First time p-up owner what the f are these poles for

Discussion in 'First Time & New Camper Owners' started by Mkblair009, May 16, 2016.

  1. Mkblair009

    Mkblair009 New Member

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    Under the mattress of my 98 Coleman are these hooklike poles what is their purpose in life? Why do they exist?
     
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    They prop up your bed canvas. Put the tip down at the end of the bed into the hole in the bar holding up the canvas. The hook end connects into the camper ceiling. Insert it into the bracket with the hole and the two depressable pins prevent it from falling out.


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    Novarich Active Member

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    Without a pic im going to guess your shepherds hooks for your bunks. Straight end has a pin that goes in the top center of the hoops at the outboard ends of your bunks and the curved end goes up into the socket in front center of bunk in the roof.
     
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    x2 need a pic to be sure, could be safety support bars for the lift posts ... could be a lot of things...
     
  5. Lugnutz

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    Shepard hooks keep canvas over sleeper from saggin. also in heavy wind keeps loops from swing back int beds. The old ones had a hard rubber tip that goes into a hole in the loop, newer models have a "C" looking attachment at end. the other end has an adj, usually use the longest setting. an that hooks to a slot at end of of bunk. There is one at each end of bunk.If they break you can order them, BTW to dislodge broke one run dowl rod down the back and knock thm out.
     
  6. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    I have one of those hooks for the galley window that bumps out a little
     
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    mschepac South Jersey

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    Are these the hooks that you are asking about? If so, here is an example...
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  8. Mkblair009

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    Yes thanks everyone seems to be right here
     
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    Be careful when you replace the poles under the mattress you can tear the vinyl backing very easily.
    They should be adjusted for the size of the bunk end, if you are having a hard time getting the pole secured to the roof you may have them extended too far and you will have to shorten them.
     
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    This made me LOL because I am super new here and to the world of pop ups so I'm glad to see I'm not alone! [LOL]
     
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    MILKTRK: I place mine on the deck. I am alone and really dont carry much to begin with. I am thinking of getting something smaller .
     
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    [​IMG] hope this picture they are to hold the bunkend tops up.
     
  13. WeRJuliIan

    WeRJuliIan If it's "Aluminum", why not "Sodum" and "Uranum"?

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    Laralee and Mkblair, welcome to the curious world of PUPs where nothing seems obvious unless you've had a PUP or two. There is a learning curve but everyone here was once new and is happy to help with questions. Explore the site and you'll find tons of tips and tricks but most of all, lots of laughter (mostly at ourselves!).

    Happy Camping!

    Jules (The Lady from Little Rock) :)
     
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    Do you really need to use "WHAT THE F" to communicate? This isn't THAT KIND of FORUM.
     
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    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

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    The poles are very handy to place holes in your screens when handled the right (WRONG) way
     
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    I'm not sure what made me chuckle more... this post, or trying to picture the OP set up the bunks without the poles.
     
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    Haha, I just acquired my first PUP also, and there were a few things that had be scratching my head. Those poles were one of them.. The other was the plastic clips on top of one of my cabinets (which I found hold the 3-way fridge) and the cabinet with a hinge on it that swings up into a closet. I'm new to these too but I'm having a lot of fun with this thing!
     
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    When I was first considering a PUP I watched a few YouTube videos of how to set one up, because I frankly had no idea. Fortunately my seller also took me through the process, but I was already familiar with it thanks to those videos.

    There will be slight differences with different brands/models but the gist of it is the same.
     
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    Agreed. [:)C]
     

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