Back to our roots

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by AzJeff, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. AzJeff

    AzJeff New Member

    Jun 10, 2018
    northern Arizona
    Greetings from northern Arizona. We just bought a 2010 Coleman Yuma and came full circle back to my camping roots starting in the early 60s. Dad rented a couple of small trailers for vacations then in 65 bought a Sears pop up. It was a metal box with pull out beds, canvas and an ABS top, no storage, water, heat, fridge, nothing. He built in storage with seating and a fold down table and a kitchen unit that came out and away we went. He pulled that trailer all over the Northeast always with a V8 station wagon. I don't remember ever even getting a flat tire in all our travels. When we had kids we decided to get back into it and bought an old Starcraft, fixed it up, camped for a couple of years then bought a new Coleman model forgotten. We pulled that all over the Northeast until the kids hit high school and that was that. Sold it and didn't camp for a few years. Moved to Az from NW Pa in '05 and bought a little 5th wheel, then a bit bigger 5er, then a diesel truck to make the next jump to 30 feet but in 2014 personal tragedy struck and we lost all desire to leave home or travel so sold the 2nd 5er and diesel. Last year we were talking about maybe trying some weekend trips and a 2015 Jayco 12BFD Baja Aframe is for sale close by at a killer price so we bought it. Used it 4 times last year, liked the solid walls but it was big on the outside and small on the inside for 2 + 2 dogs and I could see problems down the road keeping the bubble windows and the top seams sealed up and we found ourselves moving for a job opportunity and the new house had a difficult access RV gate so we sold the Jayco (at a profit!) All that behind us and the 2010 Coleman turns up, like new everywhere, garage kept, but it was caught in a hail storm so the top looks like a golf ball. Claimed not used for the past 5 years, price right so oh well let's get it. The PO old guy slightly modified one cabinet and it hides a Thetford toilet much to the wife's approval. No AC but everyone goes to high elevation in the summer so not a big deal. Got a few things to sort out and the fridge didn't want to get cold from disuse but after some vigorous bumping and tapping on the lines it seems to be working. Hoping to get out this weekend but the forecast is for the first rain in months so we'll see. Happy to be back in a pop up and can't wait to take the granddaughters out.

    Not our '65 Sears but just like it, even the woodgrain.
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  2. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    Welcome to the party.
  3. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    Elkins WV area
    Welcome from the West Virginia mountains
  4. megcabra

    megcabra Well-Known Member

    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the portal!
  5. DJS12354

    DJS12354 Well-Known Member

    Greetings from NEPA!
  6. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Welcome from NM
  7. nineoaks2004

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

    Oct 15, 2006
    Graceville, Florida
    Welcome to the Portal from N/W Fl Panhandle. Good Luck and Happy Camping
  8. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

    Oct 3, 2007
    Waterford, Ct
    6ad4135f4a202c41426d6f8c1f8a6abc--welcome-to-group.jpg from the Connecticut shoreline.
  9. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2013
    Kansas City
    Congratulations on the NTU Pup and Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.[:)C]
  10. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2018
    Thanks for sharing!

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