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Old 05-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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How many campers have you had?

I'm 30 now and am on my 3rd camper. I started at 19 with a 1992 Sunline T-1850 then a 2007 Rockwood Premier 2514g pop up, and now have a 2003 Trail Lite 7270s, I have also had several tents for whenni feel like getting back to the roots of camping.

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Our approach has been pretty much the opposite of yours. We bought our first RV of any kind after I retired and it is our current 40DP.


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Old 05-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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Had an 80's model Jayco pop up, then got a Shasta bunkhouse travel trailer. Sold it and didn't camp for about 10 years. Then got a Rockwood pop up and tomorrow, we'll be trading for a Coachmen travel trailer.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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Tenting as a kid and scouting - did not like it - too close to nature.

Fast forward ~35 years.
28' class A and then the current 37' class A.

Our idea of roughing it is a hotel without room service,
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:41 PM   #6
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We had a class C so long ago, that I can't even remember what length it was. Then we spent 12 years with a 19' class B. Now, we are in a 27' 5er.

I'm still trying to sell the class B.

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Old 05-14-2013, 04:48 PM   #7
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Three since 08. A class C, then an A without slides then the A with slides. Started out looking for a red two seater convertible during the onset of male menopause. Ended up with the MH. ???
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #8
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I now have my 9th RV! Started in 1977 with a slide-in truck camper. We had 3 of them then I got a 17-1/2 ft. micro-mini on a Toyota chassis. From there got a 29 ft. Kountry Air 5th wheel and on to an Allegro class A. Next I had 2 class C motorhomes (last one I bought new and kept for 17 years). In February I bought a 35 ft. class A Sea View by National.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #10
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:25 PM   #11
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Started out in the mid 70's with an 8 1/2' truck camper, hand pump for water and an icebox. portapotty in the closet, but it was dry inside. Big upgrade was an 11 1/2' truck camper, with 3 way refrig, pressurized water system, hot water, toilet and seperate shower. Later came a 26' Class A, the kids likes this much better than the truck camper. Fast forward a few years, 28' class A. Traded it on a 29'fiver with 2 slides after 5 or 6 years. Two years ago, I traded for my present unit, 30' fiver with 2 huge slides, hopefully this will be my last unit. I am retired and plan on hitting the road this fall.
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Pup tent 45 years ago.
Bigger tent.
Canvas popup with nuthin more.
73 Apache hard-sider popup with a heater and a sink.
23 ft 84 C with a real toidy!
25 ft 96 A, no slides.
Now F/T in a 33 ft 2011 A, 2 slides, outside TV! And what we aint got, we dont need!
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Started with a pop-up in 1981. Then went to a Trail Manor followed by a 34 ft trailer. Gave up camping for a few years as kids grew, then started agin with a 24 ft Coleman, traded for a 27 ft. Prowler, then a 34 ft Prowler, a 36 ft 5th wheel, a 36 ft Fleetwood gasser, a 35 ft Itasca Meridian, and now a 40 ft Itasca 'Meridian. This one is absolutely the last one!, (Wonder where I heard that before!).
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:46 PM   #14
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We went from tent camping as a kid up to about 10 years ago. Stopped for quite a while as life got in the way and recently dove back in with a 30' travel trailer. That makes one so far

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