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Converting an old pop-up?
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trying to get a good seal is hard. trying to get the seal to last for years is impossible. highdesertranger
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tav-2020 (12-05-2017)
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Pool noodles little narrower than the gap, sliced longwise into 1/6 sections
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tav-2020 (12-05-2017)
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(12-05-2017, 03:09 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: trying to get a good seal is hard.  trying to get the seal to last for years is impossible.  highdesertranger

Agreed. Am leaving the folding walls idea for the slide unit that John posted in link. A lot easier to build it solid than have walls match up and seal.
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highdesertranger (12-05-2017)
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Google pop-up tent trailer conversions, images. There are a few out there.
Minivanmotoman,  Absolutely Positively.
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https://youtu.be/XDl8ZPm3GrU
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tav-2020 (12-05-2017)
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Seems like sealing the edges would be no harder then the effort it would take for folding and storage....

Look at your steel garage door. It folds, seals, and lasts forever... Right?
Thx, Dan'l
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tav-2020 (12-06-2017)
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I must replace my Aliner's seals every 2-3 years but they are cheap and easy to do with self adhesive foam strips from any big box hardware store.
I wouldn't let that discourage me. If on a tight budget try to find an old apache trailer. If not possibly a used Hi-Lo or Trailmanor might be a better choice.
https://www.pinterest.com/gojoneshome/apache-camper/

Here's a 2008 Highlander Tacoma hardsided pop-up that Fleetwood used to make: https://www.uclookup.com/detail/2008-Fle...77679.html
This one is $10k. I paid less for my barely used Aliner, so shop around.

Chip
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tav-2020 (12-06-2017)
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I know I've seen at least 2 redone pop ups rcently where both just used the box and added solid walls.  One looked like a rustic cabin and I think yesterday on the "Sisters On The Fly" there was also one.  Near me there is a { I think 20ft }  Vintage Shasta with it's wings/ hub caps and some original hardware and lighting for $1,000 and it's already been gutted.  I think that's good because there's less chance of hidden problems.  I'm trying to think of a site based out in PA that one of the guys built a vardo where the ends and sides fold in.  I'll look for it.

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tav-2020 (12-18-2017)
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There was a pop up something like that way back when. Apache pop up camper. Is this something like you were thinking about?
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