Originally Posted by Lowpaidnurse
I recently purchased a 1995 Scamp 16 ft travel trailer. As of this moment, everything works. I have a toilet and would like to incorporate a shower. I've been reading a lot of the forums. My Scamp is not equipped with a hot water heater either. I want to know if these are possible. I am new to the world of RVing. I can do metalwork, but woodworking is not my strongpoint. I do know how to repair and install fiberglass
(thanx to the Marine Corps). I do intend to replace all the current cabinets with plywood that I will stain and finish myself. I replaced the table in my Scamp with one I made from plywood. It's an amateur job but it will do for now. I've attached pictures of the table before and after. I've since tackled the bathroom door as well. Curtains and upholstery I can do myself. I want to know if the mods I want to do are possible. If I want to install a microwave
, will I have to change my converter box as well as the breaker box? Any and all information is welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Christine, A couple of pictures would help our understanding. Until then I'm going to make some assumptions.
We have a 1991 Scamp we purchased last year that looks similar to yours with kitchen counters on each side, a side bathroom across from the door and a front couch.
If my understanding of your trailer is correct, the hot water heater would be typically located under the sink cabinet. If there ever was a hot water heater you will find a grill or cut out on the outside of the trailer in this area. Mine had a cutout and I reinstalled the hot water heater. (Am I correct in assuming that your sink faucet has two handles, a hot and a cold?)
It sounds like you have a side bathroom across from the entrance door. Usually the side bathrooms have a built in boat shower (wet shower). If your's does there will be a drain in the floor and a dual handle faucet on the wall.
The breaker box is located under the kitchen sink. Ours had two breakers in it. There is room for four 15 amp breakers. We purchased a couple of breakers at Lowes and wired some additiona outlets into the trailer. You can add one for a microwave. We have chosen not to have a microwave, wanting the space instead. It's not necessary to change the breaker box but wise to add additional breakers to it.
The converter box, the device that converts AC to 12 volts does not need any modification for running the microwave. Microwaves run on 110 VAC and converters produce 12 volts from AC.
You can see most of our mods under Preparing a 1991 Scamp in the Modifications section of this site. Unfortunately I did not show the breaker box but I did add a number of outlets once I expanded the breaker box.
I really be happy to explain in more detail what I know about our Scamp 16.