1971 Coleman new canvas- what model????

Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by Missysmith, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Missysmith

    Missysmith New Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    Hi all,
    I really need help. My camper is registered as a 1970 grey Coleman box trailer. There is only 4 numbers on the rego papers vin (CP 2283).
    I think it’s the Coleman 1971 580, but when I measured my camper, the dimensions are not quite the same as the original dimensions on the old Coleman brochure.
    I need to order a new canvas from bear creek and I need to give them the exact model. I narrowed it down to the 580 coz I can see under the rubber that previous owner put on the colour under it is “green” and on the Coleman brochure the 580 and 581 was sold in green.

  2. BillyMc

    BillyMc Active Member

    Mar 25, 2018
    South Carolina
  3. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Dec 22, 2002
    Malvern, PA
    I don't think that's a Coleman. Coleman campers of that size have been using lift systems much like those used today.

    See: http://www.popupportal.com/resources/1970-coleman®-camping-trailers-brochure.348/

    And being it has a street-side entrance door, make me think it's from England.

    Call Bear Creek, they may be able to help you find out what it is or at least instruct you on how to measure it to have new canvas made.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
  4. GreyFox

    GreyFox Active Member

    Oct 10, 2018
    S Ontario
    You have 2 mysteries then - why it's registered as a Coleman camper when there's absolutely no chance that it is, and 2) what really is it? I suppose a long shot would be to query both Bear Creek Canvas and Canvas Replacements with these pics and see if they have any ideas as to what it might be - but it certainly is not a Coleman.
  5. DR Stitch H.D

    DR Stitch H.D Member

    Nov 12, 2018
    It appears that your camper is an Australian model possibly home made?
    Are you an Aussie, if you're in Sydney I can point you in the direction for a new canvas.
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  6. hq308

    hq308 Active Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Sydney Australia
  7. DR Stitch H.D

    DR Stitch H.D Member

    Nov 12, 2018
    Nice detective work there mate, I didn't notice the otto bin!
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  8. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    I second the motion to send them the old canvas. All In Favor?
  9. GreyFox

    GreyFox Active Member

    Oct 10, 2018
    S Ontario
    If the OP was intending to do a complete body up restoration then new tenting would be the obvious answer, otherwise I personally wouldn't waste the $$$$ as the residual value of the end result will be little better than it is now.

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