1969 Cox Pop Up series 515 (I think)

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  1. 1969Cox515NJ

    1969Cox515NJ New Member

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    Hi.
    My parents have a 1969 Cox pop up camper. I believe it’s model 515. We used it about 30 times from the early 70’s through the late 80’s. Since that time it’s been under a carport and closed. It still looks pretty good except for the tires which obviously need to be replaced. I would doubt the axle spins very well at this point. It would be safe to assume it needs other work too. The contents are a 1970's time capsule of camping gear and Tupperware.

    My parents are selling their house soon and it needs to go. Before we scrap it, I’m seeing if it has any value. We’re not looking to make money, we just don’t want to destroy it if these things are wanted by someone somewhere. If there is any interest I can upload some pictures.

    It's in Essex County, NJ.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
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    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes - it has value. The market for used campers is red hot right now. In my area, I'd expect you could get a minimum of $1000 if it opens and the canvas is in good shape. If you pop it up and post some pics, we could try to help you determine what to ask for it.
     
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    This is very surprising. My parents were looking at paying hundreds to have it hauled away. I've had a few people from all over the country that it's worth between $1,000 and $1,500. I will take some pictures in a day or two and post them.
    Thank you!
     
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    Here are the pictures. I have to say that this is in much better shape than I thought.
    My father has kept it registered and has the title. He’s going to find the title and confirm the year and hopefully model. He thinks it’s older than a 1969. He thinks they bought it very lightly used in 1969 or 1970.
    The tires are obviously completely shot. My dad says the bearings should be in great shape. He packed them in fresh grease ~30 years ago and it hasn’t moved since.
    It’s been stored under the carport almost every single day since July, 1977 when they bought the house. It would only be out when we used it to camp.
    The screens are in pretty good shape. There is one obvious spot that was repaired multiple times.
    Note the two-tone paint!
    The canvas is in great shape, but I would imagine the stitching needs to be examined.
    The cushions and fabric are all original and in great shape.
    The stove (not pictured) has been customized so it could be brought outside. We never cooked inside.
    We never ran the heater. It’s there but who knows if it works.
    The gasket around the ice box is dried out and probably needs to be replaced.
    The door is in great shape and windows slide like they’re brand new.
     
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    neighbormike Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Dude! This IS NOT scrap... this IS a Treasure!! Someone will be incredibly excited to call this they’re new camper!! Thanks for sharing the pictures!
     
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    That is pretty amazing! I would go to harbor freight and buy a couple of tires (~$40 each), slap them on and ask $1800 in today's market.
     
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    Agree...that thing is a time capsule...it will sell fast...im in Nebraska but if you were close i would buy it for sure and flip it
    Or keep it....dont sell it too cheap...let buyers get into a bidding war.
     
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    I’m firmly with Neighbor Mike. Here in Oregon, if as mentioned by Eoleson1! If it had good tires, It likely wouldn’t last the weekend, a week at most. I too would advertise at $1800.00 OBO and go from there.

    Good luck with your sale.
     
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    I'd imagine there might be a Cox enthusiast page on FB, i'd look to find a new owner on someplace like that.

    @rich2.. has a 65 after i purchased his Colorado. He might be a good source of interested potentials.
     
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    I would get some tires and clean it up and Post it on Face Book Market place. I bet you sell it right away.
     
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    If it was a paraffin base grease, it could have separated over 30 years. Pop the bearing caps off and check. The greases today are much better.
     
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    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    I would grab it in a heart beat if you were closer....
    Our 1st camper was nearly identical 1968 Wards.
     
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