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Old 04-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #29
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I'm curious. How did you attach the wood frame for the popup mechanism to the trailer?

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Old 04-08-2012, 01:12 AM   #30
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HI Bill,

sorry for the delay but I have been out of town. The wooden frame that holds the lift mechanism is secured to the trailer with screws that were there originally. I did replace the screws as they were old and rusty in some cases.

I will try to get some pictures tomorrow. i hope to finish that canvas tomorrow as well.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:56 PM   #31
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Replacement canvas Done!

Mostly. A few minor adjustments might be needed.

I used ripstop nylon that is usually used in tent floors. I made it one long piece, double thickness. Put a window in each of the long sides using no see um netting. Made covers for the windows and they close with velcro. I attached the piece to the pop-top roof with velcro and have staple gunned the bottom to the wooden frame. I need to make a couple of adjustments but all is well. I will try to attach pictures

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Old 04-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #32
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Thanks! I was wondering if the screws went up through the roof to attach the frame or sidewats through the lip. I need to do the same thing. Yours looks great. I hop I can do as well.

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Old 04-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #33
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That looks great do you happen to have the messurments for the pop-up. i also have a campster and have been needing to redo the canvas for a few years, but have not had the money to have one made been quoted $250-$300. Not all that good with a sowing machine but i would like to give this a try. Tired of my neck pain when camping
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #34
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Campster Pop Tops

Chris, you mentioned your sore NECK....I just sit on a stool to do my cooking.....Since I don't have a height problem with a garage, I don't need a pop top.....MY plan is to use a clear lexan sky lite from a house. I am still looking for one.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #35
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Nice job! I am tempted to tackle mine.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:42 PM   #36
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Thanks for the compliments. It wasn't that hard to do. The hardest part is the windows, which is why I decided to just do the sides.

Question about dimensions... The opening is 5 feet long by just about 2 feet. I bought 5 yards of material that was 60 inches wide. I wanted to have the fabric pop up be at least 15 inches and figure on a one inch seam with double stitching and one inch fold for attaching to the frame of lift mechanism. I cut a 34 inch length of the fabric and ran a seam along the edge. Pulled it through and then put in the windows.

The biggest challenge was finding a place to cut that length of fabric and then working with it. I used and 8 foot long folding table and actually set up my sewing machine in the trailer and did all the sewing in there (trailer was plugged in to 110V)

There was plenty of material to go around the opening. I made mine a little too exact which made the final attachment a little tricky. I also ended up with 16 inches of height which is fine. The extra fabric I used for the cover over the no see um netting.

The materials cost me about $125.
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Thank you every much Teri i am going to give it a try. :-) wish me luck
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Good Luck Chris.

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Old 05-02-2012, 02:43 AM   #39
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Teri do you happen to have any close up pic.'s of the popup mechanism? Not sure if mine has been rigged befor to work or not, there are a lot of little parts. The hardware on both sides don't match.
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I'll get out this weekend and take some close ups.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:33 PM   #41
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I too need to replace the fabric in my pop up. Thanks for the insight
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I've got some pix of my popup
Mechanism. Took the whole top of today. Two sets of springs on each side. 1-top and 1-bottom. Two sliders on each side. 1 top and 1 bottom. And then a pivot on top and a pivot on bottom on each side!!!

I took measurements too...
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