First-time PUP owner from Northern Illinois

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by CorgiCamper, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. CorgiCamper

    CorgiCamper New Member

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    My family bought our first camper last summer when the local dealership was cutting their prices to move inventory. We had rented a pup a few years back, and decided that we would want to buy one "someday." Last summer, it hit us: our kids are 5 (yes, you read plural--2 very busy now-6-year-olds!), and we can't keep waiting for "someday," -- you keep waiting for "someday," it'll never get here! So we hiked up our pants and bought a 2013 Palomino Y-4102 (which approximated the same layout as the Coachman we rented a few years earlier) which was about as big a camper as my '03 Vue can tow; sprung for the A/C, and numerous mods, some of which I gleaned from you all on here.

    Since then, we've camped 1-2 times per month through the reasonable camping months, and everyone in the family loves having the camper--even my user namesake, our family pet and mascot: an 8-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Grover. We were avid tent-campers BC (before camper), but now love having the relative luxuries that pup camping provides--including not having to try and stuff EVERYTHING into the car!

    I've trolled the forums here for a few months, and decided to come out of the shadows. Cheers and happy camping!
     
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    Welcome from Western Illinois!
     
  3. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    Welcome from the great Pacific Northwest.
     
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    ka9nyn Member

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    Welcome! Hope you enjoy camping with your 6yr olds and 8yr old 'furkid'.
    We moved from Rockford, IL in 2009, after retiring from the Byron Nuclear Power Plant,
    south of Rockford. Now in Chamberlain, SD with US Army Corps of Engineers.

    We brought our 2 pembrokes with us. Bear, our eldest, crossed the bridge in 2010,
    nearly 14yrs old. Maggie, 7, is still going strong.

    We are returning from the 'dark side' to a pop up this week.

    Enjoy!!

    Dave
    Chamberlain, SD
     
  5. dguthery

    dguthery I'd pop that!

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    We're having a mini-rally this weekend at Middle Fork just north of Champaign this weekend. All are welcome to join!


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    Twisty New Member

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    Glad you joined!
    Welcome from Oregon :) [{}=]
     
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    Heady Active Member

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    Welcome to the portal from Northeast Ohio!
     
  8. mnebinger

    mnebinger Livin' The Dream!

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    Welcome from NC!
     
  9. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    :) Welcome from southeast Connecticut. Happy and safe camping. Glad you stopped by PopUpPortal. [CP]
     
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    exploreco Active Member

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    Welcome from central IL! Be sure to check out our fall rally in October. It should be lots of fun. It will be at Morianeviw State Park in LeRoy just outside of Bloomington. Lots of kids of all ages.

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  11. mocamper

    mocamper Active Member

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    Congrats and welcome to the portal from the show me state. DW says you are brave souls to camp with 5 little ones. Happy Camping.
     
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    mocamper Active Member

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    Just keep on making memories. Family time is so valuable. You are blessed.
     
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    Welcome from a former Oregon, IL resident who now lives in west central Illinois.
     
  14. MOCampin

    MOCampin ><((((((*>

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    Welcome from St. Louis.
     
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    vagov Well-Known Member

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    welcome from western pa
     
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    I would love to join the rally near Bloomington! I didn't know about it!
     
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    1951 bear Active Member

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    Hello and welcome from South Central Kentucky. Congrats on the New PUP.

    [PU] [PUT]
    BEAR
     
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    Welcome from the NW burbs
     
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    CorgiCamper New Member

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    Thank you all for the warm welcomes! Once I figure out how to post pictures here, I'll be adding to the "here's my rig" page, and bragging on my own mods! [:D]
     
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