Your Online Camping Family
Print Thread
Storing Popup Camper ? #5364
10/26/10 03:39 AM
10/26/10 03:39 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 20
Pleasantville, PA (Venango Co...
B
BeardedBird Offline OP
Backpacker
BeardedBird  Offline OP
Backpacker
B

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 20
Pleasantville, PA (Venango Co...
I am new to the popup world and was wondering about winter storage for our popup.

As of now, we are going to just let it sit outside without any kind of cover. However, I would kind of like to cover it somehow and have been looking at these:

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_082W541991110001P?mv=rr#reviewsWrap

Just a few questions here:

1. Does anyone have one of these things and if so, how do you like it?

2. It says it has a 2" frame and the covering can be ratchet pulled tight for taughtness....but I'm wondering about how it will hold up to wind and snow? Any ideas? We are in NWPA so we get some serious snow here. It does come with auger anchors to anchor it down.

3. I also wonder if it would sweat inside? I assume that it probably does because they do sell vent kits that you can install.

4. Does anyone use a tarp or breathable cover on theirs and are there moisture problems from it???

I also looked at some "breathable" covers for the camper and was going to order one but a buddy of mine, who used to sell campers, advised not to put a cover directly on it as it could cause sweating and moisture inside and outside of the camper.??


If anyone has any answers or ideas about these questions, feel free to post.


-available-
Re: Storing Popup Camper ? [Re: BeardedBird] #5367
10/26/10 01:38 PM
10/26/10 01:38 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,970
Milroy, PA
Lerch RV Offline
Compare our Prices and Save!
Lerch RV  Offline
Compare our Prices and Save!
Spend More Time Camping than Working

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,970
Milroy, PA
BeardedBird,
A year or two ago, I have a close friend who had something very similar to what you posted above. He used it to cover his wood pile, log splitter and such. It worked fine, resisted the wind good, although he did have it firmly anchored down. The only thing it did not hold up against was the snow. When it got a good accumulation of snow on the top, it sort of just buckled and collapsed. He eventually just purchased one of the more expensive aluminum style car ports. As far as covering, a breathable RV cover is the best way to go. However if you are worried about moisture, I would recommend not to cover it at all. Here at the dealership we store all of our campers over winter without covers, and without even putting the slides in and never have any problems. The best place to store your RV is inside, although most of us do not have that luxury. I hope this helps you in your decision making. Safe travels and Happy RVing.


Lerch RV, PA's Largest Keystone and Open Range RV Dealer.
Compare our Prices and Save!

Remember we make Buying Easy!
Re: Storing Popup Camper ? [Re: BeardedBird] #5370
10/26/10 11:50 PM
10/26/10 11:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 753
Dayton,PA
campinfamily Offline
the one stuck near crasher
campinfamily  Offline
the one stuck near crasher
Seasonal Camper

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 753
Dayton,PA
Bearded Bird ,
My Father in law bought one of them canvas type garages fro tractor supply it held up pretty good to wind but the heavy snow destroyed it.If I wasnt able to store my pop up in the garage and had to store out side I would store uncovered thats what is recommended in the owners manual.If you decide to cover make sure it is a breathable cover and not a tarp .Tarps dont provide any air circulation and you might notice where the tarps are contacting the edges it might wear there.just remeber covered or not to make sure you dont store it level that way when it rains or the snow that accumiates on top and melts will run off


Its all fun and games then crasher gets a site beside you
Re: Storing Popup Camper ? [Re: BeardedBird] #5376
10/28/10 11:44 PM
10/28/10 11:44 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 638
hastings, pa
Crash Offline
Here for The Week
Crash  Offline
Here for The Week

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 638
hastings, pa
campin that actually makes good sense. i never thought about leaving it sit unleveled. good tip.

Re: Storing Popup Camper ? [Re: BeardedBird] #5377
10/29/10 12:23 AM
10/29/10 12:23 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,047
Cresson, PA
CampingPA Ranger Offline
CPA Owner
CampingPA Ranger  Offline
CPA Owner
Spend More Time Camping than Working

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,047
Cresson, PA
thumbs

Good tip indeed...

Another thing I did...

I jacked mine up, and put blocks under the jacks so they didnt sink into the ground...

Takes the pressure off the springs and tires should you get significant snow fall...

Snow and ice buil up could accumulate a good bit of weight...


Welcome to CampingPA.com
We are happy you are here with us!

MORE FREE CAMPING GIVEAWAYS THAN ANY OTHER SITE
Become a Member Today and Get Updates on FREE CAMPING !
SIMPLY CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER

Tell your friends, family and other campers...
Come On Over, We'll Keep The Fire Burning For Ya!

Camper: 2014 Keystone Fuzion 310 Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler- Ask Us to See It !
Tow Vehicle: 2011 GMC Sierra Crew Cab SLT 2500HD - Duramax Diesel
Re: Storing Popup Camper ? [Re: BeardedBird] #5381
10/29/10 08:10 PM
10/29/10 08:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 16
Oxford, PA 19363
depotdlr Offline
Backpacker
depotdlr  Offline
Backpacker

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 16
Oxford, PA 19363
Just wanted to pass this little information on. I grew up camping with my parents and they always put a couple of mothballs in dixie cups and placed them around the inside and all the exterior compartments. They never had any problems with critters in the campers. I now do my pop up this way. The only draw back is you need to air it out come spring time.


Don't complain, camp in the rain!!
Re: Storing Popup Camper ? [Re: depotdlr] #5388
10/30/10 07:05 PM
10/30/10 07:05 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 20
Pleasantville, PA (Venango Co...
B
BeardedBird Offline OP
Backpacker
BeardedBird  Offline OP
Backpacker
B

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 20
Pleasantville, PA (Venango Co...
Thanks for all the responses. I think I'm just going to let it out uncovered. Seems like the best choice, other than a garage....and I don't think my wife would agree to keep her Trailblazer outdoors all winter so the camper could have a home.

I have heard about the mothball idea and have already placed several under it and on the frame.

Thanks again for the suggestions.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Advert
FREE Stickers - Get Other CPA Gear Here !

Just hot off the press


Check it out!

Click For More Info
ALSO - Check out our new Interactive Campgrounds Map
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 14 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
howorld, opqrst975910, Dmrgnester, steved26, hankyk
1142 Registered Users
Upcoming events
Random Pictures
Forum Statistics
Forums98
Topics8,581
Posts18,396
Members1,142
Most Online579
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(All Time)
Lerch RV 1,970
mikhen 1,796
HappyCamper2 1,345
Crash 638
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1