Women-Owned Popups!

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by spearmint, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Jenischmeni

    Jenischmeni New Member

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    Just wanted to chime in as an fellow woman PUP owner.

    I can set up my PUP all by myself. I could NOT set up my tent by myself. It was too big and needed two people. (Lucky for me that there were friends at the campground if I were to go alone.)

    Before purchasing a PUP, I made sure that I could do the set up. It was a necessity that I could do it on my own if the situation arose.

    I do have a DH, but a time could arise that he wouldn't be available and I'd be heading off alone. The PUP set-up and it's routine maintenance is something that I can easily do.

    As far as bearing packing and all that, if DH couldn't, or wouldn't, I would consider paying to have it done. Just like I do for our automobiles. It's not really that much different.

    Don't let the fact that you are a female discourage you from pursuing your interests and hobbies!
     
  2. wantingapup

    wantingapup New Member

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    go for it. my DH is still all for tenting - but at age 50 I was done with that. So I borrowed a friends pup, learned how to do all the set up take down myself (except the awning), practiced backing up in a nearby parking lot, practiced set up and take down in the driveway then camped with friends the first time. We then borrowed the trailer a second time and went by ourselves. Then I did all the research etc to decide what trailer I wanted and went and bought it. Now I (and DH by default) are proud pup owners, and thanks to all the great info on this site I figure I will be able to do most maintenance myself and only if I can't figure it out will I take it somewhere
     
  3. irishmusic

    irishmusic New Member

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    I am a 56 yo widow with a teenage daughter. We have had a blast camping for the last 2 years in our 96 viking. It isn't difficult and quite fun. Gone are the days of spending hours trying to make hotel reservations. We throw in some clean clothes and go!
     
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    Bigred01 New Member

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    Spearmint, don't let being a girl keep you from doing what you enjoy! When my husband met me, he was THRILLED to find a girl with her own truck and boat! I taught him how to fish the "right" way! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_lol.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Laugh Out Loud">

    I've set up our camper in the backyard alone, to pack it, etc for our trips. it's not that hard. So, it will take you a little bit longer to 'muscle' the crank. As far as maintenance.. there's not much to it really, and what there is.. and anything "complicated" my husband would probably tell me to drive it over to the dealer!

    I now share our PUP with my DH and kids, but if "HE" wasn't willing to go, and me and the kids wanted to go.. believe me.. we'd go!

    Just do it!

    Suzanne --DH- John, DD- Hanna '05, DS- Daniel '03
    07 Jayco 1007
    07 Ford F-150
     
  5. jenmel

    jenmel Hudson Valley, NY

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    Although I'm not a single female, I do a lot of the tweaking with ours, and have no problem popping it up, closing it up, doing some of the maintenance, etc. Once you get into the groove, it's pretty simple. I would say "go for it"!

    Jen and DH 2 boys -'03 & '05, & camping shih tzu, Bailey
    84 Coleman Cape Cod -"The Taj" <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">
    & 00 Dodge Caravan Sport
     
  6. Need2Travel

    Need2Travel Rhode Island

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    I too am not single, but the decision to buy was mine (the shopping and looking involved) – my DH did not even know what I had bought until the day I brought it home, however; he did know one was coming sooner or later. You all saw it (pictures posted here) opened before he did! To him is was just a box on wheels in the drive way for a few days. The TV is mine (I even wired it myself for the trailer lights, didn’t require climbing under the car like the hitch – well worth the $49 fee to have the garage install that).

    What I ended up buying is a true tent camper, and for that it is simple in design – yet it does still needs some minor repairs and upgrades. I will be doing all that myself (although the replacement canvas will be purchased from one of the professional company’s that do that – I am a very avid sewer with the proper tools to get it done, and although “I could” do it myself, the cost difference after supplies will not out weigh the work and time involved. There are times for DIY, and times it is best to just write the check!).

    The Gypsy Wagon is my ‘toy’, although I will gladly let him camp in it <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Wink">
     
  7. guinea59

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    Hi,

    I am a single white female out here in Southern California. I joined the SCCampers pop up tent trailer club. I will be meeting part of the group members on 31 Dec. in an Anaheim camp ground. I have a 2000 Niagara Elite Pup towed with a 2006 Nissan Frontier Truck. I can hook up the trailer, I can set it up in the camp ground and also take it down by myself. this last time I was even able to back it into the drive way. I figured it would take me a while before I would be able to do that. I surprised myself. I have never owned a truck or a trailer before. I just started this a few months ago. I have been on 2 trips so far. So far I like it. It would be nice if there was a singles pop up club, so that you could meet people that you have things in common with.

    Glenna
     
  8. jthomas124169

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    Hi Glenna and welcome to PUP. There are lots of single people who own pups, are members of camping forums, and go to the rallies. While don't know of any singles pup clubs I do know that there are a lot of single people here on this site and most likely on the other site you joined. Whether you are single or married we all have a great time at rallies or here at the virtual campground. I know that I have met many great people here.

    Julie(58) DD(81) 2 DGS(98)&(02) DF(42)
    I reject your reality and substitute it for my own.
     
  9. Mrs_P

    Mrs_P Claremore, OK

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    Hello everyone,

    I fall in the womens category of camping without a man. I am a stay at home mom to 4 year old twins and we love camping!!! Well, the kids really haven't been yet, a few times in the tent last year. But DH and I camped for weeks at a time before the twins were born. We sold the bumper pull and truck so I could stay at home.. But now things are financially better and I purchased a 2007 jayco 1007 pop up. DH is a truck driver so he will rarely ever go with us. I am not concerned about setting it up and taking it down, or even pulling it or backing it into the spot.. DH thinks I will have trouble with the leveling, and I may since I will be doing it by myself.. But hey, I am excited for this summer and we are going to have fun.. I live in Oklahoma, so if there are other moms single women wanting to go camping, give me a hollar.. I plan on spending a lot of time this summer at camp grounds..

    Sheila

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    boy/girl twins 4 years old
     
  10. Ace878

    Ace878 Modified-1982 Coleman Redwood

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    I am a sfc also. I have been tent camping most of my life, but have just bought and old pup to fix up. Honestly, I don't see a lot of females out there camping alone or alone with children. I wish there were more women I knew that would like to go camping with me. I would also love to bring my dog, but I am afraid he would bark too much. I have thought about boon-docking, but would have to go on a family farm to do that. But it might be worth trying to see if my dog would stay quiet enough over night. I usually camp in very public campgrounds because I feel it is safer, especially since I camp with a child. I don't have any worry about my ability to handle the work of camping, just worry a bit about whether or not other people will not bother us.

    I hope that by joining this site I will learn about how to modify my pup and I will be able to meet people, maybe attend some rallies. [CP]
     
  11. Tracysues

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    I am SFC as well! I have been divorced since my mid-twenties and I just turned 41 this year. Have always wanted a PUP, and finally dove in! I love it! I do the hooking up, towing, backing in and set up all by myself. I DO have trouble with one thing... Attaching the Shepards hooks.. They are a PITA! I have no arm strength I guess. Go for it!! I love the looks I get when a guy sees a woman doing it all... Okay, only had one trip so far, but it was hilarious watching the guys looking at me doing it all!! I say go for it if that's what you want...life is to short!!!
     
  12. tlgenterprises

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    I would suggest doing a search of the name of your state and just go thru the threads. I am pretty sure you will find someone of the same situation and just email them.
     
  13. bigdad

    bigdad Active Member

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    It good to see women getting out there that are single that can set up a pop up or tow one down the road now if only if they were at the campground i go to [LOL] [LOL]
     
  14. fmbhappycamper

    fmbhappycamper PuP Power

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    I own my Pup and have camped solo but usually my Cousin Cindy or Neighbor Lynne or both want to go. Lynne made the trip to Sebring for our Spring Rally last month and next weekend all 3 are heading to Peace River. [8D]
    I've never towed anything and had to learn [A]
     
  15. Tracysues

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    How about a rally for single women PUPer's or better yet, a rally for ALL single folks! That would be awesome!
     
  16. Ace878

    Ace878 Modified-1982 Coleman Redwood

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    The single women rally or the single person rally sounds like a lot of fun! We should figure out how to organize something, if there is enough interest.
     
  17. Tracysues

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    I bet there would be enough interest. I think that it would be a blast!
     
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    too bad we're all spread all over the map! [:(] A Single camping rally would be fun. :wink:
     
  19. fmbhappycamper

    fmbhappycamper PuP Power

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    A good plan would be Florida in the Winter [:D]
     
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    We belong to an Aliner group here in Florida and quite a few single ladies go with them. Several have the smaller Aliner, Scout. Really easy to set up. I give the Ladies all the respect in the world that go camping. Lot of courage and I help out whenever I can.
     

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