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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By LyleB
Sleeping on front bunk

I have done this. I removed the screws from the Top bunk/Sofa back hinges. If I plan to sleep in this bed, I lower it down on top of the bottom cushion. This gives the most width - about 2 inches...
Forum: General Chat 02-14-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By LyleB
Bed options? Scamp 13 Delux

Does anyone know offhand, does Scamp offer the 13 ft Deluxe with the front dinette with the standard bed? I'm a single traveler - no need for the large bed. Much more interested in a less cramped...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-30-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,882
Posted By LyleB
Based on absolutely nothing except my own thought...

Based on absolutely nothing except my own thought process and three terms of college physics many, many years ago, I would be hesitant to remove the flange. Seems to me that that "rib" must add to...
Forum: General Chat 01-27-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By LyleB
I've had my 2019 Scamp for over a year now, taken...

I've had my 2019 Scamp for over a year now, taken it down to Florida from Michigan and stayed for over 2 months, living in the Scamp the entire time, so it has seen some use. I have had zero problems...
Forum: General Chat 01-12-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,609
Posted By LyleB
Steve, I think she is worried about tow vehicle...

Steve, I think she is worried about tow vehicle because the current owner told her she needed a bigger vehicle.

The comment about her being a single female at 5'5" was just to indicate that she...
Forum: General Chat 01-09-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,070
Posted By LyleB
Locktite when you replace the screws, some small...

Locktite when you replace the screws, some small wood backing with slightly larger screws where it's possible. And this friendly admonishment: These trailers were not designed as off-road or 4...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 01-08-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By LyleB
In the Thumb, there is a county park on Lake...

In the Thumb, there is a county park on Lake Huron, just south of the town of Harbor Beach. Wagner County Park. Your choice of Full Hookups (away from the lake), Electric/Water sites with view of the...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 12-31-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,277
Posted By LyleB
When they are placing the same ad in multiple...

When they are placing the same ad in multiple publications/areas, they will often change the price slightly in each one. That way it acts as a code when they receive an inquiry. If the potential...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-31-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,242
Posted By LyleB
Also, the axle offset is normal. I know I worried...

Also, the axle offset is normal. I know I worried about this on my 13' for a while. Upon checking many old and new trailers, they are all like that.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-31-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,242
Posted By LyleB
I agree, do not travel with water in the tanks....

I agree, do not travel with water in the tanks. If you must carry water, add weight to the front of the trailer to counter-balance it. Toolbox, extra water, canned goods all work well. Keep the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-28-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By LyleB
I guess, my point is that the $30 or $40 dollar...

I guess, my point is that the $30 or $40 dollar LUX remote thermostat that I plug my electric heater into works very good at maintaining a constant temperature.

The installed thermostat for the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-26-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By LyleB
When I did my experiments with it, there were a...

When I did my experiments with it, there were a lot of similar complaints. You may be correct, but I don't recall any of the responses claiming a good experience. I just treat it as a manual system...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-26-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By LyleB
No. That is probably part of it, but not the...

No. That is probably part of it, but not the major problem. The major problem is that the "thermometer" incorporated in the thermostat does not respond well. It takes it many hours to change the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-26-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By LyleB
It is the same for me. I did experiments when I...

It is the same for me. I did experiments when I first got my 2019 Scamp and found that the thermostat is just EXTREMELY slow to react to temperature changes. I found that after about 24 hours of...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-04-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By LyleB
I believe you can get a Scamp 19 configured to...

I believe you can get a Scamp 19 configured to sleep 6. It wouldn't be my ideal, but if sleeping space is the priority...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-15-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By LyleB
I answered your question in the Scamp Owners...

I answered your question in the Scamp Owners forum, but the summary:

Check window weep holes.

Check door seal.

Replace door seal, no matter what you find.

When ordering from Scamp, place...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-28-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,623
Posted By LyleB
Just realized I never added the photos. I have...

Just realized I never added the photos. I have moved to a 16 ft Scamp now, but here are some photos of my mod to the 13. Worked quite well for a couple of years, so well that I did a similar mod to...
Forum: General Chat 10-28-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By LyleB
While I read most of the comments above, and...

While I read most of the comments above, and found none to disagree with, I will say "It is entirely possible". You just need to know what you are getting into.

With the use of alternative water...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-08-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By LyleB
If just the caps are missing, and the bottom...

If just the caps are missing, and the bottom retaining ring is intact, you can just snap a new cap on. If the retaining ring is cracked or deteriorated, you can temporarily put a new cap on by...
Forum: General Chat 10-06-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By LyleB
It is my understanding that these "tree" supports...

It is my understanding that these "tree" supports are the new factory installed supports. You can obtain them direct from Scamp Parts Department. Just because it isn't on the website, doesn't mean it...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-27-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By LyleB
Congratulations. May you have many years of...

Congratulations. May you have many years of enjoyable trips.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-23-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By LyleB
[QUOTE=Jordan O;756097]Hi, I get to pick up...

[QUOTE=Jordan O;756097]Hi,

I get to pick up my Scamp 13 ft. from the trailer shop tomorrow after waiting 2 months for the new axle to come in from Dexter!:

I guess this is why Scamp suggested I...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-13-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,557
Posted By LyleB
My suggestion: Get one of these. Controls the...

My suggestion: Get one of these. Controls the heat much better, keeping it even within a narrow range. The thermostats on the heaters are too close, not very accurate, and offer no actual temperature...
Forum: General Chat 09-05-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,793
Posted By LyleB
Looks great Joan. Hope you and Marie have a great...

Looks great Joan. Hope you and Marie have a great trip and enjoy your new "tent". Stay safe.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-04-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By LyleB
When I replaced the axle on my 13' Scamp, I...

When I replaced the axle on my 13' Scamp, I ordered the axle from the Scamp factory. They sent it out Fed Ex the next day, I had it three days later. The technicians at Scamp also talked on the phone...
Forum: General Chat 08-31-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,793
Posted By LyleB
I'll send you an email soon to catch up more,...

I'll send you an email soon to catch up more, rather than cluttering this thread with our personal trivia. The trailer really is looking so much improved.
Forum: General Chat 08-31-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,793
Posted By LyleB
Sounds great. I've never been there. I have hiked...

Sounds great. I've never been there. I have hiked some on the Sheltowee Trace which is in the area.

I just got home from hiking the John Muir Trail in California - 5 weeks. In a couple of weeks a...
Forum: General Chat 08-30-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,793
Posted By LyleB
Congratulations Joan. It's looking really nice. ...

Congratulations Joan. It's looking really nice.

Where are you going with the trailer?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-28-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By LyleB
I use a garden sprayer. About 15 - 20 bucks at...

I use a garden sprayer. About 15 - 20 bucks at any store with a garden center. Heat some water on the stove, add it to cold water in the sprayer to the desired temperature, pump up the sprayer, then...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-27-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By LyleB
Gordon's suggestion is very valid. I am one...

Gordon's suggestion is very valid.

I am one of the folks who is very pleased with my C-head composting toilet. To be honest, these are actually dehydrating toilets. They dry the solid waste, and...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-19-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By LyleB
Welcome. This is a friendly, informative place....

Welcome. This is a friendly, informative place. Once you do some initial reading, feel free to ask your questions.

One initial piece of advice, once you know what you want, and decide to buy, make...
Forum: General Chat 08-18-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,631
Posted By LyleB
Wonder if who you got for a salesmen makes a...

Wonder if who you got for a salesmen makes a difference. I had Jim. He changed my order a few times, had to write up a new agreement each time, but never complained or gave me a difficult time about...
Forum: General Chat 08-18-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,631
Posted By LyleB
Surprised. I picked up my 2019 model this past...

Surprised. I picked up my 2019 model this past December. I got layout 4 with the side bath. I had them leave the toilet out as I wanted a C-head. They didn't even hesitate, said sure, no problem.
Forum: General Chat 08-17-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By LyleB
Midwest Steel Carports

I'm looking to get a carport for my new Scamp. Anyone have any experience with Midwest Steel Carports? Any other recommendations?

Would there be a problem with pouring a cement slab after the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-26-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By LyleB
I think I first talked to Micha (sp?) But I'm...

I think I first talked to Micha (sp?) But I'm sure others will be just as helpful.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-22-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By LyleB
Just call Scamp and ask if they will do it and...

Just call Scamp and ask if they will do it and cost.

I have had things installed by the Scamp factory and they only charged the normal price, if you had bought the item as an option on a new...
Forum: General Chat 06-12-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By LyleB
My major recommendation would be to spend a...

My major recommendation would be to spend a couple of nights at least, a week would be better, camping nearby. That way, you can put the trailer through it's paces and make sure everything works and...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-04-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By LyleB
Contact the Scamp factory. Their sales staff...

Contact the Scamp factory. Their sales staff maintain contact information with folks in your area who are willing to show their trailers. Don't worry about any high pressure tactics if you contact...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-04-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,647
Posted By LyleB
A proper composting toilet with urine diverter is...

A proper composting toilet with urine diverter is nothing like using a bucket with sawdust. I've used both, urine diversion is necessary to avoid the smells and grossness. Plus, using a bucket with...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-04-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,647
Posted By LyleB
My comments are in blue.

My comments are in blue.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-04-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,647
Posted By LyleB
Johnny, Welcome. I don't know where in...

Johnny, Welcome.

I don't know where in Michigan you are, but if you would like to check out a 2019 Scamp 16, layout #4, I'm in the thumb. You are welcome to come and take a leisurely look at it...
Forum: General Chat 05-23-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By LyleB
Another alternative is to contact Scamp Factory....

Another alternative is to contact Scamp Factory. They maintain a list of owners that are willing to allow folks to look at their trailers. Just call them up, they will give you contact info for...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-16-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By LyleB
Congratulations Chet. I hope you love your new...

Congratulations Chet. I hope you love your new Parkliner.

I too was in the market for a new trailer, and planned to visit the Parkliner factory when news of the buy out came. Based on the prices,...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-01-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By LyleB
Maria, My 13 foot Scamp had a 'Privacy" room at...

Maria, My 13 foot Scamp had a 'Privacy" room at the front. Basically the normal front bath, but without the shower or toilet, so the C-head fit beautifully in there with plenty of room. In my new 16...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-29-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By LyleB
Actually, I don't understand your point here....

Actually, I don't understand your point here. Most women find using a composting toilet more "normal" than a man does. You just sit down and go, with a bit of attention to positioning properly. Men...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-21-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By LyleB
Not discounting any of the advice given above, I...

Not discounting any of the advice given above, I just thought I'd point out the following. I had a new axle installed on my 13 foot Scamp shortly after buying it. I was new to trailers. The hubs were...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-20-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By LyleB
I put a C-head composting toilet in my 13 ft,...

I put a C-head composting toilet in my 13 ft, 1999 Scamp that had a privacy room but no shower or toilet. I loved it and could go months without emptying the solids. That was one person, using it for...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-17-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,869
Posted By LyleB
Just to point out, at least for Scamps, the older...

Just to point out, at least for Scamps, the older trailers used a 1 7/8 inch ball. An easy thing to change out, or wait until you find the trailer and then get the proper ball. Also, on the 13 foot...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,783
Posted By LyleB
I wouldn't worry about bolted on vs welded on,...

I wouldn't worry about bolted on vs welded on, certainly not a deal breaker or maker. I had a 1999 Scamp with welded on axle. I replaced it in order to add brakes. I ordered a new axle from Scamp who...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By LyleB
I installed a C-head in my 13 foot Scamp several...

I installed a C-head in my 13 foot Scamp several years ago. I'm single and only use it for night time and emergencies. I travel Florida for 2-3 months each year and usually go the entire trip without...
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