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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?

    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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    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

    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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    Water pump kicks on for a second every few minutes

    This past camping trip, I noticed the pump would kick on just for a second every few minutes. I did not see any water on the floor or find any leaks but I will run it again and home and double check. Is there anything else that could cause this? During the previous camping trip, I forgot to turn...
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    Is traveling with the refrigerator on causing this problem?

    This is the second season we had this PUP and last year we made a couple trips, turned the fridge on at the site on gas, it cooled down very nicely, then I shut it off before we went home. One time I ran out of ice and let it run the whole way home on gas and it stayed cool just fine. The next...
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    What do you guys use for grills?

    This is the second year for us using the PUP and I am still learning what we actually use and what we don't use as far as packing so I can eventually cut down on the amount of stuff we bring! For example, I have found that using the stove from the PUP installed outside has been working great...
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    Fridge not cooling on propane

    I'm at the campground right now and the 3 way fridge isn't working on propane. We've been 3 times already this year and it worked great, almost too cold even on the lowest setting. The only thing I did different this time was plug it into AC at home the day before we left by unplugging the...
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    Cooling the fridge before your trip

    I have read that some people do this by plugging it in before they leave. Our first we trips, we just loaded everything in the cooler and I turned the fridge on propane when we got there. It only took a couple of hours to cool down. On our last trip, it was over a 3 hour drive home and the...
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    How do you take showers when camping?

    So far we have been to a couple of state parks which have showers. On the two night trips, we didn't even bother with showers but took one on the 3 night trip. We have a couple more 3 and 4 night trips coming up in campgrounds without showers and was looking to see what you guys do. Anyone...
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    Hot water heater pilot going out after a while

    This weekend we went on our second trip with the 98 Coleman Cheyenne and when using water the second night, I noticed it wasn't very hot. I checked and the pilot light was out. I relit it and it fired back up and the burner ran but the next morning it was out again. I don't know when it went out...
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    Why don't people use the sink/refrigerator/stove in your PUP?

    I am excited to take our new PUP out for the first trip this weekend. One thing I am looking forward to is keeping it packed and basically just adding food and clothes each time rather than packing up all the stuff we used to bring tent camping, digging through tubs when we needed sometime...
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    Filling your water tank from a jug. Funnel or something else?

    I have seen a lot of people posting about 12v pumps they made to transfer water from a jug to their water tank when they need to refill while at a campsite without hookups. That is great idea, but while I am still young and don't mid lifting a 5 gallon jug to pour into the tank, I will stick to...
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    How often do you need to empty a porta potty?

    My pup has just the basic Thetford 135 Porta Potti. I imagine we would just use this at night and mostly for our two small children. If this is just used for No. 1, should it be emptied after each camping weekend, or can you wait until it is closer to full? Or will they start smelling right...
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    Battery disconnect switch

    I have the configuration below connecting to my battery. Looks like the blue wire goes to the breakaway switch. If I connect a battery disconnect switch, would I want to put it between the battery and that breaker, or between the breaker and the converter? And I am thinking I should probably...
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    Adding a 12 volt outlet

    I want to add a 12v outlet (maybe with USB ports as well) and a voltage gage. I know how to do this but just thought of something. I was going to wire it directly to the battery because there is no light or other 12v wiring in the area I want to put it so I figured it would be easier to go...
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    Coleman ABS roof delamination

    I have searched for this topic but most of what I have found deals with cracks or severe delamination. In my case, I was just replacing the roof gasket and everything looked good except one small area less than a foot long was delaminated on the side. I can spread it a little bit to get some...




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