1st Time PUP Owner - '72 Starcraft Starmaster 8

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  1. usonian

    usonian New Member

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    Thanks:) Did you find a safe way to clean the vintage covers? We like the look too but would prefer to get them nice and clean before we start using the camper. We have a curtain / rug dry cleaner near us that I will look into but that might get expensive. Also, did you replace the upholstery foam?
     
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    Thanks cztardust! I'll definitely be seeking some advice. First order of business is replacing that main lift cable:) I wonder if making my own is worth the effort if new replacements can be had for ~$30.
     
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    novagirl retired camper

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    We didn't replace the foam. It was still pretty good. I just vacuumed the covers. We put fitted sheets over the bed mattresses.

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    vagov Well-Known Member

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    conrads from western pa love those old campers!
     
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    I have a 1972 starmaster 6, which is essentially the same as yours except a bit shorter. yours has one more bed than mine. Where your second bed is (bottom of your pic) I have a lift up chest to put clothes and such in. great trailer.
     
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    New cables are not hard to make. I found a Nicopress tool on e-bay and bought enough cable and ends to replace all of the cables on my '83 starcraft. from http://www.pambinaimpex.com Remember that they are probably all the same age. You do not want one to break when you are setting it up at a campsite [:(]
     
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    There is a thread on Pup Portal that shows the cables and where they go. I know this because I searched it when I repaired my lift support columns (They sunk in to soft corners on the floor) I just have to say Wow Wow Wow... I love those original cushion covers on yours!
     

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