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Offline aliriano

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Taking Care of Your Folding Pop-Up Camper
« on: May 21, 2013, 07:23:49 AM »
Wanted to share an article I read:

Your pop-up camper is important to you. It can last for years to come if you know how to take care of it to save on wear and damage.

  • Make sure the canvas is always dry and clean when you are putting it away and storing it. If it is wet or dirty, mold can collect and cause considerable damage.
  • Repair any tears in the canvas or screens immediately. Small tears can be repaired with a needle and thread, but a large tear may need to be patched or replaced completely. The sooner you repair a tear, the less likely it is going to get larger and create a huge problem.
  • Keep the tent clean and sealed to keep out bugs and animals. Animals can get into a pop up tent and cause damage, and bugs cause all kinds of problems. Keep out food debris and clean the tent as often as possible.
  • If there are holes, use a sealant to fix them before things get out. Sealant wills also help keep the tent warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • Check tires, lights and crank for wear regularly and before going on a trip or returning from a trip. The sooner problems are fixed, the better.


Source: The RV Guide

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Re: Taking Care of Your Folding Pop-Up Camper
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 05:29:46 AM »
Thanks!  Good tips.

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Re: Taking Care of Your Folding Pop-Up Camper
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 08:51:46 PM »
And, most important, have your wife do it. (You are siting in your recliner in your man cave, watching TV, sipping a.....................)
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Re: Taking Care of Your Folding Pop-Up Camper
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 11:39:15 AM »
Thanks for the tips :thumbup:

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Re: Taking Care of Your Folding Pop-Up Camper
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 07:24:30 PM »
I agree with all of these tips, especially about having the canvas be dry before popping down and storing.

Still, in our case, condensation forms on the canvas interiors and sometimes mold even appears before we get home.

Using a 1 drop of bleach to 10 drops of water solution works for us - it removes the mold without damaging the canvas.

I would also recommend popping up at least once a month during your off-season (if you can), just to make sure that mice and such haven't found some way in.

 

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