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  1. jseyfert3

    jseyfert3 New Member

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    Introducing myself from central IL. When I was younger around 4, my parents bought a new Coleman pop-up. Can't remember the model, but it had two queen beds, stove, furnace, sink. No toilet/refrigerator. This is how I grew up camping, I never camped in a tent until I was old enough to drive. My parents unfortunately sold it during their divorce when I was around 16. Mom didn't want it, Dad didn't have a place for it, nor a lot of money due to the divorce costs. Unfortunate too, it was in great condition on the inside, Mom always made sure it was spotless before putting it down. Not sure how much my dad sold it for, but he said it wasn't a lot. Low enough that he said they showed up, exchanged money for the title, hooked it up, and drove off, without even opening it.

    Anyhow, I'm 22 now, and I got on the idea of a pop up camper after talking with my brother. There is a rather large chance I'll be staying with him and his wife while I do a summer internship at the company he works for. They are currently re-doing the upstairs of their 1920's farmhouse, so I figured if I bought a cheap pop-up I could sleep there, and have somewhere private to go as well. I'd just park it on their property and run an extension cord for computer/fans/lights.

    In addition, I like camping and so does my girlfriend. She's not a huge fan of tent camping (although she'll do it, we tent camped at 8000 feet in Yosemite National Park when temps dropped to 40 °F at night), and she's pretty excited at the thought of a pop-up camper. I'm going to look at a $500 Starcraft one tomorrow...lift cables are broke, so it can't open. He'll probably go lower, but that's a topic for another thread, which I'll start.

    Anyhow, that's a little about me. I'm enjoy being on forums, so it's always cool to join a new one.
     
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    Hello and welcome from VIRGINIA :USMC:
     
  3. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    [:D] Welcome from Connecticut. Happy and safe camping. Glad you stopped by Popup Portal. [CP]
     
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    Welcome from cental IL!

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    Welcome from Tulsa,Ok.
     
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    Welcome from Seattle. That sounds like so much fun, and camping in your own space is very cool. I would love to go out for a month or 2, or 4. I feel way too confined with my job, my house, the kids, the dogs, the list goes on and on. Someday...
     
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    [8D] Welcome from Central Ohio
     
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    Hey! Welcome from Ontario!

    Sounds like you'll have your hands in deep! Have fun and happy camping.

    Melissa
     
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    Welcome from Pa.
     
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    Welcome to the Portal from Michigan!

    Happy camping,
    Diane
     
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    JungleJim New Member

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    The entire summer? Just a month? Popups are not really meant for long term stays.

    What are you planning on towing it with?
     
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    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Welcome from Korea! What model are you looking at? If the roof doesn't lift up, it may be a rat's nest inside. Tread carefully.
     
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    Welcome from North Carolina.

    Camping with showers, laundry, and kitchen at the end of the extension cord is hard to beat. [;)]
     
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    jseyfert3 New Member

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    Hey all, thanks for the welcome! [:D]

    All questions and answers as to the camper in question and TV are over in this thread if you're curious. I didn't get it. http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?topic=79586.0

    Indeed. [:D]
     
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    Welcome from the NW 'Burbs of Chicago.

    WL
     
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    Hello from Pennsylvania. Welcome to the site.
     
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    Hey guys, I wanted to update, so you're not left hanging. I've decided I'm going to build my own teardrop camper. Should do what I want, sleep two comfortably on a queen sized mattress, easy to build, 600-800 lbs should be easily doable. I don't expect to spend much over $1000, if I spend that much, and it'll be spread out over time instead of all at once like purchasing a pop-up. Thanks for the welcome. For the curious, here's two threads of mine relating to my future teardrop:

    Build thread (not much ATM): http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=58559

    Planning thread (quite a bit, including 3D models of the planned camper): http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=58601

    Take care,

    J. Seyfert
     

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