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Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear Yesterday, 07:05 AM
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Posted By rpassmore
Brake question

Our first trip with our Scamp 16 and first experience with electric brakes. We tow with a V6 Highlander equipped with tow package. I installed a Reese proportional brake controller and did some...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By rpassmore
Wiring for portable solar

Iíve got a Renogy suitcase solar panel and separate controller I brought over from our teardrop. Iíd like to wire our Scamp 16 for its use. It looks like mounting the controller on the front wall...
Forum: General Chat 06-02-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 534,685
Posted By rpassmore
On our trip home to St Paul from the Badlands, we...

On our trip home to St Paul from the Badlands, we spotted a Scamp 13 being towed by a Tacoma just pulling into the Conoco gas station at the road into the park.

And another Scamp 13 being towed...
Forum: General Chat 06-02-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By rpassmore
Thank you everyone for your responses. Iíll...

Thank you everyone for your responses. Iíll carefully measure it and maybe put it on the driverís side of the Scamp in reversed numbers so I see it in my mirror.
Forum: General Chat 06-02-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By rpassmore
How tall am I

Iím sitting in the parking lot of the Mitchell, SD Culvers, waiting for my wife to run in and grab our lunch. The drive thru says Clearance 10 Ft. Iíve got a 2017 Scamp 16 with a rooftop Dometic...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-28-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By rpassmore
Ours is a standard. We are definitely liking...

Ours is a standard. We are definitely liking being able to dress in the Scamp while standing up!
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-27-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By rpassmore
Weíre on the road in our Scamp 16, side dinette...

Weíre on the road in our Scamp 16, side dinette for the first time. We were worried about that narrow rear bed, especially coming off a teardrop with a queen. But no real complaints so far. My...
Forum: General Chat 05-21-2020, 08:05 PM
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Views: 534,685
Posted By rpassmore
Hereís that Argosy.

Hereís that Argosy.
Forum: General Chat 05-21-2020, 07:22 PM
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Views: 534,685
Posted By rpassmore
Spotted and Acorn today on I90 west of Bozeman...

Spotted and Acorn today on I90 west of Bozeman heading east. I was driving so no photo. Bonus points, an Argosy at our KOA. White over Navy, looks nicely restored.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-20-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,682
Posted By rpassmore
I read your original post explaining your fix. ...

I read your original post explaining your fix. Iíll start with re-torquing the bolts but I suspect Iíve got the same issue you had. Fortunately I own some Bondo fiberglass resin, so glassing in...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-20-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,682
Posted By rpassmore
Our first trip out with our 16. Ran into heavy...

Our first trip out with our 16. Ran into heavy rain near Billings. Parked for the night and noticed some drips from the ac. Popped open the air filter and found dampness at one of the screws that...
Forum: General Chat 05-19-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By rpassmore
We made it to Bismarck, day 1 of a 4 day trip out...

We made it to Bismarck, day 1 of a 4 day trip out to Seattle. Weíre at the KOA. Check in was unattended, management left an envelope with my name at the office. Campground is about 20% occupied. ...
Forum: General Chat 05-18-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By rpassmore
Minnesota plates - Just the idea that weíre...

Minnesota plates - Just the idea that weíre heading away from MN and some parts of the country might not want visitors just yet.
Forum: General Chat 05-17-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By rpassmore
I was at a Menards here in St Paul last week. ...

I was at a Menards here in St Paul last week. They were limiting the number who entered the store. They were requiring masks and if you didn't have one, they would sell you a mask for $1.00. They...
Forum: General Chat 05-17-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By rpassmore
That's my worry. We're old enough to be...

That's my worry. We're old enough to be rightfully concerned about what an infection would do to us. And we're going to see our granddaughter who's just 3 weeks old. We are for sure wearing masks,...
Forum: General Chat 05-16-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By rpassmore
We've been preparing for our cross country road...

We've been preparing for our cross country road trip the last two weeks. We leave Tuesday morning. This will be our first trip in our Scamp. Received our 3" latex mattress topper today, already...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-15-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By rpassmore
I ended up using 3M 4200 on the shower pan/wall...

I ended up using 3M 4200 on the shower pan/wall joint. The silicone caulk failed where it attached to the plastic trim on the top edge of the shower pan. There was virtually no adhesion, it just...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-13-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By rpassmore
Review of Valterra sewer hose storage for Scamp

I realize there are a number of helpful posts about sewer hose storage, including how to use square, plastic fence post. I elected to go with the Valterra solution in part because of a time crunch...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-11-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By rpassmore
I worry about flexing. Not sure Iím comfortable...

I worry about flexing. Not sure Iím comfortable with bath silicone caulk holding that gap closed. I assume water running down the shower wall will end up on the OSB flooring.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-11-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By rpassmore
Oh, I like that solution. Dumb question - is...

Oh, I like that solution. Dumb question - is that shower wall tight against the exterior shell? Since Iím not yet set up for riveting, I think Iíll go with a SS screw and associated hardware. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-11-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By rpassmore
Scamp shower pan caulk

I happened to take a look in our Scamp 16 shower today and noticed that the caulk between the wall and the shower pan had split. The shower has never been used so Iím not worried about old damage...
Forum: General Chat 05-08-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By rpassmore
The deal with KOA is thatís what's open on our...

The deal with KOA is thatís what's open on our route from St Paul to Seattle. Weíll give the a try.
Forum: General Chat 05-08-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By rpassmore
I think KOA membership currently runs $30 per...

I think KOA membership currently runs $30 per year. I considered it but never having stayed in a KOA, I thought we would give them a shot at full price for this trip and see how we like it. I...
Forum: General Chat 05-07-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By rpassmore
My list is getting really long, I've been piling...

My list is getting really long, I've been piling up supplies in preparation. Our goal is to bring enough food, beverage, etc plus PPE stuff so that our only contact with the outside world is gas and...
Forum: General Chat 05-04-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By rpassmore
I'm in the process of wiring my Highlander for...

I'm in the process of wiring my Highlander for brakes now. I'll get them dialed in before we hit the road. Likewise, I'll grease Scamp bearings, check air pressure, etc. Good idea on water, we'll...
Forum: General Chat 05-03-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By rpassmore
First road trip in our 2017 Scamp 16

This is not how I planned it, but our daughter gave birth to our first grandchild last week and she would REALLY like us to come visit. My wife asked me what it would take to get out there within...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-02-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By rpassmore
Scamp stove cover

I have a 2017 Scamp 16 with a 2 burner Suburban stove. This is the same stove I had in the Little Guy Silver Shadow teardrop I just sold. A long time ago, we removed the stove from the teardrop but...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 04-29-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,122
Posted By rpassmore
Exactly! I was just checking out our Scamp,...

Exactly! I was just checking out our Scamp, first time Iíve been in it since we bought it last October. I noticed the melted knob over the back burner. Did I read somewhere on the forum about...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-26-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By rpassmore
With POR-15, prep is everything. If youíre...

With POR-15, prep is everything. If youíre painting over old paint, it really needs to be scuffed up. Over bare metal or rust is best. And for rust, all the flaking stuff needs to be removed or it...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By rpassmore
My brother has a 2017 Highlander and he told me...

My brother has a 2017 Highlander and he told me what a pain that underdash wiring was. Iím hoping the older HL is easier. Given that itís already 9 yesrs old, I donít have a problem drilling thru...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-24-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By rpassmore
Thanks! Iíll report back sometime in the future...

Thanks! Iíll report back sometime in the future on how well itís holding up. Now that Iíve got the rear under carriage all torn apart, Iím going to get started on wiring my brake controller. I...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-23-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By rpassmore
Repainted my hitch

I know these receiver hitches are designed to rust, but it just drives me crazy. So now that it's almost spring here in Minnesota and I've got some time on my hands, I got busy yesterday and went...
Forum: General Chat 04-14-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By rpassmore
Worth a trip to Backus?

Our 2017 Scamp 16 came to us last fall with a replacement axle that appears to lack the bracket that supports the floor. We live in St Paul, about 3 hours south of Backus. Once various Covid 19...
Forum: General Chat 04-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,022
Posted By rpassmore
We bought our used Scamp 16 last October here in...

We bought our used Scamp 16 last October here in MN. MN tells buyers to register within 10 days, but registering last fall, just before putting it into storage would have cost me a full year's rate....
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 03-17-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By rpassmore
Hereís the link to MN DNR with a message about...

Hereís the link to MN DNR with a message about their current Covid-19 response.

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/covid-19.html
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-26-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,124
Posted By rpassmore
Here's the rule in Minnesota state parks: Liquid...

Here's the rule in Minnesota state parks: Liquid wastes from cooking and washing shall be disposed of in the sump provided for that purpose. If a sump is not provided, the wastes may be disposed of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-19-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By rpassmore
You can get a POR-15 kit which includes the prep...

You can get a POR-15 kit which includes the prep materials, about $20 on Amazon. I think itís a 4 oz can. Not the most efficient way to buy it, but more than enough to paint the tongue. And no...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-17-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By rpassmore
You do bring up a good point about hands free...

You do bring up a good point about hands free laws. Minnesota recently passed their version. Minnesota allows you to touch your screen while driving if it's an emergency. What defines an emergency...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-17-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By rpassmore
Weíll find out!

Weíll find out!
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-17-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By rpassmore
Wireless brake controller

I emailed eTrailer asking where the wireless model had gone to. They replied with a note listing all the WIRED Tekonsha controllers they have for sale and a suggestion that I consider the Curt...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-17-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By rpassmore
Starting to think about getting our Scamp 16...

Starting to think about getting our Scamp 16 ready for our first season of camping. I had about decided to order the Tekonsha Prodigy wireless brake controller from eTrailer, but it looks like they...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-25-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By rpassmore
Twin Cities fiberglass gathering sans campers?

We might be up for that. We have been teardrop campers for the last five years. Friends of ours owned a Casita, since sold when they relocated to Oaxaca. They were our local consultants and...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 11-03-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By rpassmore
New Ulm in Sept 2020

Looks like Mille Lacs isnít going to work for us but weíre going to book Flandrau in New Ulm. Talk to us about music. Is there a bunch of regulars? Can I join in with percussion (cajon hand drum,...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-02-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By rpassmore
Looks like there at least two rallies. One in...

Looks like there at least two rallies. One in May at Kathio State Park on Mille Lacs and one In September at Flandrau in New Ulm.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-02-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By rpassmore
Used 2018 Scamp 16 standard layout 6

There is a barely used 2018 Scamp 16 layout 6, minimally optioned, for sale in Wellsboro, PA. I briefly corresponded with the owner before buying one closer to home. She said they barely used it. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-02-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By rpassmore
Axle bracket

Thanks Floyd, Iíll check it out next spring. Weíre 175 miles from Backus and 120 miles from where the axle was installed so maybe weíll find a welding shop here in St Paul.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-02-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By rpassmore
Axle inspection

We store our Scamp at the Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington, MN. Once they put it away for the winter, thatís it, no access until your pull out date.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-02-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By rpassmore
Factory call

Thanks, I do plan to call them but not until next spring when Iíve had a chance to inspect whatís going on underneath. Iím hoping that some folks here who have done axle replacements can address my...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By rpassmore
Transitioning set up

Thanks, this is kind of what I was getting at. We changed to a Scamp for the ease of set up/tear down, but we donít want to give up how much time we spend outside. Weíre looking to minimize how...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-02-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By rpassmore
2017 Scamp 16 floor bounce

We just purchased a 2017 Scamp 16. Itís in like-new condition, stored inside, lightly used. When looking it over prior to purchase, we noticed a clunking noise when walking thru the area over the...
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