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Old 01-22-2022, 08:34 AM   #1
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Dear fellow FGRVers,

My wife and I have pretty much decided to sell our much modified and improved 1985 Scamp 16.
Over the years I have posted many of the features that were included in the rebuild and modifications to Frank. Called FrankenScamp due to the patchwork modifications to the original openings and the look of the unpainted shell , along with the modifications.
Connie wanted no LP within the shell and a good seal to help keep bugs etc out.
When bought the floor was rotten and the frame broken and rusted.
Out came the entire floor and a new extended front half of the frame fabricated. To reinforce the frame and the shell heavier steel tubing was used and 1 1/2" square tubing added to meet the bottom of the shell for a much more rigid structure. For more tire clearance steel wheel wells were also welded in.



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Old 01-22-2022, 08:43 AM   #2
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The front bath was added, taking advantage of the straight frame rails extending past the shell in front. This allowed a square shower pan and toilet with an under floor holding tank.



Note the reinforcements to the frame and the added tubing across the frame for the shower sill. Instead of thin sheet metal the cross member is two 3" X 1 1/2 steel tubes welded in.
The extended frame also lent itself to the mounting of the 9,000 BTU heat pump outside unit and the tankless water heater.

The air handler was mounted at the read in the overhead bulkhead tying the upper cabinets together.

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Old 01-22-2022, 09:00 AM   #3
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The new floor was fabricated from 3/4" exterior plywood and covered with fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin and tabbed to the shell, over the added steel side reinforcements to make a solid shell and floor assembly.

To add to the strength of the shell 3/4" bulkheads were glued and screwed into the shell to form the front bathroom, pantry, and closet(s).
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These bulkheads really stiffen up the shell and provide a solid attachment for the overhead cabinets which are also glued and screwed in place as well as together to form two full length beams fore and aft to stiffen the shell even more and are tied into the bulkheads and the cross beam that mounts the air handler.



The kitchen cabinets were also glued and screwed to the shell to add stiffness to the structure.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:08 AM   #4
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To add the twin beds a frame work was added (also glued and screwed to the shell and floor and braced ab reinforced)
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The utilities were added under the driver's side as space was available and without the heater and water there was room for the battery, water tank, hose reels for the potable water and the gray/black drains. To facilitate the gray/black water disposal a macerating pump was installed along with 1 1/2 drain pipe tying the gray and black together and to the pump.






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Old 01-22-2022, 09:20 AM   #5
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Many more mods to be detailer later.
The maceration pump is a quick, and neat feature when breaking camp to (Mostly empty) the holding tanks.
We decided to install the twin beds due to our age and not having to crawl over one another to take that long walk to the toilet in the middle of the night.
There is a TV with Dish setup for entertainment fastened to the bulkhead that holds the DC compressor refrigerator and convection microwave on the street side. Under this bed is an outside storage bin and some open space below as well.
FrankenScamp aslo has 300 watts of solar panels mounted on the roof and a 12 foot Fammia awning.
This camper has been coast to coast and Canada to the gulf coast over the last years, spending as much a three months traveling and visiting at a time.
We have enjoyed building and camping with Frank and have had relatively few problem.
Frank could use some work on the exterior paint and some touchup on some of the fiberglass panels scarfed in to move windows and fill in where the refrigerator, heater and water heater were mounted.
What do you all think would be a fair asking price?
If not at least someone might get some good ideas for modifications to their trailer.
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Old 01-22-2022, 11:25 AM   #6
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