Scamp that Gordon bought, it would be returned to the dealer!

Years ago a person could expect...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,359
Posted By Bill Nolen
So sad to read about the poor quality of these...

So sad to read about the poor quality of these new Scamps. Just a matter of no quality control inspections at the factory. Which is management's fault.

Sounds a lot like the poor quality of...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-09-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,420
Posted By Bill Nolen
Sharon, I understand that some small A/C's have a...

Sharon, I understand that some small A/C's have a drain hole in the bottom of the case so that condensation can drain. If the A/C is installed in a home's window it would just drain on the ground...I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-08-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,420
Posted By Bill Nolen
Sharon, here are one link that might help you. ...

Sharon, here are one link that might help you.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/i-m-adding-air-conditioning-to-my-scamp-42413.html

Many closet A/C have been installed with the vents just...
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