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Old 08-06-2016, 09:07 AM   #31
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Some of the best times we ever had was in a 18' Apalacha TT. No gray, just a 8 gallon Fresh water and a 8 gallon Black. Owned that TT longer than any other as well. Some how, we just tend to move away from basics toward that desire for more....

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Old 08-08-2016, 03:53 PM   #32
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The only reason that we have a larger trailer is because we always take the grandkids so there are 5 of us. The day will come when they wouldn't want to come with us. Then we will downsize.

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Old 08-08-2016, 04:40 PM   #33
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We started with a tent many years ago. Went on a 2 week camping trip through Ontario, then another 2 weeks out west. Had a lot of fun. Later a small PU with no A/C (a summer in Brownsville, TX cured us of that), a larger PU (with A/C), a Hybrid trailer, a 25 foot TT and now a 27 foot TT. It "should" be our last as we are now happily retired... but you never know. Point is, we enjoyed each and every one of them.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:55 PM   #34
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Started with a tarp and wool blanket, then graduated to a tent. Went to a 19ft tt, then a 32ft tt, then back to tents, hauled on motorcycles. The wife and I took the kids every where on the bikes with tents, all across the country. The kids will never forget all their adventures. We would make a pit stop and strangers were buying the kids sodas and candy. When the kids got old enough to drive they quit riding on the bikes with us and the wife ended up buying a motorcycle pop up camper one raining week in Sturgis. Now we have a 32ft Wildcat. The kids are grown and scattered across the country. When we bought our 5th wheel we almost went with a bunkhouse. We had dreams of taking the grandkids camping. Then we decided that we probably wouldn't hardly ever get to take the grandkids camping so we scrubbed the bunkhouse. We were wrong. When we go camping the kids get wind of it a meet us at state parks with the grandkids in tow. Our 32ft 5th wheel usually has five folks and two dogs packed in it.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:14 AM   #35
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Started with a tent... just not for me..
Went to a popup...We had great times with it and loved pulling it and the AC was great..
Got a 35 ft bumper pull...Ahhh my own shower and toilet..
Last one is a 41 ft 5th wheel... We love it. Works fantastic for us. Two couples and 4 dogs.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:13 PM   #36
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Our first popup was a Coleman Columbia, it was a 6X6 box. Went from that to 2 different Viking popups, then a Jayco 19H hybred TT. We sold that, now 3 years later we have our FR 25FKS. It's taken years to get up to this for us. Sometimes I wish we still had one of the old popups, so much simpler.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:24 PM   #37
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Yeah at times I miss our Rockwood. And at times I wish I would've taken my old man's advice and went right with TT. There are several camp sites we can't go to because our rocket ship is too large. The pop up would come in handy.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:16 AM   #38
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We took a month long trip from southern CA to Upstate NY and back with two of our dogs this summer in our 2016 FR 22 ft. Class C. Like another poster mentioned, it looks huge parked on our driveway because it fits from the garage eave to the sidewalk. Then, in most of the campgrounds along the way we were the smallest RV in the park! I wasn't envious though because DH no longer drives, and the whole system is up to me. I am happy to have a motorhome that I can handle and manage. It's also perfect for beach camping, which we and our dogs really enjoy. Initially, we set out to buy a TT to tow with our Honda Pilot, but after researching I concluded that pulling an 18' TT would strain and eventually wreck the transmission of the Pilot. So, we bought the motorhome. I made the sales contract contingent on it fitting on the driveway, and it fits to the inch without obstructing the sidewalk. So, we won't be moving up!
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:38 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by Leetch94 View Post
...talking about my Rockwood Freedom 1640, while all you guys are talkin' about your "rocket ships"...
Yeah, you'll be OK. Try camping for 10 years in a 8' Jayco popup with 4 kids and a dog. One summer we spent 90 nights camping in our popup and have memories to last a lifetime.
Days camping (2016)----181 days
Days camping (2017) --- 52 days
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:44 AM   #40
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Our new-to-us Rockwood 2701 is bigger than the TT it replaces, but when we went camping with our buddies this spring it looked tiny in comparison to all the giant fivers. No matter... it's what we like and want!

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