Who here has a vintage pop up?

Discussion in 'Checkout My Rig !' started by Funrover, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. ERAllie

    ERAllie New Member

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    I am about to acquire a NTU late 70s original SunKamper (Made in Ontario). My Mom and I are really excited to remodel it, but keep it as vintage as possible! all original, but we need to replace the foam insides (all cushions etc.) it's been stored in a garage for the last 25 plus years, so it's in great shape but some small little campers (mice) got into it. Pics will come eventually!

    I'm so glad to have found this community!
     
  2. Genie2010

    Genie2010 Active Member

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    Can't wait to see the pics ERAllie! I camp with my mom too!
     
  3. kybishop

    kybishop TV-1994 Toyota Landcruiser

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    Very nice. It does remind one of a Camel pop up. I think Sears had there own line of pop ups back in the day but I am not sure who made them for them. What are your plans for it?

    A lot of great pop up history and information here; http://www.popupcamperhistory.com/

    Good luck. I love the all canvas models. Just came home with this one last week. A 1964 Cox Campmaster.
     

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  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn New Member

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    This is very similar to an Apache Raven, it may have been made by the same company and re-branded. The canvas looks fantastic!
     
  5. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn New Member

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    We have golf cart hubcaps on our Apache. They look awesome!
     
  6. jerry_ma

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    Those are the 10" ones, right? I want to get a set.

    Thanks
    Jerry in MA
     
  7. Baumeister

    Baumeister New Member

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    Just bought this puppy. It's in great shape! Just needs some cables on the two back corners replaced. I've bought them along with a generic manual, but I'm looking for some advice.

    Mike Mundy : Kansas City MO
    1968 Starcraft Compact 4 Deluxe
    2000 Dodge Grand Caravan

    [NEON]
     

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  8. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    Love that Starcraft, Baumeister! Have fun with it!

    Sent from my KFTHWI using Tapatalk HD
     
  9. twins95

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    I have a 1969 Phoenix Convertible, This is my restoration project. Its all original and everything works!
    If anyone knows anything about these pop ups i would like some details on them.
     

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    Grn Mtn New Member

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    Nice unit twins95 - I don't believe I have seen one of those before!
     
  11. Txbum

    Txbum Pop up, Pop Top, Chill....Ahhhh

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    Baumeister, wanna trade? Got a 1977 Starcraft StarFlite 6 in really good shape, two beds....all original inside, canvas great shape.
     
  12. GFRENCH

    GFRENCH New Member

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    WE have just acquired a Coleman colonial pop up and can't seem to close it all the way Help
     
  13. JT2

    JT2 Active Member

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    MODS: You may want to move this thread elsewhere.

    GFrench,

    Hi and welcome but, erh, we could use a little more info here...

    --> Does it crank all the way down or do you have problems during the lowering process? If it sticks or binds coming down, that could signal a number of things including stuck pulleys, jumped or binding cables, corner poles not telescoping easily, or a damaged wiffle tree among many other choices.

    --> If it cranks all the way down freely, does it remain 2-3 inches above the lower rail when the cranking ends? If so, that's generally normal and you have simply to carefully push each corner of the roof down and engage the latches. (You're just squooshing the canvas and etc inside.)
    If the corners still won't compress to latch height, you may want to re-open the roof 2 or 3 ft and repack the canvas into a smoother and flatter arrangement.

    Let us know what you find and good luck.

    JT
     
  14. diablo45

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    Just picked this up today, a 1967 Apache Chief. It came with the awning and full screen enclosure.
     

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  15. Ty

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    Just brought home my 'new' 1973 Coleman Minuteman Flip-Top Camper!
     

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    So cool!
     
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    Love it!
     
  18. Txbum

    Txbum Pop up, Pop Top, Chill....Ahhhh

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    Ty, congrats, a very nice find! I saw it on Craigslist, where exactly was it bought at? Txbum
     
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    This is my 1974 Apache Ramada the day I brought it home. That's my restored 1978 Yellowstone Country Club in the back ground.
     

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  20. Txbum

    Txbum Pop up, Pop Top, Chill....Ahhhh

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    Congrats, if you have not met Phoodieman, PM a message to him with any questions. He is an Apache enthusiast.
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