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Old 03-31-2019, 01:26 PM   #21
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Oh, sorry. No. A silverado.
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:34 PM   #22
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I've requested that, we'll see where it goes. Right now I'm done with this camper for sure. Wish I'd never got rid of my 29' Jayco Jay Flight travel trailer.

Enjoy yours, they sure are enjoyable when they are reliable.

Yours seem like a fun size. Small enough to get anywhere a tent could.

I went big because my wife hates camping (this trouble camper isn't helping for sure), and she only tolerated it with the Jayco 29' camper since it had everything the house did down to central air/heating and cable TV (with hotspot and roku).

She isn't a fan of pop ups but made the change in preparation for a different house of the future that likely won't be able to fit the Jayco. So a fully featured pop up was needed and a bathroom for the daughter on our daddy/daughter trips when mom won't be there to take her to the bathhouse.

If it were just me camping, a 8' or 10' bathroomless camper would had been great for the simplicity factor. Yours looks great, you should post some pics when you get a chance.

When I had my earlier pop ups, I always tried to go in spots that were secluded, beautiful, and where no other camper could get into. Many campgrounds allowed me to camp in tent sites with my 2007 Starcraft 2406 12' box, no slide, pop up, since it was smaller and compact. I camped in some really nice spots. Same with the 2005 Rockwood.

Your mileage, btw, is great. With my 5.0L 4WD Crew Cab truck I get about 16 mpg driving about 65 mph, towing my pop up (back and forth to service). I normally get about 19 - 20 mpg driving ~75 mph and up to 22 mpg driving around 60 mph. Your mileage is just unbelievable!

Enjoy your camper!
Thanks man I will definitely post some more pics on the next trip. I we wanted something small so we could stay just about anywhere. We like the more secluded spots if we can. I do have a emergency toilet for the wife if need be is a dry toilet with some sort of powder stuff in the bag.
I have a F250 diesel that I could tow about anything I want but we like the pup because it's so simple and really takes about the same time putting up a tent. My tent days are just about done, getting a little spoiled having a nice mattress to just Kay down and go to sleep. I still hit the trail with buddies and do some hike in camps a couple times a year. But man that's a bunch of work. We usually take turns pulling a couple of radio flyer wagons through the wood. One with wood and another for the beer. Lol.
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:36 PM   #23
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Oh, sorry. No. A silverado.
That's makes more sense. I was thinking you must just drive uphill all the way to and back from camp. Lol.
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:39 PM   #24
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I do have a emergency toilet for the wife if need be is a dry toilet with some sort of powder stuff in the bag.
Buying one of those was what got my wife interested in camping again. Apparently she's too fancy to squat in the woods anymore, lol. But with a toilet, and wine, she'll go anywhere with me now!
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:32 PM   #25
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Your MPG is great! I get about 10 if lucky, 12. Even with a small camper.
With my current 2016 F150 in my signature and the Jayco Jay Flight 26BH in the signature as well, I got around 11 to 11.5 mpg towing at 60 mph. This lighter F150 geared to tow with 3.73 gears, pulls effortlessly, and isn't strained as much, so it doesn't suck down as much gas as my earlier 2010 F150 that had a 5.4L and 3.55 gears, along with weighing about 800 lbs more. That one was right around 9.5 - 10 mpg.

My 2008 Sport Trac 4WD with a 4.6L 3V V8, towing the smaller 2008 Jayco Jay Flight 19BH, got around 8mpg - 9mpg.

Fuel Efficiency has all to do with aerodynamics, weight, gearing, and torque supply. The more aerodynamic, low weight, and more torque output you have, the more the mpgs go up.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:33 PM   #26
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Buying one of those was what got my wife interested in camping again. Apparently she's too fancy to squat in the woods anymore, lol. But with a toilet, and wine, she'll go anywhere with me now!
More wine more wine. Lol
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:05 PM   #27
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If I buy another cooler, wife will murder me, lol. I think i have about 20.
You're set up Kris, you really don't need another cooler. You'rte gonna love that fridge.
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:28 PM   #28
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Aaaaaah ! The days of the popup with the wife, 4 kids, mother-in-law (R.I.P.) and her sister (R.I.P.). 1987 Jayco 1002. South Dakota, Estes Park, Snowy Range Wyoming...damn those were memorable days. Having the M.I.L. and her sister with us...you couldn't find a more amusing pair. They made every trip hysterical. Miss those two gals. Here's to you Mom and Ruth...
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:37 PM   #29
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Very nice congratulations
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:41 PM   #30
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Aaaaaah ! The days of the popup with the wife, 4 kids, mother-in-law (R.I.P.) and her sister (R.I.P.). 1987 Jayco 1002. South Dakota, Estes Park, Snowy Range Wyoming...damn those were memorable days. Having the M.I.L. and her sister with us...you couldn't find a more amusing pair. They made every trip hysterical. Miss those two gals. Here's to you Mom and Ruth...
Hope we too will have many memories with this pup. 🙏🙏🙏
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:45 PM   #31
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Hope we too will have many memories with this pup. 🙏🙏🙏
You will....yes you will. I can still recall almost every trip we did in that popup. Our kids are all grown and married and now we take the grandkids with us. Our kids still talk about some of the trips and what good times they had. ENJOY !!!
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:57 PM   #32
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Hope we too will have many memories with this pup. ������
I camped with my dad in a very small 17' (overall bumper to hitch) Shasta travel trailer. I remember those trips very fondly.

I started camping again in the early 2000s and can remember my trips in my tents, pop ups, and travel trailers all fondly. I have very good memories of those trips and want to make more with my daughter, so she has good memories as well.
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If it weren't for the very good salesman from Camping World at the Hershey RV show (shout out to Kent, you were good!), and the fact they did not have any of the Rockwood hard side A-Frame pops ups I was interested in, I would have gotten a similar pop up. Instead, we were talked into a small hard side TT, our GeoPro. My wife has a weird bear phobia. If we got the tent sides, she was afraid she'd wake up to a bear's jaws crunching on her skull. That sound of those big teeth scraping your cranium is something you'd never forget if you survived I guess. And the eyes....eyes like a doll's eyes...
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