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  1. Working4Two

    Working4Two New Member

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    Inherited a 1984 Palomino Fold-A-Wall. Never had any experience with PUPs. It was in great condition. My uncle pulled it to my house in Denver last Spring. I didn't protect it properly and opened it up to find a soggy, warped mess. We have dried it out. Our initial assessment: the roof is warped, the roof seams are leaking, the pull-out bed substrate is swollen and falls out of the track, only the upholstery appears to have mildew (thank goodness for our dry weather and cold winters) and finally the small folding panels in front of the bed pull-outs are rotten.

    Our rhetorical question - do we sell it for parts or repair and call it our labor of love
     

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    megcabra Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a fun summertime project for the whole family to me.

    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the exciting world of Pop-Up camping!
     
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    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    Welcome to PopUpPortal
     
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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina.
     
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    campingranny Active Member

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    Welcome from PA! I wouldn't tear it apart all at one. Just a little at a time.
     
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  6. nineoaks2004

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

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    Welcome from N/W Fl Panhandle. Sounds like you are about to enjoy a real adventure with the repairs, after it is all repaired you can / will fondly look at the unit with a new view as it will be part of the family. Good Luck and Happy camping
     
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    Welcome from the mountains of West Virginia
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    CamperChrissy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Chicagoland! I think you just have to ask yourself if you want a camper or an intensive restoration project? Because this definitely sounds like the latter! If this is your very first camper, are you sure you're going to like camping (have you tented camped or other camping before)? It would suck to put a lot of work in to this and then realize that either you don't like camping or this is not the right type of camper for you. Also, do you have the skills, time, garage space, money, and motivation to do a reno? Good luck to you!
     
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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
     
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    Congratulations on the NTU Pup and Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.
     
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    Welcome to the forum...I would totally save it and fix it up. Projects like that you just have to look at as a blank canvas to really make it yours. Those hard side Palominos are nice...
     

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