Please to meet you! Cynthia

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  1. Cynthia Denny

    Cynthia Denny New Member

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    Hi,

    Grew up in Lansing, Michigan back in the day when it was a beautiful thriving city. Left for Ann Arbor in 1972 and loved it more than anywhere else but it was time to get married and ended up in Illinois and then Wisconsin for 12 years. Finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of going west in 2001 and ended up in San Mateo and now San Jose.

    I have love the outdoors since I was a child and joined some outdoor groups in CA and spendt the last 15 years traveling all over California hiking and exploring.

    Just got me 1978 Starcraft Galaxy 6 pop up camper in September and towed it from Sheboygan, Wi back to CA in a 2015 Chevy Traverse LX AWD beauty I call Victoria (Go Blue!) the Victors and the Best.

    Set up the camper two weeks ago to check it out and it was in great condition except a few rips in the canvas, the vinyl on the ceiling peeling, and a slight musty smell. I have now set it up and down and having problems know just how to get the canvas all inside. The front of the top won't quite go down all the way. Any help with getting rid of the smell and the other two issues would be greatly appreciated.

    Can't wait for the rain to go so I can begin my adventures in Northern California! Would love to meet people who want to camp together and hike.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Cynthia Denny New Member

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    Thanks. I'm a grandmom too!
     
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    Welcome from the mountains of West Virginia
     
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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from Dukes Fl. Congrats on the NTU PUP, sometimes is take awhile for the mattresses to go down, patience and practice will get you used to the set up and take down. Good Luck and happy Camping
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    We are in Northern California....sacramento...Let us know when you plan to camp up this way!
     
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    Damp rid for the smell. Also make sure you clean it well. I like diluted bleach to kill bactiria and stuff.
    They make repair tape for the canvas if the rips are small, i never used it.
    I never had your brand pop up, but i try to tuck the canvas in evenly before dropping the roof. Lower, tuck , lower , tuck lower check that its all tuked in and then close it. Additionally, being LEVEL is a must, so it opens and closes easilly. With that said, sometimes a jiggle of the roof can help seat it.
    Welcome and have fun!
     
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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina.
     
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    Hi Cynthia! Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.

    On our pup, I always tried to fold as neatly as possible before I start lowering the roof. After that, it was just a matter of keep tucking.
     
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    Open it up, air it out, and treat fabric with Febreze. Keep Damp rid in it when it's closed to control moisture.
     
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    Thanks - Just sold a teardrop and purchased a Starcraft Starmaster as a project. Looking to take grand kids and friends on short trips to enjoy this great country and nature. Looking to travel to South Carolina to see a brother and then spend sometime exploring the southern western states. I look forward to the venture.

    2014 Nissan Frontier Crewcab
    1991 Starcraft

    Lived in Iowa, Nebraska, California, and Florida.
     
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    Looking forward to pitching in and making a difference.
     
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