Rockwood or Viking

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by Eqty, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Eqty

    Eqty New Member

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    I agree - weight may be an issue. Between dealerships and the Camping and Trailer show in Boston this weekend we have been in probably 20 different trailers. Jayco, Palominao, Viking, Flagstaff, Rockwood, High wall, A-frame, ad nauseum. Also looked at floorplans on line and in brochures.

    Thank you for your input thus far. It's very much appreciated.
     
  2. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Which ones did you like the most, and why?
     
  3. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    "Should not" are the operative words here... [:(!]


    If I would have been able to walk through our trailer before I bought it, I would have bought a different trailer.


    The dealer told me today that the four units that are on their lot now are all like mine. QC, anyone? [?:~{]


    Eqty - check the roof seal fit to the box before you buy a trailer. Take my (and Biohazard's) word on it. [;)]
     
  4. FL_Bill

    FL_Bill I'm cooking something yummy!

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    Yeah, that comment was for you BB! I almost linked you in it.

    (Not that it is actually funny...but you know...)

    FL Bill
     
  5. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Understood. Viking seems to be stepping up to the plate now.
    We'll see, though.
    The production manager has been "looking at it" for two weeks now... :(
     
  6. Eqty

    Eqty New Member

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    Thanks Big Baron, and thanks to everyone else for chiming in. We've decided to expand our search a little and maybe look for something a little lighter. (Thanks again, Big Baron.)

    I'll post our progress.

    Right now it's 12 degrees here which makes it tough to think about camping!.

    Thanks again all.
     
  7. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    12 degrees isn't bad! [LOL]


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  8. fmbhappycamper

    fmbhappycamper PuP Power

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    No Thanks [SUN] [8D]
     
  9. sailingfree

    sailingfree New Member

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    Looks like something I'd do. Cold & Snow
     
  10. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Winter camping is the best!
     
  11. Biohazard

    Biohazard If its new, take it apart and make it better !!!!

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    BARON, I gotta ask just because im not a winter camper and cringed when i saw you camper with snow it, what the heck do you do all day ?? i would be huddled aroun my furnace and constantly changing propanes tanks :)
     
  12. fmbhappycamper

    fmbhappycamper PuP Power

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    Camp Fires and Snow Angels [8D]
     
  13. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Biohazard ... theres a group I know whon go winter camping lots, almost every weeekend. infact right now a couple of them have their trailers out at Valens C.A. ...

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    Now this guy is NuckingFutz ....

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    For the most part people go for walks, skating, ice fishing (when the ice allows) and at night they sit around the campfire..
     
  14. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    Snow, is that where he sleeps, suspended in air like that? What is the rest of the stuff on the line?
     
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    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Yep Hammock tents ... Seen pictures of the same set up with the campfire under it.. for the hot coals on cold nights...

    Here's some extra info....

    http://hamiltonconservation.blogspot.ca/
     
  16. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    That snow hammock is awesome!
    We are rarely inside the trailer, day or night, hot or cold. Besides, I am always tinkering with something...
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    Our philosophy is a trailer is a tent on wheels-a place to sleep. Bear country wouldn't be a problem for us because we never cook in the trailer, and we always camp dry.
    We usually set up a tarp and a screen room if needed (bugs or cold)
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    The campground was completely full!
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    We always set up a campfire, and usually eat around it Korean BBQ style.
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    If it's windy, we put up wind screens. (they're blue)
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    If all of our friends get together (7 families in the main group), it is a LOT of stuff!
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    Whoever gets there first, sets up everything first.

    The kids have a lot of fun in the snow...
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    but now that they are getting older, their preferences are changing. :(
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  17. Eqty

    Eqty New Member

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    Wow! After all those pictures of winter camping. I think I'd like to try it.

    In Hawaii.
     
  18. apopkabob

    apopkabob New Member

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    Hey Baron from looking at your pics you only see tents or pop ups no TT Our larger when I camp here we are surround ed by motorhomes are popup s just more popular there or is it more difficult to obtain them there

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  19. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    There are TTs here, but everything in Korea was insanely expensive because of import duties. A 2011 Coleman Utah was $34,000 new. TTs are even more expensive, so only little ones are owned by normal people. But if you go to the Formula 1 race, you see all the wealthy people and their trailers...

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    Then in this shot, there are five good-sized TTs, most close to $80k each. The little black car, a Mercedes AMG 63, is the TV for the biggest TT, and costs WELL over $300k in Korea!

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    Our pitiful little Starcraft is in the background. ;)
     
  20. apopkabob

    apopkabob New Member

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    Don't feel bad when we go to the Fl Keys we are completely surrounded by 300k+ buses we look like hillbillies when we pull up in our pop up O0

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