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  1. nitrohorse

    My eBay find( vintage bunk end warmer)

    I use an Eberspacher D2 diesel heater. I have the entire inside of the camper heated. The on the lowest setting the heater burns 3.5 oz (0.10 liters) of diesel or kerosene per hour and uses less that 1 amp per hour. I can appreciate how the bunk heater would keep the sleeping area toasty. It's...
  2. nitrohorse

    Generator to run fridge

    I second the 12v compressor fridge. I have a 55 liter model and it also works well. I use a 200 watt Renegy folding suitcase solar panel to charge the battery during the day and it's handles the fridge with no problems,
  3. nitrohorse

    Camping days are over for a while!

    I was reluctant to post this as it's going outside the scope of the thread, but I felt a correction was in order. If you owned a business that the currently seated government/President was trying to limit and eventually eliminate, would you do everything in you power to maximize your income...
  4. nitrohorse

    Aliner Rear-Ended

    I imagine the basic rule to determining repair vs salvage is the same from a car to an RV. If the damage estimate exceeds the value of the RV, it's totaled. If not, then it's repaired. I have heard of cases where the totaled vehicle was bought back from the insurance company, but I'm not sure...
  5. nitrohorse

    Jammed Winch on 2005 flagstaff

    Can you crank the winch in reverse to create slack in the cable and move the cable back on the drum?
  6. nitrohorse

    Camping days are over for a while!

    I think your comment would match what alot of us are thinking too. I'll leave it at that.....
  7. nitrohorse

    Are pop ups a dying breed?

    I sold my last PUP in June. In total, we owned three PUPs. One when my children (and wife and I) were young, and two later in our post-retirement years. I grew tired of not being able to access the fridge while it was closed. I also disliked the lack of accessible storage while closed as well...
  8. nitrohorse

    Camping days are over for a while!

    Don, can you and a son(s) travel together and share the costs? It's rough to hear you worked many years to only find out that what you enjoy has become too expensive. Enjoy yourself, you earned it
  9. nitrohorse

    Coldest Outside Temps While Camping in a Pup

    Since the weather is cooling here in the Northeast, I thought it would be interesting to see what temps we camp in during the fall/winter seasons. The coldest I ever camped in a PUP was 36°. I used a Little Buddy on high (9k btu) and maintained 64° inside the PUP. I also used homemade Gizmos...
  10. nitrohorse

    Buddy heaters

    I like the extended stay wine racks....:smiley:
  11. nitrohorse

    Buddy heaters

    I have spent many nights in the PUP with the Buddy heater. The Buddy Heater website recommends 9 sq in of ventilation when in operation, which is 3"x3". I usually just cracked my roof vent and that was sufficient to control the condensation and provide air. Also, my PUP was no where near...
  12. nitrohorse

    Remember the POS I bought for 350 bucks?

    For 350.00, you did good. Some of the poles with be bunk end bed braces, some with be bunk end harps to hold the canvas up. Post pics of the poles you have and we can help you from there.
  13. nitrohorse

    Skin on pop up camper roof.

    Dave is correct. Your roof is FRP, or fiberglass reinforced plastic. The reason for your delamination is water infiltration. You must fix the cause first before fixing damage. Short of replacing the plywood under the FRP, I would try to drill holes in the center of the delamination bubble and...
  14. nitrohorse

    Roof question?

    PUP roofs are notorious for sagging in the AC area. I had an '04 Viking that sagged. Best advice I can give you is to coat the entire roof with Henry's Tropi-Cool coating. The coating is impervious to water ponding. I used it on two of my three PUPs and never had an issue with roof leaks.
  15. nitrohorse

    What does this valve do on the water tank?

    I agree, it looks like the bypass valve for winterizing. You would think the mfg would have placed the valve inside somewhere near the water pump?
  16. nitrohorse

    Now I've Done It!

    You won't be the first or last to do something you'll later regret. I have a PhD in boneheaded moves. Anyhow, there are some great YouTube videos on replacing the Goshen type lift system you have on your PUP. From what I gathered watching the videos, it a greasey mess more than it is complicated...
  17. nitrohorse

    PSA: popupportal is for pop up campers

    Back when we had our fifth wheel on a seasonal site, I knew a gentleman who lived in Florida and would "summer" up in the same campground as us. He had a Hi-Lo which I found interesting. It had the lower profile when being towed yet offered hardsides when popped up. He like the unit and never...
  18. nitrohorse

    PSA: popupportal is for pop up campers

    We're getting defensive? How about maybe you overreacted? You just don't seem to get it and you regurgitate basically the same comments as your original post. Where is the "nothing constructive to say about pop ups?" Where is the negativity? Again, you embellish the truth to reinforce a non...
  19. nitrohorse

    Propane relocate

    I used a Mr. Buddy heater during the day to keep the PUP warm. I opened the roof vent a bit and that helped keep the condensation in check. Buddy heaters sip propane. Use the built in furnace for nighttime heating and you should be fine. Plus Buddy heaters do not draw down your batteries.
  20. nitrohorse

    AI "Enhanced" Pop-Up Pictures

    Wow, very creative. I like it..!!