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Old 05-15-2013, 08:15 AM   #15
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We purchased a 2012 Jayco Sport Series 12' pop up last summer and quickly realized we needed something large so last week we traded our Jayco in for 2003 Coachmen Captiva 27' TT. We are taking it out this weekend for our first trip!

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Old 05-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #16
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Tents in the late 60's
Truck slide in, in 1976
out for a while
1981, a Shasta 24' TT
1982, a 26' Jayco TT No slide
1983 a 33' Jayco, slides, new tow vehicle!
1996 first 5th wheel
1998 first MH, 35' Georgie boy
2001 back to 5th, a new Fltwd. 35'
2004 Grand Jucntion 5th
2009 New Tow and new Mobile Suites 40'
2011 back to MH..present, and LAST!!!

That's ten...notincluding the tents!
Whatta Time!
Thanks for the memory jog!

Back to a 5'er after 4 yrs fulltime.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:16 PM   #17
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I started camping in the Boy Scouts when I was 7. I went tent camping in August @ Cherry stone in VA. I was 19 and I came home after 3 days of a 7 day trip because it was in the high 90's. Two weeks later I purchase my first TT which was a new 2000 Jayco Kiwi 17'. I loved that thing. I went camping three weekends a month from Late February to late fall. I had to sell the unit about a year and a half later due to a purchase of a home (income to dept ratio).

Since then I purchase a 1996 Jayco popup after my wife and I started dating. It was a nice unit but it had that weird soft canvas material that was dry rotted. We sold that after a few months.

Then we purchase a 1971 Starcraft popup. It had nothing in it but two slide beds. The top on that one was rotted out so the canvas was pulling out from the supports. We sold it to my wife's brother who planned to fix it up but ended up scrapping it.

Then I purchase a 1996 19' Sunline. I used that unit once as it was so small the only bed was the dinette and I was agoraphobic.

I then purchased a 1996 Starcraft Starduster 1021 popup for mainly the wife. It was in excellent condition (garage kept) and we used it a quite a bit. Hardly after Memorial weekend until after Labor day due to it being too hot. I hate the heat. I tried high and low to find a dealer to install a roof top AC and none were interested. We finally sold it this past Friday and got what we paid for it. Not bad.

I also purchase a 1973 Winne Indian with a Dodge 440. Never did much with that as the wife was just not interested in it. It sat at an RV repair shop for about 6 of the 7 years I owned it. I also just recently sold that a month ago.

Sunday my wife and I purchase a new to us 1999 Jayco Eagle 266 FBS superslide from a co-worker of hers. It was extremely well kept. No oxidation what so ever. It's been quite a long time since I had a fully self contained unit so I need to learn the ropes again.

I think this Jayco will be in the family for a few years as it seems quite big. Bigger then I expected to upgrade too.

I will post pictures once I upload them...
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:43 AM   #18
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1 Truck camper
1 Tent trailer
2 Bumper pulls
4 Fifth Wheels
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2 Class A MHs
Of course this was from 1975 till now!
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:49 AM   #19
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1968 Starcraft popup
1985 Jayco TT
1986 Prowler TT
1999 Jayco Designer 5th wheel
1989 Holiday Rambler Crown Imperial MH
1995 Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE MH
2007 Sportscoach Pathfinder 377DS MH

At least so far.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:00 AM   #20
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In the early 70's I purchased a second hand RECO Popup Tent trailer.
In the 90's I rented two different Class C's in Alaska while vacationing there.
In November 2002 I purchased a second hand 1992 36 Foot Airstream Landyacht coach.
In December 2003 I purchased a second hand 2002 40 Foot Monaco Windsor PBT coach.

I have now lived in the Windsor for almost 10 years and have no desire to change.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:13 AM   #21
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1969 Apache Raven - Little more than a canvas tent on an aluminum box
1973 Apache Raven - Replaced the original, that was crushed by a tree in a storm.
--20 years later --
1994 Viking Legend 1280 - Replaced the '73 Apache, still with good canvas.
2004 Starcraft Travelstar 21SB - Replaced the Viking in 2008

Now in our first Class A
The Macklin's - 1998 Georgie Boy 'Pursuit'
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:15 PM   #22
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Mid 70's - tent
Late 70's - bigger tent
1982 - very used and abused 15' Shasta
1983 - 18' Shasta
1986 - 30' Malard
1991 - 36' Southwind motorhome
1996 - 38' Holiday Rambler 5th wheel (& '96 Dodge dually)
Sold the Holiday Rambler when we bought a vacation home
After a few years of car/air travel, wanted back into an RV
2005 - 30' Zephyr TT and an '05 Nissan Titan
2007 - Tiffin 34 TGA, Ford chassis
2010 - '11 American Revolution - Our "retirement home"
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:26 PM   #23
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35 years ago in a 9x 9 tent with my bride and a puppy dog
10 years later bought Starcraft hardtop popup for my bride and two boys and two dogs
Sold it and put a pool in a few years later.
2012 me and my sweetie bought the Jayco Jayflight 22FB
Retirement plan is to do some travelling
2013 bought the F150 Ecoboost to haul it with
TV: 2013 F150 FX4 Screw Ecoboosted! Luxury trim
OLD TT: 2012 JayFlight 22FB SOLD
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:38 PM   #24
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One VW van camper, one small six PAC tc, one pop up tc, Toyota micro mini C, three ford class C, three class A gas, one DP. And many tents.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:36 PM   #25
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I started at 19 years old with a 1965 19' DeCamp TT, then a Combi-Camp popup I pulled with a Goldwing motorcycle. After the kids came along we purchased a 1977 26' Country Squire MH, 1995 Wilderness 30' Bunkhouse TT and currently we have a 2001 Wilderness 31' Yukon TT. My children (now adults) tell everyone about their great family camping trips and how they want to introduce camping to their families. BTW, my parents had a TT when I was a child. Best vacations ever!
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:07 PM   #26
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1984 Starcraft pop up
1988 18' Prowler
1991 Coachman 21' Lite
1985 class A Champion
1989 class A 34' Pace Arrow
1999 class C 31' Minnie Winnie
1995 Avion 36' 5the wheel
1979 28' Silver Streak TT
1989 35' Avion TT
2008 Cameo 5th wheel, 36'

That makes TEN since 1984. We will find the right one...some day.

Before the RV's, we borrowed a tent and trailer sailed and camped, then we bought a tent.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:17 AM   #27
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I am on my 3rd travel trailer. Plus I've been thru several tents and a bed cover on a little Dodge D50 pick up.

40 years ago I inherited my fathers 26' Airstream. I lived in it for two and a half years in college.

Six or seven years ago I bought a little pop up called a Bunkhouse to pull behind my motorcycle. Kind of like a really big tent on wheels.

Currently have a 2011 25' R-Vision Onyx. It is adequate for what I need now.

Am considering either a light weight 5er or a larger TT. Been full timing in the Onyx for a couple of oaths now and am seeing some of the limitations.

The photo is of my old pop up. It had almost as much room as the Onyx. Almost...
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:15 AM   #28
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88 24' and then a 95 34' and last year upgraded to a DP. Enjoyed them all. Unloaded my 88 Ford 150 during the clunker deal, finally. Love the bus towing a toad, but took a while to get to this point.

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