1978 Coleman popup restoration Before and After

nate3382

New Member
May 8, 2014
7
Here is my 1978 Coleman popup project. It has sat in a barn for many years so needed a lot of work but its almost ready for our first trip this summer

Before:
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After:
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Nandy

Super Active Member
Mar 29, 2010
2,255
I know this deserve more that a WOW but it is all that is coming out of my mouth.. WoW!
 

casey35

Member
Jun 4, 2014
17
wow is right. very nice. so i have a question for you. i have a 78 coleman valley forge popup myself and i am trying to figure out what wire go to the battery so i can have 12 volt lighting. coming out of the tongue i have a red wire, blue wire and a black wire. and coming out from under the trailer i have wires long enough to reach to the tongue there is a blue and white wire. hope that you can please help
 

nate3382

New Member
May 8, 2014
7
casey35 said:
wow is right. very nice. so i have a question for you. i have a 78 coleman valley forge popup myself and i am trying to figure out what wire go to the battery so i can have 12 volt lighting. coming out of the tongue i have a red wire, blue wire and a black wire. and coming out from under the trailer i have wires long enough to reach to the tongue there is a blue and white wire. hope that you can please help

Thanks everyone, it's been a lot of long hours but we are excited to use it. As for the battery wires, I'm sorry but I can't help with that. I killed the ac/dc converter since it was shot and we will be camping at campgrounds only with power. Hope u can find your answer
 

Nandy

Super Active Member
Mar 29, 2010
2,255
Casey, if you haven't yet go ahead and post your question with a descriptive title in the appropriate forum, you might get a better and quicker answer. My Coleman Columbia does not have a convertor neither it has the conventional hook ups for battery. What I have researched and found is that it came with a long cable with alligator clips in one end and a connector in the other end where you could hook to your TV battery or a separate battery. This connector is coming out of the pup in the rear side of the curbside where the wire for the ceiling light run into the canvas which is the only 12vdc item I have.
Good luck!
 

nate3382

New Member
May 8, 2014
7
01BULLITT said:
looks good what kind of paint did you use on the exterior

My friend runs a auto body shop so its Normal automotive paint, and the roof I used a rubber roof coating
 

lmfishon505

Active Member
May 29, 2014
107
Very nice resto, I too love the curtain fabric, looks very mod. The shine on the cabinets is awesome. Congrats.
 




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