1992 Coleman Pioneer Newport (pic heavy)

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  1. tstowe

    tstowe New Member

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    My wife and I bought a used Coleman pop up back in 2007. It was stock and in pretty good shape. No leaks and clean, everything pretty good except the cabinet. It was in one piece...but barely. Oh, and no AC. We live in Beaufort, SC. Ever been to Beaufort? I've lived in the South all my life but Beaufort is extra special...very hot and very humid. Not a great combination.

    Here is how it was when we went to look at it the first time (wife didn't go so I took photos to show her):

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    Here's my then five year old doing her best Vanna White
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    We came from a camping background. So, we already had stoves, outdoor kitchens, etc. To make extra room I removed the stove and sink, and built new storage/seating.

    Padded bench with a small storage box on the end
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    Large storage bench
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    I also installed an AC unit (happy dance). The braces are two different hardwood boards glued together
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    Then I managed to rip a hole in the back corner. I called a few people who might have a replacement panel. Affter getting some prices ($500 with shipping), I decided to try and fix it myself. I fixed it with epoxy and this tutorial: http://www.epoxyworks.com/28/pdf/Camper_panel_repair.pdf.

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    So that's it...until something breaks or my wife goes..."Honey, how hard would it be to ...."
     
  2. Morgan23

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    Wow, great job on the repair of the back panel! And I really like how you took out the sink for more seating.
     
  3. Roy and Janet Bowman

    Roy and Janet Bowman Poppin' Up from Aggieland

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    Love it!
     
  4. PNW Family

    PNW Family New Member

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    Nice work! Love the repairs and customizations!
     
  5. tstowe

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    Got back from a three day trip to Table Rock State Park in South Carolina.

    It rained like crazy every day! But the camper performed great. No leaks and everything worked great. The back stayed nice and secure. The AC froze everyone out at night (except me). [:D] The weather sealing around the door held tight.

    One thing though...while I was pushing in the sealing to the door (and standing on the ground holding the metal door) there was a big lightening strike. Musta been pretty close because it shocked the poop out of me. It felt like getting shocked by a 220v.

    EDIT: Oh, and the wife backed my truck into a tree and put a hole in the bumper. [:(]
     
  6. Tonimus

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    Since you fixed the hole in the trailer's rear, she should fix the hole in the trucks bumper.
     
  7. 3sons

    3sons Only good at Drinking Beer

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    Great Job and i like the idea of more storage and seating.
     
  8. PNW Family

    PNW Family New Member

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    What Tonimus said. Fair is fair, right? [:D]
     
  9. tstowe

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    You guys married? What's fair got to do with it? [;)]
     
  10. ewb

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    Great job on the repair. What did you use for paint?

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    sweet, looking good...
     
  12. tstowe

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    I just used Krylon spray paint.
     

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