Is it still considered a pop up, if........

Discussion in 'First Time & New Camper Owners' started by Ktamsor2, Aug 4, 2014.

What do you think of revamping a pop-up like this?

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  1. 1380ken

    1380ken Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever thought of waterproofing the bottom and making it a house boat also. You could have a small electric motor. The only hard part would be the door.
     
  2. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    Actually, I did think of that for a bit, but I decided not to, LOL. Besides I want a pontoon boat.
     
  3. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    For those asking for more pic's, here ya go!

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    Still working hard on it!
     
  4. Canoe2fish

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    Have you considered adding a roller track to the top of the slide outs? You will have a fair bit more weight bearing on your original guides with when rolling out to do an initial set up unless you have a helper. This will also help tie your shell together from side to side jarring motions of road travel, especially if you add gussets to the bunk cubes, which I think you will very much need. If you don't, I think you will need some steel tubing supports or something substantial to bridge between the two walls and still allow the cubes to close
     
  5. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    Actually I was going to put a track along the top of the walls on the sides, to keep it from scraping everything off the walls. Also, I have extra supports already under the beds, no longer an isue.
     
  6. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    more pic's

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  7. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    Well, I can tell the insulation is working because it's cooler in the camper than out of it, even in the heat of the day. But still have a ton of work to do on it. I put the bench seats back in today, and framed out the portapotty area, and there is just enough space between the two to put the sink back in. Where the bench was on the other side, I'm going to put a section that folds up like the stove and sink did on the other side. I'm probably boring a lot of you to death with all this, but it's really fun doing it. I can't wait to see if it turns out like I really want it to. I'm wondering if it's possible to use the wiring that was supposed to be for a furnace, for a plug on that end of the camper. I'd like to wire another plug, since there are so few in there.
     
  8. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    Still tons todo, but I keep getting rained out.

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  9. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    Whats the bracket/shelf thing?
     
  10. swordfish

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    It swings down and becomes a table. Remember, she is a tall girl.
    It doubles as an ab workout station.
     
  11. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    LMAO, too funny! But yes it's a drop down shelf. I'm also putting in a bracket that will hold the TV flush to the ceiling and flip down for viewing.
     
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    I really like what doing here. Outside the box thinking, well sort of. Whats the plan for windows?
     
  13. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    I have to find windows. I haven't found any that I like the look of, but when I do, their going in. In the King size end I'm just framing an a Plexiglas window.
     
  14. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    Apologies to everyone. I accidentally deleted the poll results. Please feel free to revote, even if we aren't in agreement, I'd still like your honest opinion.


    Here's a few updates. Not much finished yet, but I've been fighting my arthritis every day, and with the weather constantly changing both the Ostio and the RH are getting me down.

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    Just stapled up the wall border to get a feel for it.
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    peeled a bit of the canvas off to show what I'm talking about.
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    Still needs tons of work, but it's getting there.
     
  15. just jim

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    ever carried a sheet of plywood in the wind ? , be careful towing this . Is the trailer up to the task ? Looks great so far , just be careful , looks a bit top heavy , but so does Dolly .
     
  16. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    LOL, I intend on being VERY careful, but thanks for the warning. It does look a bit top heavy, but rest assured, it's well balanced. I'm going to try to finish the outside this weekend, then do the rest of the inside this coming week.
     
  17. Dubbya

    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

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    Top heavy? Yeah, but if you look at Dolly or any new TT (other than the Trailmanor) on the road today, they're all way up firm and high. [;)]
     
  18. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    I have been working on this quite a bit. It's coming along. I am going to post more pictures later.
     
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    Wow, that's a crazy mod. Good luck.
     
  20. Ktamsor2

    Ktamsor2 That which doesn't kill me..........should run.

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    A few new interior pic's. It's not pink like it shows in the first pic. It's burgundy. And you can still see parts I'm working on. I have to get the bubbles out from the fabric on the walls and make sure all the edges are secured.

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