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Old 03-10-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
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Understanding pop up

I just bought a used 2002 Rockwood freedom 1640 ltd

Where do you go to get explanations of what it has / or doesnt have, or what thing on it are for?

like does it have brakes? what the wires are for in the battery box, do you have to charge the battery or does it charge its self when it is plugged into the socket?

What do you use to clean the plastic tent outside & inside?

I have figured out how to open everything except to put the door in.

I have found how to video's on utube but none of them are specific enough.

Thank you for the help.

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Old 03-10-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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Did the party you bought it from help at all?

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Old 03-10-2014, 08:55 PM   #3
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Spent alot of time here when we had our popup. You might want to check it out. PopUp Explorer
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:59 PM   #4
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you won't find anything specific to your model of popup.

all you can do is look for videos for popups. maybe any rockwood/flagstaff model.

there is no book on popups that i know of.

we owned two popups over a 17 year period and had no manual or videos back then. we learned by trial and error.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:59 PM   #5
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Hello, welcome to popup trailering/camping. I bought the same model about 1.5 years ago. I have experience with trailering with conventional travel trailers so this was not all new to me. I bought my first trailer about 35 years ago. I love my popup. I found no specific info on mine. Just ask. The battery will charge when you tow it IF you have a dedicated line from your vehicle to the trailer for that purpose. I would recommend this. It will also charge if you have it plugged in to household power. Clean your canvas/vinyl with mild cleaning detergent. If you should get mold, get a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and it will work great. Get it wet first. As another has suggested, you will learn just by using it. Please ask me any specific questions and I will give it my best, but there are tons of people here (smarter than I) who have also been down that avenue. We love to give our unbiased opinions! Jim
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:46 AM   #6
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Thank you. I have owned pop up long ago. but it had a canvas top and if you cleaned it you had to waterproof it again. Do you have to do this every time you wash this one? If so what do you use? What kind of cleaner do you use on the inside? How can you tell if there are brakes on it? Still haven't figures out how to get the door in.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:47 AM   #7
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The lady helped me as much as she could. But it was her husband that took care of it and he has passed away.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:41 AM   #8
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As for the brakes or no brakes question, let's start here: is the electrical plug that goes from the camper to the tow vehicle a 4 prong flat or a 7 prong round plug? If it's 4, you don't have brakes. If it's 7, you might have brakes.
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Originally Posted by Wiscampsin View Post
Spent alot of time here when we had our popup. You might want to check it out. PopUp Explorer
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It has a 7 round but when I look underneath I dont see anything but I am not sure. I went to a camper place right after I bought it but they were too busy to look. So I went to a tire place they recommended to have the tire & bearings checked cause I didn't want to drive it before knowing if they were good. But nothing about brakes.

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