Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
Born2RV's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 381
Question Stable and Storage??

Our family owned a 1974 Apache Eagle 8 and a Jayco double axle popup with a 14' box WWWAAAYYY back in the "day"........but I have a couple questions regarding a used popup that our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter purchased last summer.

Popups have changed so much!!! Should they worry when their large popup with a slide-out and roof mounted air "tilts" to one side when set up - especially when they put their awning out? Should they "stake" the popup down with ropes pulling it slightly in the oppposite direction to stabablize it? It came with a beautiful screen/patio room that zips onto the attached awning, but they're afraid to use it for fear of pulling it even more to the side. I'd love to hear your experiences with these new popups.

Also, do any of you have any ingenious ideas for storage inside the popup...such as hanging shelves, etc.?? They've camped in it a few times and are VERY experienced campers.....but they'll be taking it to Disneyworld this spring and are trying to figure out how to get everything in when their storage is so limited with it folded down.

Thank you!! We'd appreciate any input you may have.

Born2RV is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-07-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
Senior Member
Shadowcatche's Avatar
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,227
First of all is it level when erected? Are they suporting the slide out when out? If both of these are a yes then the system may be racked to one side and yes trying to correct may well be a good idea.
We ended up with a teardrop trailer because we wanted more storage and wanted hard sides to better block out sound and weather. We do however have many friends with a great deal less storage (ours has a great deal) and the answer is 'bins' and for the pop ups that we have seen many go for suspended nets.

Shadowcatche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
Senior Member
Superslif's Avatar
Thor Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NE. Ohio USA
Posts: 5,240
First off, before they open it up (crank it up) at a campsite, does it sit level? We had a 99' Coleman PuP that had stabilizers on all 4 corners. Does it have the crank up stabilizers on all 4 corners.

As far as storage...we had a 10' boxed PuP, but had that front storage trunk / box. ( front storage box picture)....We were 2 adults and one child. That front storage box made all the difference in the world as far as storage. We didn't have a hot water heater, so the whole front storage box was usable. We also didn't use the inside sink, so I made a cover (Sink cover picture) with a shelf in back. Also for travel, the bikes were on a hitch called a "hitch-over" bike rack. ( Bike rack picture )
Jim, Diane & Robert ~ NE. OH.
2018 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 24 RKS
2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L
IRV2 Photo Album ~Let's Go Places~
Superslif is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.