Thursday, August 09, 2018

It Is Hot!

5:25 pm:
The weather report for Missoula Montana showed 97℉ for the temperature. But, inside Scampy, as you may see in the pic below, it's 102℉!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

When Little iPhone captured the temperature pic, George and Baby Boid were both outside under the shade of Scampy's awning. The temperature was high in the shade too!

Boid said, "It's too hot! Let's all sit inside Señor Tránsito with the air conditioner on high!"

So, we did!




11:39 pm:
Renogy Battery Charge Controller
After everything we used for installing the Vinyl Plank Flooring was put away, we noticed there was something wrong with our Renogy Battery Charge Controler. A battery charge wire had come loose from its ring connector.

It's quite late. We should be sleeping! But first, we must fix that battery charge wire!

Our New Floor







Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 3,209 feet





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12 comments:

  1. Attention Tom Pawka,

    I published your comment about Scampy not designed for full time living, But! YOUR COMMENT DISAPPEARED! ☹️

    Please know that I am very comfortable living as part of the scampy team.

    Please comment back!

    George


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    1. yeah. Id like to hear why a scamp is not suitable for full-time living. please re post.
      Ray
      Annapolis Md.

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    2. My comment was that perhaps Scampy was not intended for use as a full time residence. If used occasionally like most RVs, it would be problem free for years. I also added that it is a good thing the George is so handy.

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    3. Hi Tom,

      The Scamp Trailer stuff that I am occupied correcting are not problems due to excessive use as you apparently surmised.

      Most of these problems are due to very sloppy standards in buying parts for Scamp Trailers. Or, bad building techniques by Scamp's workers.

      A gross example of this is the very low quality vinyl linoleum flooring that I just replaced myself. That linoleum was so porous, that it went from clean to dirty in just one single day. Very difficult to maintain because the linoleum absorbed dirt like sponge!!

      Also, the linoleum was installed using white caulking on the linoleum's edges. That white caulking did not match the adjoining doors or even the linoleum itself.

      Whoever did that caulking job, and their supervision, in my opinion, quality was not a goal for their work. In fact, in my opinion, Scamp Trailer does not have quality as a goal for building their trailers. Actually, their fiberglass hull [The egg] and other fiberglass items are high quality. But that's all.

      The kitchen plumbing is another of these low quality things. Instead of a stainless steel sink with a stainless steel sink drain, my Scamp Trailer arrived with a plastic sink and ordinary steel sink drain! My sink drain began corroding immediately. I am intending to replace my sink, the faucet and drain with high quality stainless.

      Another is the use of rivets to secure the interior fiberglass cabinets. Stainless bolts would be far better. Also, stainless bolts could be serviced, in the case of cabinet getting loose from its mounting.

      I had one of those rivets come loose that went thru the roof and secured that cabinet to the roof. When a rivet holding a cabinet to the roof let go, I had to drill thru the rivet hole and thru the roof as well. Then, raise the dropped cabinet to move up tight against the ceiling. Then go outside and push a stainless bolt thru the roof and thru the drilled out cabinet hole below.

      The stainless bolt insertion is a 2-person job. But I did not have a second person to help me, so I braced up the fallen cabinet up and then went outside to push the bolt thru the ceiling and then thru the cabinet. A hard job to get the bolt threaded thru the cabinet from the outside!

      Tom, I am very comfortable living inside Scampy. I lived from 2003 to 2014 in a Fleetwood Tioga. There is maintenance for all RVs to keep them livable.

      It's the same for stick and morter houses. They need maintenance too.

      George

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  2. George...Love the new floor!

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    1. Hi Joan,

      Thank you sooooo much! 😎

      I love it too!

      George

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  3. By all means please re-post, I for one would like to know what criteria is required for Full-time living .
    Or maybe he could explain his concept to The folks over at the rubber tramp blog ?

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  4. Floor looks great George!
    Bill

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Thank you sooooo very much, Bill.

      That is a very nice compliment! 😎

      George


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  5. I'm with the floor folks above...Looks great George!
    upriver

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