Scamp ice box relacement. - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2021, 06:23 PM   #1
Member
 
Name: Tom
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Indiana
Posts: 41
Scamp ice box relacement.

Has anyone found a drop in replacement 12v/110v refrigerator to replace the standard Scamp ice box?

I'd sure appreciate information on this mod if you have done it.
FlyboyTJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 07:31 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Name: Scott
Trailer: Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 23
i replaced my icebox with a dometic 3 way fridge. it aint quite “drop in”. its a fair amount of work. think mine took about 15 hours total to do. i made a sort of instructional video.
https://youtu.be/RMopLs5-neI
Scott Corsair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:11 PM   #3
Member
 
Name: rj
Trailer: currently shopping
Colorado
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott Corsair View Post
i replaced my icebox with a dometic 3 way fridge. it aint quite “drop in”. its a fair amount of work. think mine took about 15 hours total to do. i made a sort of instructional video.
https://youtu.be/RMopLs5-neI
Heh, now I know who made that helpful video. Here's hoping I don't have to replace mine anytime soon.
funkgun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
Posts: 7,995
Registry
A Danfoss Compressor fridge would be the best and easiest replacement.
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 10:00 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Name: Scott
Trailer: Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by funkgun View Post
Heh, now I know who made that helpful video. Here's hoping I don't have to replace mine anytime soon.

haha, it was defiantly not easy, if I had to do it again it would go way faster. Also if I planned on installing one when I started the restoration it would of been waaaay easier. I was pretty much done with the scamp and my parents decided to surprise me with that dometic fridge as a gift. Glad I have it now. It's nice being able to leave it on 12v when towing and having the option od 120v at camp sites and propane when boondocking.


but if you already have one in place it's a pretty easy swap, it's adding the electrical and gas is what is time consuming.
Scott Corsair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2021, 07:47 AM   #6
Member
 
Name: Tom
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Indiana
Posts: 41
I don't want the gas option as I can't bear to cut a hole in my scamp. The frig wit a Danfoss compressor is what I'm searching for and I want one with the correct dimensions to slide in the icebox opening.
FlyboyTJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2021, 07:35 AM   #7
Member
 
Name: Martin
Trailer: 1993 CASITA 16SD
Texas
Posts: 76
I've been using an Engel for the past two years. I mostly boondock so it runs off my solar setup. It's so efficient if I'm not careful it will freeze my food. In fact, I never turn it off and it's merrily running away out there at 37 degrees as I write this. I don't understand why they aren't standard since they don't cost much more than the Dometic 3-ways.
CASITA BANANA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2021, 07:52 AM   #8
Member
 
Name: Tom
Trailer: Scamp 16'
Indiana
Posts: 41
thanks for the reply. I am leaning toward a top opening cooler/frig. What model Engel did you get, and do you keep it in the Scamp refrigerator space. A picture would be appreciated if it's not to much trouble.
FlyboyTJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2021, 08:58 AM   #9
Member
 
Name: Martin
Trailer: 1993 CASITA 16SD
Texas
Posts: 76
It's a cabinet style, built in to replace the Dometic 3-way that never did much cooling for the amount of LP it would consume. You can see what they've got at engelcoolers.com
CASITA BANANA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2021, 09:11 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: Scott
Trailer: Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by CASITA BANANA View Post
I've been using an Engel for the past two years. I mostly boondock so it runs off my solar setup. It's so efficient if I'm not careful it will freeze my food. In fact, I never turn it off and it's merrily running away out there at 37 degrees as I write this. I don't understand why they aren't standard since they don't cost much more than the Dometic 3-ways.

wow, really wish I knew about these when I was looking for a replacement. Looks way better than the dometic. Also having a real compressor is nice. Oh well, it's too late now. Out of all the googling I did all I ever came up with was the dometic, norcold and vintage trailer supply had a kit to convert vintage iceboxs for period correct restorations. So glad there are better options out there.
Scott Corsair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2021, 10:54 AM   #11
Junior Member
 
Name: Iris
Trailer: Scamp
California
Posts: 14
I have a 1 cubic foot Smad 110 and 12v refridge. Has gone in easy.
Iris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2021, 10:57 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Name: Iris
Trailer: Scamp
California
Posts: 14
I have a 1 cubic foot Smad 110 and 12v refridge. Has gone in easy. Might be able to I have a 1.4 ft.³ one. I’m working with my solar details. The refrigerator is small but I’m able to put everything that I need in it. Sure beats going out for ice every two days. Right now I haveWood framing the outside holding it in place. It seems to be working, the overtime I might make a pretty frame for it. It’s very quiet. Cant hear it at all.
Iris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2021, 02:26 PM   #13
Member
 
Name: Martin
Trailer: 1993 CASITA 16SD
Texas
Posts: 76
Engel appears to no longer make mine. Norcold has a couple 12/120v on Amazon.
CASITA BANANA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2021, 02:45 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 10,380
Registry
Truck Fridge also makes a number of small 12V compressor fridges. You have to measure the space carefully to see what will fit.
Jon in AZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eggcamper, scamp


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
axle relacement Wade the K Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11 08-12-2016 10:19 AM
13' scamp replacing Ice box with AC Fridge Tim G Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 8 06-17-2013 11:01 PM
Relacement awning fabric problem Janb313 Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 7 04-04-2013 06:06 PM
Ice ice baby - an alternative to traditional a/c or hocus pocus? glamourpets Modifications, Alterations and Updates 24 02-02-2013 09:38 AM
Ice box in a Scamp 13 joehung Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 13 10-05-2008 06:55 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.