1st time Pup owner

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by csweihe, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. csweihe

    csweihe New Member

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    Hello! I purchased a rehabbed 94 Starflier in March. I've been out 3 times so far and I'm still a bit unsure about the whole thing. I have been a tent camper for ---well my whole life. I really enjoy a soft bed, places for guests to sleep and storing everything in one place. In my tent, I've done several cross-country trips to places like Maine, Olympic Penninsula, Rocky Mnts...I worry about blown tires, snapping cables, mice during storage with the pup! I think I want to work on the outside of the camper...I am an artist and an art teacher. I have big rolls of automotive vinyl that were donated to my art room years ago.
     
  2. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from the West Virginia mountains
     
  3. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from NM.
    A pup is really a tent on wheels, although it can approach glamping set-up, depending on amenities. We tent camped for more than 20 seasons before we began to use our first popup regularly (after a rehab). I too worried about mechanical things on the pups, and still do, especially on my solo trips. For us, the popups extended our camping season, and gave us a place to sit inside in bad weather where we could still see out, which was not the case with the tent.
    Courtenay still gets his tent time, since he backpacks (I can no longer do that). When we sold our popup to move to a small TT (due to my back and other issues) we continued to keep our large front country tents as an option.
     
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  4. emoney

    emoney Well-Known Member

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    Hi, from another newbie to Pop-Ups. We will learn as we go!
     
  5. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome
     
  6. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome to the Portal from N/W Fl Panhandle. The good thing about used PUP is you have no remorse as some do with a new unit. You can do anything you desire to "make it your own"
    and doing the outside would definitely be "Made it your Own. Be sure ans show some pictures when completed. Good Luck and happy Camping
     
  7. Dee L

    Dee L New Member

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    Hey there from Sahuarita, AZ! We're new too and I'm excited about redoing the inside of our 2012 Pup. I look forward to seeing what you do to yours on the outside - must be great to have such talent - that's really exciting!!
     
  8. megcabra

    megcabra Well-Known Member

    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the exciting world of Pop-Up camping!
     
  9. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    awelcome.jpg from the Connecticut shoreline. Worry less Enjoy more.
     
  10. DJS12354

    DJS12354 Well-Known Member

    Greetings from NEPA!
     

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