This "how to" may be of interest to anyone thinking of retrofitting a front bath into a Scamp
. This may also work with other models but may take more custom fitting. The nice thing is all of the parts to put in a front bath are available directly from Scamp
. The downside is it somewhat expensive and a fair degree of work.
We bought our standard model 13 ft Scamp
new and try as we might, Scamp would not install a shower surround and floor into a standard model for some reason? So we purchased the parts ourselves and set about to the task. The parts costs as follows: surround $103, Tub/floor $153 and if you want the shurflow pump, rivets, switch and hose/connections that will add up to another $100 or so. These parts are light weight
, but for shipping purposes they are so bulky that shipping would be expensive so pickup is best if you are going to be anywhere near the factory.
Installation was relatively easy. It took us a long weekend to install the tub and surround. We had to remove the toilet (4 bolts, waterline and holding tank vent), Remove all door and trim work, pull out the carpet, paint
and seal the bare floor, cut the holes for the toilet, shower drain and window, then install the floor and surround using screws and rivets. I still haven't decided how I'm going to hook up the water and drain lines. For now we have a portable water heater so we can take it and a bucket of water into the shower stall to shower. The water will drain out the bottom through a hose connected to the shower drain and flow directly to the campsite sewer dump. My wife really likes her bathroom and since it is just the two of us the front bath/shower options really works for us.