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    Artist60164 Active Member

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    I thought I posted this but can't find it anywhere. My question is.....Is it time to close up the backyard campground? This is the first time I had trouble closing the zipper windows. Do I need to lubricate them? Or is it just time to close her up for the Season? Thank you all for the HELP you offered this first backyard camping year. Jeanne.
     

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    Breaking camp is a personal choice. Plenty of zipper lubes on Amazon. If your location is Chicago, I see the fluffy water is falling in the north part of North Dakota already. Lake effect snow will not be far behind it.
     
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    Is it called zipper lube for campers? Thanks for your response.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Yep its getting there.
     
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    I rub a bar of soap up & down the zippers if I feel them hanging up. My '84 loves it... That is not a dirty joke, either! LOL
     
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    I use a crayon or candle on zippers.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    For me I start to Winterize the camper (RV antifreeze in the plumbing lines etc) as soon as nights get down to freezing. As far as when to shut the camper I would do it when the days are still fairly warm as when it gets cold that canvas gets stiff and doesn't close as easy.
     
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    You could always close it up and come south. Sector 706 (north GA) finally felt like fall today, so there's plenty of good camping yet to be had.

    And may I say, that's one… big… popup. I didn't know they came that big. [EEK]
     
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    I am thinking about buying one I can actually travel with. The one in my back yard is 14 and then extend the beds. Its wonderful but toooooooooooo large to pull. It has two axels. this is the one in my backyard.
     

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    Too cute to get rid of. My Grand Children love it. But I want to travel with my Husband. Can a 2016 Nissen Rogue pull a smaller one?
     

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    Soap and crayons on the zippers. Thank you all for always being there for us>
     
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    Artist60164 Active Member

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    Do You guys live in Ga?
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    you may be able to pull a tiny one but you only have 1000 pound tow capacity from what I read which sadly most newer popups are over that amount. However an older bare bones 8' may be a possibility.
     
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    Yup! I grew up in Michigan, moved after college for a job.

    IMO, a minivan with a tow package is a good fit for a popup; many have a claimed capacity of 2500-3000 lb. and they're not overkill for daily driving. A 10' (maybe 12') popup with no slideouts should be comfortably within the limits. A single-axle trailer is easier to level as well.
     
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