Looking to buy our first Pop Up

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  1. strangiato

    strangiato Active Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi all,
    Just found this site. The wife and I have been casually looking at used pop-ups for a few years now and never really found anything that we felt was right. I think we're getting close.

    We'll be towing with a 2017 Outback, so we need a relatively small one with brakes. I also need to get a controller installed in the OB.

    We're in the Philly burbs.

    Anyhoo, I'll be around.
     
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    Welcome to PopUpPortal (also outside Philly)
     
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    Welcome from northern Virginia good luck with your search.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    strangiato Active Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Oh, hey. I drive through part of your lovely town every day to/from work. Live in Aston, work in Paoli (and have unfortunately been going to office throughout the whole pandemic).

    Thanks everyone for the welcome!
     
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    strangiato Active Member Gold Supporting Member

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    We have friends that moved to SC a few years ago, about 45 mins from Charlotte, NC. When they lived near us, we would often go camping together.
     
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    Welcome from GA, good luck in your search.
     
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    Well, you may have seen me and just didn't know it.
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    strangiato Active Member Gold Supporting Member

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    That's a beaut, Clark!
    Yeah, I think I may have seen you around! If I see you again, I'll give a little double honk and throw the peace sign.
     
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    strangiato Active Member Gold Supporting Member

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    We're gonna go look at a trailer on Saturday! Trying not to get too excited so we don't make a bad decision. We've been wanting this a looooong time.
     
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    A great place to go camping (dry camping) once you get a unit is Hibernia County Park. Only $15 a night but only weekends. I'll be there this weekend relaxing.
     
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    strangiato Active Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I can't believe I've never heard of that park. We've tent camped at French Creek many times, but I don't ever recall even hearing about this one. Thanks!

    Enjoy your weekend!
     
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    Hello and welcome from central PA. I grew up in Lansdale not far from you guys. Traveled to the Malvern area many times for corporate training but never noticed that tailgate but last time I was down that way was 2006.
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    That's only 45 minutes from me
     
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    strangiato Active Member Gold Supporting Member

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    We bought a PUP!!! Well, we put a deposit on one and will pick it up in two weeks, which will give us time to get a brake controller installed.

    It's a 2017 Somerset Chesapeake: https://www.rvvaluemart.com/product...west-somerset-chesapeake-chesapeake-1241077-7

    We had to drive about 90 minutes to Bethlehem, PA to go see it. Funny enough, we were going to go to a place in NJ that had the exact same model, just with AC added for $1000 more, but it sold yesterday. This one was our backup plan. We had already made plans to take a few day trips in September, so now at least one of these will end up being a longer trip in the PUP.
     
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