Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Rysan04, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Rysan04

    Rysan04 New Member

    Apr 17, 2018
    Central NY
    I've been stalking ideas on here for over a year now and decided it was time...
    I'm a mom of 4 (21, 20, 18 and 6). I live in upstate NY (someday it WILL stop snowing!) My husband LOVES to camp and do the outdoors thing - me, not so much. We camped a few times in one year (2016) with friends and decided if we were going to keep going then we needed a camper. Found a GREAT deal on a 1999 Coleman Utah with push-out dinette for $2100. I couldn't see spending a lot of money when we only go a few times a year. It needed a few minor repairs (a pencil end size canvas rip, new seal, new bunk bungee, new elastic for curtains, a broken awning bag zipper, a factory sewing flaw in one bunk seam, and water sealing the seams on that bunk) but the size is great, storage is good, it was in really good shape and the price was right. I still need a new seal and a new zipper, but mostly I'm into the fun stuff now, which is how I've ended up here.
    We mostly camp with our friends and neighbors a few times a year to fairly local campgrounds. My 18-year-old is disabled and the push-out was a must have for the added floor space for him to get around well. Although I am more of a glamper than a camper, I LOVE our pop-up! I enjoy making modifications to fit my needs and making it pretty. I really like the feeling of waking up and having all but one of my kids so close and in one small place.
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  2. DJS12354

    DJS12354 Well-Known Member

    Greetings from NEPA!
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  3. giadiep

    giadiep Active Member

    Sep 5, 2015
    Syracuse, NY
    Welcome from Syracuse.
  4. Rysan04

    Rysan04 New Member

    Apr 17, 2018
    Central NY
    My son (20) goes to Cortland!
  5. giadiep

    giadiep Active Member

    Sep 5, 2015
    Syracuse, NY
    Good school.
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  6. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Welcome from the high desert of NM (from a native of WNY).
    I've enjoyed making each of our popups and now our small TT our own.
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  7. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    Elkins WV area
    Welcome from the mountains of West Virginia...you will enjoy camping more with your pup
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  8. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2017
    Maplewood, MN
    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
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  9. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

    Oct 3, 2007
    Waterford, Ct
    6ad4135f4a202c41426d6f8c1f8a6abc--welcome-to-group.jpg from southeast Connecticut.
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  10. megcabra

    megcabra Well-Known Member

    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the portal!
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  11. tzmartin

    tzmartin Active Member

    Sep 9, 2015
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  12. seldomseen380

    seldomseen380 Active Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Canton, Georgia
    Hello and Welcome from North Georgia...
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  13. JiffyPopJunkie

    JiffyPopJunkie Active Member

    Jun 5, 2014
    LG Region NY
    Welcome from another upstate NYer!
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  14. bobinfleet

    bobinfleet Active Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Hampshire UK
    Welcome from Hampshire UK
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  15. Sara Lucas

    Sara Lucas New Member

    Apr 8, 2018
    Welcome from Alabama. Born UpstateNY
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  16. 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 congrats on the NTU PUP. From the looks of it maybe the snow will clear by next winter for ya'll :) Good Luck and Happy Camping
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  17. Rysan04

    Rysan04 New Member

    Apr 17, 2018
    Central NY
    Monday they cancelled baseball games due to snow on the fields - yesterday 70*, today almost 80*... we're getting there!
  18. myride

    myride Well-Known Member

    May 14, 2015
    Edmonton, AB
    Welcome from Alberta Canada. ...and a fellow Utah owner. Finally stopped snowing here about a week ago....camping JUST around the corner!

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