So I have my baby (the Scamp) on the road. She's not finished but what a trooper she is. After my auto mechanic wired up my new running lights
- thanks Chuck for speedy service - checked and did some frame strengthening and approved the tires
and bearings we hit the road. We are near Mountainair NM today. I have taken her on an 1100 mile journey. (Whew)
We certainly have had some adventures - when the auto mechanic first plugged her new 7 point electric plug into the van - the van quickly filled with smoke! Not only did I have to install a new master cylinder and shocks now we needed to rewire the van. I felt that I couldn't win for losing! My kindhearted auto mechanic struck a deal for my friend Al to make a delivery to a nearby town and did the wiring job in exchange.
We took off without a complete floor, a door that would not stay closed and a leaky roof. Al helped to close up the hole in the floor and bough a replacement lockset now i have keys which we installed but won't work right until we get the door fixed but it helps.After a very cold and leaky hail storm - I finally tackled the roof. The silicone pealed off in sheets. I could see some butyl tape. My roof is ugly - I'm rather disappointed. Taking into account time location and budget we decided to use the ProFlex that I had already bought. Though it sets off my asthma and I have to ask Al for help. We managed to get a good seal around the escape hatch and over all of the PO screw holes. It has dried for two days and we will apply another coat today. I'm not showing pictures because I think that it is ugly.
My auto mechanic, before we left, rigged up a watertight temporary fix to my ghetto window (sorry its no longer red neck because there is no duct tape now). I have more time to research, save money and get my windows
I would really like to make a front end dinette using the Scamp factory table hardware. I think it would give me more options which I like.
will have to happen someday - but I have scrubbed the inside with Simple Green and at least it is clean. The outside had been washed early on with Dawn dish washing liquid - which let me know that the red color runs from the old Scamp stickers.
My kitchenette is functional - tho I only had the water pump running one time for a few seconds. I will be using my hiking stoves until I can afford an Origo 2000 to install.
The old cushions had to be trashed because of mold and my health issues (darn couldn't wash and save them)
At least she feels like home! It's nice to be living in and with the Scamp. I'm learning what is important and beginning to have a sense of routine that has been missing in my life for quite some time.
I painted the table white and hand stitched a couple placemats and pillow covers out of thrift store fabric.....and not only did my travel buddy Al come to give some support but I also was gifted with my new to me travel buddy Ozzie!