Our little family of ten just bought our first pop-up!!!

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  1. lmfishon505

    lmfishon505 New Member

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    Another welcome from New Mexico. Happy camping.
     
  2. GMD

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    Hello and welcome from Central Florida. Congrats!
     
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    Welcome from a fellow Arizonian. I grew up with 8 of us in a 1974 Stuery Popup. Many great memories. Loved it. Enjoy and congrats on the NTU PUP.
     
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    You will have a blast with your new camper!

    If you are looking a good additional tent, IMO....you can't beat Eureka for the price. Stay dry without paying too much.

    If you don't mind price, then you can go with the best....PahaQue makes awesome family tents.
     
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    Welcome from west central Illinois!
     
  6. Dubbya

    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

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    Welcome to the portal! Sounds like you've got a full house!

    BTW, a roof mounted gear bag might be a great way to haul some of your gear. Cinch it down by running adjustable tie-downs from each corner of the gear bag to the frame of the pup.


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    Welcome to the portal from Oregon. I've learned many tips reading the posts here. Hope you have a great time in your N2U pup. We use an add-a-room most of the time, gives us more room inside the pup. And not sleeping on uneven ground is heavenly for our old bones. Our pup has the luggage rack on top, so the larger gear travels easily and leaves us with plenty of room in our TV (tow veh).
     
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    Welcome to the portal from the show me state. Happy Camping.
     
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    Welcome from Phoenix. You and your family will have great memories of your camping trips!
     
  10. Our9arefine

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    I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful community here! Someone is selling an 8x8 add a room on craigslist. The camper came with an awning. Will that work with our pop up or does it need tone a custom size? Thank you!
     
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    Welcome from eastern Iowa and the Field of Dreams.
     
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    Real Add-A-rooms hook to your bag awnings. here is what they look like.
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    The side panels tie down for privcy
     
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    Welcome from NC. Wow!! Big family! Congrats! You'll have some great memories.
     
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    Where'd you get the panels that go under the bunks? (or is this just a random image)
     
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    Not random this is our PUP. DW made them. Cost about $70.00 for both ends.
     
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    Some campgrounds will charge you more for a second sleeping area on the same site (the popup bring the first). With the under-bunk tent, as long as it is attached to the camper, you may get away saying it's one unit. Hell, they most likely are already charging you for that many people on one campsite, you might as well get the CG on the one unit idea.
     
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    That's true, North Carolina State Parks max per site is six, I think.
     
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    Ryanincc Truth is poetry. Most Americans do not like poetry

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    Ya we looked at theirs and didn't care for how they hooked up. They are about three in in all the way around. It was $65.00 for king and $60.00 for a full. Our camp ground allow up to 8 per site although some private charge by the head over two.
     
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    It was a bit of a disappointing evening. We took the pu to the street to raise it so I could get inside to clean and make a list/take measurements of things to 'spruce up'. The poles to raise it kept coming apart. A metal side rail popped off. I broke the door panel by trying to lift it instead of sliding it up. The slide out bunks didn't slide out all the way. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I guess I will be adding pop up renovating to my list of skill sets. I am a do it yourselfer so I plan on asking a few questions on here, and spending lots of time on google. I am grateful we didn't spend our whole budget on the camper, it looks like it will take quite a bit more than I planned to make it usable. So, overwhelmed, but not discouraged! :)
     

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