It was pretty clear that the floor was going to have to be removed, as it had completely rotted out in more than a couple areas. But, if you’re going to remove the floor, you have to remove everything else as well. Sounds easy, right? Well, since Scamps are fiberglass, everything that is attached is riveted to the walls. Between my boyfriend and dad we finally got all the rivets out and...
The next obvious task was to clean the outside of the Scamp. I insisted to my dad and boyfriend that I would be doing this all by myself. At first it was awkward to have everyone watch as I got used to the power-washer, but I knew that if I did it myself I would feel so accomplished afterword. Although it was a messy job, it was magic to watch years of nasty buildup disappear before my eyes....
A Little Less Trashy
It took over an hour to clean out pretty much everything that wasn’t tied down. By the time my parents got home I’d removed everything but the mattress, which had become a metropolis for probably a billion ants. The living room after removing the cushions and trash. Notice the trippy spray paint job…lovely. The kitchen after getting the garbage out of the sink and...
A Long Way to Go
I couldn’t wait to get started on cleaning the Scamp. The night we brought it home was spent researching countless blogs to find inspiration and tips on how to make it my own and make it safe and livable. The next morning I got up and got right to work on cleaning out pretty much everything inside it. Here are some shots of the interior before I started cleaning it out. Here is how it...
A Dream Come True
Here is my Scamp on the night we brought it home. As you can see, it needs a lot TLC, starting with the outside, which has the typical mold and mildew seen on a camper that hasn’t been moved or cleaned in years. Note how incredibly excited I am to have it home.