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Old 05-02-2015, 01:12 PM   #15
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Yes, definitely could have been worse. And thanks to my friends camping nearby with a canopy over their teardrop I had an aha moment and put the canopy over the top for this weekend. (Works great- but wouldn't stand up to anything a canopy wouldn't stand up to).
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Old 05-02-2015, 03:36 PM   #16
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Was just looking at your TW pop up. Got a quick fix for you to get it home. I'm sure you've seen windows that were broken and covered with plywood, same thing here would work. A sheet of ply on top with 2x4s across the width inside. Bolted/pinched down with machine threads and washers. Sure would be easier than trying to tie off a tarp.
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:10 PM   #17
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Horrible !! My biggest fear with our CompactII. I have actually come close to pulling out with it up.

Yikes!

I would look into doing the plywood and 2X4 sandwich for the trip home. At least it wouldn't put holes in your fiberglass.

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Old 05-02-2015, 09:23 PM   #18
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Ouch! Sorry to hear it happened Bobby but glad it wasn't worse!
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:34 PM   #19
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Oh my gosh that is horrible! I am so sorry and sure hope your friend finds it for you and can get it!!
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:15 PM   #20
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Can't sandwich like that- there is a bank of closet and icebox on one side that is flush with the opening.

IF I can get a plywood board cut I may be able to screw it in through the top frame into the bottom frame but at this point, knowing it pulls fine without coastal gusts of wind, I'm inclined to drive home with it open (weather is predicted to be dry) and worry about covering it when it isn't moving. I'm just not equipped to do anything here even if I can get the wood cut.

My friend drove up today and no sign of the top. She said the wind was still really bad.
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Made it home with no further problems except that it was lightly raining for a few minutes. Actually got good mileage! the trailer is now in a friend's garage as I got home late and didn't want to be trying to tie down a tarp over it in the dark. I think for short term I'm going to make a quick frame of wood and staple tarp to it and put it on over the existing wood frame (so it fits around it and won't blow off, maybe tie it down, too. Then second step is to figure out a viable travel solution (in case of rain) and a cover for the opening in camp and camp this summer with the canopy over the trailer as that worked well except for cold air through the opening. And then, when I have a garage and no upcoming trips, figure out a permanent fix.
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Sportsmobile (www.sportsmobile.com) located in Fresno, CA, builds custom Pop-Up conversions and has a wide variety of pop-up top sizes and shapes. You might contact them and see if they have a top shell that can be modified to fit your Campster. As they do a lot of custom work, they may even do the work, albeit a bit $$$
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Good idea about Sportsmobile.
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