New Opus owner!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by kodos, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. kodos

    kodos New Member

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    Our Opus Offroad shares more in common with a popup than any other kind of trailer. Thought I'd be able to get ideas from you all. Here it is ready to be towed over rough terrain (in our maiden voyage, no major terrain was traversed - will do that after a few shakedown exercises). We are from North Dallas in Texas and looking forward to interacting with y'all more!

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    Arlyn Aronson Well-Known Member

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    Nice to have you here with us! Looks like you might be after the same kind of camping we do. [:D]
     
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    Overland Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the purchase.. very nice setup.

    Someone posted a link to these trailers a lil back, I'm impressed with the design. Look forward to your impressions of it.
     
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    Welcome to PopUpPortal. The Opus is very cool with the Air-Beams. And I love the Add-A-Room option.
     
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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina.
     
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    Welcome from the West Virginia mountains
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Greetings from the Connecticut shoreline.
     
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    Congratulations and Welcome to the forum from Midway USA. [:)C]
     
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    Welcome aboard! That's a great looking camper! Would love to see interior pics too!
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from N/W Fl panhandle. congrats on the OPUS, it is a great looking unit.
    Good Luck and happy camping
     
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    I love this idea for popups. I've always wondered how these things would work in the real world. I wonder if someone will offer a serious "mod" for those of us who have the traditional roof and canvas. Imagine having the ability to remove the coleman roof and replace it with the OPUS set up!
     
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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
     
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    Thanks everyone, for the warm welcome! @Halford - we got the pole version, not the air beam. The interior pics are virtually identical, however. We love ours so far. We got a great deal because the dealer was motivated to get them out because the Air models were coming in.

    The kitchen is on the outside, along with the fridge.

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    That is so cool! I'm currently torn between the Somerset E3 and the Opus. Looking forward to your impressions with it.
     
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    Thanks, @LCK . Our first impressions were very good. If you want to have everything indoors, the Opus is not for you. We like outdoor cooking, that's one of our favorite parts of camping and so we will be getting an EZ-UP for the outdoor kitchen. The annex for the Opus is on order, but my understanding is that the pole version can take a bit of time to put up. The outdoor kitchen is fantastic and having it on the exterior means that we can stop over somewhere and slide it out and work on an impromptu lunch or dinner. Same goes for the fridge being on the exterior. We can stop off someplace and load it up (farmer's markets, roadside stands, etc.) which is very attractive for the kind of traveling we do.

    I love the Opus' suspension and the Lock 'N Roll articulating hitch that makes it rough terrain worthy. It is also very light and tracks really nicely behind the Tow Vehicle.

    The beds are smaller than the Somerset E3's however (King vs. Double). There is a King extension for one of the beds that you can get. We are not big folks in our family and the Opus sleeps six (when the dinette is converted) so that works for us. Also, no interior shower. Shower is exterior. Toilet (option) is a cassette toilet. Can move the table outside. Lots of little delightful features if you love outdoor camping. Also, the Opus is a tent on wheels. Whereas the Somerset has a solid roof which might be a bonus for you in that direction.

    We love our Opus so far. It is REALLY well built and the suspension is fantastic.
     
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    We now have two campers.. Neither has indoor plumbing but we "can" cook indoors but try not to so. Do need to add a awning to the new one so we can cook outdoors in most weather.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    @kodos I absolutely love the outdoor kitchen so wish that was an option on mine. Out of curiosity how long does set up take? I can see why you chose the opus it does have a lot of great qualities.
     
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    It was our first setup, so probably 30 minutes. My wife and I did most of the work. Lots of “oh, that’s not right”, lol. You know how that goes! Most people say they can get it down to about 10-15 minutes when they get used to it. I can see that. It is quite easy all things considered. There’s no interior setup since the kitchen is outside.
     

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