Is there a source for a new top to pop up for Campster? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-19-2021, 05:17 PM   #1
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Is there a source for a new top to pop up for Campster?

I just purchased a 1969 Trails West Campster. Previous owner epoxied a layer of fiberglass to top and sides. A nasty looking mess. It's cracking and I can remove some of it, but most of it will not come off. Is there a source for a new one?
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Old 09-19-2021, 05:44 PM   #2
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Trailer has not been made in decades. Cut carefully. You can have anything made out of fiberglass, but the cost will be substantial. Hopefully you still have the raising/lowering hardware, otherwise, you will need MacGyver skills.

Sadly, people that permanently fiberglass down roofs that go up and down often toss the hardware.
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Old 09-19-2021, 07:49 PM   #3
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Have you tried a flap disk, grinder, chisel or belt sander? I used a wide chisel to remove strips of fiberglass that previous owner had added to the roof. If you can get it off, then fill, fair, sand and paint.
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:27 PM   #4
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My understanding is that these were made in Oregon by a company that also made pop up topsvforcVW bus conversions. I suspect, but have no verifiable evidence, that thay may have used the same molds and mechanism for our tops as the vintage VW. It's a stretch, but don't limit your search to just the fiberglass TT world.
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:02 PM   #5
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Thankfully, since I have limited McGyver skills, the lifting hardware is still there. It's sadly mangled. The top had apparently been left up and the added weight of new fiberglass with waterproof snow coating, water pooling and/or snow load caused it to collapse. Thank you for your assistance with my question.
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:04 PM   #6
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I haven't tried that yet. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:05 PM   #7
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That's interesting about VW connection. I'll have to see what I can find. Thanks!
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