Popup owners...on the fence of giving up the pup

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  1. Doug&Elizabeth

    Doug&Elizabeth New Member

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    We are newly empty-nesters and have had our 2000 Westlake for 10 years. It has been unused for the past 6 years with the kids getting involved in music, sports, etc and no weekend to coordinate a camping trip. We loved our camper and took it all the way to Quebec just months after we bought it.

    Basically, I don't want to really give it up, however, it is just the two of us and unless we decide to repair the huge cracks in the roof, replace the rubber around the roof, and see why the airconditioner and lights inside aren't working any longer..... we think we should just sell it.

    The Westlake is the Big box with 2 king-sized beds, couch, dinette for 4 and inside and outside stove, water heater and nice trunk in front.

    Anyway, any encouragement to stay with it would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Active Member

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    Good news is you own it and it's paid for so you're money ahead. The new Rhino roofs sound promising. May not be a total loss...yet.
     
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  3. Doug&Elizabeth

    Doug&Elizabeth New Member

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    Please tell me more! Or the thread where this is discussed!?? thank you!
     
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  4. xvz12

    xvz12 Active Member

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    If you are fairly handy, or have friends that are, most of your repairs should be doable for a fraction of what another unit would cost. roof repairs are covered extensively on various threads here, the worst single part may be the A/C, if it should require replacement. As far as the large box, we have a pup that sleeps 8, & I hesitated buying it, because it's just the wife & myself, but we REALLY like having the extra room, plus it's quite often we have the extra beds filled up with grandkids....they love camping in the pup. Just a couple of things to think upon....
     
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  5. MrsSquid

    MrsSquid Active Member

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    We have the Utah model for just two people. We too like the extra room. The other bunk becomes our closet. Plus, we seem to have one trip each year where other family members join us.

    If you think you'll camp now that you're empty nesters, as @xvz12 noted, it will cost far less to repair than to purchase another unit.
     
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  6. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    Yup The Big Box is great for 2 the DW and I use the other bunk to store our luggage and the bedding trunk. It helps keep things nice and neet.
     
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  7. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    The electrical problem is probably something simple like a loose wire, a blown fuse or broken switch.
     
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  8. DJS12354

    DJS12354 Active Member

    Sounds like you are leaning more toward keeping. I would fix it up!
     
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  9. 1380ken

    1380ken Well-Known Member

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    Are the huge cracks in the roof leaking water into the camper? Is the inside okay.
     
  10. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Active Member

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  11. Doug&Elizabeth

    Doug&Elizabeth New Member

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    The Cracks are pretty substantial on very top....No leaking. There is a small crack by the light near one of the beds, too. Otherside the inside is near perfect. We always popped it up and I wiped it down inside after every camping trip.
     
  12. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    It's Cheaper to Keep Her. Now is a great time to make it your own. Do the Bedliner thing for the roof fix the wiring some new paint tires & bearings and you are good to go. I would bet you can do all that for less than $1500.
     

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