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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-26-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By John Campbell
When my 1990 Scamp lid cracked, I simply used a...

When my 1990 Scamp lid cracked, I simply used a strip of sealing tape used for RV roofs. It has been fine for 2 years. I too had puzzled about finding the right size. My solution might not work if...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 11-03-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,005
Posted By John Campbell
One of the great joys of a simple Scamp is its...

One of the great joys of a simple Scamp is its simplicity. I am not at all envious of my friends as they go through winterizing or dewinterizing their trailers. I live in a long, cold winter area....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-20-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,959
Posted By John Campbell
I regularly tow my 13' Scamp up long and steep...

I regularly tow my 13' Scamp up long and steep upgrades in hot weather with a 4 cylinder '91 Trooper. I did initially have to watch my temperature gauge carefully, but usually managed to get up 8...
Forum: General Chat 09-03-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,250
Posted By John Campbell
I find my BAL one of the best extra purchases I...

I find my BAL one of the best extra purchases I have made for my Scamp 13. We camp in non-flat sites most of the time and it has been used every time out since we purchased it. It is certainly...
Forum: General Chat 03-31-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,098
Posted By John Campbell
Thetford also is very good at providing parts for...

Thetford also is very good at providing parts for old models. They make for easy repairs if seals and such ever do go bad.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-17-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,246
Posted By John Campbell
Seeing the flame through my sight hole has always...

Seeing the flame through my sight hole has always been difficult. I do much better listening to the sound of the early flames when it is first lit. Unless the wind is blowing, I find that a much more...
Forum: Classified Archives 01-31-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,646
Posted By John Campbell
Hi Don, I bought a 1990 13' Scamp three...

Hi Don,

I bought a 1990 13' Scamp three years ago. It is a model without bath and has no trailer brakes. The trailer was in very good condition, though the axle is getting to the age when it will...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-02-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,935
Posted By John Campbell
Stacy, I agree that you should use your...

Stacy,

I agree that you should use your trailer as you want and not worry about others. However, I should say that I use both the sink and the stove regularly. I'm in a mountainous state and...
Forum: General Chat 05-29-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,887
Posted By John Campbell
I'm late getting in on this, and must say that...

I'm late getting in on this, and must say that most of you are correct. There is no perfect time to visit Yellowstone because the park is dynamic and constantly changing. What you want to see and do...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-21-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,696
Posted By John Campbell
Jerry, One of the many Casita owners on the...

Jerry,

One of the many Casita owners on the site should be able to answer your questions. My Suburban in my Scamp has an On/Off switch on the bottom of the thermostat, and the gas valve is...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,696
Posted By John Campbell
My older Suburban furnace in my Scamp had a...

My older Suburban furnace in my Scamp had a similar problem. It generally would not light, but occasionally it would. Finally, I figured out my problem. If there was any significant current drop in...
Forum: General Chat 04-27-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,695
Posted By John Campbell
Gail, The Big Horns are my primary camping...

Gail,

The Big Horns are my primary camping site as they are just east of where I live. Highway 14 and 14a do have switchbacks and do have a few sections of 10 % grades (the signs say 10-14 miles...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 04-27-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,035
Posted By John Campbell
Yellowstone is an awesome place to visit and I'm...

Yellowstone is an awesome place to visit and I'm sure all of you coming this way will have a great time. Come to the park knowing that you won't be alone and you'll have fun. Luckily the park is...
Forum: General Chat 04-20-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,556
Posted By John Campbell
Ron, Those photos certainly make me jealous....

Ron,

Those photos certainly make me jealous. Our wildflower show in the Wyoming mountains doesn't kick in for 2-3 months. The first small Phlox have just started blooming in the sagebrush areas...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 09-17-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,468
Posted By John Campbell
For those of you contemplating a fall visit to...

For those of you contemplating a fall visit to Yellowstone via the Cody to Fishing Bridge East Entrance, you no longer have to fear being beaten apart by the road through the construction zone. ...
Forum: General Chat 08-13-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 529,197
Posted By John Campbell
I'm just back from a trailerless drive of 2000...

I'm just back from a trailerless drive of 2000 miles - from NW Wyoming to Atlanta. In that time I only saw two fiberglass trailers - one a Scamp near Nashville and a Boler in the parking lot at...
Forum: General Chat 08-13-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By John Campbell
We were at 9,000 feet in the Big Horn Mountains...

We were at 9,000 feet in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, expecting a good view of the meteor shower. Smoke from forest fires obscured the sky early in the night, but after a dramatic lightning...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-29-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,750
Posted By John Campbell
Last week I pulled brought out my bathroom scale...

Last week I pulled brought out my bathroom scale for a check of my tongue weight also and also was surprised at what I found. My 13' Scamp, with a empty tank of water tank, and furnace, fridge, and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-19-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,451
Posted By John Campbell
Byron, Your comments on errors in reported...

Byron, Your comments on errors in reported temperatures from infrared thermometers are very interesting and your credentials to make such comments are impressive. Like Patrick, I walk around my rig...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-11-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,686
Posted By John Campbell
My 1990 Scamp had had a new hitch welded on when...

My 1990 Scamp had had a new hitch welded on when I bought it and the weld had obliterated the VIN. In Wyoming, I had to apply to the state for a new VIN. Once the number was assigned to me, I stamped...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-05-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,618
Posted By John Campbell
Over the last year there seems to have been lots...

Over the last year there seems to have been lots of interest in solar panels sold by Costco and also some confusion as to what they consist of. I thought I would describe my set that arrived this...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-13-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 73,170
Posted By John Campbell
Latest eBay scam approach: The current "1998...

Latest eBay scam approach: The current "1998 Scamp Travel Trailer" (290049028498) offered on eBay uses the same description as previous scams, but has added another classy touch. He has changed all...
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,855
Posted By John Campbell
Our western mountain "cheaters" come in a...

Our western mountain "cheaters" come in a different form and bother me far more than those who stake out an extra night in the campground. The short-term stakers are not that common here because it's...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-03-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,882
Posted By John Campbell
Myron, We are short enough to fit crosswise...

Myron,

We are short enough to fit crosswise in our trailer with no problem, so this table mod is not really relevant to me. But I do want to say that I really like your drawings. They do clarify...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-22-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,834
Posted By John Campbell
John, Just this week there was a discussion...

John,

Just this week there was a discussion on the Yahoo Scampers group about elephant hide. One person reported successfully painting this wall covering. He used an undercoat with mildewcide and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-17-2006, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,954
Posted By John Campbell
Thanks Steve for the information on the draw made...

Thanks Steve for the information on the draw made by the Suburban. I was just looking through my old documents last night to see if I could find that information. The willingness of members to share...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-17-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,954
Posted By John Campbell
Dan, This is all making sense now. With each...

Dan, This is all making sense now. With each additional light turned on, the fan definitely slows down. When 3 lights burn, I must be dropping below that minimum flow that the sail switch needs to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-17-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,954
Posted By John Campbell
Bruce, I had a similar situation while out...

Bruce,

I had a similar situation while out in our first below freezing outing this fall. My Sububan furnace will not light if I have 3 of the interior DC lights burning. If I turn two of them off,...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-14-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,996
Posted By John Campbell
Stretching battery life is important to those of...

Stretching battery life is important to those of us who boondock often. Interest in LED lighting as a way to extend our time out appears to be high. Complaints about the low light level and cold...
Forum: General Chat 10-14-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,715
Posted By John Campbell
Bob, One of the things I like about the...

Bob,

One of the things I like about the MFROG forums is that there always seems to be valuable information for people at every level of experience. As a relative newcomer to fiberglass trailers, I...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-09-2006, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,030
Posted By John Campbell
John, You might be slouching more than you...

John,
You might be slouching more than you think if you are looking at a 1986 Scamp. The ceiling height in my 1990 S13 is only 5' 10". That is my height and I just brush the rat fur on top if...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-05-2006, 04:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,293
Posted By John Campbell
I am relatively new to towing in general and to...

I am relatively new to towing in general and to my Skamp in particular and am always learning from reading everyone's comments. I'm glad, however, that I didn't read all these towing posts before...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 09-11-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By John Campbell
The closing dates of campgrounds vary, but you...

The closing dates of campgrounds vary, but you can find the dates here: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/camp...yellowstone.htm (https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/camping-in-yellowstone.htm)...
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