Who here has a vintage pop up?

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  1. sscpatfan

    sscpatfan New Member

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    20170815_181826.jpg 20170815_132939.jpg Bought a 1980 Starcraft 1908 Starmaster last week. We are so excited to use it but we already have to fix it. The winch broke the first time we tried to open it up after getting it home.
     
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    I have a 1984 Starcraft that I was given. I have been working to rebuild it and am looking for interior ideas. Had to rip almost all the interior and am rebuilding the wooden frame as it was rotted badly.

    Anyone have any plans or guidance? I will post pics later.
     
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    Neat old camper. I couldn't find the cables, so I had to order them long and have them shortened for me. I replaced 1, broke another. Ended up replacing all but 1 short cable. You can do it, good luck
     
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    Same as mine. Lay out how you want it. I like benches on sides, gear and small fridge where they sink / heater are.
     
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    Thanks. All of the actual lift cables are fine. Need to replace the winch cable as it had been replaced by the previous owner but they used a very thick cable(3/4 inch) and it is fraying as it binds up on the winch and rubs on the rails. Also the winch itself broke. The stop catch broke off. Found both from popupparts.com but have to wait until I get some money as I spent all that I had to buy the popup that was "ready to camp".
     
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    You might want to post an ISO on craigslist or similar for used options. Take a pic of your whiffle tree so someone can see what you need. Many old campers are parted to make trailers up in MN, so you can find the assembly used if someone knows you need it.
     
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    Have you thought about electric winch w/ automatic brake in place of manual unit? Might talk with a local welding shop, but then you need a battery 100% of the time.
     
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    Yes I have thought about doing an electric winch but at this point it is not cost effective. I need to get a battery plus welders around here want at least $100 an hour with an hour minimum.
     
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    Sorry, I should not clutter the Vintage Pop up post with back and forth - my bad...


    You might try stopping at a place that does exhaust work on cars, instead of a welding and fab shop. Might do better.

    After joke thought: Would a boat trailer hand crank have the parts you'd need? For discussion: https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-capacity-hand-winch-65688.html
     
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    Yep I had thought of that too. I could probably make one work since the design is similar. Even the replacement ones they sell are not exactly the same.
     
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    I have one just like it!
     
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    Mine is a 65 Nimrod Pioneer. It is more tent trailer than pop-up. But I like it. When you read brochure from 1965, it reads 'sleeps 8-10'! Had available bunk bed fixtures so 2 on each bed, 2 on each bunk, and 2 on floor.
     

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    Just got this and looking to restore! B15541BB-22E3-4407-88D9-63C8DFDE8388.jpeg
     
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