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Old 07-26-2013, 07:38 AM   #11
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Just purchase a 1996 Eagle 10 and was shown wrong. Spent first outing playing with it and thought the entire seam end should go in but canvas was so tight there. Saw a photo in an old manual that clearly showed the entire end seam being rotated into the grove but also showed lots of slack in canvas. After seeing this I started at the top and once you can get the seam end to rotate around into the channel you just keep working your way down or start at the bottom and work up. I unzipped the side window to gain some slack.

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Old 08-05-2013, 09:28 PM   #12
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Just popped up my trailer to do repairs. After reading all the tips I tried attaching the door canvas before pulling the canvas over the bunk ends. So much easier. I also started at the bottom and made sure to get it flat. It has stayed in for 2 days now. No more duct tape for me.

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Old 08-07-2013, 10:41 PM   #13
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Having problems with door frame attaching to canvas sides

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Old 08-08-2013, 07:44 AM   #14
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I guess the STARCRAFT POPUPs does it different. My bottom half door is hinged and stays on the trailer all the time. The top half is secured in place on the ceiling and hinged down to the top of the bottom door area when setting up. You swing it down and it guides into the bottom door with two pins. Then you can lock it place with a level to the bottom half of the door. Once you have the two halves together then you can move the very top hinge in place and locks with two plastic turn levers. Now the full door is operational. I have to make sure the door is square in the door jam at this point by adjusting the level of the trailer a tad with the stablize jacks. Otherwise my door does not open freely.

Once the door is plum then you pull in the window flap material and it lines up with the door jam and stays in places with VELCRO. I do this on both sides of the door. Gets a good weather seal with the VELCRO. Never have had any problems with 2008 model which I got new.

This is my emergency way to get inside the trailer if I cant get to my keys real easy. Just pull the VELCRO back and reach inside with my hand and unlock the door from the inside haha... Can do this easier when carrying things into the trailer. Otherwise I have to sit everything down and fumble around in my pocket for the keys haha..

I do notice that my top fabric is shrinking some over time. All of the fit points are harder to put up as it gets older. It probably will start working on the sewed seams later on... Seems like I have read problem this from BONDEBOND on the RV NET as well.

I have changed by setup ways sometimes to make some of the hard to stretch-in place areas of the top first and then install the bottom hookups after I have the top part in the right position. Sometimes I set the door before extending out fabric on the bed ends.

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Old 08-15-2013, 02:43 PM   #15
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I found out that I was showed the wrong way to attach the sides to the door frame also. After reading on here about others having problems, I knew I was in the same boat. After unzipping the window for a little extra canvas to work with, it tucked in just fine, the right way, with the seam folded over and pushed into the channel. Problem solved for me.
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Old 10-31-2015, 03:15 AM   #16
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What a great thread!!

So I am late to the game (this thread) but I had to stop by and thank you all. I have been held captive by my canvas and door for about a year now. I also couldn't get it to attach at all. It seems I was shown the incorrect method of attaching the lip of the canvas to the door.

After just reading this thread I jumped out of bed and ran out to the PUP (which is up and open due to me painting the cabinets) and tried your folding method.

My canvas is now attached!! I also had to open the windows to relieve some of the tension, but it worked.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I had given up on it entirely, and just lived with the gap hahaha
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:36 AM   #17
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I had the same issue back in the time until. I was advised to level the Popup and all the issues went away. The Popup was tilting and pulling where the canvas over the door n bed would not fit. That was my 2 cents and it worked.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:53 PM   #18
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I love the internet!

Just bought our first camper and was having a problem getting the canvas to stay on the door. Hello Google . . . and here you are! Thanks for the fix, worked like a charm.

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