Author Topic: Taking Care of Your Folding Pop-Up Camper  (Read 2265 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

Light Lager Jogger Rally - April 2015
by samebutdifferent
[Today at 12:11:24 AM]
Battery for tent trailer ( new member )
by JoeCamper
[Yesterday at 09:07:01 PM]
Condiment Storage
by vik-king
[Yesterday at 08:13:27 PM]
Where are ya? A Members Map
by Vagov
[Yesterday at 07:48:11 PM]
Promised Land SP Rally, Aug 2015
by samebutdifferent
[Yesterday at 04:40:19 PM]
2015 nights camped.....running tally.
by Vagov
[March 29, 2015, 02:47:00 PM]
The Worlds Coolest Campers that aren't Airstream.
by Lone Lock
[March 29, 2015, 08:20:04 AM]
Review of Jonathon Dickinson State Park, Hobe/Jupiter FL
by speckhunter80
[March 29, 2015, 12:45:27 AM]
Southeast Spring Rally! May 22-25
by GA Judy
[March 28, 2015, 01:23:50 PM]
camp chef dutch oven stand
by JoeCamper
[March 28, 2015, 12:24:44 AM]
Door Lock Recall
by thingette 1s sister
[March 27, 2015, 06:45:36 PM]
2016 Mid Atlantic Rallies
[March 27, 2015, 11:31:17 AM]
French Creek SP, PA - Season Opener Group Rally, March 20-22, 2015
by Yak
[March 26, 2015, 07:22:25 PM]
HEllo From Oakdale CT
by Raycfe
[March 26, 2015, 06:02:40 PM]
Knoebels Spring Rally - May 2015
by acenorm
[March 26, 2015, 02:21:10 PM]