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    Coleman roof delamination but no cracks. Do I need to do anything?

    I went on the first trip with it this weekend, about 200 miles roundtrip, and it didn't blow off! It rained most of the time too and no leaks or anything. I still don't see any cracks. Anyways, I guess I will just use it as is for the rest of this year and fix it over the winter.
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    Storage under portable carport

    Well, the thing is, I don't know how much longer we are going to have this camper. If we were going to keep this forever and never upgrade, I would have built a wood structure to keep it under. However, I think we will be upgrading to a regular trailer sometime in the next few years and then I...
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    Storage under portable carport

    Of course I would anchor it. It is good you guys mention that though because I am sure there are some people that wouldn't bother. I plan to put a cinder block on all 6 legs and anchor it to them. Then I will tie guy wires down on the exposed side. It isn't going anywhere! My neighbor has...
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    Storage under portable carport

    I understand that it is not as good as a garage or solid carport, but I mean as opposed to just leaving the camper in the open or with a tarp over it. I use tarps to cover a boat before and know it is not going to last forever and have to replace it every couple years.
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    Storage under portable carport

    I used to be able to store the popup in the garage all the time but need my car and truck in there now. Before a trip, I put it in the garage for a few days so I can open it and load it, etc. Rather than cover it and uncover it with a tarp each time I use it, I was thinking of just getting one...
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    Coleman roof delamination but no cracks. Do I need to do anything?

    Thanks for the advice. I am one that always wants to do something the right way and even now it's kind of bugging me, but I just don't have the time. I wish I would have know about this months ago so I could mess with it over the winter. Anyways, forgive me for asking a bunch of questions...
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    Coleman roof delamination but no cracks. Do I need to do anything?

    It's a 98 Cheyenne and has always been stored under a carport or in the garage. There were some bubbles in the roof where it has become delaminated that I noticed the last few years but it hasn't looked too bad. This past winter, I had to store it outside but had it covered. I uncovered today...
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    Well..maybe not this year, but I am grateful to still have the popup

    I have been thinking about upgrading for a couple of years now because the girls would appreciate a bathroom and just more room in general, especially easier to pack and set up. I actually got pretty lucky and found a new truck last year capable of pulling pretty much anything, even though I...
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    Thinking about moving to a TT, but don't want to regret it

    I've been away for a while and just caught up with all of the replies. Thank you for all of the helpful information. I guess tow vehicle and MPG are not a concern to me. I have the big truck that gets poor mileage as it is and knew that going in so I am fine with it. Storage is also not a...
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    My cover solution. 1 Year Update

    I guess I should have looked at this thread before I posted. This looks like a good setup, very similar to this from Harbor Freight. Probably cheaper to buy this if you don't have extra parts for the frame laying around.
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    Tarp or canopy for winter storage?

    I have alway kept the pop up in the garage but had to kick it out to make room for my new truck. This will be the first time it is stored outside and I know to seal up any openings underneath, vents, etc. Am I better off throwing a tarp over it, or buying one of those 10x20 tent open sided...
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    I don't know if my fridge is working right or not

    In my 97 Coleman popup, the fridge has always been super cold on propane. It would cool down pretty fast and I have gotten it down to the single digits before. Usually keeping it on the lowest setting will keep it in the high 20's or low 30's. I would normally keep it filled with bottles of...
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    Thinking about moving to a TT, but don't want to regret it

    That is good to hear. So does it work pretty much like I imagine it? Do you just load up the fridge at home, travel with it on propane, and don't really need a cooler except for drinks? How big is your TT and were you able to go to the same types of campgrounds you were able to go with the...
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    Thinking about moving to a TT, but don't want to regret it

    We are going on year 5 with a popup that has been handed down to us from family and have gotten a lot of use out of it. We have gone on 4-5 trips each year ranging from 3-7 nights and it has been a great way to take the kids camping. Once we are at the campground and it is all setup, I...
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    Best way to lengthen wiring harness

    I just got a new truck and the wiring harness on the pop up is now too short. I didn't think to check that and noticed it today when I hooked it up to the truck for the first time, but am taking a trip this weekend. If I can't find an extension locally, what is the best way to resolve this...




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