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Old 01-29-2014, 11:47 PM   #1
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We did it...

We purchased our first travel trailer. My wife and I have been tent campers for a while now, and our 1-year old and 4-year old love it. But, we were getting a little tired of having so much exposure to the elements - especially the brutal heat down here in FL. We went to the RV show in Tampa a couple weeks ago and were looking at pop-up campers, but the canvas seemed to radiate a significant amount of heat, so we went with a small travel trailer instead - the Viking 17BH. It has all of the amenities we want at a weight we can tow. We are looking forward to many years of use!!!

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Old 01-29-2014, 11:58 PM   #2
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Nice! That first step up from tenting is the best feeling. We had a popup for years, but never would have gone that route in FL. The hardsided trailer should be a lot more comfortable in the hot weather.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:29 AM   #3
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your Viking 17BH.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:42 AM   #4
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Welcome from Indianapolis and congratulations on your new travel trailer....
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:53 AM   #5
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Vic, you've the fever! Welcome to you and your family...

See you at the campsite.

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Old 01-30-2014, 08:05 AM   #6
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Welcome!
Congrats on the new tt!
That's a neat little trailer!
Have fun and post up pics soon!

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Old 02-08-2014, 08:32 PM   #7
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what do you use for a tow vehicle
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:48 PM   #8
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Dodge Grand Caravan. Need to get a more appropriate tow vehicle so we can actually take our out of Florida. But, for now that is the setup.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:49 PM   #9
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:51 PM   #10
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Congrad. on the trailer and welcome to the forum
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:23 PM   #11
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Congrats on your new trailer. You'll enjoy the hard side. Set up and tear down is much easier. Plus, loading and unloading the trailer is easier. For us, we keep most everything we need in the trailer. When we get ready to head out, we load clothes and food and we are ready to scoot.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:58 PM   #13
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Awesome. I bought a similar sized tt about a month ago upgrading from a popup. So far its just sat in the snow. Please post how it goes. I am sure we will have similar experiences.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:55 PM   #14
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Congrats. Buy way more vehicle then think you need. Because in a few years you will need more vehicle.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:26 PM   #15
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Belated Congrats! Hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it!!
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:36 PM   #16
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Congrats on the upgrade from fellow floridians
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:10 PM   #17
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Nice! And welcome.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:29 AM   #18
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Just picked up the Clipper 17bh which is identical to the Viking. We love it!
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:50 PM   #19
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Nice. We've just upgraded our 13ft for an 18 Apex BH. We camped on our boat for years so I guess this was classic footitis. Couldn't have campfires on the boat. This is nice and relaxing.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:37 PM   #20
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Congrats!

Take it from a fellow Floridian...you made the right move...especially if you intend to camp in Florida during the warmer (and wetter) weather! And go with lots more tow vehicle than you think you presently might need...you'll grow into it...trust me.
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