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Old 08-17-2016, 08:38 AM   #1
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We have always wanted a camper, but didn't want to pay storage fees. Obviously, a pop-up was our best option, as we can store it in the garage. When we found an older Rockwood Freedom pop-up in very good condition for a great price, we bought it. Now I'm looking to learn the tips and tricks of camping from seasoned campers, and also looking to find cool gadgets and gear to make camping easier. Will probably eventually need parts, as well.

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Old 08-17-2016, 09:43 AM   #2
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Welcome to the camping world from the Show Me State. A popup camper is a good way to start your new camping experience.
There is a lot of help on Forest River Forum if you need any questions answered. Make your first trip is short to check out your camper.
Once you are set up, set back around the camp fire and enjoy.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:49 AM   #3
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Thank you! I am so excited. We camp about six times per year. So excited to not be on the ground in a dark, smelly, Army GP Medium tent, which is standard gear for Renaissance Festival regulars. Our kids are Rennies, we just tag along.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:08 PM   #4
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your popup. Seeing as your from Texas where it can get real hot I would suggest doing the solar blanket and Reflectix mods to keep it cooler inside.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:47 PM   #5
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Welcome from SW Ohio ! Enjoy your popup !
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the information about solar blanket and Reflectix. Last night we were discussing this exact subject, and had no clue where to begin.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:24 PM   #7
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Thanks for the information about solar blanket and Reflectix. Last night we were discussing this exact subject, and had no clue where to begin.
Popup Gizmos are custom made solar blankets.
Google them for info.
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Congrats on your new-to-you camper! In time you will determine your camping style and what you will need. In the start I brought lots of stuff only to returned unused when I realized my camping style was pretty simple.
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