Useful things about Pop up campers
Pop up campers are a popular choice for families who want to
enjoy camping on a strict budget. Used pop up campers can be
purchased from just a few hundred dollars to several thousand,
and are often available in newspapers and online auction sites.
Whether your budget for purchasing a pop up camper is big or
small, there are a few guidelines you should follow to get the
most for your money.
One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a
pop up camper is the condition of the tent canvas. The canvas
should be in good repair with no tears. The stitching should be
strong and not dry rotted. Replacement tents can be ordered for
most pop up camper models, but this is an expensive repair that
will cost a minimum of a few hundred dollars.
The interior of the pop up camper should be moisture free.
Moisture is the number 1 enemy of pop up campers. Damage from
mold and leaking can be costly, and sometimes irreversible. If
the ceiling looks wavy or wet, you should investigate it
thoroughly. Check the roof to see if it has been sealed. All
roof seams and corners should have a visible line of caulk for
keeping out moisture. Leaky pop up camper roofs can be repaired
with caulking and sealers, but if the interior damage from past
leaks is too extensive, you may want to look at other units. The
floor of the pop up camper should be solid with no mushy spots.
Soft spots in the floor are an indication of past water damage.
Floor repair is an extensive and potentially expensive project,
as the old floor will need to be torn out, and new decking and
carpet or other floor covering installed.
Considering the condition of the wiring of a used pop up camper
is an important safety factor, therefore you should perform a
quick visual inspection before purchasing a pop up camper.
Although replaceable, the tires on a pop up camper should also
be in reasonable condition before purchase.