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Old 01-14-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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Fixing Up Our 1998 Rockwood Premier

Hello All,

We are a small camping family in New Hampshire. Bought a new to us camper about a year and a half ago. It is a 1998 Rockwood Premier 2307. Beautiful. The previous owners had removed one bunk. Not sure why but they did. They then cut that part of the canvas and did a basic stitch across. King of sloppy. We had thought that when we bought it, we would replace the bunk and canvas so this was known getting into it. We are doing that in the Spring when income tax comes in but need advice how to go about getting these parts and doing it. We have already contacted canvas company and that is all set. Looking at the other bunk, it seems like something so simple so we should just have to figure out the metal parts. I think. They even took the tracks of the inside camper part. So I'm sure this won't be fun getting these parts from back then.

Moving on to last fall. We were camping and noticed the side walls of the roof are VERY rotted. Again looking at it, doesn't seem like it's that big of a deal. The roof is good. Just the two long ends are bad. Looks like something simple like replacing the wood with better wood cut to it and re-sealing everything. Previous owners did not keep up with this as these are the original seals. Any direction here would be good as to if this is a simple job and how to stuff.

I know a lot of family that says just buy a new one or throw it away but we don't want to. We love it and after these things, we basically have a great, almost new camper. We love our family camper and the time we spend out it in is amazing.

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Old 01-15-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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Sorry, Wolffamily, I don't have any answers for you as I am a 1 season newb; but I did want to say welcome to the forums. I know that I have had a great experience here having questions answered and just lurking.

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Old 01-15-2014, 05:20 PM   #3
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Good luck with repairs. I have been through it myself. Water leaks usually are more involved than you think. Start from the roof and work down. If the whole wall is damaged, check the floors as well. It will be a big job. Find the source of leak.

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Old 02-20-2014, 01:29 AM   #4
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We boght a new Rockwood signature series in 1998 and loved it for 12 years, after which we gave it to our niece and her family, who still use it. It has held up well with no leaks or tears in the canvas. I understand why you want to fix it up and keep it. I'll never understand why the previous owners thought it was a good idea to remove a bunk, but at least it's a fairly easy fix. Good luck!
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:32 AM   #5
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Welcome to the FRF forum. I have not seen alot of posting here in this forum for this kind of work - but there are other forums that do. Check out the Popup Portal forum, people there are doing those kinds of repairs and post alot of pictures. They are rebuilding mostly colemans and jaycos, but I would think that the steps are pretty similar. It seems to get very involved.
Another forum to check out is Popup Explorer.

check with a rockwood dealer, they may be able to get you the parts for the bed rails and such.
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