Are any of you Grey/Dark siders keeping the pup!

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  1. Nandy

    Nandy Active Member

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    Well, since we have a Dark side and a HTT forum I decided the best spot for this tread is here, that way both HTT and TT users can see it... Hope that is ok.

    Title says it all, do you wanted, would have liked it or actually kept the pup after getting the HTT or TT?

    I kept mine because it is a better option for dry camping on the fields we tend to go in our fishing trips with my son. All we need is a place to sleep comfortable with a few necessities like potty and furnace. Love the great MPG also...

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Nope traded the pup in on the TT ... We enjoyed the trips we did with the pup but have been much happier and ventured further since going to the TT .. next step .. maybe a small 5'er .. [;)]
     
  3. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    We kept ours but found that we weren't using it as much after we got the trailer so we sold it last Summer to a nice young couple. I still miss my Nova. :(

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  4. jmackeral

    jmackeral Happy Camper in Northern MN

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    We too sold ours when we bought small TT. Wish we had kept it though, DS and his GF would love to have it.
     
  5. Pockets

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    We have a canned ham as well as the pups and we alternate them . I'm glad we have the canned ham since it has a propane stove and oven, but the pups are more fun to camp in, and much easier to tow.
     
  6. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    We briefly considered keeping the pup but storage space is an issue, unless we wanted to pay for storage for one or both. As it was, we didn't sell the pup until this spring, so both vehicles spent the winter parked on the street.
    Running two sets of supplies or moving them from one to the other as needed was not a pleasant thought. Since I can't handle setting up/taking down the pup anymore, the only time we'd take it would be when we both camp. If we're going to do that, we agreed that we still have great ground tenting equipment, so that would be our choice. Even with my bad back, I still sleep well on the ground, as long as I have my Therm-a-Rest. Our tent actually has a easier to use floor plan for clothing duffels, etc. than our first, tiny pup. So, assuming good weather, we'd take tent if we were heading to a spot we could not take the TT; we probably couldn't take the pup to those places either.
     
  7. Customer

    Customer Well-Known Member

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    We have had a lot of sizes and styles of RVs. We currently have a 24' Weekend Warrior TH TT and the Aliner.
     
  8. West Coast Canuck

    West Coast Canuck Jumped to the dark side ......

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    Our pup stayed on the dealer's lot while we drove away with our new TT in 2012. Although I could have kept it, I opted to trade her in. When we bought the TT, it was an spur of the moment thing....I tell you, those RV shows are dangerous places to go to....it was really a week after the RV show that we went back to look at the TT for the second time. It was a toss up between the Hybrid out our TT...in the end the draw of the hard sides made more sense since I did not want to deal with the canvas anymore. maybe it is because I am getting older and wanted an easier set up. No regrets with the TT after camping in a couple of major thunder storms and not worrying about leakage. Having the washroom on board was a huge plus of not having to do escorts in the middle of the night. Now if I had thought about it some more and had the room, I probably would have kept it for my son, daughter in law and our grand kids
     
  9. Carmel-ized

    Carmel-ized New Member

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    No. We bought last weekend and sold the pup this weekend. Why? Because:

    1). I believe we will actually tow the HTT out more often for weekend jaunts than we ever did the tent trailer.
    2). I want my picturesque camping spot in camp driveway for the HTT
    3). Selling helped offset the upgrade cost
    4). I don't want to have to worry about winterized get two of them...

    I hope we don't regret our decision. We haven't actually camped in the HTT yet but we have been living happily inside it in camp driveway. I am in love with it and feel it will only enhance our camping enjoyment. I can barely get DD out of it! (Hope this isn't a problem in the woods!).
     
  10. vagov

    vagov Well-Known Member

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    I actually would have loved to keep the pup after buying the tt, however dont have room for both to store, plus used a few Bucks to pay off other debt, so it was sad to see it go, after creating good memories in it, but sold it to a fellow member , so i still see the memories it continues to create for someone else. :)
     
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    tiredTeacher New Member

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    Same here - same reason.

    Teach
     
  12. stovepipe

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    This time next year I'll be selling my pop-up on Craigslist and putting the money down on a 33 foot long travel trailer. Now, in a perfect world where I had lots more money, I'd like to own both a travel trailer and an off road style pop-up so that I could do both campground and primative backwoods forest service road camping. But in my reality, the little 8 foot box pup I have now will never be used once we go dark side.
     
  13. Nandy

    Nandy Active Member

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    Loved to read every ones reason, keep them coming guys!
     
  14. gruss

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    We sold our old pop up and bought a new one so maybe my opinion doesn't count but...we started looking at HTTs and the plan was to buy a different camper and see if we wanted to fix the old one to loan out to family and stuff. Since we bought another pop up we sold the old one.

    I can see in a few years when we don't need all the sleeping space changing to something with more solid walls for easier setup but as long as the current one isn't falling apart I'd probably keep it/give it to kids. It's so easy to tow and store that it will be around for a long long time.
     
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    We sold our rockwood popup when we bought the hybrid, but kept the hybrid when we bought the travel trailer.
     
  16. ColoradoChalet

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    We just bought a TT and have toyed with the idea of keeping our Chalet. But the reality is that we would never use it, meaning it would just take up space. Plus, we can use the money we get from selling it to pay for the TT. It just doesn't make practical sense to keep it, as much as my emotions would like to.
     
  17. nitrohorse

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    The wife and I started with a 1976 StarCraft Galaxy 8 pup, sold it and then many years later bought a 1996 Sun line 21` TT. Traded it in on a 2013 Jayco Jayflight 26RLS. Traded the Jayco in on a 2015 Copper Canyon 38` fiver last October. This past Monday I bought a 1996 StarCraft Comet 814. So we now own two "RVs".
     
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    Had just recently bought my popup mainly going to use it as a hunting camper for me,my son,and my brother for the ease of towing for 6 hour drive.fixing to get a 56 aljoa tt that I am going to restore for when me and the wife maybe son just go camping.
     
  19. froggie

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    Wish we could have kept it, but we traded it in. Money talks. Still miss it.
     
  20. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Our nearly 30 years in 4 basic tent on a trailer P'ups was enough. We still have and use our tents for rough camping a few times a year.
    But another post has me looking for one to modify.....
     

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