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Old 05-05-2016, 10:45 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by rockfordroo View Post
Don't worry - in a few years, you'll get a case of "two-foot-itis" and move up to something larger. I went from a pop up to a hybrid to a TT. Who knows, might be a 5vr in my future some day.
Yep...similar. Tent to popup to hybrid to the current rig in my sig line. I don't miss the hybrid but I certainly miss our favorite sites in remote Maine that I used to be able to get the popup into. Don't lament...have fun and go camping!

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Old 05-05-2016, 11:03 AM   #22
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we thought it funny @ the RV show this spring, we decided to move from our pop-up to a travel trailer. While sitting in a couple of units to talk #s w/ the sales folks, people kept popping their heads in and saying things like "wow this is too small, who would want this?!" haha. um, we would! haha. We haven't camped in it yet, and I have a little buyer's remorse because I love the tent feel of a pop up. But all we had was rain last year, only one night did we get to sleep w/ the tent ends open, so I won't miss the rainy setup or teardown haha...


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Old 05-05-2016, 11:09 AM   #23
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At the FROG International Rally in Goshen, you'll find everything from a Palomino pick-up truck camper to the biggest tag-axle Class A motorhome. Nobody looks down on anybody else. Everybody is just there to have fun. And as Pete Liegl might point out, we're ALL Forest River customers and all equally important to the company.

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Old 05-05-2016, 11:54 AM   #24
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In the last 40 yrs we went from a 26 ft to a 30, to 40, to 18, to our current 29 ft. I have had fun in every one of them and each one of them was better that the others at something. With the 40 ft I enjoyed a washer and dryer and 3 slides. In the 18 ft I enjoyed those small forest service campsites the larger rigs had to pass up. Now at 69 yer old I can pull my 29 ft behind my 1/2 ton truck and still have a really nice trailer I can pull comfortably. Enjoy what you have and know know sometimes people in larger rigs are envious of your ability to get into those smaller campgrounds.
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Old 05-09-2016, 04:25 PM   #25
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We camped in tents for several years till the kids came and DW no longer wanted to go because the tent was too small for the 4 of us and the kids were too little to be in their own tent. So Pop up we went. Until the kids needed separate beds (boy and girl). Plus two big dogs. So now a toy hauler works for us. Starting to think of retirement in several years and snow birding so who knows what that will bring. I like to travel early and she likes to sleep in, so maybe a Class C or A?
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:55 AM   #26
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We had a basic pop up for 10-years with just cold running water and AC. The kids are grown up so a couple of months ago traded for an A-Frame camper. It has a microwave, stereo system, AC and heat, gas stove, hot and cold running water, and outside shower. It may be small, but we feel like we're camping in luxury!

Oh yeah - we can also park it in our third-stall garage, just like we did with the pop up.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:10 AM   #27
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Started with Jayco 14 foot box popup sleep 8. Now 38 foot MH sleep 4. Go figure.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:09 PM   #28
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:16 PM   #29
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Leache94............can I assume that the '94' is not your age? LOL I'm betting it's the year you were born.

Which is fine! I envy you greatly.

In 1994 I 50! See, I was born in the FIRST half of the LAST Century.

That doesn't mean anything. NO one gets to choose when they were born. Thus, you are as old as you are, and that's that. What it DOES mean is that in 2016, I've worked "for the man" much longer than you've been alive. That doesn't make me rich, in fact I'm poorer than I was before I retired. What it DOES make me is tired, broken, and old! LOL

The issue is, I'd love to do it in a smaller way. But some of us have certain things wrong with our old bodies that we can't fix. Heart attacks and COPD and such are not choices. So we either stay home and drift away, or we get something that will allow us to get out there at least somewhat.

Couple that with finally paying off the house mortgage, and just deciding to mortgage a 'rolling house', and that's how we got to this point.

I don't think you look small to me! I think I'm envious........... but I'll just have to live with what I have.

Y'all come over and visit, though, you hear?
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Shuts think of all the gas stations that you can pass when those rocket ships are tussling all that gas.

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