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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  Richard on Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:33 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:I just happened to watch a Youtube video of a guy that restored a 1980 Coleman Pop-up. He added a AC unit, the first thing I thought about was Richards cables Sad

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Tim, I'm no longer buying the "AC is too heavy" advice I was given. A frozen pully is just like a brake when the pressure is on. A poor mount for a pully, that lets it get pulled over at an angle has the same effect. Goes easy without a load and stops tight with a load.

The end of my PUP with the AC unit still has the original cables on it. The front "light end" is the one that keeps causing problems, due to all the pully problems. I'd put an AC unit on one in a flash. Some folks put a small 110-volt window unit through the side, with the unit resting on the tounge. I'd rather have it on the roof, out of the way. The main issue would be the price of an AC unit.
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Post  abivens on Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:57 pm

Richard wrote:I just gotta ask, How much was the new canvas? I've seen good reviews on Bear Creek's stuff.
My canvas was 725 dollars. It looks like they will sell just panels if you need them, but mine was bad everywhere. They are also offering 25 bucks off if you purchase before the end of Feb. I know 25 bucks isn't much but it does help. These canvases also have stroger nylon zippers, no more rust and smoother operation. Shipping is included in the price.
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:25 pm

So what is the new running total up to now?

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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:26 pm

When are we going to see pic's of this remodel?

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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  Richard on Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:19 am

$725 seems really reasonable. Compare it to getting a tooth crowned.
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  Richard on Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:20 am

Richard wrote:$725 seems really reasonable. Compare it to getting a tooth crowned.

(The pain would be about the same)
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  abivens on Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:21 pm

Its not a terrible price, the problem is that the camper, even in great condition, isn't worth much more than that. In other words its a money losing venture. BUt I figure it is worth it if my son and his wife will join us on some camping trips.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:20 pm

abivens wrote:Its not a terrible price, the problem is that the camper, even in great condition, isn't worth much more than that. In other words its a money losing venture. BUt I figure it is worth it if my son and his wife will join us on some camping trips.
Kind of funny how when people get into a project that they find something else to add onto the project even if it becomes a money losing project.

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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  KralCamper on Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:09 pm

I've always said, if your going to do something, you might as well do it right. Especially if it's for family. You're doing a good thing.
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  Richard on Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:30 pm

abivens wrote:Its not a terrible price, the problem is that the camper, even in great condition, isn't worth much more than that. In other words its a money losing venture. BUt I figure it is worth it if my son and his wife will join us on some camping trips.

I know I've got a lot more in mine than it's worth, but the good times I've had in Miss Danger with the kids have been worth a lot more than what I've spent on it. It's the same with any old boad I've ever owned. They will readily get you your money back by enjoying camping in it. As camper salesmen are fond of saying, "You'll be creating stories that your grandchildren will tell their grandchildren.

Oh, and just wait till you get beyond repairs and start on Mods. That's the real fun. There are dozens of ways to make shelves above the sink that fold up.
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  abivens on Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:11 pm

I'm looking forward to camping with you and the family and getting some advise on cabinets, shelves, and other mods
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  Richard on Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:53 pm

Two sheets of panneling, two sheets of 1/2 inch wafer board, a bunch of screws (1 inch and 1.5 inch, about 8 each of 1x2 and 1x1 8-ft boards should be enough to build all the cabinetry and seating. Oh, and trim pieces as tastes dictate.
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Post  abivens on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:05 pm

Some of my kids in class gathered up some scrap lumber and built me a cabinet for my pup. They actually did a decent job (for kids of course). They wanted to give it to me before the Christmas break so I could instal it in my camper. It even has a small sink. I think it will be a nice addition to the pup
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:26 pm

abivens wrote:Some of my kids in class gathered up some scrap lumber and built me a cabinet for my pup. They actually did a decent job (for kids of course). They wanted to give it to me before the Christmas break so I could instal it in my camper. It even has a small sink. I think it will be a nice addition to the pup
Now that was nice of them. One less thing for you to do Alan Very Happy

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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  Richard on Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:04 pm

abivens wrote:Some of my kids in class gathered up some scrap lumber and built me a cabinet for my pup. They actually did a decent job (for kids of course). They wanted to give it to me before the Christmas break so I could instal it in my camper. It even has a small sink. I think it will be a nice addition to the pup

Take a picture of this cabinet and e-mail it to chuck so he can post it for you. I'd like to see it and pix of the PUP inside and out.
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:58 pm

Alan, did you get the parts to fix your tt?

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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  abivens on Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:42 pm

Yes, the TT is 100% again. Disaster averted. I am running a small space heater in it this week due to the cold temps at night.
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:51 pm

abivens wrote:Yes, the TT is 100% again. Disaster averted. I am running a small space heater in it this week due to the cold temps at night.

Glad to hear that all is well with the tt. Now you can concentrate on the pop-up

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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  coolbreeze1 on Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:17 pm

Alan, we all want to know what your costs for the repair of the popup is know.

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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  Richard on Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:18 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:Alan, we all want to know what your costs for the repair of the popup is know.

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Yeah, what's the total layout so far? And where are the photos?
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  coolbreeze1 on Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:03 pm

Richard wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:Alan, we all want to know what your costs for the repair of the popup is know.

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Yeah, what's the total layout so far? And where are the photos?

I guess that we will just have to hound him at the rv show Shocked to find out what the total is affraid

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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  Richard on Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:06 pm

I'm starting to think that we aren't going to get that total. Like "Clark Family Clubhouse", Alan's too deep into this project to not fix it up right, and fixing it up right costs more than any of us want to tally up. It's a labor of love. Strange demented love, but love nonetheless.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:14 pm

Richard wrote:I'm starting to think that we aren't going to get that total. Like "Clark Family Clubhouse", Alan's too deep into this project to not fix it up right, and fixing it up right costs more than any of us want to tally up. It's a labor of love. Strange demented love, but love nonetheless.

You could be onto something No

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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  Richard on Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:15 pm

The world may never know! Shocked
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Re: My "new" old pop up

Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:44 pm

Richard wrote:The world may never know! Shocked
We will just bug him enough until he tell's us Evil or Very Mad

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