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Old 03-17-2015, 06:48 PM   #43
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I believe it was a 68 or 69 Shasta 15 foot travel trailer, no heat, hot water, or bathroom. Ah the good old days.........LOL. It was fun though, better than sleeping on the ground.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:43 PM   #44
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Our first was a $99 special tent from Sam's Club, followed almost immediately after our first trip by a better quality Eureka. After a year of rain every single time we went out, even in a drought year, webought a 1998 Coleman 10' pop-up. Had a wet bath in it! We were living! After four years with that, we bought a 2003 27' Starcraft hybrid with a slider. Heaven! No more wet bath, a refrigerator, a couch. I took our two kids on my own cross country in that thing for three months. It was a wonderful trailer. Kept that one until 2013, when we replaced the hybrid with a newer, better laid out, less worn Starcraft hybrid, same length. That one will hold us for about another 18 months when, if all goes according to plan, we will buy a fifth wheeler, dump the S&B and head out to full time it.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:48 PM   #45
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Like a couple of others in this thread, my Dad built a fold out trailer that was covered with a surplus WWII squad tent. We spent many a night in this rig, towed by a 49 Dodge sedan.
My personal first RV was a Datsun PU with a cap on it purchased in 1966. We graduated to a camper on a full size PU, then to a 17' Trailer, then to a 24' trailer. Tried a fifth wheel for a while, then a class C MH. Decided to be a boater and bought a 2 bed, 2 bath power boat and spent 10 years running around Puget Sound and the Gulf Islands. A couple of years ago sold the boat and bought our present MH.
The most unique rig I ever camped with was a neighbor's John Deere B tractor, pulling a flat bed trailer with our camping gear on it. Not very speedy but we camped on top of a mountain in Northeastern Washington. Pretty fun when you are 10 years old.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:06 AM   #46
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This was our first after many years of camping with the Boy Scouts. It's a Newmar Londonaire I believe it was a 84

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My first RV was.....

Wow!
Great stories fer shure.
The pics are grand.
A history of RVs in one thread!
KEEP EM COMING!!!
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:11 AM   #48
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Mine was a 19' Palomino TT hybrid with foldout queen at each end. It was pretty roomy with the ends out, but the DW hated having to make the beds or crawling over to get out.
It was actually roomier than the 24' KZ that replaced it.
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:07 PM   #49
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"Started pulling it with a '74 Gremlin, green, and the trailer matched pretty well. ".
Hey I think I saw you on the road I was the one with long hair, the windows open and the girls flashing themselves!
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Mine was a Nimrod pop-up then we got extravagant and went to a Starcraft ( a pop up as well). Whats funny is I dont remember having any issues with those 2 at all
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Around 1972 we were out shopping on a Saturday and somehow came home with a Viking tent side pop up. About a year later we traded for a plastic sided Apache pop up. New Yorkers at the time and camped every state on the eastern seaboard except Maine. Floridians now and have a 5th wheel.
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Around 1972 we were out shopping on a Saturday and somehow came home with a Viking tent side pop up. About a year later we traded for a plastic sided Apache pop up. New Yorkers at the time and camped every state on the eastern seaboard except Maine. Floridians now and have a 5th wheel.
Here is the first 2 of 6 RVs...
Our first "wheeled" RV was a 65 popup that we got for $175 in 75. It popped up. That was it! No fridge, no nuthin. All of the Coleman stuff was on the floor and used outside. That rig did duty for 13 years!
Our second was a 73 Apache we bought for $500 in 88. Holy cow, we had a stove, sink, cooler, and a heater! Woot! We towed it all over the East Coast and to MN and WI for 19 years. Loved the hard sides, no leaks, and easy set up.
And they both had NO issues!
They created amazing memories for us and the kids for 32 years.
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We had a 1967 ford F-100 (no air cond.) we bought a slide in camper to make our RV. It was one of those that had no paint, and wad silver in color. It did have a small cab over hang. We always unloaded it after a camping trip. The jacks that were used to unload the camper were nothing more than a crank on a pole with a small angle iron to fit under the edge of the camper. My DW, and I always unloaded it together. We had to be really careful when jacking either up, or down as we had to crank at the same time. Once we had the camper jacked high enough to pull the truck out, the camper would just sway back and forth. Pretty scary! Well, it finally happened, on side fell. That was the side my wife was on. She was lucky to get out of the way. The top of the jack caught the bottom of the window, and ripped it all the way up. I had the only camper with a large picture window! Lol!
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1967 Cox pop up tent trailer with a canvas roof. We dragged that thing all over this country! \ken
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1973 pop up can't remember brand.
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1967 Cox pop up tent trailer with a canvas roof. We dragged that thing all over this country! \ken

Wow! Love the pic.
Fancy rig for that timeframe.
Exotic compared to mine. I NEED to find my pics!
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