Hello from California!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Thames, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Thames

    Thames New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2019
    Location:
    California
    The wife and I just purchased our first camper and are very excited to start exploring with our friends and family! We decided to purchase a '17 Somerset Evolution E3 with the front deck. I've heard great things about the build quality while lurking on this forum and felt it was the right choice for us. I also like the fact that it appears to be semi-off-road worthy, so a little river bed trek should be just fine.

    I have a ton of mods I want to do with this thing... Hard line grey water drain, solar panels, and kayak/canoe racks to name a few. I've already begun and will be looking around on this forum to get suggestions or new ideas.

    Looking forward to the adventure!
     
    Signguy707 likes this.
  2. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,439
    Likes Received:
    2,323
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2017
    Location:
    Maplewood, MN
    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!

    Congrats on the new Somerset!
     
    Thames likes this.
  3. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

    Messages:
    8,031
    Likes Received:
    3,579
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Location:
    Dukes, Fl
    Welcome from N/W Fl panhandle. Congrats on the Somerset and to camping with all the amenities. Good Luck and happy camping
     
    Thames likes this.
  4. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,857
    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Congratulations on the NTU Pup and Welcome to the forum from Midway USA. [:)C]
     
    Thames likes this.
  5. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,979
    Likes Received:
    1,063
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Location:
    Elkins WV area
    Welcome from the mountains of West Virginia
     
    Thames likes this.
  6. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Messages:
    19,403
    Likes Received:
    2,068
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Location:
    Malvern, PA
    Welcome to PopUpPortal from a fellow Somerset owner.
     
    Thames likes this.
  7. Muller 5

    Muller 5 Active Member

    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    175
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2019
    Location:
    STL
    Hello from St Louis
     
    Thames likes this.
  8. Grandpa Don

    Grandpa Don Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    285
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Hello fellow Californian. I'm out here on the Mojave Desert. You are going to do what I did. I added a lot of extras to my Viking 1906. I even installed electric brakes. I think your camper is more rugged than mine. If I take mine off road I just have to be careful. Where are you in California?
     
  9. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,820
    Likes Received:
    1,651
    Joined:
    May 23, 2018
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina.
     
    Thames likes this.
  10. Thames

    Thames New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2019
    Location:
    California
    I'm over in El Dorado county. I'm hoping to be able to visit some of my go to BLM spots in Mendocino county with it. Some of the river beds have easy access. Hopefully it will do fine out there.
     
  11. Thames

    Thames New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2019
    Location:
    California
    Hey! Any tips and tricks I should look into? I never got a wiring diagram, do you know where to find one?
     
  12. FARfetched

    FARfetched Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    358
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2018
    Location:
    Sector 706, Planet Georgia
    Welcome from Georgia! There's a ton of info about wiring and all the little things on the site. As late a model as you have, though, I'll bet the manufacturer can set you up with any documentation you're missing.
     
  13. LjohnSaw

    LjohnSaw So many fish, so little time...

    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    50
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    Location:
    Northern California
    I'm not too far from you in Placer County. Welcome! I redid my torsion axle to a 3,500# spring and raised it 11" so my 2409 looks like a off-road trailer now and I can take it anywhere.
     
    Thames likes this.
  14. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

    Messages:
    19,403
    Likes Received:
    2,068
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Location:
    Malvern, PA
    They don’t supply one. But it’s fairly straightforward.

    Read the section in the manual about how to change a tire on a camper that you can take off road into the wilderness. You’ll have a good laugh.

    But it really is a great camper. “You choose wisely”
     
    Thames likes this.
  15. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

    Messages:
    17,005
    Likes Received:
    2,575
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    Waterford, Ct
    awelcome.jpg
    Greetings from the Connecticut shoreline.
     
  16. megcabra

    megcabra Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,342
    Likes Received:
    601
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Welcome and greetings from North Carolina to the exciting world of Pop-Up camping!
     
  17. Shaman1

    Shaman1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,236
    Likes Received:
    513
    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Welcome from Oklahoma
     
  18. Fishman1

    Fishman1 Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    34
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2019
    Greetings from Central GA.
     
  19. kevinpf

    kevinpf Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2015
    Location:
    Southern California
    Welcome from So Cal! You picked a great Popup, lots of awesome camping in the Golden State
     
  20. Signguy707

    Signguy707 Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2018
    Location:
    california
     

Share This Page