Author Topic: Taking Care of Your Folding Pop-Up Camper  (Read 2573 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline aliriano

  • Enjoying the View
  • *
  • Posts: 62
    • View Profile
  • State: OR/USA
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

Offline ben31popup

  • Learning Your Way
  • *
  • Posts: 40
    • View Profile
  • State: GA/USA
  • TV: 2002 F-150
  • POP: 1999 Coachmen Clipper 1290 STS
Re: Taking Care of Your Folding Pop-Up Camper
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 05:29:46 AM »
Thanks!  Good tips.

Offline TKnecht

  • Going in the Woods
  • *
  • Posts: 278
    • Tim Knecht
    • View Profile
  • State: PA/USA
  • TV: 2012 Subaru Forester
  • POP: 2013 Viking Epic 2107
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.....................)
Disposable thumbs make me specialer than most animals.

Offline fireman158

  • Starting to Sightsee
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
  • State: AZ/USA
Re: Taking Care of Your Folding Pop-Up Camper
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 11:39:15 AM »
Thanks for the tips :thumbup:

Offline BirdLand

  • Going in the Woods
  • *
  • Posts: 287
    • View Profile
  • State: PA/USA
  • TV: 2008 Dodge Durango
  • POP: 2006 Fleetwood Sea Pine
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.


Recent Topics

Looking to buy my first pop-up...
by bartsteed
[Today at 07:21:02 PM]
Thanksgiving Camping in PA state park
by Yak
[Yesterday at 09:26:33 PM]
Propane two 20# or two 30# tanks?
by Mike and Bonnie
[July 30, 2015, 11:01:56 PM]
Knoebels Fair and Funnel Cake Rally - Sept 2015
by vik-king
[July 30, 2015, 12:57:22 PM]
2nd Annual East Coast DOG (Dutch Oven Gathering)
by busdriverwc75
[July 29, 2015, 07:00:37 PM]
Proposed 2016 Rally in Mystic, CT
by mtn_bikers
[July 29, 2015, 03:44:54 PM]
Promised Land SP Rally, Aug 2015
by busdriverwc75
[July 29, 2015, 11:26:51 AM]
2015 nights camped.....running tally.
by Wizfisher
[July 27, 2015, 08:44:40 PM]
A/C advice & Installation guidance
by Lone Lock
[July 27, 2015, 04:13:24 PM]
CanvasCamper's Anniversary
by justchillin
[July 27, 2015, 02:49:04 PM]
French Creek SP, PA - Season Opener Group Rally, March 18-20, 2016
by justchillin
[July 27, 2015, 02:40:42 PM]
Prince Gallitzin SP, PA
by Wizfisher
[July 26, 2015, 09:17:34 PM]
My Kitchen Box
by GA Judy
[July 26, 2015, 07:38:48 PM]
Re: 15 years and 228 documented camping weekends/trips
by Christine
[July 26, 2015, 06:21:12 PM]
Rattlesnake bite kills camper in western PA
by Vagov
[July 22, 2015, 06:56:41 PM]