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Old 01-18-2015, 09:44 AM   #21
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Two other great things about popups...
Easier to backup for a single person, even with a 4.5 lift on my Flagstaff, I can still see over the top.
And, I can go places most hard side campers cannot go. Would love to see someone pull a hardside trailer through Cathedral Valley

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Old 01-18-2015, 02:26 PM   #22
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Here's another complaint: I picked up a Flagstaff brochure at the Indy show. Unbeknownst to me, the DW picked up one, too. However, they are NOT the same. Front cover pics are different, inside pics are different. Of course, they don't write "2013" or "2014" or "2015" on the front. It appears that one is 2013 and one is 2014. Only way to tell is is very small print under a pic on the back cover. What really intrigued me is that in each one, they have a Superlite 23FBS, but the floor plans are ENTIRELY different. The 2014 has a slide and 2013 doesn't. The kitchen is in the slide on the 2014; it's a peninsula type sink in the 2013.

Dealers: If you've got 2 year old brochures - THROW THEM AWAY!

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Old 01-18-2015, 03:14 PM   #23
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We are waiting and want to go to the big RV show Hershey Pa.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:28 PM   #24
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I obviously am sold on the large HW pop ups as I bought one. I really did not give to much thought to the price of it as I wanted a smaller unit that was compact to store in the yard. I love the fact that my little pop up opens up to a full 29'+. To me it feels like I am in a 30' travel trailer. I did not compare the prices between the two so I am not sure how it would have played out. But I do imagine they could have been close. The MSRP of my pop up was north of $22K.

The only thing I can say I miss is a larger awning. Unfortunately those 30' TT's have larger awnings. lol.

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Old 02-04-2015, 07:37 PM   #25
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I watched the u-tube RVW videos to set up a Rockwood Roo, and boy am I nervous about upgrading to a travel trailer! I like how easily I can drive my pop-up down the road, and how uncomplicated it is to deal with. We only camp in the summer, and never use the furnace. What to do ?

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Old 02-04-2015, 07:48 PM   #26
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gsanderson--don't let the travel trailer intimidate you. Four years ago we got into the RV life and jumped right in with a 30 foot Windjammer! Once you go through the set up a time or two--it becomes old hat. You'll love the extra room.

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Old 02-04-2015, 08:30 PM   #27
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We rented a 29 ft TT once last summer. We drop the deposit off for a 35 ft rockwood on Saturday. Setup is really easy. Having only been talked through by the rental guy, it took us all of 10 minutes to hook it all up. Towing has me freaked out a bit but we will go slow and get use to it.
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:02 PM   #28
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Had 2 pups from SOB.first was for 3 years, 2nd one was for 10 years. Got both new and configured with what I wanted. No furnace (why not use the cg's electric for heat), no fridge (couldn't see wasting the space and having to open and close every time we packed and unpacked). Once I removed the ice box I had a huge storage cavern. Put in an adjustable shelf and made a matching door to the ones in the pup. Bought an ac/dc Thermos cooler and put in a dc power outlet (also known to us old folks as a cigarette lighter). That way I could slide the cooler in through the door and plug it in for traveling. The cooler was designed to stand up like a dorm fridge or lay down like a cooler. I'd stand it up on the counter and leave it plugged into the dc outlet I put in. Loved being able to move it anywhere (even by hand). Also, didn't need much of a tow vehicle. Had a '92 Taurus wagon for the first one and a '98 Chevy Monte Carlo to yank around the 2nd. (Sadly traded the 2nd when it became a rolling bedroom for the dw and our 4 kids).

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