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Old 07-15-2014, 07:30 PM   #1
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2014 rockwood freedom 1950.
I just bought a new popup camper and was just wondering if anyone has any comments or concerns about my model. I'm taking the family this weekend for the first time out of a tent. What should I do for first time use and also what upgrades should I get to make life easier in it. Have a standard half ton chevy. Thanks
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:33 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums and congrats on your new Popup! - we started out in one and it is a BLAST with the kids!

What should you get soon?

Water pressure regulator
Water hose (white)
BAL Popup leveler
Bunk End Covers (will make it easy 10 deg cooler inside - I have a set for sale BTW LOL not sure it will fit yours though so PM if interested)

Everything else I bet you have from your tent camping days!

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Old 07-15-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
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And a surge guard!
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2014 rockwood freedom 1950.
I just bought a new popup camper and was just wondering if anyone has any comments or concerns about my model. I'm taking the family this weekend for the first time out of a tent. What should I do for first time use and also what upgrades should I get to make life easier in it. Have a standard half ton chevy. Thanks
Don't forget to "season" the bunk ends!
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:50 PM   #7
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So once I completely saturate all canvas, let dry then seam seal ?
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Don't forget to "season" the bunk ends!
LOL says the Aqua Man!
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It was seasoned in the rv dealership parking lot haha
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:50 PM   #10
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I agree on the bal leveler; great for leveling side-to-side and the bunk end covers; great for hot areas with direct sunlight. And under pine trees the take the bird dung and sap and easy to clean.
If connecting to power pedestals, I recommend a power power management system such as from Progressive industries. A surge protector only protects against a surge; whereas a power management system protects for low voltage (believe it cuts off everything under 105 volts).
And if for piece of mind while towing; tire pressure/temp monitors such as from TST or other companies allow you to keep an eye on those trailer tire pressures and internal air temps.

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