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Old 08-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Feeling like George Jefferson!!

Hello Everyone. Been a tent person all my life, but these older bones were having more and more difficulty getting up off that air mattress on the ground. So, deciding that a Pop Up would be a great alternative, I spent about 6 months looking at reviews, Craig's List and different Manufacturer's and models on the used market. Had an idea of what I needed to have, but I kept my mind open for price/options and---CONDITION that was available within 100 miles of me. Man, these things were being snatched up faster than Hot Cakes at a Waffle House. Well, I finally ran into some luck and went to check out a 1996 Jayco on Monday. And less than 10 miles from where I live. That's Fate. Had what I wanted most--an Air Conditioner with separate Furnace(heater),Refrigerator and nice 5 gallon(clean) water holding tank. Didn't need or care for heated mattress, outside shower, or inside Toilet/Shower with 30gal water tank and Grey water tank. Just means more to go wrong and more weight that I didn't need to tow with my Blazer ZR2 and it's V-6. Also means, more Winter prep/storage. Unit, being older, was in very decent condition, yet with easily repairable minor items. Haggled for a bit with owner for an even better price due to the minor issues, and VIOLA!! I'm now the new owner of a Jayco Eagle 10 Pop Up. I'm so stoked. First thing I got was a spare Wheel/Tire(missing), New Taillight/Marker bulbs, and a portable Toilet that folds up(hopefully NOT with me on it) for those moments that my Wife and I will be roughing it in those premative campsites. Got it home and removed all lens' around camper and sprayed contact cleaner on electrical terminals(some bulbs burned out/bad contacts), put some Dielectric grease on contacts and replaced all bulbs with new and washed/cleaned out all lens for a better appearance. Will need to go to an RV Parts Store to get some minor items like covers for Propane tank, A/C and Spare Tire, and some interior door/drawer latches, but I now don't need to worry about ground conditions for my bed. "Movin' on Up"!!!

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your "deluxe apartment in the sky".

We're glad you joined us so don't be shy about jumping right in.

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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Welcome to iRV2!

Like you, many of us started out on the ground and then age started taking it's toll and we moved on up. I now sleep about 6ft off the ground.

If I had to go back to a tent I'd still camp, but I would have to buy a much bigger bottle of Tylenol!
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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Hi, welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your Jayco.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:24 PM   #7
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This is one really fine post, I hope you find the comfort you are seeking and it enables more fun times camping. I believe the mattress off the ground is the very best part of having an RV.
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Hi Del! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us! Congrats on the new rig! Good luck, have fun, and God bless!
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Phew, for a moment there, I thought you were saying you were a short, bigot who is recently deceased. And I thought I was having a bad day! Enjoy your new palace on wheels!

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