New/old pop-up project

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  1. JenA.

    JenA. New Member

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    We just bought a 1999 Coleman Baysider with one slide out, and it's... rough. Rougher than I thought it was, but that's okay. We got it for $800 and if I only gut the thing and resell it for $1200, we'll still come out ahead, BUT...

    That's not my plan.

    First, we are going to open it up this weekend, and take complete stock, including hitting it up with a moisture detector.

    What we *know* so far:

    The good:
    Price- Super cheap.
    Towing- tows straight
    Hitch- Got a free hitch out of the deal
    Propane- One tank included, but the plastic seat is...jacked.
    Batter tray- is there?
    Husband- totally on board with my crazy schemes.

    The bad:
    The front storage box- No lid, water damage to the particle board between the front box and the main cabin box.
    Water tanks- Unknown. Need cleaning and sterilization if nothing else but I'm kinda side-eying 20+ year old tanks...
    Roof- Supposedly no leaks, but... I don't think I buy that. Well, I mean, we bought it, but ... you know...
    Sidewalls- some cosmetic damage but no obvious soft spots. Lots of mud, though.
    Tires- Yeah, we're just gonna jack this puppy up and take the wheels to Discount Tire. Then, we can clean and repack bearings/axles. Maybe get new rims?
    The dinette- the table is out finding itself, I think. I expect it to come back a Buddhist or maybe just find its way to Canada or something. Who knows.

    The ugly:
    The whole damn thing, really.

    Anyway, nice to meet you all!
     
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    tzmartin Not here for a long time but here for a good time!

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    Take pictures and share with us! Also make use of the search feature in the portal. Tons of info here.
     
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  3. JenA.

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    Will do! :)
     
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    Sounds lime a project jen. Good thing you are a jedi. You might need the force. Dont bother with the mosture detector. Its waterlogged from the front storage lid being gone. Take some pictures. And be careful taking out the front bed, if that wall is damaged you dont want to break the slides.
     
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    Congratulations on the NTU Pup and Welcome to the forum from Midway USA
     
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    Welcome to the portal, and good luck with the resto project! Remember - the only stupid question is the one left unasked! There is a ton of info on here for rebuilding, mods, troubleshooting, etc. I spent months perusing and searching the portal before I even bought my pup, and it has been very helpful.

    Enjoy the journey, and nice to have another gamer on the site!
     
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    Welcome from central PA!
    And yes please provide photos of before and during the rehab of this diamond in the rough. Also, I love your humor. It adds flair to the story!
     
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  12. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from Dukes Fl. You have quite a list, but remember take your time and think things thru before just jumping in, Good Luck With The repairs.
     

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