Just bought a 91 Coleman three weeks ago.......

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  1. Ktamsor2

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

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    Did a bunch of patches on it and took it camping already. I have it home now and I'm about to dismantle EVERYTHING so I can do a total make over on it. I'm not sure you will still recognize it as a pop up when I'm done![​IMG]
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    :) Welcome from southeast Connecticut. Happy and safe camping. Glad you stopped by PopUp Portal. [CP]
     
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    mnebinger Livin' The Dream!

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    Welcome from NC!
     
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    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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  5. Ktamsor2

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

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    Thank you! Seems there are more pop up camper owners than I ever thought!

    I have ripped all the canvas (what little hadn't rotted away) off the camper, and I'm going to start ripping out the cabinets tomorrow. I'm thinking of making it hard sided, but in any case the canvas was a goner. There are so many options that I'm still considering, but I'll post whatever I do to it here.

    [PU] [TV] I'm naming it "The Gypsy"
     
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    2001dennycoleman Member

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    Welcome from fellow Texan.
     
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    Welcome from Washington state

    Candy,
    1989 Coleman Newport
     
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    Canoe2fish Member

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    Welcome aboard - Looking forward to seeing your project. Got a 93 Coleman that I'm tweaking too.
    Look up Bearcreek canvas (sponsor here). Looks like they do great work at reasonable prices
     
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    joet Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from West Virginia....happy camping
     
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    1951 bear Active Member

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    Hello and Welcome from South Central Kentucky. Congrats on the N2U PUP.

    [PU] [PUT]
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    Txbum Pop up, Pop Top, Chill....Ahhhh

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    Welcome, bring your set up to the Fall rally in Granger. Show your NTU PUP to evryone there. Txbum
     
  12. Ktamsor2

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

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    When is it? I'd love to come if I have my renovations complete by then.
     
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    unclemark Overland Park, KS

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    Welcome from Kansas. We got our used pup in May, and we've used it quite a bit.

    I really enjoy reading about rebuilds, rehabs and renovations, but I especially like pictures. Take lots and post them to a photo sharing site, then post the links here, in the appropriate section. Enjoy!
     
  14. Ktamsor2

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

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    What it did look like.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    And this end was completely rotted away on the canvas,
    [​IMG]

    What it's starting to look like now, but this isn't an actual picture of mine, just looks like what i'm doing.
    [​IMG]
     
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    mocamper Active Member

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    Great looking work. Congrats on excellent rebuild. Please keep pictures coming please.
     
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    Aircamperace New Member

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    Creative! I like it.
     
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    I'm curious to see how this turns out.

    What are your plans for cladding the exterior and creating the roof?
    Are you going to give the bunks any slope for drainage?
    What are your plans for keeping the weather out at the bunk to main cabin connection?
     
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    I do have a suggestion. Use construction adhesive to attach both the inner wall covering and the outer wall covering to the wooden framing. I had to engineer a prefabricated bathroom for my job a couple of years ago that woud be assembled in a shop and delivered to a jobsite across the country. Any flexure in the structure would pull the screws out of the drywall. Construction adhesive prevented that from happening and it made the bathroom very rigid and flex proof. It weighed at least 2000 lbs and could be moved around on casters our lifted with a crane to sit on a trailer. We abused it to see how it would stand up and never had a problem. Plus i used metal drywall studs. That might make your build lighter in weight.
     
  19. Dr. Boondocker

    Dr. Boondocker KV

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    Super awesome project! Welcome from the Centennial State! Camp on! [PU] [TV]
     
  20. Ktamsor2

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

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    I've used that adhesive before and it works great! i was considering using it for this too, thank for the heads up. There are a lot of things I have to consider about a trailer that I wouldn't have to do on a house. But it's not just going to be tossed together. I'm going to be doing a lot of improvising, and making sure everything stays where I want it.
     

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