Welcome to This little Camper.com
This site is about small 2 piece molded fiberglass campers.
It is my opinion that this type of camper, the type that are built like a fiberglass boat are the most durable campers on the market. However, they are not without their faults. Throughout This little Camper.com, I will document the corrective actions I have take to eliminate future problems. A lessons learned section will serve as a quick reference for a list of hard learned lessons and mistakes. It is always better to learn from someone else's mistakes.
A camper like the Scamp can last 50 years or more and stay in showroom condition with a little preventive maintenance. I am testing the latest fiberglass care products on the market from the boating industry, and I will give you a real world honest evaluational of their performance. I grew up around boats, and I spent my early twenties as an ASE certified automotive painter, before joining the U.S Air Force to become a computer, communications, and electronics technician. I bring to the table my experience with fiberglass composite materials, automotive paints, and electronics and communications equipment. Best of all, a NO BS attitude. If a product works, I will use it and endorse it. If it fails to perform, I will document it. I hate wasting time and money on products that fail to perform.
Throughout This Little Camper.com, I will focus a lot of my energy on “Green” materials and products, that have the least impact on people and the planet. I proudly wear my treehugger badge.
We have the technology to create out own energy from solar and the wind and reduce the need to run a generator or be connected to conventional power sources. When and where ever possible I use the least toxic and renewable materials available. If I use products that pose a potential health hazard to people or the environment, I will explain the safest way to use them, and the reasons behind why I choose a particular product or material. Additionally, I will do my best to provide links to related safety material, and the products Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
RUB ME THE RIGHT WAY: Removing oxidation and polishing your fiberglass camper to a show room shine. Featuring AquaBuff polish.
DID YOU BRING PROTECTION? The best marine fiberglass protectants to prevent oxidation and sticky things attaching them selves to your rig, so you spend more time enjoying your Little Camper and less time cleaning it.
KEEPING YOUR COOL: RV refrigerators, how they work, and how to prevent premature failure.
COME OUT, COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE: Where to find a Little fiberglass camper, and what to look for when buying one used.
GREEN, CLEAN, AND ROCK HARD: Rip out the nasty rugs and vinyl flooring. Eco-Poxy to the rescue. A plant base Epoxy resin creates the ultimate RV floor surface. It less toxic then other resins on the market, and it creates a floor that is super easy to keep clean.
HERE COMES THE SUN: It is easier than you think to add solar power to your Little Camper.
A WIND TURBINE? REALLY? This will be an interesting experiment. On days when it is cloudy, and raining, it is usually windy. Plus, it can generate power at night. A wind turbine that is almost silent and produces 400 watts is in This Little Camper.com's future.
MAKE A CONNECTION: High powered Wi-Fi transmitters, and antennas.
Updated April, 21 2013