Another lesson learned
We are in Jekyll Island and loving it.
Met Bob and Mary face-to-face and what a delight.
Much informative info exchanged and hopefully I absorbed most of it to long term memory.
New lesson learned and another Bat Dude science project on deducing source of water/rain leakage into under fridge
New semi-costly lesson learned is to drop one leg of awning
to drain off water from the wonderful Fiamma 45s awning
we had added to our 16' Scamp
Bob suggested best to leave one leg a bit down so water runs off with rain. DUH a day late and a dollar $ short on that one. Woke up with what I assumed light
drizzling rain with an OMG very loud THUNK. DW suggested a tree branch and fallen and hit the to of the Scamp
(time check 0:14) so not quite ready to jump up and take a look.
At first light
it was clear awning
had partially collapsed and the center support arm has bent beyond saving. The left support leg had also popped off and was laying in the sand.
I was readily able to remove the Fiamma 45s bracket and re-install the support leg, however the center support was history.
OK relative newbie and operator error.
Called Fiamma after Scamp
indicated I should contact them directly.
At 08:02 this AM I called them (they are based in Orlando, FL.) and the person who answers indicated the part would be $59.00 (or so) and shipping $15 for 2 day service. Google Fiamma USA if you need parts.
OK the other issue that we have had since day 1q with our new Scamp 16' is that the fridge
access vents leak water.
This results in the under fridge
storage area being perpetually wet.
Thanks to Bob who loaned a small electric cube heater I was able to dry this out. This is not the result of blowing rain from on the road travel, but also from drainage down the side of the Scamp.
While our Scamp is a bit dirty with road dirt from travel this was great- liker smoke in a wind tunnel.
Earlier this AM I carefully looked at this issue and noted that the dirt streaks were not stopping at the seams as assumed (already added foam insulation strips to stop water) but running past the seam and down along the open vents that are angled in towards the fridge area.
OK Bob's suggestion of adding EZE RV Gutter.
this seem like the best solution running it at the top and along the front so whil driving it will drain away. Available in 10' sections as well as 50' rolls.
I did contact Scamp but Kent Everland replied
"Do you have the new style plastic refrigerator
vents or the old style steel vents? The only solution I would have is replacing the vents, if they are leaking through the vent itself."
Since this is a new 2014 Scamp it has the plastic vents.
I am now assuming the EZE RV Gutter will be the answer.
New lessons learned also on cheap-light weight
"Stinky Slinky" hose.
Went to drain the "Tinkle tank" this AM and the original light weight
blue drain hose from Scamp resulted in an OMG that is a lawn soaker hose experience. It leaked all over with what apparently are now pin holes all along it.
Now have new RhonoFlex sewer hoses and a Y so both the gray and Black water can drain w/o swapping hoses every 2 days.
OH in case any one wants to know...
We still Love our Scamp.
Still on the learning curve...