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Old 06-08-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Grove City/Columbus
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We just bought a 1991 Starcraft Starflyer. Our first popup, and I'm excited. So ready to move up from tent camping.
I want to know what websites or places that you guys find your supplies, parts and pieces on.
I've done some looking online but I'm sure there's a ton more out there.

A couple specifics I need is new foam for the beds. I've found a couple sites but that stuff is expensive. Any ideas?

We also are going to buy an entire new canvas for it. The cheapest I've found is about $800. Any ideas on this one?

Also, when we were taking down the old curtains they had in it and the canvas it was attached to a plastic thing that's attached to the roof. The curtains had little tabs that slid into a channel. What is this thing called? Does it just hold the canvas or do you have to buy a different kind to have the slot for curtains? Where do we find these stuff at?

Any help would be appreicated! Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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Foam? Try your local WalMart or similar type store.

Three or four inches of foam on a plywood base isn't everyone's cup of tea. If you find it a little too firm, hit the backpacking section at your local sporting goods store and pick up a couple of closed-cell foam backpacker's sleeping mats to put under your open-cell foam.

I recall seeing one innovative couple who replaced their foam mattress with a mattress intended for a sofa bed.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: California
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You might just measure the bed and go to a matteress factory outlet
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: mass
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Near where I live we've got a shop with all types of fabrics, including foam for couch cushions and the like, maybe a place like that would have big pieces...

Good question on the curtains, I just bought a used pop up myself and would like to replace the curtains too....
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Grove City/Columbus
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I actually got a catalog from a local rv place here in town. It's got everything I think I would need. Including the clip things for the curtains and curtains. But I may just make my own. Curtains are easy.

I think we are going to attempt to clean the foam.
And we bought a new canvas straight from Starcraft.

Now my hubby just needs to fix a few things and we'll be ready to camp! Yay!!!
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Nebraska
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Default Power Adapters

I think you will want to look for this type of adapter. 30 Amp RV adapters
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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I actually got a catalog from a local rv place here in town. It's got everything I think I would need. Including the clip things for the curtains and curtains. But I may just make my own. Curtains are easy.

I think we are going to attempt to clean the foam.
And we bought a new canvas straight from Starcraft.

Now my hubby just needs to fix a few things and we'll be ready to camp! Yay!!!
Personally, I would probably get new foam if the original is 19 or so years old, but that's just me.

We bought a used pop-up about nine years ago. We've taken it through the Blue Ridge Mtns. and all the way up to the Boundry Waters in Min. You can camp & be oh so comfy in so many places.

DH up-graded our P'up last year to yet another used, but bigger & cushier one!!!

Can't wait to hear about all your fun camping stories!!!

Happy Camping.
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