Made the switch to the Darkside!

Discussion in 'Going to the DARK SIDE' started by Craig57, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Craig57

    Craig57 New Member

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    DW said it was time for a change. Casually started looking and found a 2010 Jay-Feather 226 Sport in like new condition. Should have the PUP on Craigslist tomorrow, bummer to have to sell it as I really like camping in the PUP.
    Looking forward to new adventures in the Jayco.
    Craig
     
  2. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    Congrats on the ntu Jayco. Hope you come to enjoy it just as much as your pup, I know I enjoy my HTT even more than I did my pups. [HY] [PUT]
     
  3. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  4. West Coast Canuck

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

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    Congratts and welcome to the darkside
     
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    shelmily Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, hope you enjoy it as much or more as your PUP.
     
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    bigdad Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the new camper and also welcome to the Darkside
     
  7. Ponyknite

    Ponyknite New Member

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    As I grew up, my family started our family vacation adventure upon a tent and the back of an s15 pickup with topper. Then we went up to a Montgomery Wards tent trailer towed behind the lil GMC. In time, my dad wanted something a bit more sturdy, so we went with to a Viking PUP. Putting the Viking up in the rain for a week convinced him the desire to going to the dark side. We already had Sierra 1500 for towing a 21 foot 5th wheel till eventually ended up with 28 footer towed by a Dodge Ram 2500 with Cumins. Now they just load the clothes in the car and just Motel hop, cruises, or tour bus.

    I've witness the bigger the toy the more a pain, more expensive use, and harder to maintain thus the number times a year the use goes down. I know many my dad's friends uses and love those rolling mansions the 40+ fifth wheels and motor home. I think i'm happy being a simple camper pulling behind a work pony of a car like my Focus knowing I've more of my money going to the sites i want to see than into the equipment. Originally and still am till the pup's ready to travel, I tent camp everything fits inside a 4x4 custom built trailer. I travel down the hw 70+ with ac running with average mpg of 34.

    I don't want to discourage anyone from getting what they want, just something to think about from personal experience.
     
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    jjkach New Member

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    Congrats on your camper! Hope you all enjoy it as much as the pup!
     
  9. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the DARKSIDE .. We demand to see the pics or it didn't happen... :)
     
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    Congratulations on the ntu camper.
     
  11. Loraura

    Loraura New Member

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    Pictures?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  12. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Congrats, and welcome! BUT, as Snow Mentions: pics of it didn't happen!
     
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    Heady Active Member

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    Congrats!!
     
  14. Craig57

    Craig57 New Member

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    Here is a link to a few pics of the NTU camper...

     
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