First PUP: 1978 Starcraft Stairmaster 7

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  1. ChrisInUtah

    ChrisInUtah New Member

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    Just bought our first (new to me) pop up camper;
    Canvas was in good shape, and cheap which means I've got a RENO budget; wife loves the RETRO orange sink, counter, tables.

    Projects: (need to prioritize or I'll never use it)
    Wheels: Need to check/pack bearings, any upgrade here?
    Battery: none... put in 12v or qty 2 6v?... need to find the wires...
    Floor: Vinyl self-adhesive tiles (should I take out the cabinets or just install in open areas?)
    Heater: Replace stock with a self-igniting unit w/ thermostat (BlueFlame?)
    Jacks: Add 2 scissor jacks on the front, replace them on the back or use the stock jacks?
    Outlets: only saw one... add a few more w/ integrated USB ports, exterior outlet?
    Propane: add an exterrior propane port for outdoor stove, shower?
    Icebox: missing... put in a retro fridge or a window AC unit, maybe an electric cooler?

    Interior:
    Cabinets: paint white/light gray?
    Beds: Add mattress pads, covers, fatigue mats?
    Pads: recover with cool 70's era retro pattern?


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    Camper: 1978 Starcraft Stairmaster 7
    Tow vehicle; 2002 Chev7 Suburban
    Location: Orem, UT
     
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    Hello
    Hope all is well with your updates. I bought this same year and model this past June. Some mods had already been done by previous owner. I like seeing yours and it’s original set up. Would you mind posting a pic of the ceiling? Mine has been re- covered and I was curious what it looked like before. Thanks!
     
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    One and 2 proper order
    Heater depends on where you are going to camp. Always with electric power I like the Idea of a Cool Cat. The fewer holes the less possibilities for leaks.
    4 scissor crank down stabilizers
    we don't like to cook inside because of smell. all you need inside is a hot plate or a 1 burner stove for bad weather. Everything else would be up to you. As a matter of fact it is all up to you and your piggybank. But any way welcome aboard there are tons of smart people her willing to give free advice from their degree from the school of hard knocks.
     

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