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Offline ment2b

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Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« on: January 06, 2011, 03:13:36 PM »
We camp in a 1984 Coleman Columbia.  Anyone else here camping in a Classic or Vintage camper?
8 foot box, 2 double beds

Offline Steve A

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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 05:10:26 PM »
I've got a 78 Apache Roamer lovingly known as the To Go Box or Roamie.
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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 01:34:41 AM »
We just bought a 1988 Coleman Columbia. Haven't even had a chance to camp in it yet.


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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 08:56:15 AM »
How old does it have to be to be considered a classic or vintage?  I don't think mine fits into either.

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This was a quick overnighter in the Mined Land area of SE Kansas.  We were on the way to meet some friends at Big Spring Missouri for a float trip.
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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 11:34:23 PM »
here is my 1983 Coleman Columbia


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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 08:21:28 AM »
"My" rule for classic/antique.  Stuff my grandparents owned are now antiques.  Stuff my parents owned are classic.

I know in the auto world, 25 years was considered vintage.

Since my camper's 33 years, I'll say it's vintage or classic.
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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2011, 01:51:42 PM »
Our 86 starcraft might fit the time frame for classic but like my old 79 Ford that I had as a daily driver I would never think of either with classic titles/ plates. 

(always makes me think of nice fixed up cars with special plates that catch your attention.  We'd be more of the old beat up chevette with pop riveted rocker panels and the almost but not right colored hood)

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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011, 08:41:32 PM »
We have a 75' Apache Ramada, that as of this morning has a busted crank and can't be opened...... >:(

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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2011, 03:06:35 PM »
This is really funny. I TOO have an 84 Columbia! Reno'd/under construction but camp ready any day.

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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2011, 09:32:12 PM »
We have 2 1966 Westholt Cruiser models. We use one all the time;  the second Westholt was gutted when we bought it.  It is our project pop-up.  We are looking forward to having both on the road together.
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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2011, 06:08:09 PM »
Our PUP isn't a classic by any means, but I tow with an '89 Volvo.
Matt ('71) & DW Eilean ('71), MIL the OTHER Eilean ('32)
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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 03:56:31 PM »
1979 Coleman Brandyewine purchase last year.

Doing a resto-mod

Done:
- LED Lights (tail, marker, task)
- NOS original Canvas
- NEW wall to wall Carpet
- NEW Cabana Awning (and carpet)
- NEW table

To be done:
- Paint -Rustolum "Recreational White"
- Recover/foam all beds/cushions (maybe make valance too-they are missing)
- Counter top referb
- Repair last year's damage (water filler port)

Future???
- Power Lift
- 110v 30amp rewire
- Roof top A/C (vers our portable ROLL up AC)

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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2014, 09:39:03 PM »





'89 Palomino MXL. Vintage

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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2015, 01:49:46 AM »
I have a 1969 Nimrod Camelot Deluxe pop up. No manuals, VIN, anything. popuphistory.com is how I identified it. It has kind of a unique lift system wherein the roof raises (using a big spring) as the bunks are pulled out, one at a time. What's the difference between classic and vintage and just plain old? LOL

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Re: Anyone else with a Classic or Vintage camper?
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2015, 10:16:34 AM »
Our first pop-up was a 1984 Palomino Shetland KD-1, with a six foot box. We renovated it with new canvas, lifter arms, cushions, etc:
at the Canyon April 2010 by Andrea Vaughan, on Flickr
It was great for solo camping, but very tight for the two of us (one sat down if the other wanted to stand up), especially if bad weather hit and we were inside for any length of time.
After two seasons post-renovation, we up-sized to an 8', two bunk, new-old-stock Coleman Cobalt. We planned to keep that for a very long time, but my deteriorating back changed that plan.
We now have a Whitewater Retro - so we have the look of a vintage trailer, but it's new. Once upon a time, I'd have loved to find an old TT and re-do it, but after the Shetland, we had an idea of what could be involved, and we wanted something in short order.
Ohio Oct 2014 by Andrea Vaughan, on Flickr
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