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Old 09-25-2021, 01:12 PM   #21
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Me I would want a slightly longer mold. I think a 20 footer would be real cool.
Funny thing, we Parkliner was building a 20 foot plug before we shut down, who knows where that thing is.
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Old 09-25-2021, 01:17 PM   #22
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I'd be in line for one! Did they have a build number? I've seen early model owners say they are like #10, and I think I've seen #001? Is there a way/place to find out what number build one has?
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Old 09-25-2021, 01:26 PM   #23
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Funny thing, we Parkliner was building a 20 foot plug before we shut down, who knows where that thing is.
I have a 16 foot scamp. And there are a number of things I would do different. But the big one would be as I said make it longer. I would probably actually build most of the 16 foot scamp design. In general I like the layout. But the bed is way to small. What I would do is to have that same layout. Then I would do something weird with the table/bed at the back. I would end the interior at the same place.

But then the shell would be 3 foot longer. I would take the extra 4 foot and have that become bed also. It would have a storage area that was accessible from the outside on the back. I would actually move the main power converter into this area. But the tanks and all would stay as is. I might have a surface for the bed come up and down to add table, but there would be no extra leg room so it would be like the serving area or something.

The scamp really does need outside storage.
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Old 09-25-2021, 01:29 PM   #24
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The build numbers were started by the owners. The only true way to know it to look through the original orders to match Vin numbers. Locating those for the second version could possibly be done through Xtream Outdoors that took ownership of Liberty Outdoors. They may still have records in the corporate office. Ahhhhh, I will tell you that #000 and #001 are very interesting units. I have worked on both of them and it was fun.
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Old 09-25-2021, 01:54 PM   #25
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Holy cow! What was fun about those 2? You helped build the Parkliner? How long were you there? are you a 'go-to' person if one (me) has a question on a 'how-to' situation? Aaron McGhee is no longer with Camping World who I understand was a 'go-to' person and helpful with the Parkliner community.
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Old 09-25-2021, 01:56 PM   #26
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Computerspook, more storage is always good. I'm glad my Parkliner has some outside storage.
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Old 09-25-2021, 01:58 PM   #27
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Holy cow! What was fun about those 2? You helped build the Parkliner? How long were you there? are you a 'go-to' person if one (me) has a question on a 'how-to' situation? Aaron McGhee is no longer with Camping World who I understand was a 'go-to' person and helpful with the Parkliner community.
actually the spelling is McGee and that would be me. I was there a long time, 😆 sorry should have said that earlier I try to help, at the moment there is a few things going on in the back ground but hopefully soon I can explain more and be back in a position to be more help.
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:22 PM   #28
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Well again "Holy Cow!". So now the "AmcGee" makes a whole lot of sense. Thank you for the help you've provided and I hope that your background things resolve in your favor.
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:25 PM   #29
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Well again "Holy Cow!". So now the "AmcGee" makes a whole lot of sense. Thank you for the help you've provided and I hope that your background things resolve in your favor.
I also hope for the best, but in the end I am sure that atleast a few people will be happy with what is going on.
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Old 09-25-2021, 03:11 PM   #30
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Mercies to you in your future look.

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Old 09-25-2021, 03:27 PM   #31
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Mercies to you in your future look.

Thank you so much.
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Old 09-26-2021, 11:16 PM   #32
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Was looking around on Facebook when I noted this ad:


https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...2-8fbf2f298fbb


Apparently some one in Winston Salem, NC has molds to make a Scamp or Boler clone! Says it is a 12' mold. Apparently they have produced a few, tho I have not seen one myself. Mostly Casitas and Scamps around here. I'm only a few miles from Winston, tempted to go look.



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I would love to get hold of one set of hand laid hull + interior and build it up myself. Would not be interested in building more. I would lay up a lot for sale if I had the molds. I bet there are people out there who would do the same. Imagine, instead of buying a 30 year old junker to renovate, start with a new hull. Be a lot less money than some have paid for what they have.
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Old 09-27-2021, 05:55 AM   #33
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I would love to get hold of one set of hand laid hull + interior and build it up myself. Would not be interested in building more. I would lay up a lot for sale if I had the molds. I bet there are people out there who would do the same. Imagine, instead of buying a 30 year old junker to renovate, start with a new hull. Be a lot less money than some have paid for what they have.

Well maybe sell it with a good trailer and the light and brake wiring.
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Old 09-27-2021, 06:49 AM   #34
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“Hand laid”? Now you’re talking big money.
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Old 10-28-2021, 05:09 PM   #35
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Well, they are now sold. Someone is now in the FG business.
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Old 10-29-2021, 09:33 PM   #36
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Fiberglass Mold

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“Hand laid”? Now you’re talking big money.


As opposed to chopper gun it is worth the extra work. However, there are other methods. Material is cheap if you buy surplus pre-preg from let's say Boeing. Cheap because they have to dispose of it by curing and chipping up, whether out of date or surplus. Not for everyone, but if you know what you are doing it is worth it. Build a much stronger product that way Better if you have access to autoclave time.
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Old 10-30-2021, 07:23 AM   #37
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As opposed to chopper gun it is worth the extra work..
If you’re selling trailers, work is money, and it’s only worth the extra cost if your buyers can afford it.

There are many very, very good things in the world that are way out of my league. I’d love to have a hand-laid kevlar kayak, for example, but instead I have a couple of plastic ones, at about one-tenth the cost. They’re heavier and not as rigid, but they have taken me where I wanted to go on the water for over two decades, including several multi-day trips on Lake Powell.

I could possibly build my own- I helped lay up a C2 back when I was in Explorer Scouts- but at this point in life I’d rather spend my time on the water, not in the garage.

You sound like you’re talking about a hobbyist project. I’m thinking about commercial production, and I am questioning the economic viability of hand-laid fiberglass for something as large as a travel trailer. It will be crazy expensive, with a correspondingly limited market. But of course, very nice!

The idea of using excess material from a large manufacturer is interesting, but it seems like you’d need to set up shop nearby, and you’d be at their mercy in terms of your primary supply chain.
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Old 11-01-2021, 10:40 PM   #38
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Hand lay up.

Quote "You sound like you’re talking about a hobbyist project. I’m thinking about commercial production, and I am questioning the economic viability of hand-laid fiberglass for something as large as a travel trailer. It will be crazy expensive, with a correspondingly limited market. But of course, very nice!

The idea of using excess material from a large manufacturer is interesting, but it seems like you’d need to set up shop nearby, and you’d be at their mercy in terms of your primary supply chain."



A 10' trailer body as opposed to a 36' boat? Easy if you have the mold.

Work? Yes, but well worth it not to have a choppered body. Which, by the way, is not much less work.

Limited market? As many people who live close enough that want to participate. You lay up all the hulls and then draw lots.
You can ship material anyway you want, anywhere you want, by land or air in dry ice or refrigerated.

Seeing as prepreg from an aircraft manufacturer are made to pretty strict specs, it is great material. All you need to do is match like resins so the cure is the same. You could build your trailer for intergalactic travel .
I am lucky enough to know where and how to get it and also how to lay it up and cure it.

Now I have me thinking....
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