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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-08-2020, 12:19 PM
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Posted By robeye
Just an update on the Scamp / Acorn. I sold the...

Just an update on the Scamp / Acorn. I sold the trailer in the spring to happy folks who had their own ideas for the interior. A blank canvas for the creative people.

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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-25-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
I'm quite a ways along on the Scamp.. Wiring the...

I'm quite a ways along on the Scamp.. Wiring the lights up right now and then out of the shop and the full size wheels go back on.. I roll it on an old set of 12 " rims I had so it fits under the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-25-2020, 02:21 PM
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Posted By robeye
Nope... The two most important ones are the...

Nope... The two most important ones are the upper rear floor (Dinette) And the front upper floor. The lower floor nestles nicely into the lower frame.. which is just angle iron or bent 16 gauge. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-25-2020, 08:51 AM
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Posted By robeye
And if you have the frame out from under the...

And if you have the frame out from under the body...take the time or spend the money and add more framing to support the floor. And the tabs for bolting the body to the frame .. I welded the holes...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-23-2020, 11:44 AM
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Posted By robeye
I used the cradle to keep the body from...

I used the cradle to keep the body from twisting.. And yes the floor was loose.. and the body was just sitting on the fiberglass rim /or tabs. In oder to bring the trailer home I had to strap the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-19-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
I had another idea that I incorporated ... The...

I had another idea that I incorporated ... The roof seamed to have a permanent droop or dip. Right were the vent was.. if you pushed it up it popped back down. So I decided to change the vent to a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-18-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
Yes sir... And through water and whatever you...

Yes sir... And through water and whatever you want to throw at it.. And now I mounted my dolly wheels to the bottom and once I'm finished the roof (which is easy to get at) I'll set it back right...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-15-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By robeye
Ah Leaks ! Well first off the only holes through...

Ah Leaks ! Well first off the only holes through my floor are the 7 carriage bolts that mount the body to the frame. NO other holes.. wiring , water drains, propane lines ALL pass through the body...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-02-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
Yes that's the plan.. even though I'm installing...

Yes that's the plan.. even though I'm installing new windows and roof vent.. every bit of that floor will be covered. You just never know a window could get left open..
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-02-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
Well it's winter again and time for more work on...

Well it's winter again and time for more work on the Scamp.. Been on the frame all summer and stored.. now we lifted it off the frame and rolled it on the side ...slid it into the shop so I can...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-24-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By robeye
48 " outside to outside.. Till it narrows up...

48 " outside to outside.. Till it narrows up front for the tongue and hitch.. and that's with a 1-3/4 " wide frame tube. So inside is 44-1/2 "
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-28-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
YES.... lots.. go back to the first page of...

YES.... lots.. go back to the first page of this post and the second photo. You will see the cradle that I built to support the body. This keeps things straight. Use the old floor for a width.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-15-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
Lot's of opinions on floors.. Hmm Well after a...

Lot's of opinions on floors.. Hmm Well after a break over the holidays.. I'm back at it. Carefully reconstructing the floor... piece by piece. Gluing and using SS wood screws. The small brackets...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-05-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
I wish I knew more of how the Casita's of that...

I wish I knew more of how the Casita's of that vintage were constructed. I thought they were a two piece construction. Floor and bottom half all one piece. ?? Is this true? I was lucky that the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-08-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
Yes. Did not leave anything to chance.. I know...

Yes. Did not leave anything to chance.. I know the weak parts of these frames.. And I see folks all the time replacing the axle and sticking the frame back under with out addressing the weak spots.. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-08-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By robeye
With the two sections of floor glued and glassed...

With the two sections of floor glued and glassed in place ...and the crack over the door repaired.. I rolled the frame back under the trailer and checked the fit. Not bad.. It's nice to get rid of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-05-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
They sure do bounce.. maybe more now that I have...

They sure do bounce.. maybe more now that I have a 2000 lb axle. This is true for a lot of single axle trailers.. The new windows I'm getting clamp in from the inside.. so should do well..
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-04-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
The windows will be new.. no rivets anywhere.....

The windows will be new.. no rivets anywhere.. Not worried about leaks..

The glassing of the first two floor panels is done.. This should be enough to keep the body in it's proper shape.. and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-03-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
Where would the water come from ? And if it...

Where would the water come from ? And if it did.. just open the door and let it out.. I keep these little trailers simple.. no city water hook up.. just the small fresh water tank and hand pump...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-03-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
Agreed... wood is not a good thing. But it works...

Agreed... wood is not a good thing. But it works for the floor.. BECAUSE I'm going to split the body at the seam.. flip over the bottom half and completely fiberglass all the floor.. Then I will...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-02-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,768
Posted By robeye
New Floor for the Scamp

I'm going to start a new thread.. I have read that others have replaced the floor in their little fiberglass trailers. And there's a lot of reasons for that.. but mostly rot ! The boler I restored...
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