Increased Storage Clearance Above Bunk Mattress

September 1, 20131

One of the first things we did in our popup was to install a memory foam mattress pad. But this extra foam created too tight of a squeeze when popping the camper down – hitting the door when placed in the storage position between the mattress and roof. So, I moved the door!

I crawled inside the camper when popped down and noticed that the door was hitting the bed, but that there was a fair amount of extra room above it (between the door and the ceiling).

So, I raised the door storage plate a tad bit (only 3/4″ or so). This gave me exactly the amount of extra room we needed to lower the popup roof down on top of both the memory foam topper and down comforter.


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I've been camping regularly since I was a kid, from quick Cub/Boy Scout trips to week-long backpacking trips and everything else in-between. We got a popup camper when our kids were 1 and 3 years old to enjoy more time outdoors together alongside a few conveniences like heat and running water. Since then, we've spent over 75 nights together as a family in our popup camper. I've learned a lot about the intricacies of a popup tent camper during this time and love to share those lessons here for the benefit of others.