Howdy! Some of you will remember I've had a leaking fantastic fan ever since I picked up my Scamp
13 Deluxe from the factory 5 yrs ago. I've returned to the factory twice and they had resealed it, I've had 2 different boat restorers also reseal it here in FL and nothing has helped. One Deluxe owner posted pix of the AC screws having penetrated the roof causing what looked to be the exact same leak location and pattern as mine. I apologize I can't remember who that member was. I decided enough was enough and made a 3rd trip back to the factory to find out exactly what was going on and that it be fixed properly. Turns out for a short time period they were installing the fantastic fans differently thinking it was better. So they removed my fan entirely, made some cuts and adjustments, replaced the rotted wood trim, reinstalled the fan and like magic no leaks! I spent 18 days and 5100 miles on the road in all kinds of weather and she is now dry as a bone. We did Lake Superior's North Shore all the way to Canada, Caves in Kentucky, River Tubing in NC, it was an amazing trip but best part is finally no leak! I can't believe all the changes Scamp
has made in 5 yrs. Different axle
, screen door, double tail lights
, front exterior lights
, max fan, diff AC manufacturer, even a new gelcoat process that stays shiny longer! Picked up some goodies for my baby like new snap caps, decals, spare tire cover, footpad for front jack etc. Before I left I had 2 new Maxxis tires
installed and I am so happy with their performance on all kinds of roads most of them awful. Way less bounce I wasn't picking stuff up off the floor every time we stopped. Trailer was even more stable with semis all around etc. The trip was fantastic and fruitful so can't ask for anything more. On a side note, MN State Parks are now 100% reserveable so we weren't able to camp in any on the North Shore as they were booked solid. We used the Casino CG in Grand Portage which was very nice on the Lake, and then we had to travel all the way to Duluth to a Private CG. Anyway, I can now close this chapter on the leaking Fantastic Fan!