Coleman Columbia owners club.

Discussion in 'Camper Manufacturers & Manuals' started by EvilM0nkey, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. EvilM0nkey

    EvilM0nkey Camping fo free!

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    Since so many of us have them here, why not start a club? I have no idea where this may go in the future, but I do know one way to find out! Join up and lets get this going!
    The only requirement to join is to own or have recently owned a Columbia. Post a picture of your shoe box and anything else that's unique about your Columbia!

    I have an 87 model that's all original for now and is going to have some upgrades/ rebuilds over this winter.
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  2. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw Active Member

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    I have an 89 Columbia but no picture to post...and it will be going to live with someone else soon as I just got a 98 Sun Ridge today! The Columbia was great but DW said it was a tad bit too small for the 5 of us !
     
  3. sg1215

    sg1215 my God, my Country, my Family, my Friends, myself

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    I'm in SoCal but I'm in. Here is the "8ty 3" and my '02 TJ

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  4. e5earley

    e5earley New Member

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    Just purchased an 82 Columbia yesterday. I predict new canvas in our future.

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  5. sg1215

    sg1215 my God, my Country, my Family, my Friends, myself

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    here is how I modified the front end

    I had some angle iron and a new front wheel welded on
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    added a battery box, a perminent butane bottle for the stove and a second removable bottle for the camp kitchen, also 2 storage boxes

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    here is the spare bolted on
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  6. cico7

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    Can i join?

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    I really like the tounge modifications. I have been considering something very similar....
     
  7. cico7

    cico7 Friend request denied.

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    What boxes did you use and what size is the battery box? I can only find 2 sizes. 2 large and 2 small.
     
  8. EvilM0nkey

    EvilM0nkey Camping fo free!

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    Seems to be a Jeep theme here?
     
  9. AaronWard

    AaronWard "Measuring is the key to a successful rebuild...."

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    I have one too! 1983 Coleman Columbia gutted and mods galore.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2960861699663.8094448.1205187015

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  10. EvilM0nkey

    EvilM0nkey Camping fo free!

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    I saw yours before Aaron! For some reason I didn't think it was a Columbia. Great work!
     
  11. sg1215

    sg1215 my God, my Country, my Family, my Friends, myself

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    nice work Aaron, love the floor what is it and what did you put under it?

    Cico - those boxes are Craftsman from Sears, I had them a long time. the battery box is a double.
     
  12. AaronWard

    AaronWard "Measuring is the key to a successful rebuild...."

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    I stripped the flooring down to the mdf. Then put down this new lamenant peel-and-stick faux wood flooring.

    EMonk - yup it is an old Columbia.

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  13. KJcachers

    KJcachers New Member

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    Damn, now I wish I hadn't sold the '88! [LOL]
     
  14. cico7

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    @sg1215: Thank you. I was condsidering a single long box but this set up looks better to me.
    Since I don't have propane, I cant stick the battery in there.

    @aaron: I like your work, very nice with granite tops and all!

    @evileM0nkey: The more Jeep, the better!

    I am working on a build thread to include my PuP and XK
     
  15. Alyshabishabobisha

    Alyshabishabobisha New Member

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    We have an 1980! However it doesn't show up in Colemans manuals until I think 83....I never got that.

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    We've redone the inside. New flooring, new dining area and were working on what we want for the sink area....at first we didn't think we wanted a sink...now we think we want it. This weekend were hopefully working on the sink cabinet. I'm really wanting it to swing forward instead of flipping over, how it was originally. So we'll be looking that up this weekend also. We also painted the inside and recovered the cushions....it smells SO much better in there now!! We'll buy new canvas next year hopefully.
     
  16. sg1215

    sg1215 my God, my Country, my Family, my Friends, myself

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    ALY, what's wrong with the canvas? It looks good. do you have pics of the inside?
     
  17. Alyshabishabobisha

    Alyshabishabobisha New Member

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    It's ripping here and there. The corners have all been repaired however they are slowly coming undone. It's definitely OK, I think we just want it to look new when were done.

    Anybody have any pics of their awning? I'm confused with ours. It sort of sags and I'm wondering if its missing a support that goes under the awning.
     
  18. Alyshabishabobisha

    Alyshabishabobisha New Member

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    OH and I'll get some pics of the inside probably this weekend!!

    BTW Love the color of your Columbia, those were the colors we were thinking about doing ours!
     
  19. cico7

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    Ok fellow members..where can I find an awning for my 1987 Columbia?
    I have searched, googled and ebayed. Still no awning.

    Help??
     
  20. sg1215

    sg1215 my God, my Country, my Family, my Friends, myself

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    Cico:

    I don't have an awning either. I got 3 eye bolts in the awning track and a 6 x 8 tarp that attach with bungy cords. I put 2 adjustable poles at the other end.
     

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