Who here has a vintage pop up?


Active Member
Mar 7, 2008
Just curious who else has one, what they have and a pic..Thaks!

Edited by - Digger on August 26 2008 13:22:51

Cowboy Camper

Super Active Member
Jun 17, 2007
Well, How's a 1975 Palomino grab ya?

Here's a Pic... <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">

<img src="http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/28359/2119728590100500874S425x425Q85.jpg" border=0>

What have you got??

<hr><img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_cowboy.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cowboy Camper">~ Scott


Active Member
Mar 7, 2008
That is great..... I have a 1971 Cox Conestoga
<img src="http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c353/Funrover/IMG_8964.jpg" border=0>

<img src="http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c353/Funrover/IMG_8962.jpg" border=0>

Cowboy Camper

Super Active Member
Jun 17, 2007
Now I gotta say... That's pretty good! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">

Thanks for posting the Pic! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_cowboy.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cowboy Camper">


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Gold Supporting Member
Dec 22, 2002
Southeastern PA
Now that's camping.

Camp Director

<i>When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.</i>


Nov 5, 2005
That Conestoga is seriously cool! Love the windows. Mine is not that vintage.

2003 Chevy Astro(Snoochie Hauler)
1974 Starcraft Starmaster 6 (Snoochie House)
DW, DD, DS, and pooch (two now) when we can.
Favorite place to camp, Grand Teton NP. If we could live there we would!


Lancaster, PA
Nov 1, 2006
Lancaster, PA
I love this post...further proof that newer isn't always better. Maybe in about 10 years, my Pop-Up will qualify as vintage. Hahaha, some say it's "vintage" right now (it's and '85 Jayco).

Doug Rice, Lancaster PA <img src=../Images/flags/us.gif border=0 align=middle alt="United States"><img src=../Images/flags/us-coastguard.jpg border=0 align=middle alt="US Coast Guard"> <> DW Heather, M.Div. <> DS Andrew <> DS Benjamin


Active Member
Mar 7, 2007
There are some things where being shorter (in height) can benefit you! I'm 6'4" and have plenty of headroom in my 2001 Jayco. But my first pup, 1995 Skamper, I couldn't really stand up straight in. I definitely couldn't lay down sideways (and fit. . .)

I like some of the older vintage-type campers for some really unique features like the hardside Apaches and that one up a few posts with the window on the bunkends (or whatever that is.) Then there was that one in another post where the kitchen galley completely slid out to the patio area for cooking! That was cool!

My height limits my comfort level, though. I'm sure there are plenty of people my height or taller who do fine in an older camper, but for me, I sleep long ways in the bunk end with my feet hanging off the bed (just like at home) and I can stand up straight and even stretch if I have to and not feel cramped. I just don't know how many campers would fit me this way.

Love the vintage pups, though!

01 Jayco Heritage Laurel
04 Pilot EXL-NAV
One wife
Three daughters
Big dreams


Active Member
Mar 7, 2008
Yeah, growing up my parents had an Apache Hardside, that was a great trailer, wish we had it still!!! My camper(once I finish the roof) will fit my friend of 6'8" so he can stand in it. Sleeping wise... Not sure what to say!


Franconia, Pa.
Funrover, I <b>have</b> to know where you camp. That looks GREAT!


<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">'96 Rockwood Signature Series 1280
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">'07 Ford Explorer

<i>Wherever you go, there you are.</i>


Oct 2, 2007
Not sure if our '82 Coleman is vintage, but its gota few years on it, anyway. Compared to ours, the Conestoga looks huge!!
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2320/2278309510_c63204ca07.jpg" border=0>
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2069/2383508359_ee7626f5bd.jpg" border=0>
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2192/2384338292_0843ea2ca8.jpg" border=0>
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2141/2383507293_ec8092a123.jpg" border=0>

Mauricio <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper">, Tamara <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">,
Woble and Patella (2 furry children)
'82 Coleman Redwood 5 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">
"You never know where you're gonna be 'til you get there."

Edited by - Woblesmom on April 09 2008 10:11:46

Edited by - Woblesmom on April 09 2008 10:14:53
Mar 9, 2008
I just bought a 73 Cox Campmaster this weekend for $350. In the process of repairing the rot. Canvas is good on it, but it has been sitting for at least a decade.
Mar 9, 2008
I do have some pictures. I will try to put them up as soon as I can. I will be working 12 hour shifts all week, so it may be a couple of days.

The floor is rotten in the front and all the upholstery is dry rotted. So, I have it opened up inside my garage so it will be out of the weather and I can work on it whenever the mood hits.


Active Member
Mar 16, 2007
We'll be camping this Good Friday weekend with the friends of ours who have a 1970-something Apache hardwall popup. I'll take some pictures of it this time. It will be our second outing with them. The first one was so busy I never got any pictures. I'm just so excited to be camping this weekend!!!!

<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper"> Steve, Lori & <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cool"> son, Trent 9
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> '07 Jayco Select 12HW; <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> '01 Dodge Ram 1500


Active Member
Mar 7, 2008
Pike - Let me know if you need any help, I enjoyed restoring my Cox!

Lori - Take pics! I grew up in a 1976 Apache Ramada hardside, sometime I will get another one for road trips and such. They really are a great camper!


Dec 17, 2007
Don't know if 1987 counts as vintage, but we got this Palomino hardside back in November. Going on our first real campout this weekend. I will finally be able to get a pic of my pup in a CG.
<img src="http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/chattgrrl/1987%20Palomino/ad55_12.jpg" border=0>

Just got nu2me 1987 Palomino CXL<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">
'00 Toyota Tacoma<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">
learning as I go, this site HELPS a lot
countdown to 1st trip of '08 is ON<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper">

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