Coleman Columbia owners club.

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  1. Allie3412

    Allie3412 New Member

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    Above are photos of my 1991 Coleman Columbia.
     
  2. Cassie Milelr

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    Just got our 1983 last week for $200. Will need canvas replaced. We have never camped in a poo up. We have a 36' 5th wheel but its a pain sometimes. That's why we bought it. Cant wait to try it out!
     

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    Any tips on making those curtains?
     
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    Ours looks identical to that, but the previous owner said it was a 1983. We have no title and not sure where to find the vin. Any suggestions?
     
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    Can anyone help us locate a VIN for Coleman Columbia?
     
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    On my '84 the VIN is located on a metal tag riveted to the cross brace of the A-Frame where the propane bottle sits. .
     
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  8. Okthan

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    Hello to all I do in a Coleman Columbia owner 1989 the fellow who bought it in 1989 used it for two years got sick and put it in storage it came out of storage in 2019 and I bought it For 1600 it’s almost brand new my wife says it’s not but I want to believe it is propane tanks on and the battery and inverter went camping once can’t wait
     
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    Finally got our Lil Poppy painted and a new canvas put on! My $200 camper is now looking like new!
     

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    Looking good. Nice little Columbia
     
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    Hi,
    We’re did you get your new canvas from? Our is in desperate need of a new one.
     
  12. Cassie Milelr

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    Bear Creek Canvas. It arrived in less than a week. Took us about 45 min to install. $925
     
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    Is this the right place to ask questions, if I just bought a 1988 Coleman Columbia? There are parts I can't identify and many things that baffle me. I'm new to popup camping, and just couldn't pass this up for $100. Spent the day cleaning it, but wondering if this is a good resource, for help and replacing a few parts.
     
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    I purchased a 1989 Coleman Columbia was used a couple of times and then put in storage everything is top shape I prefer to keep It in the original condition I’ll try and post a picture or two
     

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    Wow.....love the paint job. Where did you take it to get it painted?
     
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    Does anyone know if there should be a wiring harness for a 12v battery? I don't seem to have one. And do I need something besides a 4-pin harness, to connect to my TV's battery?

    This is all new to me, but I'm learning. Thanks in advance.
     
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    12V connector Coleman Columbia 2.jpg 12V connector Coleman Columbia.jpg On my columbia there is a wire with a connector coming out near the rear slide out bed on the outside by the lift post. There is also a wire that plugs into this with a cigarette lighter adapter on the end (see pics above) this wire was just coiled up in the camper when I got it. I run that wire up to the front and hook it up a 12v outlet to the battery that I installed on the battery box and plug that in there. On mine that runs the lights only if I remember correctly. I ran an independent line back to the compartment under the seat where I put in a fuse block that I then ran other accessories too (usb charging plug, battery monitor, water pump etc.). As for the 4 pin connector, that should be all you need assuming you have the same setup I do.
     
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    Thank you so much for replying. Couple more questions, if you don't mind.

    1. Does it seem odd that this wire comes out the rear of the trailer, when it has to travel the whole length of the trailer, to the tongue?
    2. Do you have a picture of your setup on the battery box?
    3. When you say, it only runs the lights, which lights are you referring to? Inside lights? Exterior running lights? (Wouldn't you use your trailer hitch wiring harness for that?)
    4. Sorry, but I don't understand this at all: "I ran an independent line back to the compartment under the seat where I put in a fuse block that I then ran other accessories too (usb charging plug, battery monitor, water pump etc.)" You run an independent line, from where? To what compartment under what seat?

    What I'm really trying to determine is, if I want to keep my 3-in-1 fridge cold, while traveling, how would I connect it to the car's 12v battery?

    Thanks again! Just bought this little camper Friday and already learning so much!

    EDIT: So, I determined that the plug you're talking about, is the wire to the interior dome light. Are you saying you unplug this, and plug it into your battery? I would think there'd be a 12v plug near the tongue for this purpose, but I don't see anything on mine.
     
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  20. wwaldrep

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    So, I bought my 1983 Coleman Columbia when my daughter was 2 1/2 years old. I’m had it since then. I redid the inside as seen in the pictures. It’s a great little camper. 74AEFF13-5E45-4B32-B83D-5B0D1B21C0F1.jpeg 74AEFF13-5E45-4B32-B83D-5B0D1B21C0F1.jpeg 3D099DBB-70AF-4ABD-AD65-B403BF20A3F8.jpeg 74AEFF13-5E45-4B32-B83D-5B0D1B21C0F1.jpeg 3D099DBB-70AF-4ABD-AD65-B403BF20A3F8.jpeg F0B9D944-B448-4D31-BA00-DF9C12B48564.jpeg 3D099DBB-70AF-4ABD-AD65-B403BF20A3F8.jpeg
     

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