Storing Vertically?

Discussion in 'Camper Storage / Winterizing & De-Winterizing' started by Stevethenewguy, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Stevethenewguy

    Stevethenewguy New Member

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    Hi All,

    Don't have a trailer yet, just thinking ahead. Is it possible to store your PUP vertically? Either on its side or on its rear? I would expect that it couldn't be stored directly on its side or rear. Could something be rigged by attaching to the axles that could hoist it up using pulleys?

    Any thoughts or am I out to lunch on that?

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  2. Travelhoveler

    Travelhoveler New Member

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    I've seen photos of a-frame popups stored on their sides on dollys in garages. May work for canvas popups too.
     
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    Shaman1 Well-Known Member

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    My 89 Coleman is very light, but I would never ever do it! Too much twist on the components for my taste. [2C]
     
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    I think that if you used 2 spreader bars you could hoist it for storage.
     
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    carlr New Member

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    Why???
     
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    Twisty New Member

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    ^double your storage
     
  7. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    The thing to remember is the sides, rear panels and rear bumper do not have as much strength as the frame it is mounted on. Just my [2C]
     
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    It's been done, but I wouldn't with mine.
     
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    Only if is made by Mattel or Hasbro! [:D]
     
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    If it was anchored by a ball and axle tie downs, it would work
     
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    I don't think you're out to lunch but you might be having a snack before supper! [LOL]

    Hoisting a popup vertically...the question I have is...why?

    But hey, what do I know? Good luck!
     
  12. electronflux

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    I would think that there would be too much stress put on the interior construction. It was designed and built for all the load bearing structures to support their weight in the application of gravitational downward force. Changing the position of the pup would alter where the load would be supported and damage your pup perhaps irreparably so.
     
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    Travelhoveler New Member

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    Just fill it up with helium and let it float to the top of the garage.
     
  14. rrue

    rrue I can fix anything with duct tape and WD40.

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    Flubber tires. Put a few pool noodles on top so it doesn't chafe against the garage ceiling.
     
  15. Dubbya

    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

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    ^THIS and ^THIS!

    [LOL] @ "pool noodles"
     

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