Hi everybody! I just bought my first Scamp
a few months ago and so far had two shakedown short trips in her. My 12 year-old son races BMX, and in Feb. we went to Reno, and last week we went to Redmond OR. on three day trips. In Reno we found out the Gas system was inoperable, and found that a single mantle lantern could keep her warm in 20 degree weather! In Redmond, we found that my skylight leaks
, and that my six foot 275 lb rotund frame can really fit in one of those bottom bunks! lol. Replaced the regulator, replaced the electrical
load center with one from a MUCH bigger trailer, added a few outlets, both 12 and 120 volts.
Also, pulled up the carpets, put an oak engineered floor in, replaced the upper cabinet doors with plywood/cork picture frames from Walmart, replaced the closet door with a framed chalkboard so my kid can leave me messages during the inevitable comings and goings at races, replaced the lower cabinet doors and the drawer front with stainless steel sheet (WAAAAY coool!) and replaced the icebox with a mini fridge
. I also placed a 12 volt constant duty computer vent fan under the cabinet to vent the warm air from the fridge
out of the camper.
The best bit of engineering is the shower. I pulled up the fiberglass seats in dinette, bought a 30x30 fiberglass shower pan, drilled a hole for the drain with a hole saw, fiber-glassed the raw edges of the OSB where the drain ran through, and cut the dinette seats in a contour that fit inside of the shower pan. That gives me a 28x30 shower pan where i can sit on a plastic stool, and my wife and kid can stand. The Water heater is one of these: Camp Chef HWDS Triton Portable Gas Powered Hot Water Heater - Walmart.com
and the rigging is simple. The hot water heater is connected to the city water inlet on the trailer, and the shower head you see in the picture is attached to the inside end of the city supply. the hose is long enough to reach through counter top and the vinyl shower curtain, but normally sits by the sink, kind of like the pull out feature on a fancy home kitchen sink. Hot water for dishes OR a shower!. Cold water comes from bottles or the trailer tank.
Someone was asking about a porch light
. My solution for indoor and outdoor lighting
came from a close out sale at Walmart. For $30 I bought a set of landscaping 12 volt led lights
. It included two spotlights and four regular lights
. For another six bucks, I bought some waterproof cigarette lighter plugs in the boating section. One was drilled and wired through the closet by the door, and I epoxied an old car phone charger to the plastic base of the light
. I can plug the light
in when we stop and turn it on, or seal the plug for the road. The other nice thing is that the spotlights on a 15 foot cord give me lots of light
to set up camp! I use the other lights
in the trailer in outlets instead of the old high energy use auto lamps. Plenty enough to read or cook by.
I got lots of cool ideas from this site--I hope my solutions can help too!