Howdy from Michigan vintage pop up tent camper

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    Wrestlingspaniel New Member

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    Greetings from Brighton Michigan. Awhile back I bought a 1965 JW Johnson tent camper on craigslist. I believe this was identical and rebadged to the same year Hawthorne Western Field tent camper. It was structurally sound but needed some help. I updated it with some modern tent material and went with a different color. Its a great little camper. Towes with Subaru Outback.



     
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    Welcome from the UP Wrestlingspaniel! Nice to have you here with us.
     
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    Thanks. I spent many a Nov 15 near Lake Linden. Love that area.
     
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    Will we see you back up to camp with us??
     
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    Someday. Its a 10 hr drive as you know. Hope to get to copper country and back to the porkies at some point.
     
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    Sorry to say we've not been below the bridge since,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 2010.

    For anyone not familiar with Michigan, the "bridge" is the mighty Mac which separates the lower (trolls) with the upper peninsula (yoopers).

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    Welcome from Planet Georgia! Former Michigander, too.

    Is it an illusion, or are the bunk ends not level? I can imagine why they wouldn't be, one has to slide over the other to pack it up.

    How did you do the new tenting? Was it a DIY job, or did you outsource it? I have this crackpot idea for a home-brew project, and I might want to pick your brain for info… :rolleyes:[MOD]
     
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    Hi. The beds are not level for the reason you mentioned. My buddy is in the boat canvas business. He patterned it and his wife sewed it up. The tent fabric will outlast me.
     
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    Greetings! Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.
     
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    Welcome from Mt. Pleasant, MI - I went to middle school in Brighton many years ago :)

    Cool camper you've got there!
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Welcome from Shiawassee County!
     
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    Welcome from Southern Michigan.(Jackson County)
     

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