Hello the Fire,
I am the proud new owner of a 1987 Scamp
16' and am just starting to attempt to figure things out. My first project was go get the brakes
operating, and I spent a full day figuring out what turned out to be a 10 minute fix, but did get it done. Now that I have brakes
and the bearings are repacked, I have spent a day inside and have lots of questions.
It has water heater, shower and stool, but I have figured out there are some differences in specs between it and the newer models. The fresh water tank holds less than 10 gallons and I am guessing the grey water holds about the same. Have not checked the black water yet. I am guessing that the small tanks were either just what they started making and/or were all that the 2000# axle
could handle. I am planning on having the axle
replaced with a 3500#, so am wondering about replacing tanks with larger ones. Anyone have any experience with this?
It has an electric only 1500 watt water heater. I have a 1000 watt Honda generator
so thought I would just replace the heating element with a 750 watt from Home Depot, but when I took off the cover plate I discovered what I considered an unusual setup. Instead of the submerged heating element as in a conventional electric water heater, there is a metal "tube" which extends into the water heater tank that is open to the outside and the element resides, dry, inside the tube. It is made by General Processing and is a model 1-6-c. A Google search did not develop anything. Anyone have any experience here?
It has a Shurflo Model 200-210-39 demand pump. The pump produces a good water flow and will shut off, but only after running "too" long. I know the newer pumps can be adjusted for cut out pressure but I cannot find any such adjustment on this pump, but then I was standing on my head, balancing with my left elbow and looking with a mirror. Thought I would again look for any experience, before I pull the pump out.
It has what I assume is the original 3-way refrig and I have determined that it works on 110v and gas. Still need to test the 12 Volt.
Well, I see I have probably overdone a "newbie" intro already, so will quit.
Thanks to anyone with any help.