My family popup in 1975 and the camper that came next

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  1. Allen Singer

    Allen Singer Member

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    When I was 4 in 1975, my parents had a popup camper they used frequently. My mother likes to tell me that it took two full hours to set it up between parking it and moving inside. She doesn't remember the make of the popup, I just know she didn't like it. I don't remember it at all.

    Sometime after 1975, my parents got rid of the popup and bought a Sprite hard side camper. This I DO remember camping frequently in with my older sister. My family had some good trips in the Sprite.

    The attached pictures show the only photos I could find of the popup and Sprite.

    You'll see the pictures include me and my sister, and the car my dad pulled the campers with was a 1968 Pontiac Catalina.
     

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    Thats pretty cool...luv the pics
     
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    dude, these pictures are awesome!!
     
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    Great pics
     
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    Cute !
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah Gold Supporting Member

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    Great pictures and memories for you. I need to modify my awning to something similar in your popup picture. However, probably a pain to set up. Hmmmm need to think about it. My folks got a popup in 1990 which ended up becoming mine when they upgraded. Had a lot of interesting memories myself. Camping with my mom however always ment a LONG setup as she brought everything but the bathroom sink and as you know very limited space for it all. :grin:
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    jonkquil Active Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I love this!! thank you for sharing them!
     
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    Thanks for sharing these photos! They have a vintage feel because of how far photo technology has come, and show that enjoying a pop up camper is truly timeless!
     
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    Thank you! I wish I could find more of our old popup, but I've never seen any more of them.
     
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    My mom likes to tell me how long it would take her and my dad to set up the popup, maybe about two hours from parking to finished. The popup in the pictures has external poles, so I'm assuming a crank was not involved, which would make setup time longer. I have no memories of this popup, but I do remember the Sprite camper very well.
     
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    That brings back memories. We must be about the same age, and we had just about the same camper when I was a kid.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    My mom always had a camera ready anywhere we went. Unfortunately, I have no pictures of the inside of the popup or Sprite camper. But I do remember that the Sprite had a red Coleman stovetop, a little tiny toilet room with a green Sears chemical toilet, overhead cabinets where we stored paper plates and cups and things, switch lights over the dining table and rear orange cushion couches (that converted to a bed), and a little Dometic refrigerator.
     

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