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Old 12-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #11
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Camped for 25 years in a pop-up. Mice took care of that one year, so went to a used conversion van for a few years. Started looking at RoadTreks, next thing I know, I'm the owner of a 10 year old 22 ft. Conquest Class C. Had that a couple years, upgraded to a 2011 Sunseeker 2300. The 2300 is perfect for the dry camping I do in NY State Parks, with boat in tow. Now that I just retired, will venture out a couple times a year cross country, wanted a little more "breathing room" in a unit, so just upgraded to a 2013bSunseeker 2860. I can still use it though for my NY State parks dry camping, which is the majority of the camping that I do.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:59 PM   #12
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We went from a 33 1/2 ft to a 34 1/2 ft. still with a 3/4 ton TV. Should have done the buy your 2nd trailer 1st though as we would have never changed from our current unit and will keep this till we are done as I am not interested in any more financing for the rest of our years. If I can't pay cash we won't have it anymore.


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2011 F250 Lariat FX4 Crew Cab 6.2
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WRLS
Days Camped 2013: 16 2014: 5 2015: 3
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:57 PM   #13
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Yes, always moving up...

Tent-before I knew better
Travel Trailer-former
Fifth Wheel-present
Motorhome (maybe in 20 yrs!)
2013 Sabre 32RCTS-6 (sold)
Family of 4 whose always on the GEAUX!
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #14
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Started out tenting, wife has arthritis and was getting too hard on her plus too much work setting up. In 2010, bought a brand new Palomino 12 foot pop upin the spring, after using it for or six times, traded up to a Wildwood 17 foot hybrid. Funny thing mentioned about the newlywed story, but the bunk ends on the hybrid show everything pretty much in the same way when lights are on. This fall, upgraded again to a Wildwood 29BHBS with two slides. Plan on keeping this one for a long time now. Putting it on a seasonal site for now as I cannot pull it with my 4 cylinder Tacoma.
2013 Wildwood 29BHBS
2009 Toyota Tacoma
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Tally the Greyhound and Itty the Chihuahua
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #15
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Like other here started out Tent camping in the early 70's. Graduated to a Coleman pop-up, then to a 34' 5th wheel, then a 32' Class C, and now the current Class A Georgetown. I think this will be the last and all of them have been fun and carry many good memories.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #16
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We started out in a 1995 24 foot Terry 5th wheel borrowed from my parents with a 1998 F150. Moved to a 2005 32 foot Dutchman Denali 5th wheel with a 2002 F250 diesel. Now we have a 2012 36 foot Crusader 320RLT with a 2012 F250 6.2L gas. In retrospect, I think our next upgrade (10 years from now) will be a down grade of sorts. I would like to go back to a unit in the 32 foot range and upgrade the tow vehicle back to a diesel. I plan on spending a lot more time on the road when I retire and feel this combo will be ideal for it.
2012 Crusader 320RLT
2011 F250 Lariat 6.7L
2016 (19 Nights Camped/1348 Miles)
2015 (38 Nights Camped/3560 Miles)
2014 (28 Nights Camped/1980 Miles)
2013 (30 Nights Camped/1411 Miles)
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:05 PM   #17
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Neither the wife nor I camped as children so we have started a new tradition for our family! All of our upgrades have been due to the growing size and quantity of our children. Here's what we have had so far:

Honda Odyssey and Jayco 1206
Gmc Yukon XL and Coachmen Catalina 26bh
Toyota Sequoia and Coachmen Catalina 28dds
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:31 PM   #18
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1st camper - Trail Manor 2719, 2nd - Rockwood ROO 23SS, 3rd - Rockwood Ulta Lite 2604. Next camper a full time 5th wheel once DW retires.

2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota Sport 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja - DW's
2006 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:21 PM   #19
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OMG! Tenting, pop up, 19 ft toyhauler, 28 ft toyhauler with slide, 38 ft two bedroom destination TT with huge slide, 18ft microlite TT, 28 ft Jayco 5th Wheel with slide (very nice model and quality) graduating to our custom ordered Work and Play 34fk and new Diesel truck...we realized that there were some things we could sacrifice (like slide outs) to have the peace of mind of quality and durability!
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:27 PM   #20
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I have always moved up over the years but I actually moved down last year. I went from a 26 ft toy hauler trailer to the Grey Wolf 19RR. My loaded 19RR weighs about the same as my previous trailer did unloaded. I am very happy with my switch and haven't looked back. The trailer is so much easier to park at my house and has all the room and ameneties I need. I have drove 3/4 ton Dodge diesels for a number of years and don't plan to change that antime in the near future.

2012 Grey Wolf 19RR
2008 Dodge 2500 CTD

Nights camped 2012 - 35
Nights camped 2013 - 46
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