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Old 12-22-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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I have been lookin all over.
Which small fiberglass trailer had the tent-like canvas popup?

Has anyone ever made their own popup up out of an existing egg?

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Old 12-22-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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any model of Compact has a pop up, as do Trails West Campsters.

I am sure I forgot one.

See the albums.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:49 PM   #3
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There was also the 1954 Ranger.
Trailer Closed
Top Raised
Canvas in place
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:32 AM   #4
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Don't forget the Miti Lite

http://album.fiberglassrv.com/gallery2/mai...p?g2_itemId=943

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Old 12-23-2007, 07:13 AM   #5
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Hunter... a Compact by another name

Havasu: not a popup as such, but a raised center section... about a foot tall
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:05 PM   #6
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Hunter... a Compact by another name

Havasu: not a popup as such, but a raised center section... about a foot tall

In truth I want to down size. Ever hear anyone say that? hahahahaha
I have a 17' casita that lets me stand up nice ... more than 6'0". But it is too heavy. SO I thought I'd step down 1000lbs or so (like a patriot or lil-scamp) and see about putting in a pop up. If I cant stand up anywhere it get to feeling too confining.

SO if you see anyone do their own add-on popup, gimme a yell.,

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Old 12-28-2007, 11:53 AM   #7
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In truth I want to down size. Ever hear anyone say that? hahahahaha
I have a 17' casita that lets me stand up nice ... more than 6'0". But it is too heavy. SO I thought I'd step down 1000lbs or so (like a patriot or lil-scamp) and see about putting in a pop up. If I cant stand up anywhere it get to feeling too confining.

SO if you see anyone do their own add-on popup, gimme a yell.,

Thanks

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I have a friend whose conversion van was stolen and totally wrecked about 10 years ago. He ended up purchasing the wreckage from the insurance company, bought a brand new cargo van of the same type and transferred the goodies across.

The conversion van had a fiberglass raised top that was riveted and glued to the cutout in the van top. We drilled out the rivets and used a heat gun to soften the glue. We transferred the top to the new van drawing around the perimeter to determine the cutout, remarked to accommodate the needed flange and made the cut. I think in the end our installation turned out smoother than the factory job.

I have seen pop top vans in the junk yard that I'm sure you could retrofit into a fiberglass trailer. Might be a fun project!

For me, I always walk with my feet touching the ground, so I have no need of additional height inside the Scamp. But, I understand; some have a need for a little different way of doing things!
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:17 PM   #8
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If the frame allows it..... you can drop the floor in areas too. Same ideas as pop top but it drops down. Remember you only need standing room in the cooking area and thats it. Maybe shower. The drop area by the front door can be a shower stall maybe. Seen this done too.

On the old German Radio Command Box Unimogs, and Im sure other militaries.... they just never stood up in the box. Chairs rolled on a rack.

Saw one guy take one of these command boxes and mount a swiveling ice cream dinner type stool in the middle. He just swung around to face anything in the camper box. For dinner or bed just slide off the stool into the comfort of the cushions. For toilet.... just slide on over..

A rolling mechanics stool would be great for this concept. Use lay out designs like those used in kitchens for wheelchair users. Low cabinets etc. Pull out sinks and cook stoves over your lap etc.
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In truth I want to down size. Ever hear anyone say that? hahahahaha
I have a 17' casita that lets me stand up nice ... more than 6'0". But it is too heavy. SO I thought I'd step down 1000lbs or so (like a patriot or lil-scamp) and see about putting in a pop up. If I cant stand up anywhere it get to feeling too confining.

SO if you see anyone do their own add-on popup, gimme a yell.,

Thanks

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The older Scamp 13' (pre fire) are 6' 1" inside before carpet and headliner. I understand that the post fire units are 6' 3" or 4". Give Scamp a call to confirm.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:27 AM   #10
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The older Scamp 13' (pre fire) are 6' 1" inside before carpet and headliner. I understand that the post fire units are 6' 3" or 4". Give Scamp a call to confirm.
Art S, says his 2007 13' Scamp has an inside height of 6'1" and that's definitely after the fire. See this topic for more info: Our new 2007 13' Scamp
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:47 AM   #11
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Ron, I am looking for a 17' Casita. Let me know what kind you have.

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Old 02-18-2008, 02:04 PM   #12
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Actually, I did downsize from a Jayco 16' to my current 91 Scamp 13'. Now I need to downsize further because my Scamp won't find in my condo's garage without taking off the wheels and tires and putting on smaller, tire-less wheels. A pain to do while blocking others from using their garages
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... Now I need to downsize further because my Scamp won't find in my condo's garage without taking off the wheels and tires and putting on smaller, tire-less wheels....
thats an easy one.

First go to cheapozone and get Car Dollies. You only need a PAIR.


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Pull your tires and place the brake and hub into this. One for each side. Then roll it on in.

To speed it up... get a 12v lug nut wrench.
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That would work. But I have to pipe up and say having a pop top makes things a heck of a lot easier than pulling your tires every time you want to go in and out of the garage would. However, I think I'd take that solution for awhile and in the meantime look for a Campster or Compact, rather than cut open a Scamp. For one thing, the popped-up top works well with a rear door, I don't know how it would do with a side door (duck and enter?) Or are you thinking of popping the entire roof up?

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