2001 Coleman Bayside Elite

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  1. kmbarreiros

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    Front frame prepped. Ready for the floor to go in.
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    You can find a lot of good info here just searching for whiffletree maintenance or lubrication. I think you'll find that silicone is not a sufficiently robust lubricant and that in order to maintain ease of raising the roof, and to minimize wear and tear on the lift system, the whiffletree will have to be greased.
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    I also have a 2001 Bayside Elite. Luckily we haven't had to make the extensive repairs you have, but I've enjoyed your pictures. I like seeing how it's constructed underneath, thanks!
     
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    Thanks fless, I should have stated I do plan to do that. I have the cover off right now because I am repainting it. When I put the cover on I will grease it up.
    I was just more impressed how much easier it turned just by cleaning it up a little bit.
     
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    Nice work! How are you repairing the cover? You're talking about the back plastic right? I have to fix mine after my accident lol.
     
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    Wow...

    I have started the process on rebuilding the front box on my bayside, it's not quite as far gone as yours is. I should start my own thread for my project.... The progress will not be as quick as yours.
     
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    I am referring to the metal cover underneath the frame. That is the part that I am repainting.
     
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    Quick lol you may want to check the date of when this project started. I still have a long way to go and my next two weekends are tied up.
     
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    I've had mine for 3 years so and I'm just getting to repairing the pvc areas. It appears the storage area I had it at flooded and I also have some rear curb side repairs to do.
     
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    Nice I should have said that when I started posting is when I brought this thing home. So I have never camped in it.
    And yeah seems like all these early 2000 pop ups have similar issues.
     
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    Man, hang in there, it will be nice when it's finished ! Just bought some thing similer , ill need your guys help! So , positive thinking! Worse comes to worse, we can combine all the 2000s and get one good pop up put of them
     
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    Always an adventure, keep it up it pays off.
     
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    Ok so the past couple of weeks have been kinda of a bust and the first weekend that I home it is going to rain.
    I did moved the popup into my driveway and have done the following:
    Removed the front bed some more of the inside walls, the fresh water tank and the hot water lines, all the AC wiring, the bump out, some of the propane lines and removed the top rubber seal.
    I also test fit the front floor I had already known that I cut the floor too short and plan to make a spacer for the gap.
    My brother in law may be coming by tomorrow (again depending on the rain) to spend hopefully the whole day on it.
    I have also decide I am going to basically rewire the pop up now that I have figured out the wiring.

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    Keep it up! You'll get there :)
     
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    Wow! I look forward to seeing it done, and how you do it!
     
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    I have the same camper and will need to do the same front-end work you're doing. Good luck and keep the posts comming!
     
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    Race is on. We bought 2001 Utah, front storage is too cracked to repair, so it all needs to go. We are pulling everything out to redo floor, back driver side needs rebuild from water leak, and roof needs redone.
    For the front storage box I can’t decide whether to learn how to weld aluminum, or how to fiberglass. Either way I’m remaining optimistic I will be able to get a few late fall trips this year. We will start our thread soon.
    Has there been any progress on this project?
     
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    Unfortunately nothing whatsoever, it currently sits on the side of my house waiting for my father in law to move his truck out of my driveway.
    Wife states can't have two projects in the driveway.
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    As it sits right now.
     
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    Finally some progress.
    Removed the axle and tore it down, scraped and painted with Rustoleum primer.
    Will need to get a new bearing set. The drums, and drum brake mechanics seem fine.
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    The axle does have a little bend to it but I won't sweat it.
    I am also planning on flipping the axle to put the springs on top.
     

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