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Old 09-27-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Potential Mods and Improvements to our 1007

The DW and I have determined we're sticking with our 2007 1007 PUP for at least 2 more summers. With 2 of our 4 kids in college and 1 still in braces, the expenses don't permit the upgrade we'd like to do. So, we're going to do some simple mods and buy some things to make our 1007 experience better for the way we camp. Our biggest objections to the 1007 are storage and refrigeration, no surprise there. We've got 2 3-drawer sterilte drawer sets but it's just not enough. And the under-sink cabinets are hard to access and packed to the gills. Any opinions on these or other recommendations would be appreciated:

1. Galley Shelves - we're definitely going to take a run at the tension shower rod shelves. Looks doable and would really help with our food storage (note: we do NOT camp in bear country).

2. Hanging cubbie storage - near each bunk, I'd like to fashion a way to hang soft, collapsable cubbies just like our daughter has hanging in her dorm room closet for her shoes. We figure two of these will solve our shoes storage problem as well as possibly some clothing storage.

3. Clothes Drawers/Closet - The 1007 has two benches across from each other on the short bed end. We almost never sit there since we're outside 99% of the time. So instead, we throw our suitables on them. We hate living out of suitcases, so we're going to explore the Sterilite drawers or closets and set them on a storage cabinet instead of the seat cushion. If those don't fit, we've thinking of trying the tension shower rod approach to build shelves for clothing. They'd run from the ceiling to the top of the cabinet.

4. Dorm Refrigerator/Coolers - We like to take 7-8 days worth of food so we don't have to shop while on vacation, and the small refrig in our 1007 doesn't provide enough space. We're toying with the idea of buying a dorm refrigerator and/or electric cooler. Our thought (haven't measured yet) is that a dorm refrig could fit on one of the benches near the small bed. My worry is the added electrical current requirements. The other option is an electric cooler but those appear to be limited in size to 40 quarts. Either way, has anyone kept a small refrig outside or is that asking for problems?

5. Add-A-Room Enclosure - Not sure if these are worth the price. I've read mixed reviews on these.

Thanks for any comments.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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Add-a-rooms are GREAT IF you have a manual awning and use it in the "carport" mode. Power awnings dont do it.. they are not stable enough in a wind.
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I may have used the wrong term. I noticed on the internet that some add-a-rooms are hard-sided enclosures. We're simply considering a screened in area that would replace or hook onto our manual awning.
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When I had a pop-up we added two hanging clothes bars in the ceiling that fold flush when closing the roof. On one we hung our jackets and wet towels on hangers. On the other we hung a colapsable cubbie that you described and put clothes in it to skip using suitcases. Above our sink area, the trailer did come with a colapsable pantry (2 shelves) that allowd us to place canned items and paper products in them.

We had an add a room on our 2nd pop-up and really liked it but found that it was only worth setting up if we were camping just beyond a weekend, otherwise it was too much work. The downside is that the awaning and room could not take any strong winds and once I had to quickly take it down during a storm. It got some mud on it but we cleaned it when we got home. The thing I really like about this add-a-room is the privacy panels that could be rolled down so your site could be a little more privet from the street view, etc. It really expanded the living space on our pop up.

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I agree the 1007 is lacking on the stroage space. I will be trying the cubbie storage as well, but have not found one I like yet. I really like the screen room and don't find it that much work to put up, mind you this is the first year with a PUP and use to setting up tent and dinning tent before.
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I may have used the wrong term. I noticed on the internet that some add-a-rooms are hard-sided enclosures. We're simply considering a screened in area that would replace or hook onto our manual awning.
Add-a=room is the proper term for a screen room.. hard side (never seen one) or soft side
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When I had a pop-up we added two hanging clothes bars in the ceiling that fold flush when closing the roof.
I would like to do this to our 1206 but was not sure how to go about doing it. Did you use mounting tape or screws? I fear tape would not be strong enough but also that screws might be too long putting a hole in the roof! If you used screws, what length would you suggest? Are there rafters in the roof to mount too?
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