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Old 02-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 02-16-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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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 )
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