Just Purchased 1983 Coleman Columbia Tent Trailer!

Discussion in 'Checkout My Rig !' started by 63Searscurbside, Jul 16, 2019.

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    63Searscurbside New Member

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    You might have seen my post a few months back regarding my 1965 Sears Ted Williams Tent Camper here in Northern California. After much deliberation, I decided that I really preferred to have a vintage pop up that had a sink, stove, refrigerator and several beds. So, after doing a bunch of research for a rig that wouldn't take up too much storage space, I found my 83 Coleman Columbia. It's 99.9% original, needs a really good cleaning, and included a canopy and an extra room that appears to have never been used. I am stoked, but now I have the sad task of needing to list the Sears Tent Camper. Some may cringe, but I plan on painting the Coleman and spiffing up the interior. Brown plaid is not my cup of tea. I am happy to see that there are a bunch of Columbia owners here.
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    Very cool! What's its dry weight? Looks like a small little pup!
     
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    Very nice, congrats.
     
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    She's a beauty!
     
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    Great little trailer! I have an '84 Cape Cod.....looks just like yours, except it's s couple feet longer. We've really enjoyed ours.
     
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    Congrats
     
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    Looks good, actually looks almost exactly like mine and it's been a great little camper for us. Mine's an 84 and has the stepper door, and no spare tire rack on the rear but other than that the interior could be mine, same colors and layout. Good luck with it and happy camping!
     
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    I believe it's in the 900 lb range. Still figuring things out!
     
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    I wondered if mine was missing the stepper door. I figured out the tires are auto tires and not trailer tires. I'll have to rectify that pretty quick. It's a 4 lug wheel. Would you please tell me what size tires you have on your rig? Many thanks.
     
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    Hi again! Would you please tell me where the clean water tank is located for boondocking? Thanks.
     
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    On my '84 Coleman, the original water tanks were two 5 or so gallon jugs that were made to fit under the sink, & the water pump pickup screwed onto the jug being used. More than likely, these are long gone. I did get 1 of them when we bought ours. I installed a 10 gallon water tank & electric pump under the dinette seat next to the sink, replaced the manual pump / faucet, & use the one jug we have for sink drainage.
     
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    Thank you...I will have to get underneath the sink and figure that system out a little closer!
     

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