This Renovated Vintage Scamp Trailer Is One Of A Kind
You can find a wide variety of fiberglass trailers on Fiberglass Classifieds. One that recently went up for sale near Austin, Texas was this 1983 Scamp trailer that has been beautifully renovated inside and out.
Before & after
The 13-foot trailer was upgraded with a new axle, new hubs, wheels, and tires, as well as a full fiberglass restoration and fresh new paint. All rivets were professionally replaced and upgraded as well. The vintage Scamp got new front and back windows and gaskets and all-new LED rear and signal lights.
Other new exterior upgrades include a new roof hatch, new window cranks, and a lithium battery system for LED lighting. The power cord had an open mouse hole, so it was upgraded to a marine-style closed plug. The water tank, lines, and faucets were also replaced.
The inside got a major upgrade as well. The carpet was removed and replaced with a luxurious vinyl plank flooring. The trailer also got two new sets of custom curtains, along with blackout curtains and white sheers.
The kitchen was adorned with a new faux marble tile backsplash. “I wedged a piece of 40mil high impact styrene between the upper and lower cabinets to serve as a backer,” The owner shared on Instagram. “It’s flexible and a great surface for sticking tiles to—way better than elephant skin. And I didn’t have to screw through the wall of the trailer. Is it perfect? No. Do I care? No! 😂”
They also removed the icebox and installed a cabinet door to allow for additional storage access. The stove and propane lines were also removed; however, the original stove is still available.
New LED lighting was installed throughout the trailer as well. The battery system powers the dimmable scones, kitchen lights, and floor lighting.
“With the tiny but mighty fuse box in I’ve added LED lights galore: a strip below the cabinet, one on either side of the upper cabinet (I got these for 1¢ each 💪) and I took out the 110 fluorescent sink light, repurposed the wire, hooked it into the fuse box and installed an LED light that I built a custom surround for out of some balsa wood we had hanging around.”
The interior also has a new Ikea closet storage unit, new custom cushions, and an 8-inch memory foam dinette/bed. There is also a new stove cover, along with new maple plywood cabinetry. The trailer comes equipped with a chemical toilet that stows away when not in use.
The door was reupholstered with new seals and new hardware; the door window was also rebuilt with a new mechanism and new seals.
“The door window works! The crank mechanism had seized and the window wouldn’t open. In order to replace it I had to take the window apart. To take the window apart I had to pull it from the door. Since the window was out, might as well reupholster the inside of the door …and replace the window trim …and the door handle …and the lock …and door trim while I’m at it. 😆 Does this project sound familiar to you? I drew the line at refinishing and smoothing the lumpy-bumpy fiberglass under the vinyl. If it was good enough off the factory floor, it’s good enough now. This ain’t no Fabergé Egg. Thanks to my amazing hubs for all the help on the tough parts.”
Get more information
The renovated Scamp trailer is currently listed for sale in Austin, Texas for $15,000. You can view the listing on FiberglassClassifieds.com. For more tips on all things fiberglass RV, visit the FiberglassRV.com forums.