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Old 09-01-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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My wife and I are pulling our Flagstaff 246D from Pa. to Calf. and back. I need to know if anyone has spent a month in there pop up. We had a fifth wheel and it was easy but a pop up?
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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I made an 8,000 mile trip with a pop-up back in the summer of 2003. 3+ weeks. MD to WA, down to CA and back across. No one died in the trip. 2 adults, a 14 year old boy and 13 year old girl.
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Honestly I think that's pretty cool. Nobody makes rules on what you can and can't do, so go for it. If nothing else, you will have a lot of cool stories and experiences to tell later. We owned our little popup at the same time as one of the previous campers. We'd choose it for a little more adventure in a trip. I loved that little thing. Even had my DirecTV in it. My parents laugh at us and our bling rigs. They went on their honey moon in a VW beetle. Very long long trip. Thing is, they slept in it too. Had it rigged some sort of way to lay the seats back and create a bed in it. And we fuss about short queen RV matresses and my AC won't cool. Huh.
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My wife and I are pulling our Flagstaff 246D from Pa. to Calf. and back. I need to know if anyone has spent a month in there pop up. We had a fifth wheel and it was easy but a pop up?
No but it would be easy. I could spend a whole season in my pop up. It has everything I need.

A month will be no problem for you.

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Old 09-01-2014, 09:22 PM   #5
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Honestly I think that's pretty cool. Nobody makes rules on what you can and can't do, so go for it. If nothing else, you will have a lot of cool stories and experiences to tell later. We owned our little popup at the same time as one of the previous campers. We'd choose it for a little more adventure in a trip. I loved that little thing. Even had my DirecTV in it. My parents laugh at us and our bling rigs. They went on their honey moon in a VW beetle. Very long long trip. Thing is, they slept in it too. Had it rigged some sort of way to lay the seats back and create a bed in it. And we fuss about short queen RV matresses and my AC won't cool. Huh.
(chuckle) John, ex and I started "RVing" in a converted VAN. Worst night of my life camping; youngest manchild was about 3 mos. old and the roof mount a/c went out. I laid awake all night fanning him with a piece of cardboard....HOT! in August on Lake Greeson, Arkansas...Cow Hide Cove. He'd go to sleep and I'd stop fanning....within 30 seconds he'd wake up crying. That went on ALL NIGHT LONG!

As a child we didn't know what an "RV" was....as I've said, we went on a 2 week vacation every year...all *over* the US...camping in tents. Once a week we got to stay in one of those little road-side motels....those that had separate little cabins. We thought we were livin' LARGE back then, tents OR motels.

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Old 09-01-2014, 09:51 PM   #6
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thank you everyone. we sold our fifth wheel due t the fact I now have lung cancer. We wanted to take a trip to calf and back. I do not like hotels at all. o we purchased a pop up. we started out in 1974 in a pop up and I will now finish in a pop up. Yu will never get camping out of ones system! We love camping. The people, the fire and the food. What a wonderful lifestyle.
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thank you everyone. we sold our fifth wheel due t the fact I now have lung cancer. We wanted to take a trip to calf and back. I do not like hotels at all. o we purchased a pop up. we started out in 1974 in a pop up and I will now finish in a pop up. Yu will never get camping out of ones system! We love camping. The people, the fire and the food. What a wonderful lifestyle.

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The reality is going to be how much the setup/takedown bothers you. And if it does bother you, are you setting up in a new place every day? Try not to move every day if at all possible. The more often you move from one campsite to another, the simpler things need to be (fewer toys, and reduced setup/takedown).

Something will inevitably break on the PUP along the way. Resupplying (food, ice, clothes washing, etc) will be more frequent than at home. How you handle these "speed bumps" will have a lot to do with how much pleasure you get from the trip.

I truly hope you have a great trip.

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We will go from pa. to Yellowstone then stay for a few days. That will take two days to get there. I will not pull anything over 60 mph. when we are on the road we will pull in at dusk until we are pro's. This way we can enjoy the trip. We have had things happen now we laugh about it. There is nothing better than pulling something and camping we are so lucky.
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We will go from pa. to Yellowstone then stay for a few days. That will take two days to get there. I will not pull anything over 60 mph. when we are on the road we will pull in at dusk until we are pro's. This way we can enjoy the trip. We have had things happen now we laugh about it. There is nothing better than pulling something and camping we are so lucky.
Wow skirk, you will be logging a lot of miles each day to do it in two days. I don't know where in pa you are, but the mileage from pittsburg to yellowstone is about 1850 miles, depending on route. And at 60 mph, that is 30 hours driving time. We did maryland to yellowstone and took 4 driving days to get there and that felt like we were rushing.
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