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    Jackery Sale 10/04/22-10/12/22

    If you were waiting for a price drop before you purchase a Jackery, they are having a sale on some of their products right now through October 12. Not every product is on sale, but the ones that are on sale are priced as low as I've seen them in a while (Jackery 1000 and Jackery 500). I have no...
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    End of an Era, Start of a New One

    Well, I just sold the popup to a nice family from Duluth, Minnesota. I must have taken good care of my pup because they only looked at it for two minutes before they said, “We’ll take it!” They didn’t even try to negotiate. I got my asking price, but I did have it priced to sell so I could get...
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    2014 Flagstaff M-208 Pup Up Camper For Sale - $7,500

    If you are looking for a popup that is camping ready, this is the one! This popup is ready to roll. Second owner. Well maintained each year. Clean title in hand. Stored indoors in winter, covered in summer. FOUR BEDS! Two bed slides with two dinettes that fold down into two additional beds. Can...
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    ECLIPSES OF 2023 & 2024 - Have you started making plans?

    It's still a ways off, but I was wondering if anyone has started making plans to go see either of the next two upcoming solar eclipses? Or is it too early for you to start making plans? The October 14, 2023 eclipse is an annular eclipse and the April 8, 2024 total eclipse is a total eclipse. A...
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    Uh Oh! Another One Goes to the Dark Side!

    Well, after much thought and a ton of research, today I put down a deposit on a tow trailer. After owning our pup for six years (and camping in one as a kid) we made the move to the dark side. I have no complaints about our 2014 Flagstaff M-208, but over the past year there were two major shifts...
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    Jackery 9th Anniversary Sale is Here - October 18-20

    For those of you that have said you are waiting for Jackery to have their big sale, it is going on now. It is their 9th anniversary sale and it appears their entire inventory is 15% off. I am not affiliated with Jackery in any way. Just a Jackery owner and a fan.
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    Right Now!

    Near Hayward Wisconsin… Edit: Dang! The interwebs won’t let me post my picture!! It keeps deleting it from my post!
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    Right Now

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    Jackery 1000 Solar Generator Initial Pup Test

    On Sunday night, the DW and I made a spur of the moment decision and headed to our local State Park to give the Jackery 1000 Solar Generator a two-day workout. We reserved a campsite without shore power. This test was to make sure the Jackery would be everything we needed it to be in order to...
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    Has Anyone Installed a Metal Tongue Box on a Pup Frame??

    If even possible, I was thinking about adding a tongue box on my pup and was wondering if anyone has done that? I want to upgrade from a Group 24 battery to a Group 27 (maybe two) and thought it would be nice to have a better enclosure than the usual small plastic box. I'm not talking about...
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    Tiny Popup Review - 2021 Coachmen Clipper 9.0TD Express

    I have seen a few posts on the Portal mentioning this pup before, but have never seen a full review until now. It is smaller than your usual pup and has all of the amenities that come with a full sized pup. Matt's RV Reviews Towables posted a review on it today. If you have never seen Matt do a...
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    Who Do You VOTE For??

    It's voting day. Which camping style do you vote for? Late votes are accepted without litigation.
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    Harbor Freight Automatic Battery Float Chargers on SALE for $4.99.

    FYI - For those of you interested, Harbor freight has their battery float chargers on sale right now for $4.99 until October 15. NO COUPON NECESSARY!!
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    Cold Weather Camping & Mattress Mod Experiment at Camp Driveway (w/Pics)

    What do you do when you have a camper in the yard, nowhere to go and cold weather approaching? You take all of the things you learned on the portal and perform an experiment on cold weather camping! There were freeze warnings popping up on my cell phone most of the day and my pup is sitting in...
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    Air Mattress Under the Stock Mattress - Sleep Number Bed for a Pup

    Has anyone tried to put an air mattress under the stock bunk end mattress? I did the obligatory Portal search, but couldn't find anything on the subject. I'm not talking about one of those over sized monstrosities that would make my nose touch the ceiling of the bunk end canvas, but rather...
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    Biggest (and/or Smallest) Life Lessons Learned from Camping

    I have been camping all of my life but it never ceases to amaze me that with each trip I take, I can always learn something new about life. Whether it be sleeping under the stars, in a tent or a 5th wheel, there is always a lesson, big or small, to add to my life. What are the life lessons that...
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    Problems Backing a Trailer? Get a VW.

    I don't know if this video has ever made the rounds on the Portal, but I found it rather amusing.[LOL]
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    Storing Your Camper in the Yard - Nose Up or Nose Down??

    I finally was able to get my pup out of it's indoor winter storage home and parked it on it's summer storage area on a slab out in the yard. I have a major down slope behind the slab so I parked it with it's nose down to make it lean forward away from the slope, but was thinking that maybe it...
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    Poll: Do you have a Microwave in the camper?

    The other day I wrote a post (HERE) about my opinion on using microwave ovens while camping. That thread got me wondering about how many campers do have a microwave in their camper. Here is your chance to chime in on the subject. Do you have a microwave in your camper?
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    Happy Birthday, PopUpSteve!

    According to the birthday listings, it is our fearless leader's birthday today! PopUpSteve, is this true??




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