Hello from Illinois

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Tzigane, May 13, 2018.

  1. Tzigane

    Tzigane New Member

    8
    1
    May 13, 2018
    Central Illinois
    Hello, we just bought our first pop up. It is a 2002 Coachman Clipper Sport Plus 128. We actually haven't even brought it home yet because we have to get a hitch and wiring harness installed on our van (Toyota Sienna). So hopefully in the next couple of weeks it will be sitting in our driveway!

    We have tent camped (not mine or daughters favorite) a lot but this will be our first time with a pop up. I am actually excited and can't wait. Have already started planning a couple short, close by trips to get some experience under our belt. Then later this summer, we will be taking a 2 week trip to either the Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam or to Yellowstone/Mt Rushmore! Not sure which one yet. Still doing a lot of research.
     
  2. DJS12354

    DJS12354 Well-Known Member

    Greetings from NEPA! I suggest Camp Driveway to get to know your pup.
     
    2mommas and Tzigane like this.
  3. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

    2,980
    309
    Mar 16, 2011
    Elkins WV area
    Welcome from the West Virginia mountains...happy camping
     
    Tzigane likes this.
  4. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

    13,151
    613
    Oct 3, 2007
    Waterford, Ct
    6ad4135f4a202c41426d6f8c1f8a6abc--welcome-to-group.jpg from Connecticut.
     
    Tzigane likes this.
  5. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

    1,379
    441
    Sep 9, 2013
    Kansas City
    Congratulations on the NTU Pup and Welcome to the forum from Midway USA. [:)C]
     
    Tzigane likes this.
  6. nineoaks2004

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

    4,718
    1,450
    Oct 15, 2006
    Graceville, Florida
    Welcome to the Portals from N/W Fl Panhandle and congrats on the Coachmen. Do yourself a favor and make lists for setup/ breakdown and use them until you get a routine and do not be in a hurry for set up or break down .. and as mentioned camp driveway or a CG really close to home for a couple of trips is a good idea. You will love the PUP and your daughter too I am sure. Especially in inclement weather. Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
    Tzigane likes this.
  7. seldomseen380

    seldomseen380 Active Member

    303
    88
    Jan 12, 2007
    Canton, Georgia
    Hello and Welcome from North Georgia...
     
    Tzigane likes this.
  8. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

    1,194
    694
    Apr 24, 2017
    Maplewood, MN
    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
     
    Tzigane likes this.
  9. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

    642
    323
    Apr 25, 2018
    Troup, Texas
    Howdy from East Texas. Wanna share a pic of your camper once you get it?
     
    Tzigane likes this.
  10. Tzigane

    Tzigane New Member

    8
    1
    May 13, 2018
    Central Illinois
    Sure. We haven't picked it up yet but here is a picture from my friend we bought it from.
     

    Attached Files:

    Dan from Troup likes this.
  11. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

    642
    323
    Apr 25, 2018
    Troup, Texas
    Nice and clean. You must have the U shaped couch with portable table. I do too and need to modify/replace the table because it's hard to slide around and access on the couch when dining.
     
    Tzigane likes this.
  12. tdiller

    tdiller Active Member

    193
    62
    Aug 25, 2016

    As someone suggested camp driveway. But depending on where you are in Illinois there are many COE campgrounds within a short drive. I stayed at one just 100 miles from home last weekend near Galena.
     
    Tzigane likes this.
  13. megcabra

    megcabra Active Member

    944
    228
    Aug 12, 2015
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the exciting world of Pop-Up camping!
     
    Tzigane likes this.
  14. Tzigane

    Tzigane New Member

    8
    1
    May 13, 2018
    Central Illinois
    Thanks. We are near Peoria. We do plan to find a couple close by and do some weekend trips. Our big trip wouldn't be until August, so we have time to get a couple small trips under our belt and hopefully work out most kinks. And get a good feel.
     
  15. Tzigane

    Tzigane New Member

    8
    1
    May 13, 2018
    Central Illinois
    Yes, it had the u-shaped couch in it. And thanks. It is clean on the inside as well. They took really good care of it.
    The previous owners used that table mostly outside and just used the area as a couch. They didn't need the extra table set up all the time. I think that is also what we are going to do but of course we will know better after we actually start camping in it and get a feel to what out usual/routine will be.
     

Share This Page