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* Introduce Yourself / Re: greetings
« on: January 23, 2017, 01:54:46 PM »
Welcome. Any trips scheduled?

Glad you had fun and now that the new loop is open there's actual SHADE for the few spots available in the River Loop.

The River Loop is PERFECT for popups!

Here is my report from the trip. it could be summarized with one word: AWESOME!

The weather was great; low 70's during the day and high 60's during the night. The majority of the group arrived Friday mid day and were setup by early afternoon. Some arrived late on the evening but they had sent their tents with friends and the tents were setup during the day for them.

The campsite: Primitive with PLENTY of room for the group and for the camper to enjoy playing games, riding bikes, playing hide and go seek at night, etc.
The Park: Plenty of things to do in the park for any interest. We did bike trails, hike trails, fished, kayaked, rented a power boat to explore the river. We didn't have time to go on the horses. The river side camp ground is small and it doesn't have a lot of shade but its very close to the river and very far from the main road.

We had a great time and we are already planning our next trip to the park before it gets too hot.

Here is a small video of our trip:

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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.

First Time & New Camper Owners / Re: What is worse? Wet Canvas...
« on: January 04, 2017, 11:42:23 AM »
Thanks for the advice folks!!! It is stored outdoors but there are no high winds in the forecasts.

One message keeps ringing "mildew and mold is hard to get out of canvas"...

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!

* Introduce Yourself / Re: Going out in our new popup!!
« on: January 04, 2017, 09:06:12 AM »
make sure the galley switch is depressed

Where is the gallery switch usually found?

I am very new to popups and from what I read and watched on youtube i was assuming that the converter would make the switch from AC to DC automatically.

* Introduce Yourself / Re: Going out in our new popup!!
« on: January 03, 2017, 10:35:09 PM »
We removed the existing balance (35' long) and cut the old fabric from the clips that attached to the rail on the ceiling of the camper. We then hotglued the new valance to the clips. We don't have a furnace but the rot AC has a heating option that keep us warm in the frigid south Florida winters (50 deg)...

I actually have an issue that I need to figure out. Next week I will be boondocking in a primitive site with some friends and their sons ( our yearly boys only trip) I installed a brand new battery but nothing lights up inside the camper. The fuse is fine and is not blown.

My next project will be to remove the inverter and confirm if 12volts are getting to it.
When I plug into AC power everything works fine.

looks just like mine. Nice and clean, where is the furnace in your pup, also how did your wife attach the valance..

Here is mine and all the upgrades that i have done. This year the biggest upgrade will be the flip over counter. I plan on a deeper sink, new counter top, which will allow me to add more storage.. click here :

* Introduce Yourself / Re: Going out in our new popup!!
« on: December 24, 2016, 08:08:59 AM »
We are fully enjoying the new pup and the park. The weather has been perfect (55 deg at night and 70 deg during the day). The wife and kids Enjoyed not having to go to the public restroom in the middle of the night. The friends that we are camping with are all having a blast.

Enjoy these pictures.

* Introduce Yourself / Re: Going out in our new popup!!
« on: December 21, 2016, 04:40:14 PM »
The popup weights 2,000.

How heavy is the trailer?

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* Introduce Yourself / Re: Going out in our new popup!!
« on: December 21, 2016, 11:18:41 AM »
You are correct; The truck in the picture is not the TV. I will be towing with a 2012 Ford Explorer Limited.

I guess the truck in the picture not your TV

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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.

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.

Hi moon,

Any updated pictures of your project? I recently bought a 91 Rockwood ForrestRiver and just like you did not notice some rot in one of the internal roof corners... looking at ways to repair without a total rebuild. This route may be the one.

OK, 90% sure I'm going to surface patch it with fiberglass & Marine-Tex. It's sand-able, drill-able, waterproof & white in color.

"Marine-Tex paste provides waterproof repairs that can be used with fiberglass tape or cloth to bridge holes and reinforce structural repairs as needed."  - Marine-Tex website.

check it out -->

I think there is a very good chance I'll be able to adequately mount the awning when done. It was on solid before I removed it.  Out of 15 screws holding it on, 5 holes are compromised by the wood rot.  I think there is a decent chance the combination of remaining 10 solid holes and the strength of the patch over the other 5, will work.  If not I'll wait until I have the time and inclination to repair the damaged wood from the inside. I will also apply some dry rot hardener to the wood, as best I can.

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