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Old 01-18-2010, 10:29 AM
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I'm thinking of trying to do a spring over on our popup...Never really looked into what that entails though...
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Only 2 mods on that post, later admitted to being 3. I am not even sure if a SOA is in the cards for me this year, I bought a camper than had been wrecked (fell off the hitch) so I have some remodeling to do.. thanks for the offer though Dave, I'll let you know... Corsair is the guy who needs to get this done so he can take his whole family to BFE
Jeff, if you need some welding done, I'd be glad to donate the welder and the time for . If you have a 220 outlet in your garage or somewhere within about 10-12 feet of the project, I can bring the unit to you. Otherwise, we'll need to get it to my place near Evergreen. I have a flatbed trailer that should handle a pop-up camper if its not currently towable
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:07 PM
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Got a little bit done this weekend... tore out most of the trashed junk, removed the fridge and sink deal, ripped out the bad paneling. Now I can start to think of how to rebuild.. the plan today is where the fridge was, put in a small microwave, sitting on a new shelf next to the heater. Then underneath it and behind it will be storage, accessible by a door from the outside.

I want to put the fridge just to the right as you open the door, that way I can access it from the outside without entering the camper, also will be able to load it while the camper isn't set up. I have it sitting there now...

I'm wondering why there's a p-trap for the sink drain, my last camper didn't have one- does the rest of y'all's popups have one? I can't recall smelling any sewer smells without it, even while plumbed in at slickrock... today it's just looking like a place for old yucky water to sit and I am considering cutting it out. That's probably it for today, here's some pics though...
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:18 PM
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Looks like first thing to add would be a rock guard for the front.
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We have a P trap in our camper. I think it is a good idea to keep it if you are going to be using some sort of sink/water set up.
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Looks like first thing to add would be a rock guard for the front.
I got this camper on the cheap because it had been wrecked- the PO didn't hitch it properly, then it fell off the hitch while driving, which of course meant they promptly slammed on the brakes, forcing the trailer to rear end the tow vehicle. So yeah, those holes in that plastic thing are from impact.. still scheming how to rebuilt that- either just plywood & maybe diamond plate, or possibly a box that surrounds the propane, that can be accessed from inside? We'll see, this thing is going to Cruise Moab so that's the deadline, I'm already starting to feel like I'm running out of weekends..
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I'm planning to add solar 12v before this summer. Anyone have any recommendations? I've got a 1000w inverter waiting to be installed. I think a second battery is in order. I'm also considering stretching the frame to add a bigger deck to fit motorcycles. But I have to work out tongue weight and a few other things before I do that. I've very interested in changing out the 2" ball coupling to something more off-pavement worthy. We did a spring over in my friends camper last year. He just got new u-bolts. We cut the old ones and fliped the axle over so the bend was now facing down. I sugested welding on new perches but he wasn't listening. Pulls it with a big f350 and the trailer is light with no brakes. Seems to work fine.
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We'll see, this thing is going to Cruise Moab so that's the deadline, I'm already starting to feel like I'm running out of weekends..
No worries....if you work every friggin' wakin' minute on it...

Know the feelin'...we've got two projects we're trying to get done in time......Good Luck, it's lookin' fine!

I need to get back to the garage right away...
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I'm wondering why there's a p-trap for the sink drain, my last camper didn't have one- does the rest of y'all's popups have one? I can't recall smelling any sewer smells without it, even while plumbed in at slickrock... today it's just looking like a place for old yucky water to sit and I am considering cutting it out. That's probably it for today, here's some pics though...
Never looked that closely at ours, but one of the options on many of the Coleman/Fleetwood popup campers was a toilet/shower enclosure...Possibly they just install that standard as part of the build in case further down the line the toilet/shower setup gets added

On our sink we just drain the waste water into a bucket sitting under the drain hole and dump the bucket when it gets full....
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Never looked that closely at ours, but one of the options on many of the Coleman/Fleetwood popup campers was a toilet/shower enclosure...Possibly they just install that standard as part of the build in case further down the line the toilet/shower setup gets added

On our sink we just drain the waste water into a bucket sitting under the drain hole and dump the bucket when it gets full....
If this had the shower it wouldn't be where the sink is, would have been where I'm about to put the fridge most likely, but a separate drain. You dump your sink into a bucket? Not that you needed another project, but adding a drain would be a pretty simple mod... on ours I just reduce it down to a garden hose then run a 20' hose away from the camper. Then again it's just water & tooth paste, so maybe the bucket ain't so bad..



Ok maybe I'll leave in the p-trap then, even though the stuff inside gives me the willies...
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:37 AM
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Isn't the reason for a p-trap to keep sewer gasses out? If you are just dumping to a hose out side is there a need for a p-trap?

A solar hookup would be awesome...sounds like a cool way to keep the battery charged in Moab.

A small microwave would be awesome, especially with the kiddies. Some microwave popcorn around the campfire? And they have small ones at Home Depot for $35...

Lookin good Tim! Much better than when I saw it last!
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