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Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-09-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,756
Posted By John & BJ S.
Run, Don't Walk THE OTHER DIRECTION!!! This has...

Run, Don't Walk THE OTHER DIRECTION!!! This has every marking of a scam!
Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-07-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,756
Posted By John & BJ S.
The blocks were the attach points for my original...

The blocks were the attach points for my original canoe rack. I used it for about 3 years before adding a front receiver to the pickup so that I could load the boats forward on the pickup instead....
Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-06-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,756
Posted By John & BJ S.
I towed our 2010 19' Deluxe with a 6 cylinder...

I towed our 2010 19' Deluxe with a 6 cylinder Tacoma for most of its life including a trip to Alaska. Finally bought a new truck and the fit with the Scamp was the primary factor. Our Scamp has a 3...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-22-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,733
Posted By John & BJ S.
We looked for you! Turk says thanks! Sent...

We looked for you! Turk says thanks!

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Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-22-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,733
Posted By John & BJ S.
Thought those that weren't able to attend would...

Thought those that weren't able to attend would like to see a bit of the NOG from a dog's point of view in today's blog post...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-01-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,294
Posted By John & BJ S.
I used the wheel adapters made for the Casita kit...

I used the wheel adapters made for the Casita kit and welded a bolt for the upper mount when I installed shocks. Out of all the mods I've done, by far my favorite. Changed the tow experience...
Forum: General Chat 12-10-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By John & BJ S.
The Maricopa County Parks are often highly...

The Maricopa County Parks are often highly regarded but since we live in East Mesa we've only camped at them a couple times.

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Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-26-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,063
Posted By John & BJ S.
Google RVSue. She lives full-time in a Casita and...

Google RVSue. She lives full-time in a Casita and publishes her costs.

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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-26-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By John & BJ S.
I'm sitting in mine right now, but I'm...

I'm sitting in mine right now, but I'm boondocking hundreds of miles from home and don't have a tape measure :( I'm not sure that the dimension in the deluxe would be the same as the standard version...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-24-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,528
Posted By John & BJ S.
Scamp lifts (especially 19's) are very common....

Scamp lifts (especially 19's) are very common. The typical solution is to weld a spacer between the frame and the axle mounts. Photos of my lift are on my blog...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-14-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,993
Posted By John & BJ S.
I've driven the Davis Dam grade multiple times in...

I've driven the Davis Dam grade multiple times in the past 18 months, both with and without my Scamp 19 since I was helping a friend build a whitewater dory...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-09-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 74,397
Posted By John & BJ S.
Just to add a bit of complexity, Norm, I run a...

Just to add a bit of complexity, Norm, I run a 14" Kumho 857 in a 205R14C size for our spare. It's the same outside diameter and load rating as the Vanco 15" tires. Both the Kumho and the Continental...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-09-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 74,397
Posted By John & BJ S.
The rest of our info is already in the...

The rest of our info is already in the spreadsheet. We're running Continental Vanco tires in the 215/70R15 size. They're a D range LT type tire.

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Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-03-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 74,397
Posted By John & BJ S.
Tow Vehicle - 2001 Toyota Tacoma Doublecab - 3.4...

Tow Vehicle - 2001 Toyota Tacoma Doublecab - 3.4 V6
14.5 mpg towing / 19.5 mpg otherwise
Scamp 19 Deluxe
3500 lbs gross if I'm careful / 650 tongue load
15" D rated LT tires
tow at 58 - 65 mph
Forum: General Chat 01-30-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By John & BJ S.
We'll be there Monday.

We'll be there Monday.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 01-24-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,451
Posted By John & BJ S.
The simple answer, Cyndi, is because the TRUCK...

The simple answer, Cyndi, is because the TRUCK rides so much better when towing the trailer after the shock installation. Any 'chucking' from the trailer is essentially eliminated.

Sent from my...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-02-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,212
Posted By John & BJ S.
My Scamp is plugged in whenever it's in the...

My Scamp is plugged in whenever it's in the garage.

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Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-02-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,212
Posted By John & BJ S.
Darral - One of the first mods I did when we got...

Darral - One of the first mods I did when we got our Scamp was to install the Charge Wizard on the Progressive Dynamics converter. Love it, and that I don't have to hunt for another piece of...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-27-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,407
Posted By John & BJ S.
Buy a measuring tape

The BigFoot (I'm waiting for a tandem axle with winter kit to come available) 5th wheel was designed decades before truck designers decided that bedrails should be placed at eye level. We've enjoyed...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-22-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By John & BJ S.
Get an accurate scale weight on the trailer,...

Get an accurate scale weight on the trailer, loaded for use. Compare that axle weight with the maximum load capacity on your 13 inch tires, and then go get some that have a reasonable amount of...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-22-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By John & BJ S.
Congrats on your Scamp 19. I know we're partial,...

Congrats on your Scamp 19. I know we're partial, but we really like ours. Get some good tires on it and enjoy!

BTW, what are you using for your tow vehicle?
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-16-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,451
Posted By John & BJ S.
Back from a tour through the Arizona Strip and...

Back from a tour through the Arizona Strip and Zion National Park...

I'm glad that the installation meets with your approval for what it's worth, but I'm not sure what pictures you looked at. The...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,451
Posted By John & BJ S.
I'm out on a trip through the Arizona Strip &...

I'm out on a trip through the Arizona Strip & Zion right now. The first meaningful trip since I installed the shocks on the Scamp. HUGE improvement!

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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By John & BJ S.
I'm super pleased with how this project turned...

I'm super pleased with how this project turned out. Amazingly, it was one of the easiest, if not the easiest, mods that I've done to date. All the gory details are posted in today's blog post...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-02-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By John & BJ S.
I was surprised how quickly there was a high...

I was surprised how quickly there was a high degree of consensus. Donna, you'll want to get the blog post on Wednesday for the secret details.

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Forum: Classified Archives 11-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,339
Posted By John & BJ S.
How to sneak this into the garage when BJ isn't...

How to sneak this into the garage when BJ isn't looking? I'm about maxed out on the Scamp - time for a new project! (One can dream, right?)
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,680
Posted By John & BJ S.
But 5th wheels are so stable to tow...

But 5th wheels are so stable to tow...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By John & BJ S.
We hung both #9 and #15 in the Scamp and then...

We hung both #9 and #15 in the Scamp and then went with #9 because it worked better with the stock cushions, etc. A complete blog post will be published the afternoon of November 5th, but in the mean...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-26-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By John & BJ S.
I went to Posterbrain as well thanks to Jon's...

I went to Posterbrain as well thanks to Jon's research. Mine are 46.6 x 20 and two of them cost me $70 including shipping w the matt laminate. Apparently the shipping is per order rather than per...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-25-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By John & BJ S.
Interesting concept. I'll have to ask my friends...

Interesting concept. I'll have to ask my friends at SmartFilm that tinted the Scamp windows.

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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-25-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By John & BJ S.
Actually, when combined with responses on the...

Actually, when combined with responses on the blog and Facebook, it looks like 9 (which BJ likes) and 15 (which I like) are leading the pack.

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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,227
Posted By John & BJ S.
Changing Refrigerator Doors - Need Help

I'm swiping a concept from Jon Vermilye - going to use a laminated photo to dress up the fridge doors. The only catch is which photo to use? I've just published a blog post...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 09-21-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,311
Posted By John & BJ S.
We often use Walmart when traveling (as opposed...

We often use Walmart when traveling (as opposed to camping) and other free resources, but I avoid truck stops and lower 48 rest stops because of the noise.

It's interesting to note Dan's...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-21-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,157
Posted By John & BJ S.
A link to my blog is in my signature line if...

A link to my blog is in my signature line if you're reading this in a web browser. I've discovered the app doesn't show signature lines :-( Blog address is https://justfinding.blogspot.com

Sent...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-20-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,157
Posted By John & BJ S.
Found a couple photos from last summer's Alaska...

Found a couple photos from last summer's Alaska trip that shows the T bar in use. Others are on the blog around mid June, 2013
...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-20-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,157
Posted By John & BJ S.
The Taco has a 2" front receiver that I got from...

The Taco has a 2" front receiver that I got from eTrailer. I then built a three piece T bar - stinger with a pocket, upright, and cross bar with a pocket.

I'll see if I can find a picture.

Sent...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,451
Posted By John & BJ S.
I got a note from Jim at Orbital this morning...

I got a note from Jim at Orbital this morning after he saw the installation pictures on the blog (https://justfinding.blogspot.com/2014/09/shocking.html?m=0). He noted that the plates were designed...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-19-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,451
Posted By John & BJ S.
Thanks, Frank! Mike - I'm sure you're going...

Thanks, Frank!

Mike - I'm sure you're going to love the Orbital kit on your trailer. It was all of the positive comments from the Casita crowd that convinced me it was time to get it done.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-19-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,451
Posted By John & BJ S.
Donna - I'd love to come to the Spring NOG but...

Donna - I'd love to come to the Spring NOG but it's too early right now for me to start planning. Hoping to extend our stay in the Northwest next year so that I can attend the Wooden Boat Festival in...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,451
Posted By John & BJ S.
I was just noting the dates for the Fall NOG and...

I was just noting the dates for the Fall NOG and wishing there was a way. Hope you all have a wonderful time. Already dreaming of places to go and things to do in the Northwest next summer!
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-19-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,451
Posted By John & BJ S.
Finally - Shocks on our Scamp

For over 25,000 miles I've been thinking about how to install shocks on our Scamp. At one time, Monroe made a lower mount that clamped onto the trailing arm, and although the reports on it were...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-05-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,157
Posted By John & BJ S.
It depends on where your hitch is located, etc. I...

It depends on where your hitch is located, etc. I have space to put two Rubbermade Action Packers in the back against the tailgate, and have space for a couple jerry cans for extra water up forward....
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,157
Posted By John & BJ S.
The Scamp 19 uses a unique hitch that unlike a...

The Scamp 19 uses a unique hitch that unlike a gooseneck incorporates a 2" elevated ball. Scamp now sells a modified fifth wheel hitch installation using a two inch ball. The Scamp setup is unlike...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-04-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,157
Posted By John & BJ S.
Welcome! Obviously, I think you're making a great...

Welcome! Obviously, I think you're making a great choice. I seriously considered adding a second water tank but installed a suction pump to refill from a jerry can instead and I'm very glad I did. We...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-20-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By John & BJ S.
Thanks for mention of the Scamp page on my blog,...

Thanks for mention of the Scamp page on my blog, David. I noticed a fair amount of traffic coming from FiberglassRV the last couple days.

I just installed LED taillights...
Forum: Oregon Gatherings 07-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,490
Posted By John & BJ S.
I have a few pictures from the Oregon Gathering...

I have a few pictures from the Oregon Gathering this year on my blog, starting with the July 17th post (https://justfinding.blogspot.com/2014/07/12th-annual-oregon-gathering.html). As usual, it is...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-02-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By John & BJ S.
Welcome and congratulations on your Scamp...

Welcome and congratulations on your Scamp purchase. We love ours! Took it on a western National Parks tour two years ago and did a four month trip to Alaska with it this year. If they fit your...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 10-28-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,341
Posted By John & BJ S.
The Quartzsite Gathering has attracted about 85...

The Quartzsite Gathering has attracted about 85 trailers the last few years. It's held on BLM land - pure boondocking (and great fun)!
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 10-19-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,822
Posted By John & BJ S.
We're glad he pulled through, too. He's a...

We're glad he pulled through, too. He's a wonderful traveler and it's good to have him back. He'll always have some residual impacts but he's his happy self.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 10-18-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,822
Posted By John & BJ S.
It's not that I needed the range to make it to a...

It's not that I needed the range to make it to a location selling gas (during the summer season) but rather the pricing of the gas was significantly better in most of the towns as compared to the...
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