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Old 06-08-2014, 06:19 PM   #11
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We too loved our pop-up, but like you said, just too much work.
Popup was more work for the DW inside, but it didn't change too much for me on the outside:

After trailer is backed in, leveled and chocked:

Popup / hybrid:
Disconnect hitch, wiring and chains / same, plus equalizer bars on WDH
Extend stabilizers / same
Plug in electric / same
Hook up FW hose / same
Hook up grey water tank / hook up sewer hose
Turn on gas / Same
Crank up roof / OK, don't have to do that
Extend bunk ends / open bunk ends
Extend awning / same

If you offset cranking up the roof for taking off the equalizer bars, it's pretty much the same on the outside.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:07 PM   #12
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Disconnect hitch, wiring and chains / same, plus equalizer bars on WDH
Crank up roof / OK, don't have to do that

If you offset cranking up the roof for taking off the equalizer bars, it's pretty much the same on the outside.
Really? You're going to compare cranking up a pop-up roof to taking off the bars?
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:10 PM   #13
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Congrats on your Shamrock 23ikss. We've had ours nine months and love it. We had a popup also and loved it, but just out grew it. I do have to agree there is still outside work, but it still better. Welcome to the kiss club!!
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:10 PM   #14
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Congratulations Carlosrod, welcome from Huntsville AL and to the Forums!!
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:13 PM   #15
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I can't wait for the ease of a hybrid.

Congrats on your new purchase and thanks for the comforting words that tells us we are doing the right thing. We love our PUP, but are wanting more ease while camping!
*SNICKERS* wait for it...you WILL upgrade again! Nothing like the ease of a fully stocked and loaded 5th Wheel!!

He says as he eyes the folks cruising around in the Berkshires
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:48 PM   #16
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Really? You're going to compare cranking up a pop-up roof to taking off the bars?
Cranking was a lot cleaner than those bars!
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:51 PM   #17
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BamaBob, how is it different with a 5th wheel since we can leave our Shamrock stocked and loaded, except in the winter?

We did like our pop up but it was the one night stands that did us in. It had A/C, heat, slide out dinette, hard sided bathroom and we loved the "windows" compared to trailers. It did have too many openings for those darn Georgia stink bugs last year! But, one night DH was hooking up and someone pulled in next to us and the guy hooked up electric, connected sewer and went in to have a beer while he was still hooking up! On the way home he said we were going trailer shopping. When I saw the unit with that island, it was a done deal!

At least I learned how to tow a pop up before getting this larger unit and it made the transition easier. We have learned how to communicate when it comes to backing up....hand on bottom of wheel and him saying right or left works well. No major arguments, thank goodness.

How easy is it to fasten the Gizmos each time you open the bunk ends?

At least with this unit we can open front bunk and still be hooked up to the Explorer which is great for those one nighters.

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Congrats! We just got our IKSS last month after owning a pop up for 14 years. We love it. We can't believe the amount of storage and living space! I have used the bed warmers and can't imagine a spring night without them.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:24 AM   #19
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Last night was like a Christmas Eve to the nth degree! At 3pm today we'll finally be doing our walkthrough for our 2015 23ikss. I think I'm going to explode.

Can I get everything loaded for a camping trip tomorrow? It might be pushing things, but I think I can do it. It might mean loading everything from our Pop Up until the wee hours tonight, but I'll get 'er done.

I first have to apply contact paper everywhere. Do you guys use contact paper? Just curious!
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I see this as an option that is not adhesive. It just doesn't seem so easy to wipe clean, but I can see the benefits of having things slide around. Does anyone use this or should I stick (hehe) with contact paper?

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