'76 Scamp project - Fiberglass RV


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Old 02-02-2003, 10:25 PM   #1
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'76 Scamp project

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I findly have picture. I hope I don't bore you.<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3dea4012e3976scamproadside.JPG/>
There was alot of moss on the roof and side.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3deaf57de7576scampdoorside.JPG/>
This was what the door side looked liked in November.<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3dec82790bf76scampchristmas02.JPG/>
At Christmas the little trailer had to go back outside. A three foot tree is to big. The rest on the pictures are also to big. Back to the drawing board.:)



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Old 02-03-2003, 03:06 AM   #2
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Hi Pat-------Good photos.Don't worry about drawing board. I spent last two weeks there trying to get photos on.:lol2



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Old 02-03-2003, 06:44 AM   #3
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Keep 'em coming Pat!

Keep posting the photos Pat! That's one of the neatest parts of the website is watching folks transform these little fiberglass wonders into their own custom rig!

Also, if any wannebies are looking in, seeing y'all restoring these 25 year old (+) trailers should be a real inspiration!

The older rigs are living proof that molded fiberglass rigs stand the test of time!



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Old 02-03-2003, 06:52 AM   #4
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Pat, what are those plastic squares, on the sides of the front, for?

I see you've got a porch lite!

After nearly finishing ours, I can safely say: "More power to ya!"



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Old 02-03-2003, 07:00 AM   #5
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These are the two pieces of an Extase body.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3e66f8477d1yj001.jpg/>

It is the project of Yvon and Jos

They are now doing the frame.
So, there is a lot of work to do.
I'll keep you informed.



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Old 02-03-2003, 07:48 AM   #6
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OH My!!

:omy I wouldn't know where to start on either one of them. You guys are a lot braver then I am. maybe after my little redo I would consider. but not now. I'm impressed.

Lex is the bottom upside down on the top? :)



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Old 02-03-2003, 09:05 AM   #7
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I will try a few more pictures. In the middle of my last try I got can't find server. Lost everything.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3e7ce36abef76scamproof3.JPG/>
I scrubbed the roof with a cleaner and bleach and used a lot of elbow grease. There must be an easier way.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3e7de0168f376scampholeinback3.JPG/>
My guess is that the tire got hit. The fiberglass is off the back between the taillights.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3e7ff2c979176scampbooth3.JPG/>
The booth area with the top floor being removed. There is dry rot along the back and where the water tank belongs.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3e8205242a876scampbooth4.JPG/>
This is after the tile and the second is off. I am down to the factory floor.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3e82c43272476scampinfront.JPG/>
The top bunk is gone. The trailer came with the froam rubber from the cushions. The doors had expanded and some have crumbled.<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3e83e16787076scampinfrontnext.JPG/>
This is what it looks like now.



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Old 02-03-2003, 09:27 AM   #8
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Durability of Eggs +

Charles - isn't it you that once said you could leave a sprinkler going inside of a glass trailer - leave it to rot - then return to replace the wood/cloth but have everything else be fine? Here's some more living proof of that principal. I'll admit - when I was initially shopping around I was struck at the long life these things clearly have.

Pat - keep the pictures comin'. As the owner of a '72 Boler, I really like seeing restoration progress that other folks have made. I didn't take pictures showing some of the more irritating aspects of my trailer when I got it (other than the closet with the gaping hole in the side). My roof wasn't so much covered in mold as it was covered with lichens (they'd imbedded themselves in the globs of silicone caulk a previous owner had covered each and every rivet with (about 1/4" thick!!!). Also didn't take photos of the rivets which had been replaced with wood screws (poking through the outside of the trailer - the sharp points were covered with HUGE globs of caulk).

Huge hole in the back:
Myself - I'd wager a previous owner had installed a window AC unit out the back using the bumper for support.

Thomas and Janifer:
It's really not all that hard for the most part. Just a matter of patience, looking some things up, asking for a little advice, being keenly aware of your own limitations without being afraid to try something and not spending TOO much time staring at how awful it happens to look at the moment. :) My wife admitted to me (after I'd finished fixing it up) that she was pretty concerned at how awful ours looked after I dragged it home. Ours certainly doesn't look like it rolled off the factory floor yesterday - but I'm happy with how it turned out and didn't end up spending more 'fixing' than I spent on the trailer in the raw. :)

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Old 02-03-2003, 09:29 AM   #9
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Lex is the bottom upside down on the top? :)
Yes.
There is a kind of 'diary' on my web site. There are not so many photo's at the moment . Sorry, text is Dutch. :helpme
They moved the body from front to back garden.

http://members.home.nl/l.h.meuldijk/biod/y...jos/yvonjos.htm

They are awaiting spring for better weather.
It is not my kind of job either. :wak



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Old 02-03-2003, 09:50 AM   #10
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'76 scamp project

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As I said some where, be careful what you wish for you may get it. I wanted a bold project I could get involved with this winter. Woodland creatures had occuppied and died in it. I can now sit in it with my coffee without getting the creeps.

Don, the squares are roof vents Someone put in the sides and roof for ventation. This was done some time ago and three of the five are shot. The plan right now is to close the two bottom ones and I am looking for ideas for the top two on the sides. The porch light has the switch inside. Our 16ft. the switch is on the light on the outside. The wiring needs work.:)



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Old 02-03-2003, 10:06 AM   #11
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Repairing side vents

vents installed in a side wall??? Something new everyday I suppose...

Anyway - I had a similar problem when I was plugging the holes left when I pulled the water fill spout and what looked like an old furnace vent hole. In my case - these were each located inside cabinates - so I did some glass repair (to the best of my limited abilities). I could make it respectable enough looking from the outside - but they're pretty bad on the inside. Unless you're better than I at that (a distinct possibility) you might consider another option (especially since replacing the insulation might be tough).

Have you considered trying to find some sort of small window that could be installed instead? They would accomplish your REAL goal of plugging the holes left when the vents are pulled - but also serve a new and useful function and look like they belong and not a 'repair'.

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Old 02-03-2003, 10:32 AM   #12
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'76 scamp project

:wave Mike;

Yes, I have thought about putting windows in the top but can't find any yet. I thought about the insulation to, what I would be looking for is the insulation, can anyone help? The other thing would be a vinyl with the same pattern in a light color. Something that I could paint to match. Were insulation is missing, I am looking at the insulation Scamp uses now. It looks like foil covered bubble wrap. I am open to suggestion.:conf :conf :conf



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Old 02-03-2003, 10:43 AM   #13
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Insulation

I take it this scamp uses the ensolite material? (looks like foam rubber with vinyl on the surface).

That was my concern. Short of yanking a piece off from somewhere - I'm not sure where you'd get it. You might try on the Bolerama discussion group. There maybe someone there who's sourced it since Bolers use the same stuff. I suppose as a last resort - you could consider pulling a couple of pieces of the insulation from elsewhere in the trailer (in a cabinate or something) to patch where it is more visable. You might also try cutting down a piece of foam rubber to the right thickness (camping pad?) then spraying it with spray vinyl to match.

Upper holes:
portholes! Those wierd little round windows they used to stick into the 'hip' vans way back when!!! That'd look pretty cool. :)

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Old 02-03-2003, 11:19 AM   #14
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Portholes! Yes!

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Why is it that round windows are appealing?

I agree that they are (of all the other trailers we've seen pics of here, those with the round windows have always evoked a positive response)!

Hmmm. :chin Maybe I should put a porthole in the galley of my Casita. That would be pretty special!



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Old 02-03-2003, 11:35 AM   #15
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Pat

Keep those pictures coming both before and after. As Jan basically said you are a brave soul. Good on ya too! :)



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Old 02-03-2003, 11:54 AM   #16
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Mike >>you that once said you could leave a sprinkler going inside

Boy Mike, you are good. Yes, that was me. It was part of a challenge a number of years ago ... I offered to put a sprinkler inside a new Casita trailer if someone with a new traditional stick built trailer would do the same.

Part of the deal would be to let the sprinkler run for a week. Then shut the trailers up and let them mold.

My bet was that the molded fiberglass trailer would still be structurally sound ...



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Mike >>you that once said you could leave a sprinkler going inside

Boy Mike, you are good. Yes, that was me. It was part of a challenge a number of years ago ... I offered to put a sprinkler inside a new Casita trailer if someone with a new traditional stick built trailer would do the same.

Part of the deal would be to let the sprinkler run for a week. Then shut the trailers up and let them mold.

My bet was that the molded fiberglass trailer would still be structurally sound ...
Well - there's been enough photos of 70's era Bolers and Scamps in the middle of restoration that I think your point has been proved. :)

Course Pat's trailer was just like mine in that the MAJOR growth problem was on the exterior of the trailer. Yuck!

Portholes appeal:
Round trailer - round window. Makes sense to me! Those squared off side windows just don't 'fit' IMHO.

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Old 02-03-2003, 02:10 PM   #18
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round windows

like they had in the 70s in the fancy cars, or like that little metal trailer with the round port holes. how cute that one was/is. :yep I like it.



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Old 02-03-2003, 02:28 PM   #19
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Likin' it

Yeah, I like it, too. Now I just have to get up the courage to cut a hole in my Casita. I don't know if I can do that!

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Back to :chatter about Pat's Scamp Restoration, though...



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'76 Scamp project

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The air conditioner maybe the answer. There was an outlet on that end of the booth. I have seen air conditioners in the front or rear windows with legs going down to the tongue or bumper.

I first thought I would frame the hole out and put a door there. It would be to get to storage under the table. Folding chairs, folding tables, wheel chocks and other camping things. I have chucked that idea.

Scamp used the same insulation as Boler had into the 80's.

Round windows, cool, would they open. If you are talking about the ones from boat, I did't pay that much for the trailer.

Don't you love those smilies.:ola

Lex, I have looked at the pictures. It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words.



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