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Tomorrow my son and I will be heading out to Jonathan Dickinson SP with a large group of fathers and sons to camp for 3 days. This is my second trip on my (new to me) 2001 Camplite popup. On our last trip (with the entire damily) we had 30amp hook up but we are now going to a primitive site; No electricity or running water but a lot of space for the group (21 campers). I will be the only popup and for the majority of the group this is their second trip (we went last year). The weather is foretasted to be pretty nice (low 70's with no rain) so I am very excited.

Will report back after my return.

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First Time & New Camper Owners / What is worse? Wet Canvas...
« on: January 04, 2017, 10:16:21 AM »
Hi folks,

I am newby popup owner so I have a goofy question. We returned from a camping trip 7 days ago and I've had the popup open in my backyard since (for cleaning and then my son invited his little cousins to sleep over in the camper). I have it cleaned and ready to close but it rained yesterday and today is very humid. I am going on a business trip tomorrow and wont be back for 4 days.

Is it worse if I leave the pop open for all these days or if I store the pop for 4 days slightly humid?

I would dry it as much as I can with towels and would even use a hair dryer or heat gun to get it dry; my concern is any long term effects the exposure to the weather would have on the canvas?

The popup is new to my family but it is a 2000 Camplite by Danom 2206 and we live in south florida, so it wont be exposed to snow.

Thank you for any replies!

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* Introduce Yourself / Going out in our new popup!!
« on: December 20, 2016, 04:27:32 PM »
A few weeks ago we bought our second popup, a 2000 Camplite 2206 and we are going on a 4 day trip from Miami to Hillsborough River State Park (about 4.5 drive). My wife changed the curtains and the valance (see pictures). I did a deep cleaning and tested everything. I am trying to remove the decals but we leave the day after tomorrow and may not have time. I am right at the towing capacity of the Tv but this is south florida and there are no hills and I will not drive faster than 65 miles per hour. Either way I am super exited to join a group of friends and spend 4 days with the family.

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After camping with friends for the first time last December we (wife, 7year old boy and 2 year old girl and me) bought a 1991 Rockwood Forrest River. We've had it for 3 weeks and just went on a quick trip to John Penekamp State Park in Key Largo. About a 1.5 hr drive from home. It was a test of everything. First time I hauled anything, first time we camp without friends, first time we use the popup. Overall we had a great time. The popup was great and the AC kept us very comfortable. The park has a small beach and that's where we spent most of the time when not in the campsite. There are plenty of issues with the popup (doors are kinda crooked and wouldn't stay shut, the canvas wouldn't stay attached to the frame of the door, on the way home I realized that the AC cover cracked by where one of the screws that holds it and it now lose and kinda flops with the wind).

Overall we had a great time. The kids and most importantly the wife was happy. We totally overpacked for a one night trip but I guess that's normal for our first trip. For the record the park was nice. The beaches like all of the beaches in the Florida Keys are very rocky but we made the best of it.

We already have a 4 day trip on December (will use the heater in the camper) and will schedule one for October. Already have my summer vacation scheduled so we won't be able to use it during the summer.

Btw, I paid $2,000 for the popup.  I think I paid WAY too much. 

Enjoy the pictures.

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* Introduce Yourself / Greetings from South Florida
« on: May 30, 2016, 09:17:52 AM »
Hi Fellow Popup Campers,

My wife and two small children (2 and 7 years old) went camping twice last year (for the first time as a family) with a group of friends. Everyone stays in tents. My wife was not to thrilled  about sleeping in a tent. We recently booked a mid December 4 day trip to central Florida. In my quests to make my wife happy I started looking at options to rent an Rv for the trip. The cost was over $1,000. Then started thinking about renting a camper. The prices were about $500 for a week. The I thought about possibly buying a popup camper. After talking about it and thinking about the long term use we can get from a popup camper we decided to buy one. 

This week we purchased a 1991 Rockwood Firest River popup camper. For its age is in good condition. It's clean and we think will be a great introduction to us to campers.  I bought it over the Internet. I had my cousin go by the dealer and look at the camper.  I am thinking about painting the exterior. What should I do with that section that I show in the video? There are no apparent  water leaks. I will keep the camper under a tarp when is at my house.

Should I paint over the repair tape?

Here is a video of the roof https://youtu.be/WgD-TaK4_EA

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