How to Set Up a Starcraft Pop-Up Camper

How to Set Up a Starcraft Pop-Up Camper
Pop-up campers are a great blend of RV and tent, combining the best of both types. They give you the security of a full trailer, and the openness of a tent. Added to the fact purchase prices are much lower than a standard RV, they provide a wonderful camping choice. Setting up a Starcraft pop-up camper is relatively simple and should take about 20 minutes.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Camper
  • Wheel chocks
Step 1
Park your camper in a level spot. Block the wheels to keep from rolling while you are setting up. After blocking the wheels, unhitch from your vehicle, and use the A-frame jack to level the trailer.
Step 2
Release the roof latches, and slide the crank handle on the crank shaft, and begin turning it clockwise. Keep on turning it until you feel it stop, and see that the roof is completely raised. Don't overcrank.
Step 3
Release the corner stabilizing jacks. Put the jack handle in the hole above the jack release, and apply pressure on it until it is resting firmly on the ground.
Step 4
Attach the bunk braces to the trailer body and on the lip of the bunk, and once they are in place pull out the bunks. The bunk braces will lock into a clip under the exterior of the bunk.
Step 5
Attach the bungee cords underneath the bunks that seal the canvas to the bunks. Go inside the camper and attach the supports to the roof latch. Push gently to raise the canvas above the bed.
Step 6
Undo the latches that hold the door to the roof. Let the door swing down, and connect it to the lower door by lining up the side tabs, and then snapping the bracket closed. There are two two plastic retainers on the top of the door; turn them down to seal the top.
Step 7
Fasten the canvas around the support bars outside, using the Velcro strips. There is also a strip of Velcro around the door that will attach it to the trailer.


Article Written By Andy McVeigh

Andy McVeigh lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is an avid outdoors enthusiast who enjoys paddling, biking, hiking, backpacking, camping, scuba diving and photography. McVeigh is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and is currently working on his MBA.

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