Skamper Owners Sound Off!

Discussion in 'Camper Manufacturers & Manuals' started by HellsBells, May 20, 2014.

  1. shooter

    shooter New Member

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    I have 1983 scamper having some work done,cable replacement and new tires. hope to get familiar when we get it back
    need any manuals if anyone has please let us know or where to get. thanks shooter
     
  2. GoRetro

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    NTU 1970 Skamper CS-8 we picked up last sunday . Have owned another Skamper in the past back when I was single I had a 80's camper that only had one bunk end cant remember the model though. Now married and 2 girls needed something we all could enjoy and the wife and I like vintage retro things. It will get some use this summer [CP]
     

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  3. bnlclark

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    1982. Not sure the model number, so looking for some insight. We picked it up Saturday for $650. It needs a little work, but we can camp right now as is.
     

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  4. melken

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    Just picked up an oldie, 1988 Skamper 170C for cheap - needs some TLC, looking for help/guidance on how to replace the inner headliner. The roof had a water leak where the vent is. I can most likely pull off the rest of the work it needs as I'm mechanically inclined (Ex. Rewiring electrical, replacing wheel bearings, reconditioning interior cabinets and so forth. The canvas is ok, no tears at least. Lift mechanism works very well. Its my first pop up and I got it cause my wife wanted a cheap investment, lol... I guess we will see!

    Plans are to give it a mild restoration, cheap and start enjoying it this year. Just trying to figure out how difficult it'll be to remove the top and reseal the whole thing again if I can't remove the headliner from the inside and check further. Any help greatly appreciated.

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  5. nanoman

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    hi guys just got our 1983 skamper [PU] really like how solid it is
     

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    Posted in the introductions as well in case someone already saw that post.

    Just picked up my first 1992 Skamper 240c. Still learning how things work but love it so far. Heading out this coming weekend. Will have more photos after this weekend I'm sure.

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    Just purchased a 1999 Skamper Vision 23L. Great shape overall just needs some cleaning and updating.
     
  8. baja beach bum

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    1988 skamper 170c in near perfect condition. Its our first PU and we love it. Took it out for the first time a week ago and our kids loved it too. Will post more pics of our PU
     

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  9. lksantee

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    We have a 1970 Skamper. Love it!
     
  10. Old Fat Farmer

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    We have an '89 240c and we love it! Taking it out this afternoon for our final trip for the season to enjoy the Columbus Day Holiday weekend. Will send some photos of the fall foliage.
     
  11. Katskamper

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    what was the last year they built? i have 2003 1007xs, purchased in 2010. on my. birthday!
     
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  12. Katskamper

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    this is the 2003 Skamper Sport 1007xs. my mom & i got in 2010, an upgrade from 20+ years of us tent camping. she got to use it for 3 years before she passed in 2013.
    it was her last gift to me.

    backstory:
    after a few years of tent caming, Dad got us a popup (coleman) when we lived in Arizona, stationed at Fort Huachuca, 1971. yeah. i lived in it during the week, so i wouldnt have to share a room with my kid sister. mom, dad, younger brother & sister used it Fri-Sun for state swim meets & school parking lot camping. i stayed home.

    that camper was crushed by a drunk teen driver in Indiana in 77. unfixable. i rescued all the camping contents & took back to college, knowing that was the last of camping for mom. i told her “we wont have another camper.”
    buying this was a deliberate breaking the prediction.

    when my dad died in 94, mom & i started camping again in 95 & she loved going. she decided tent camping was rough on me doing all the setup/teardown of 2 tents, so we shopped dealerships, used camper lots. then we shopped craigslist.

    we got this gently used, garage kept. immaculate. they used it 4 times.
    we paid $2800 & drove it to my house. on my birthday!

    the original owner kept ALL the manuals, which i have in a notebook.
    yes, i will eventually scan & upload to the right resource channel.

    i have “glamorized” it a bit more, but functional comes first.
    i have added on, swapped out, but nothing major.

    new tires are a given.
    new battery & propane tank
    redo mounting on tongue
    Zamp solar panel for battery
    large front wheel boat jack — since i cannot find wheel to fit trailer jack.
    all new outside trap door covers
    Thetford tall 2part flush toilet on rolling tray i created
    added larger wheels to help roll in the beds
    added straps to hold wood closet rod to help me pull out king bed
    straps screwed to wood rod
    took out crappy shelf & put in plastic drawers for kitchen gear
    added headliner vinyl to all wood deck surfaces= under mattresses & benchsest tops. (3m spray mount & upholstery tacks.)
    subdivided dinette storage w wood crates, screwd to floor on electrical/hose bench
    made new countertop, adjusted sink position.( only use sink at night to brush my teeth.)
    changed faucet position & new 3way fump faucet ( still doesnt work)
    remove facing under sofa so storage area was accessible from front
    put all the gear parts in clear plasic “shoe” boxes
    just made back awning & it turned out great.
    replaced broken vent cover
    added 3m pastic hooks along outside roof frame edge hold my solar LED “christmas” lights & more inside.
    created LED Battery operated chandelier to hang over dining table (pure glamour camping)
    new memoryfoam king mattress 4 inches thick to fit the covers
    replaced stove with small butane (inside)
    big campchef with oven for outside cooking & aluminum step to stand it on

    but wait, im not done!

    i want to:
    paint cabinets gray
    install cigarette lighter port
    fix door
    add a layer of light color fabric to existing curtains
    (visit The Popup Princess on faceb for wonderful interior remodels.)


    im now taking older friends camping & they sure enjoy it.

    i write a little blog about this camper, with all my photos, which you can find on wordpress under Krazykatsmeow. ( keeping the admins happy )

    hope to meet you sometime down the road.

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  13. StinkyQMomma

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    Hi we bought a 1990 skamper that is a restoration project. It didn't come with any cushions or mattresses. Can some tell me how think the mattress can be? Also how thick are the cushions? [PU]
     
  14. DisneyVampire

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    Just got our Skamper today. I'll be looking at everyone's for ideas how to spruce it up.

    Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
     
  15. infernisdiem

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    1989 Scamper 255cs here, just bought it from my step-sister, can't wait to get it home lol
     
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    2000 Skamper Sport M-23D

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    Same exact camper as we have!!!! how do you like it?
     
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    I've got one. Mines a 1998 17A by Thor. Very nice little camper considering I only paid $300 for it 2 seasons ago. Had to replace the lift cable and make a new table top for the dinette, it's also missing the onboard water tank. Otherwise in great shape for it's age. I don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon.
     
  19. Rudy Rodriguez

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    I too have a 1989 Skamper
     
  20. Rudy Rodriguez

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    I have a 1989 Skamper 170x. In good condition. No missing parts, just a few minor glitches. Took it out for 3 days, handled well with my 2015 Kia Forte.
     

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