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Old 06-23-2010, 01:57 AM   #1
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We did it. Bought a used 1992 Starcraft popup. Nothing fancy, stove and cooler. In great shape except roof shows some well done repairs. For it's condition, I think the $1500 was well spent.

I didn't get one until now because I didn't think my 98 Taurus wagon could tow anything and couldn't justify paying for a trailer that I will presently be using for only 2 weeks a year.

Well, the taurus can tow it as it has a tranny cooler and the opportunity came up. This happened within a span of 2 days.

Now we are planning on taking a 2 week road trip from Toronto to S. Dakota and Nebraska.

We have rented a C and an A before but couldn't afford the high costs anymore so have been tenting for a number of years. Too cumbersome to put up and down every day.

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Originally Posted by RickCanada View Post
We did it. Bought a used 1992 Starcraft popup. Nothing fancy, stove and cooler. In great shape except roof shows some well done repairs. For it's condition, I think the $1500 was well spent. ..
Rick, We all started pretty much in the same manner. It can be contagious - watch out the pop-up might just turn into a travel trailer!

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Thanks. When I retire, that's what we plan. At that time we will buy a pickup truck and get a 5th wheel for it.
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That is what we plan to do as well. I agree tents are for back woods camping. We have a basic Pop Up now and we're quite happy with it.
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We tent camped for 10+ years...Went thru a few bad rain storms....we looked at each other and said
it's time to get off the ground"....Looked at used ones, but didn't see anything worth the price being offered. Moved up to a new Coleman pop-up in 99'. Was going to upgrade to a larger Coleman pop-up in 05', but while shopping loved the hybrids....we were hooked. First looked at the 18-21' models...then my wife liked the 22' floorplan....then once we came across the 24' model (#236 Aerolite Cub), we fell in love......In reality it only cost 5k more than what we would have spent for a Coleman Mesa model, and was about the same price for the "high wall" Colemans at the time....In the future we too are looking at a 5er. Carriage Cameo #SB3 Love the floorplan.....
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