Just Popped in, from Texas

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  1. JNevill325

    JNevill325 New Member

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    Was in need of a good resource for all things pop up so here I am. My wife and I just re-entered the RV owner world. We bought a 1988 Coleman Columbia for $500 to use this summer. Gonna test the waters with the tents on wheels and see how we like it. Haven't had an RV since September 2010 when our 31' Pilgrim decided to play bumper boats down the San Gabriel River during the Tropical Storm Herman flooding.

    On a lighter note we are really exited about our purchase. The camper came with a ton of camping extras that we "chomping at the bit" to get out and use. The camper itself is about a 6.5 out of 10 in the condition but for a 26 year old I aint complaining. We're going to through it behind the excursion memorial day weekend to go to the coast for a few days. I have one fix i need help with and a secondary idea.

    Question 1: Best way to patch a tear (at the stitching front bunk top corner). Its about 6-8"s and slight pulls away from the stiching in a modest L shape.

    Question 2: Lengthening the tongue: I would like to add 4-6' to tongue for storage of other gear (cooler, chairs, bycycles, etc.) Maybe 350 -400 lbs at best. Current the the camper is a 12' from bumper to tongue. Any pros / cons.

    Thanks in advance for the input. I'll post some pictures of the rig soon.
     
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    Welcome from the Land of Lincoln. Duct tape is the answer. [8D]
     
  3. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Welcome from NM.

    For the tear, stitching may be the best, even if a patch is needed, along with waterproofing and sealing the seam afterwards, at least from your description. Many use the Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl for that type of mending job (I have one, just have not had to use it yet :))
    Discussions on canvas repairs have been in this section:
    http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?board=56.0

    Question 2 is beyond my expertise, except to know you're gonna get a bunch of comments. Peruse this section:
    http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?board=55.0

    also, the search function can be your friend (depending on how good you are at picking search terms)
    Reading through subject heading in various sections is handy too
     
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    Welcome from Iowa!!!! Happy Camping. Congratulations on your NTU Pup.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    :) Welcome from southeast Connecticut. Glad you stopped by PopUpPortal. [CP]
     
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    Ryanincc Truth is poetry. Most Americans do not like poetry

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    Welcome from Corpus Christi!


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    Howdy from San Antonio. The previous answers should hook you up.
     
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    JNevill325 New Member

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    Thanks for the info and the welcome.
     
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    mamabean5 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Michigan! My DD just arrived in Ft. Worth for the summer :)
     
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    [8D] Welcome from West Central Ohio. [SUN] Happy and Safe Camping. [CP]
     
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    Howdy from Houston - check out the upcoming Texas rally at Canyon Lake and come join in the fun.
     
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    Hi from Austin.

    Adding 3-400 pounds to the tongue weight of a camper will significantly change how it tows. You have an excursion, what is it that you can't fit into the back of the excursion? Are you trying to mount a generator on there?
     
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    The extra storage ideally will be to accommodate some bikes, coolers, camp kitchen folding chairs, pop up awning, fishing gear, camp chairs, camp kitchen, and a section of rolled up outdoor carpet. Basically all the other camping stuff that I don't mind getting wet during transit. As far as the excursion goes, when we travel it is typically 3 adults and two children (5 & 2). So the interior of the TV is reserved for all the personal items.
     
  14. Unstable_Tripod

    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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    JNevill325 New Member

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    Tripod - Well I wont hold that against ya, we just met.
     
  16. Txbum

    Txbum Pop up, Pop Top, Chill....Ahhhh

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    Welcome, hope to see you at the Summer rally Canyon Lake.....Richard
     
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    Welcome from San Antonio, also!
    And Howdy jwrober in San Antonio


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    Welcome from San Antonio!
     
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    JNevill325 New Member

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    Thank to all for the welcome. I really hope to attend the rally next month, but all the spaces are booked. Hoping I might be able to sneak into one of the walk-up spots before they're all taken. A couple of the members have offered to scope them out on their arrival since they are going a day or two early. I've got my fingers crossed.
     
  20. abbadackerygirl

    abbadackerygirl Alabama...yeah it's better than you think.

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    Hey there from Ft. Hood!

    [:(!] [V] [:(] Guess I wont be hitting that rally either if all the spaces are booked. :(
     

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