Hello from San Diego

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  1. JodyO

    JodyO New Member

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    Good Morning All,

    I’m Jody from San Diego, CA. I have a 1986 Starcraft SLE 17 Fold-Down Camping Trailer. I bought it off a friend about 15 years ago. It served me well but it’s starting to rot in all the seams. I’ve looked at buying a new one but I just can’t justify the cost to use ratio so I’ve decided to rebuild the Starcraft. I’ll probably get to doing that sometime in 2019.
     
  2. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    Welcome to PopUpPortal.

    Good luck with your project. Lots of great tips here on how to renew your PUp
     
  3. Shaman1

    Shaman1 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Oklahoma.
    Just the canvas rotting or more?
     
  4. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
     
  5. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jody from San Diego. Welcome to the forum from Midway USA. [:)C]
     
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  6. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina.
     
  7. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from the mountains of West Virginia
     
  8. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with your project. Read in the "In the Garage" and "At the Campsite" sections, and do a really good cost analysis, with plenty of fudging space in the figures. We renovated our '84 Palomino Shetland in '10 (6' box, one bunk end). We replaced canvas, did lots of repair on walls, floor (though didn't have to replace it as we first thought), external lift system, cabinets, stove, etc. By the time we were finished, we had spent almost as much as we did for a new-old-stock Coleman Cobalt (8' box, 2 bunk ends) at the end of the season in '11; probably $100-700 less than the Cobalt. Expenses were not only the new lifts and canvas, but all the paint, adhesives, good quality fasteners, new LP tank and tires, etc.
    Was it worth it? In most ways, yes - we got two full seasons out of it, and I do mean full, I took it on a 3 week trip the first year. It taught us a lot about the construction of a popup. You already know that you like how your pup works, but really using it as we did those two years taught us what we'd look for when we up-sized. (We up-sized sooner than we expected, since we used it more than planned, and the cramped space got old rather quickly.)
     
  9. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from N/W Fl Panhandle. I hope your re-build goes well and without too many hitches. Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
  10. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Greetings from the Connecticut shoreline.
     
  11. megcabra

    megcabra Well-Known Member

    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the portal!
     
  12. Jim Haner

    Jim Haner New Member

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    Welcome JodyO, we both joined the PopUpPortal today (yesterday)! Yeah for us! Enjoy your new/old project, this seems like such a great community!
     
  13. JunieB

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    Welcome, and good luck with your renovation.
     
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