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Old 10-05-2016, 09:39 PM   #15
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KC, I have a lot of trucks and canopies but I have never seen

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your photo did not get posted but I know what they are
They are also used as a gasket to mount a camper/canopy/shell onto a truck. So that is the place to source them from.

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: any of those gaskets before today. I just used a 2 sided tape one side glues to the rails and the other to the Canopy and never a leak. But it is a bitch to get off the rails when u sell the truck or what ever.
The other part I find kind of odd is that Americans call their canopies Campers, in Canada they are just Canopies to sleep under, pack goods and keep them dry, stick the dog with screened windows etc.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:49 AM   #16
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: any of those gaskets before today. I just used a 2 sided tape one side glues to the rails and the other to the Canopy and never a leak. But it is a bitch to get off the rails when u sell the truck or what ever.
The other part I find kind of odd is that Americans call their canopies Campers, in Canada they are just Canopies to sleep under, pack goods and keep them dry, stick the dog with screened windows etc.
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I don't believe the Trim-lok on the Compact poptop is there to keep water out. The poptop section has a deep lip that overlaps a correspondingly tall lip on the roof. This overlap, combined with the fabric boot is what keeps water out. I think the Trim-lok was added mostly to reinforce and protect the thin fiberglass edges from cutting the fabric boot when the lid is closed, and also to prevent the poptop from abrading the fiberglass roof while the trailer is being jostled in motion.

Just my thoughts on it.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:39 AM   #17
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Smile CJ electrical adaptation

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120 electrical??entry??? On our "CJ" there is an entry port in floor under the sink closet(looks like the spout collar on a gas can) through which a cord is threaded when needed. The cord leads to a two breaker panel box. Thus I have 2 circuits. #1 contains two wall lights - 1 in each divider and 1 plg in under each bench. #2 contains a plug near the stove and an exterior weatherproof box above the license plate.
The entry port also allows for a 12v cord which plugs into my cigarette lighter in my truck. That powers a light above the sink and the exhaust fan above the stove.
As a backup I installed a solar light(30 mini LED lights) above the bed/table area. This attachs to a removeable solar panel (6"x8") which can be placed on the pop up and taken down when travelling. To me, this is the most valuable lighting accessory as it is simple, cheap and requires less 'plugging in'.
Hope your continued white fluffy fall coverage isn't blowing around. Oh Saskatchewan winter, thou hast such fury!!!!
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:49 AM   #18
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Yup, same as mine, Jish. That's the entry through the floor under the sink that I was talking about. Of course, I don't plan to keep it there, since I'm rebuilding my Jr from the ground up. I'm going to put in a regular 30amp hookup out the side.
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:54 AM   #19
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Here's photos of the electrical "system" on the Jr.

Hi Janice

Here's what my electric system looks like. I'm pretty sure the breaker box and big cord are original.

I only have one outlet and it is on the left side of the trailer along a seat edge. There may have been a 2nd outlet somewhere but would have disappeared with a previous owner.

It is too far away for most short-corded kitchen appliances and is only a single outlet.

So I added a multistrip outlet nearer the kitchen area. Looked hard to find one with a plug that hugged the outlet rather than stuck out.

The big cord is supposed to snake through a hole in the floor. My hole is at the center of the left photo and is stuffed with steel wool to keep critters out. Brass wool is better but I haven't noticed any rust on the wool.

But snaking the cord in and out of the hole is a pain in the bottom. So I just keep it coiled up and run the proper all weather extension cord from the campground box up into the hole.

That sends power to my outlet and to a lamp on the wall. Care should be taken not to overload that one outlet. I have no trouble running a small heater, the light, and a fridge.

but if I had a microwave or a toaster oven I'd probably turn off the heater while using them.

How about some photos of your Jr?
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:28 AM   #20
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I don't believe the Trim-lok on the Compact poptop is there to keep water out. The poptop section has a deep lip that overlaps a correspondingly tall lip on the roof. This overlap, combined with the fabric boot is what keeps water out. I think the Trim-lok was added mostly to reinforce and protect the thin fiberglass edges from cutting the fabric boot when the lid is closed, and also to prevent the poptop from abrading the fiberglass roof while the trailer is being jostled in motion.

Just my thoughts on it.
I think it is partly there to keep air from coming up under the top and trying to push it up. I agree it probably doesn't keep water out.
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Here's what my electric system looks like. I'm pretty sure the breaker box and big cord are original.
That's what the original setup on my '72 Jr was, as well.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:29 PM   #22
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Thank you all. The thoughts on the pop top gasket and electrical are invaluable. I will send some photos later today. We have been out all morning with snow blowers shovels and chain saws. The storm wreaked havoc on trees. But junior is unscathed.
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Thank you all. The thoughts on the pop top gasket and electrical are invaluable. I will send some photos later today. We have been out all morning with snow blowers shovels and chain saws. The storm wreaked havoc on trees. But junior is unscathed.
Have you given a good looking over to your frame yet? They're kind of notorious for having stress damage, particularly in the front. When I removed the floor in mine, I found damage that wasn't obvious before the trailer was gutted. In particular, the front crossbar that runs under the bed/table area was attached to the trailer only by the bolts through the floor. The welds holding it to the frame had failed, but it would have been extremely difficult to see this without removing the floor.
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Old 10-06-2016, 04:36 PM   #24
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soft gaskets that compress against the roof serve a couple of valuable functions. It keeps hornets from turning that area into a condominium while it is sitting around unused. It also reduces heat loss. As to keeping water out, that is good since it also keeps dirt out that flows in with the water. Lots of dirt accumulates on roofs. Dirt grows mold which is not a lot of fun to scrub off.
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