Restoring my 1984 Coleman Columbia

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  1. JNevill325

    JNevill325 New Member

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    Thanks a bunch! Those cushions and the table were not in the camper. We got a ton of other gear with it so my only complaint really isn't valid. :)
     
  2. dguthery

    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    I'm lucky that the cushions with mine don't have any rips, tears, fading, etc...in 30 years. Had them professionally cleaned and they held together.


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    With what little tinkering I have done so far I have been very impressed with the way our camper has held up under the previous owners. All the other cushions were in great shape. Overall interior was good as well.
     
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    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    Took the awning canvas down and cut about 3 feet off if it, and put it back up. Looks slot better now. I need to make some weights to put on the corners to weigh the front down.

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  5. dguthery

    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    Just me, chilling out in my nearly completed restoration.

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  6. dguthery

    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    I ordered a new pump faucet yesterday. It should be in this week, just in time for the first camping trip next weekend. I'm still looking for a replacement lp hose that connects from the stove to the connection at the floor. The PO cut the current one in half. Don't know why.


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    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    My restoration is complete, except for one panel that the PO cut out. Just getting some ideas. Should I just put a panel back in, or does anyone have any other ideas...storage, etc?[​IMG]


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    Glad to see you are pretty much ready. I have to go back to the drawing board for a few things but mine is in a workable state and survived the 4 day trip. I dont see what else can you do with that other than just replace the panel problem is gong to be finding a similar pattern panel.
    I hope your trip goes as well as mine did.
     
  9. dguthery

    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    I'm going to try to find something I can stick in the right hand section for storage, and panel the section with the chain.


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    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    I'm almost thinking about paneling the whole area, and putting a portable toilet in the corner by the door since the width between the bunk and door is 14" and the toilet I'm looking at is 14" wide.


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    novagirl retired camper

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    Great idea. Couldn't camp without my porta potty.

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    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    Yep. I'd get it off of eBay. About $20 cheaper than Walmart, and has larger tanks

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/291068732688


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    I bought the thetford portapottie. I like the fact that it is a high as the house units so it should feel as comfortable. I have yet to finish all the details and take photos but I took the galley out since I wont use it and put the heater, portapottie and usb/cigarette lighter connection on that side.

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    I should take a photo but you get the idea where the portapottie goes. I also cant camp without one. I tend to drink a lot of water so I get up a few times. it is easier to get back to sleep when I only have to take a few steps rather than get fully dress, step out in the cold, go to the facilities/bushes then come back. Add to that that whenever my autistic son wants to go, I have to go with him as well as the boss lady.... I would not get any sleep without it.
     
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    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    That's a nice reconstruction. I kept the galley. I'll definitely use the sink. I need to repair the lp hose for the stove...don't know why the PO cut it in half. Probably because he couldn't get the flare fittings off like me. They're stuck pretty good.


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    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    I'm going to be going to a Memorial Day rally this weekend, so maybe one of the other owners would be able to help


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    did he cut it in half? what is missing?
     
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    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    Yeah, I think he cut it in half to remove the top box from the bottom, instead of removing the hose at the fittings. I think I need to get a whole new hose. I don't know if fixing it with a brass barb coupler and hose clamps would work, or be safe.


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    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    The one I need has a 3/8 male flare fitting at each end


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