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Old 12-31-2008, 12:42 AM   #1
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Do your pop-top walls freeze in the winter?


Do your pop-top walls freeze in the winter?
Do the walls become stiff from the cold and become a challenge to close down when it is time to roll?
Is condensation an issue up in the pop-top? Interior frost?
Are there any tricks to be aware of using the pop-top when temps are very cold?



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Old 12-31-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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We were in below zero temps last weekend and the penthouse functioned fine. Some frost on the fiberglass portion, but the canvas was dry and fine. We also didn't have any snow fall. Only draw back was as you said... it was a little hard to bring down (we have a manual top), took a little more strength to pull down.

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Old 12-31-2008, 01:30 PM   #3
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I've never had any problems but I never let the inside temps get that cold. I have been to about 8 degrees as the coldest outside air condition but the heater was cranked up inside. I have had ice on the outside break off while raising the top though.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:50 PM   #4
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We were in Utah in November and in the Grand Canyon for the last week. It was in the high teens and low 20's at night at the South rim. We have 2 parents and 2 kids so there is substantial condensation in the interior come the morning. The windows (glass and plastic) are literally dripping and the penthouse canvas has beads of condensation. I have asked the girls to breath more dryly although the diesel heater is a more practical answer to bake it away.
Happily, the heater worked like a champ.

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Old 12-31-2008, 06:20 PM   #5
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We've camped in the teen's, and condensation/frost was not an issue. It was a big problem with our previous popup camper on a pickup.

The heat was left off all night and the only real problem was getting up in the morning and turning on the furnace, then jumping back into bed for awhile. Love that down comforter!

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