POP-UP CAMPERS?

POP-UP CAMPERS?

PostBy: Paisan On: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:29 am

Any other pop-up camper owners? Have you been out camping yet? I made a trip a few week's ago, cold but fun.
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Re: POP-UP CAMPERS?

PostBy: beemerboy On: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:19 pm

I have an 8' Coleman that I got new in '03.

I usually set up in my backyard near the end of May and sleep in until the end of September with one or two trips during the summer.

http://www.waynesdoghouse.com/camper.html
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PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:33 am

Had a Viking Epic 1906ST a few years back. It was a very nice camper. We sold it due to a back injury my wife has. She has very bad back pain when it gets cool and damp. We only used it a few times and had a great time each time but it wasn't going to get much use because of her injury so we decided to sell it while it was practically new and get out of the payments without taking a beating.
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:05 am

When I was growing up my dad brought a used Bethany pop up and we went somewhere every weekend or so it seemed. What a treat after being on the ground in a tent! One time we even went to Canada pulling that thing. That was a big adventure when you live in central Iowa. We kids used to set it up in the yard and having sleepovers in it.

A pop up camper was one of the first things DK and I brought when we got married. I liked it because it didn't need a special pull vehicle and it was something the kids and I could handle by ourselves when DK couldn't come with us on our "trips." He traveled a lot on business and than spent several years on Active duty at distant bases following 9/11. Since we home schooled we’d load up the dogs, the van and took that camper and just went. The kids and I dragged that camper up and down the east coast many times. The longest trip I personally pulled that camper was to Council Grove, KS for a family reunion. As kids, my kids used it for their over night parties, too. Even now, sometimes when we fly out west - like to Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon - we'll rent a pop up once we get there and use it rather than stay in a hotel.

We'd still have a pop up but the last time DK was on active duty he brought in a 35ft Travel Trailer to live in at the campground on base. It worked perfect for his needs and boy was it an upgrade from the pop up. We eventually sold the 35 ft trailer because it was just too big and got a 23 ft one because we already had the tow vehicle. We eventually sold our pop up to some friends and they have enjoyed it immensely as well.

That little pop up was some of the best money I’ve ever spent. Thanks for the memories, take care, Lisa
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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:12 am

http://nepacrossroads.com/download/file.php?id=10444

This "time out" one is too much fun. I need to get it out soon but its better if theres no rain or snow! :)
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Re: POP-UP CAMPERS?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:36 am

Now that's what I'm talking about. ;)
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PostBy: jpete On: Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:18 am

I have a 60's Nimrod that I gutted and use to haul coal. Does that count?

My wife is pushing me to do some camping and that looks like and economical and comfortable way to go.
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PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:04 am

jpete wrote:I have a 60's Nimrod that I gutted and use to haul coal. Does that count?

My wife is pushing me to do some camping and that looks like and economical and comfortable way to go.


We had a Nimrod too! Dad bought an add on canvas room and an awning. Mom sewed on HD zippers and added one to the other and onto the camper. Quite a spread :) Used it on my after highschool graduation adventure but that could be an entire other thread in FSC ;)

It is a good way to go. You're up off the ground and it's a quick set up. Started out with a Scamper. We used a Coleman for years and drug it out west and back for the longest run. National Forests were cheap, $5 a night, not to mention beautiful and quiet. I'm happy the kids still talk about those trips.
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Re: POP-UP CAMPERS?

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed May 04, 2011 11:18 pm

Ahhhhhhhh yes.

Hey Poppy, can we come over and have a sleepover this weekend???? Can you tell us some scary stories by the campfire ????

All gone now since the kid sold the popup and got a 24' really nice rig.

I guess I'll have to get a tent for this summer's sleepovers. I still have some more scary stories to tell.........




Rick
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PostBy: Sting On: Thu May 05, 2011 7:57 am

Rick, -->Fat chicks at the Mall is scary enough for me when I haven't had my coffee yet
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PostBy: oros35 On: Thu May 05, 2011 10:13 am

Last year I down sized from a 24' old bunk style camper to an 8' Coleman popup. Drove cross country, 8000 miles, camping about 2 of every 3 nights.

It may be the smallest popup they make, but it has all the bells and whistles. A/C, self contained water, gas stove inside and gas grille outside, porta-pottty, screened in awning.

The end plan is to make it removable from the trailer frame so I can place it sideways on my flatbed trailer and use it as a toy hauler for jeeps or my pulling tractor or what ever I want. It will still be able to be placed back on the trailer frame and towed like normal.
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PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu May 05, 2011 4:48 pm

Be sure to keep the mice out. They love pop-up comfort :mad: :mad2: :mad3:
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Re: POP-UP CAMPERS?

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu May 05, 2011 10:26 pm

Sting wrote:Rick, -->Fat chicks at the Mall is scary enough for me when I haven't had my coffee yet



Sorry I had to do it......... :devil: :angel:
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PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:55 pm

My wife wants me to rent a pop-up before we buy one. Any ideas?

Jayco seems to make the best pop-ups nowadays. Is that true?
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PostBy: tsb On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:35 pm

Don't know much about pop up campers, but I've seen
a few Aliner campers at the star parties. The way they setup
is pretty neat. And that's all I know.
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