Hello from Katy, Texas

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  1. carlitobenito

    carlitobenito New Member

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    Good morning folks and hello from Katy, Texas (West Houston)!

    My wife and I were given a 1998 Starcraft Spacestar that belonged to her parents. It has fallen into a sad state as it was stored outside, without a cover. My wife almost wanted to turn around..... Our tow vehicle, a 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 was never short on power and thanks to Quadra-Lift Air Suspension, no suspension sag. I've towed heavier trailers before without any issue.

    I will post a photo this evening, but here is the current state of the pup:
    Exterior
    - Cosmetic - B/B- : A power wash and scrub down did wonders. It needs a new AC cover and some of the other various plastic covers (water inlets, power, etc)
    - Structure - C : Maybe that's a harsh grade, but there is a tear in the roof I noticed, naturally after I finished the power wash. It's the length of a finger nail.

    Trailer frame
    - Mechanics - C : It needs new tires and an overhaul of brakes and bearings to be honest. It rolled down the highway effortlessly, but it's been sitting for 8 years. The tires are old.... very old. I was nervous towing it from Tomball to Katy. I never exceeded 45mph.
    - Electrics - A- : It all works, just needs some cosmetic cleaning of lenses and sealing to prevent moisture

    Interior
    Honestly, I'm shocked. The canvas needs a simple cleaning. The floors needs to be cleaned but could do with being replaced for an update of style. Beds and cushions are fine. No bad smells. The worst part is one of the corners of the counter is warped from water, along with one section of the headliner, due to the hole.

    Overall, we are happy with it..... we just need to find a place to store it off site, before my HOA kills me.
     
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    exploreco Active Member

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    Welcome from central IL! Got to love the hoa :) and can't beat a free camper in decent working order. Enjoy the process.

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    Welcome. And congratulations on the camper.
     
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    Hi from Iowa!! Congratulations on your ntu pup!!! Look forward to seeing pics!
     
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    pupateer Native Texan

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    Welcome neighbor, from NW Houston!
     
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    Hello from Iowa Park Texas
     
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    Hawkester Hawkesnest

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    Hello from Wisconsin!
     
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    [8D] Welcome from West Central Ohio. [SUN] Happy and Safe Camping. [CP]
     
  9. carlitobenito

    carlitobenito New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes folks! Looking forward to using this camper soon!

    Here is a pic post round 6 of the scrub down:

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    Welcome from the Texas Panhandle, good luck and congrats on the PUP.
     
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    Welcome from the NW 'Burbs of Chicago.

    WL
     
  12. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    :) Welcome from southeast Connecticut. Glad you stopped by PopUpPortal. [CP]
     
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    Welcome carlitobenito! Like your project. Have fun with it.
     
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    Man you are lucky. Welcome to the portal from the show me state.
     
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    [RTM] Welcome from New Caney, Tx (n. Houston). Your going to love this site.
     
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    Hello from Argyle Tx (South of Denton)
     
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    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    Welcome from a former Texas resident (San Antonio) who now lives in the great Pacific Northwest.
     
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    Hi from northeastern Wisconsin. Say hi to my sister she is a teacher at Morton Ranch Jr. High
     
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    Ryanincc Truth is poetry. Most Americans do not like poetry

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    Welcome from Corpus Christi!
     
  20. pandpcamper

    pandpcamper Lifetime camper, newer to pup

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    Welcome from northern, IL. sounds like a project. Hope you can camp before long.
     

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