Pop-Up Campers?

Re: Pop-Up Campers?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:17 pm

Hey folks, this is my baby 1974 Cox, I need a new top, $700.00 Oouch! If anyone has a Cox Campmaster 400 or similar give me pm. I love these campers they are lite as a feather and they stay cool because of the cotton duck military type canvas...but the down side is after 40 yrs or so they rot :(
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Re: Pop-Up Campers?

PostBy: oros35 On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:18 am

Yup. Don't use it as much as we like, but we have put some miles on it. Took it cross country 8K miles right after we got it. Did that with the truck.
It fits great behind the Jeep too.
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Re: Pop-Up Campers?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:43 pm

Here's some good advice from a long-term owner.

Here's what I would look for if I were buying a newer pop-up:

1) Tube frame, most pop-ups have "C" channel frames.

2) Marine grade plywood under bunks or at least plywood.

3) Vinyl walls instead of canvas.

4) Radial tires.

5) Plywood floor instead of chipboard.

6) Smooth exterior walls.

7) Multipart canvas, if one section gets damaged you can simply replace that section.

8) Center mounted front lift with a decent sized wheel.
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