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« on: February 20, 2010, 10:57:51 AM »

Hello! I am a newbie here.I recently acquired a 1970 Skamper pop-up camper from a chance encounter.It is in excellent shape. I was  doing work at a home about 10 miles away,and happened to notice it sitting behind a shed."If you can get it out,it's yours!"(The previous owner just moved here from Pa.,and had just bought a used travel trailer.)The only major flaw is a tear in the canvas on one of the extentions,next to the bed.AND-the price was right-WITH a clean tittle!! This is the third pop-up camper I have owned.I used to have a 1973 Steury pop-up,which was given to a friend and his newlywed wife as a wedding present in 2005. (lol) Before then, I had a 1986 Coleman,which was later converted into a "trash trailer",only because the canvas was badly damaged.
 This Skamper was used twice last year,and I LOVE it!!EVERYTHING is functional,and I have ALL original paperwork,and manuals! I am very pleased,to say the least. Hybrid Bronze
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 11:27:59 AM »

You got bragging rights, the camper should be in a museum.  Classics are great, if they could talk oh the stories they could tell.  Post some pictures if you can.

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 11:31:26 AM »

Welcome........what a great score.......and yes, please post some photos (www.photobucket.com is an easy to use and free hosting service)

The old campers are killer, and it's super rare to find them, let alone find them in nice shape!  Congrats!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 11:52:30 AM »

She's DEFINITELY a keeper,so don't ask!! (LOL) I will post pics sometime in the spring,when I open er up again.(Been a LONG winter here on the east coast-CAN'T HARDLY WAIT!!!!)
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 07:59:49 AM »

I have fond memories of a six week trip around many of the national parks with my parents in the sixties.  We did that trip and many others in a Skamper Kamper.

Since my wife and I have cabin fever, I was just reminiscing about that trip two days ago, and telling her about that camper.
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Tim
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 08:40:52 AM »

Great find. Good luck welcome to the site from VA
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 08:44:23 AM »

Ya gotta tow it with your being restored pickup.  You will turn many eyes for darn sure.

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 12:29:35 PM »

^^I was thinking the same thing!^^
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2010, 08:40:39 AM »

I bought a 1987 skamper pop-up in 1987.  We used it about 10 times until 1991.  At that time I put it in my mothers heated garage and it has been there ever since.  I opened it up last summer and to my surprise it was like the day I bought it.  I am now ready to do a complete cleaning.  Does anyone know whether the furnance would be any good after that many years in storage.  I think in I should replace the tires, eventhough they look like new.  Any thoughts on what else should be done I woud appreciate.  Rick
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2010, 09:00:14 AM »

New tires without a doubt, check and repak bearings.  IMHO furnace should be fine, would have it checked by a pro tho.  Get that puppy scrubbed up and hit the trail.

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2010, 09:20:49 AM »

Thanks for he info.  I am going to start working on it soon.
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2010, 09:34:51 AM »

Forgot to post earlier, am sure you will do this, check the lights.  Since I am a very generous person, if you are willing to part with it, I will give $100.00 cash on the barrel head.

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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2010, 11:41:18 AM »

I bought a 1987 skamper pop-up in 1987.  We used it about 10 times until 1991.  At that time I put it in my mothers heated garage and it has been there ever since.  I opened it up last summer and to my surprise it was like the day I bought it.  I am now ready to do a complete cleaning.  Does anyone know whether the furnance would be any good after that many years in storage.  I think in I should replace the tires, eventhough they look like new.  Any thoughts on what else should be done I woud appreciate.  Rick

Sounds like a great camper Rick!  That furnace will be fine.  I purchase a furnace from '81 and used that without issue.  Since it's been in a heated garage, it probably doesn't need anything because it's not been exposed to anything.  The tires are probably even fine because they haven't seen any UV rays, moisture, cold, or extreme heat.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2011, 06:48:24 PM »

Hello,

i am new as well, actually just signed up. I just found a 1970's Skamper 159c on the back of my Grandpa's property and i am now in the process of fixing her up. I've replaced all of the wood making up the frame of the roof, taken off the destroyed AC unit and have patched the holes. My next step is attaching the roof and then attempting to put the canvas on. I have sewed most of the holes in the tent.

do you know of any place to find a manual or any information on my project? i believe its 1970's guessing by the original floor and it looks a lot like Mr. Ricks picture from what i can tell. Thank you for any help you can give, it's been a fun adventure so far. i cant wait till she's done. Have a blessed day

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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2011, 07:21:06 AM »

...do you know of any place to find a manual or any information on my project? i believe its 1970's guessing by the original floor...

You might find some info here;
http://www.popupcamperhistory.com/

Welcome to the forum and good luck on your project.
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Tim
32 nights camped in 2014
30 nights camped in 2013
33 nights camped in 2012
36 nights camped in 2011

Momma said; "If you argue with a fool, it makes it hard to tell which one is the fool".


2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L towing 2009 Aliner Sport  Chalet/AlinerCar Blue
1998 Ford E150 towing 2006 Weekend Warrior FK1900 TravTrl Long Blue Van Blue
1996 BMW R1100GS
2005 Trek Madone
1994 Burley tandem
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