Greetings! I recently paid $100 for a 13' 1985 Scamp
, no-bathroom version! It is structurally sound, though I had yet to move it anyplace because the tires
are flat and need replacing, but the interior I needs renovation
. So far I have cleaned the walls and ceiling and painted a coat of BIN primer. There is so much more to do! But I am very excited to renovate and possibly design new interior elements to customize it to the max! I had never even heard of these, or laid my eyes on one, before I found my Scamp
. I do have many many questions for y'all. So here goes:
1- MISSING TITLE
: My Scamp
was abandoned by a former tenant after he was forced abruptly to move out after another housemate filed an assault complaint, claiming he had behaved violently towards her, and so a restraining order was put into effect. The court gave the guy 30 days to return to the premises, accompanied by a police officer, to retrieve any and all his belongings. Apparently, 3 months later he hadn't returned or removed anything, so the residence owner filed a letter with the court requesting that his belongings be declared "abandoned". I have seen this letter, which is notorized, but I had not seen any other pertinent documents. So my question is: HOW DO I GO ABOUT SECURING A NEW TITLE
, IN MASSACHUSETTS, FOR AN "ABANDONED" SCAMP" IS IT POSSIBLE? HOW LONG MIGHT IT TAKE? WHAT MIGHT I NEED TO SUBMIT TO GET A NEW TITLE
OFFICIATED IN MY OWN NAME?
2- I don't know the exact year of my Scamp, but it has the same original (ugly!) orange/brown/yellow knit fabric covering the cushions as the 1985 Scamp I saw photos of on Pinterest. But also, I noticed, the windows
on all the other Scamps I am seeing on the internet (through Google, etc.) have different type windows
; mine has old-school style parallel glass panels, like shingles; an interior knob is turned to wind them open or shut. Does anyone know if these can be replaced with the newer style Scamp replacement windows
? Is the size exactly the same?
3- there is a metal lined hole in the floor in front of the right side couch/ledge/lower bunk seat, like for a pole to fit and stand up secured straight. I cannot figure out what that is for. There was no pole to fit it and I cannot see it in any photos online of other similar Scamps. In most of these, the poles to support upper bunk bed are inserted/secured to the lower ledge. So what is it for? Is it just an earlier version of the bunk support base? Anyone know?
I have alot of other questions for y'all... but I'll leave you with that much for now... I never imagined I'd acquire one of these but I am so enthusiastic to revamp it. An added bonus here is that I live year-round on Martha's Vineyard Island as a renter (a do not own my own home). In the summer months the rents are so expensive that many of us renters are forced to "beg, borrow and steal" just to put roofs over our heads... couch-surfing is standard... but many of the home-owners who we hang out with at our local venue, The Ritz, actually rent their OWN homes because monies collected from vacationing tenants like, well, President Obama, or Bill Clinton, or Keith Richards, are such that thay can afford to take long winter vacations themselves come January, when this place can be pretty brutal and dull, fostering alcoholics out of single men who weren't able to procure a girlfriend before the first frost (resident single men outnumber single woman nearly 2 to 1! Poor dudes...).be So the Scamp will a very welcome abode, parked on my mother's property, during this outrageously expensive "on-season". So I intend on renovating the appliances as well so that general living requirements can be conveniently met. Its so beautiful her when weather is warm, the beaches are extraordinary... so the limited space in the Scamp is no issue for me, as I find myself outdoors most of the time, anyway. So cheers everyone! I welcome any advice, information, or insights pertaining to my questions. I really KNOW NOTHING. But I am great with power tools and as an artist, revamping this baby with be a blast for me. Thanks and Happy Scamping!