Markiemark...we must live pretty close to each other. I live a few miles from Lanier Islands and two miles from Shoal Creek campground, now run by Lanier Islands....Not sure if this is true, but we were told that they were eventually turning the campground at Lanier Islands into condos and that Shoal Creek would be the campground for Lanier Islands..again, have no idea if that is true, just what someone told us...the campground at Lanier Islands isn't very nice for sure....Shoal Creek is still pretty nice, but not as maintained as when it was run by the COE, in my opinion...price is a lot higher too....we don't camp at either park...agree, much nicer COE parks on Lanier. Jennifer
jekyll, st. simons, and cumberland islands are about an hour south of savannah...also good spots. wild horses on cumberland island!
X2...although I love the mountains and canyons of GA very much, the GA coast is our favorite vacation each year...love Jekyll, St. Simons and Cumberland Island.
I know 2 different owners that within 3 months took their Copper Canyons back and bought something different. That's all I needed to know about them.
Lazydays...were these recent model Copper Canyon's ? I know all brands are going to have problems....we honestly never had a problem with our Crossroads Cruiser(a 2007 model 5th wheel) but I sure read a lot of problems about the newer models...our current Starcraft is made by Jayco and it leaks. I think all brands have issues.
Most of them seem to be made about the same these days ? But I don't know what the major differences in construction are ? Jennifer
Thanks everybody, good to hear the positive feedback on the Copper Canyons. I appreciate it.
Got to go , Saints fixin' to beat the DIRTY BIRDS ..... AGAIN !! No offence to the GA members !
HOW ABOUT THOSE DIRTY BIRDS !! WHOOP, THERE IT IS :B
When we were shopping for a new fifth wheel about five years ago we looked at the Copper Canyon, but not for very long. It did not even make it to our long list, let alone our short list.
Thanks, for everyone's input. Five years ago, I didn't like the Copper Canyon's either....we bought a Crossroads Cruiser 5th wheel instead, which we loved....unfortunately, we decided to downsize because we are only weekend campers and felt the 31' 5th wheel was just more than we needed for two people since we are mostly outside.
Just recently looked at the new Copper Canyon's and thought they were nice for a mid-profile 5'er. The reason I like the floorplan is because it does not have the enclosed bathroom. I know many people love the enclosed bathroom, but we do not. I like being able to close the pocket door and have a large "shower area"....every brand I have looked at, including the Jayco's and Crossroads, have gone to the enclosed bathroom because that's what most people want I guess, and in my opinion, in a mid-profile camper, the bedroom just seems cramped and closed off to me. I prefer the more wide-open space. Plus they all seem to have a slide-out closet with only one window. I want two windows in the bedroom for a good breeze. Just my opinion.
Sine we are just two people and only weekend campers, we should probably just keep what we have for a few years. Thanks again and if anyone else has input about the newer Copper Canyon's, I would love to hear them. I was hoping maybe the quality had improved over the years. Thanks, Jennifer
We are considering purchasing a new Copper Canyon 5'er (252fwrls). I was just curious if anyone who owns one that is fairly new, has any input on the quality and if you have been happy with your Copper Canyon. Thanks, Jennifer
We have a 2010 Starcraft TravelStar, made by Jayco...has the "latest and greatest seal system". With bunks closed, everytime we wash the camper or it rains, when we open the back bunk, there is a bunch of water inside...VERY frustrating and disappointing...we have determined the door must be warped and isn't sealing completely when closed? It's just a guess ? We are ready to trade the hybrid in, (not for this reason) but would sure like to fix the issue before the next person gets it. Out of warranty, of course. We used to have a 2000 Starcraft hybrid and never had any leaks. So, No, not all hybrids leak, but just because it is new doesn't mean it won't. Jennifer
We got a mesh bag with pockets. It hangs on the hose guide. Has pockets for everything you need in the shower, Soap, Shampoo, shaving cream, Razors Ect. Just a couple bucks at wally world.
Also great for taking to the CG shower house. Just hook it on the shower door, or hook.
That's what we got too...nice and cheap and is great for using in the camper shower or taking to the bath house.
I love every park you mentioned....we went to Stephen C. Foster in April...being able to rent our own boat and tour the Okefenokee was awesome...we saw many gators, it was great. We also love Fort McAllister...very nice park and the fort is very interesting...Skidaway is very nice and close to Savannah...Fort McAllister is also close to Savannah...Crooked River is also nice and you can take the ferry to Cumberland Island...we are doing that for the first time next week, can't wait. We don't have kids, so not sure which would be best for kids, but in my opinion, you can't really go wrong with any of these parks. Jennifer
We love Jekyll, it's our favorite place, however we don't camp there.. it's our once a year "hotel vacation"(heading there tomorrow :))..the sites at Jekyll are too close together for us, but it's a nice campground with oaks draped in spanish moss...Blythe Island is a very nice campground.....but being from Lawrenceville, I'm surprised you don't like the campgrounds around here...we live in Buford and our favorite campground is 9 miles from home (Old Federal)...we also have excellent State Parks in GA, many that aren't too far away for a weekend getaway..we have been to all GA State Parks but 3 and have never been disappointed...we feel very lucky to have so many great campgrounds close to home....Jennifer
I have also had "ducted" and "non-ducted"....currently have "non-ducted"....there is no difference, as far as cooling....with the "non-ducted", you can still adjust the louvers to blow into the bunks and not feel any "drafts"..when we had "ducted", it still had the "quick-cool" center blast feature and we found ourselves using that feature often because it seemed to cool quicker than when on "ducted" mode.....however the "non-ducted", in my opinion, is definitely louder than "ducted".....we have our TV running thru the stereo speakers, so listening to the TV is not an issue, but when we lay down to sleep at night, the "non-ducted" is louder than I would like, for sure...but it seems that lately, most of our camping in a hybrid, is trying to block out noisy, inconsiderate neighbors, so the a/c being noisy can be a "plus", I guess...unfortunately :(
I hate how Jayco puts 13 inch tires on their trailers
The Jayco 21M has 14 inch wheels. We have the Starcraft twin of the 21M, ours was made by Jayco....this floorplan sits up higher than the other floorplans, there is plenty of ground clearance. I just went and measured to be sure...they are 14-inch wheels(tires say "ST205/75R14") We liked ours better than the ROO because of having some counterspace and having the extra wardrobe up front. As you know, having the super-deep slide gives a huge amount of floorspace, which we enjoy. Thanks, Jennifer
Thanks, glad you enjoyed the pictures...but I have to say, I don't care to do anymore snow camping for a long time :D But if we do, we're more prepared now, bought space blankets to put over bunk ends...would have made dealing with snowy, wet bunk end easier on this trip.
We did...we had a trip planned to FDR State Park, about 100 miles from home....we knew there was a chance of snow, but didn't really think it would happen since we don't get much snow in GA ...but it did...it was really beautiful and we stayed plenty warm...but I admit, when we were ready to go, it was a pain, everything was a mess...outside of bunk end was covered in wet snow and slide-out had a couple of inches of snow on it...had to run hose over it to melt it, we were ready to go home ! But overall, we still had a great time....also, we once camped at Indian Springs State Park, GA in our hybrid and it got down to 18 degrees, no snow though...we were snug as a bug with the furnace and heated mattress pads......Here are some pics from the snow trip at FDR State Park...definitely a memorable trip for us.
OUR TRIP STARTED LIKE THIS:
BUT ENDED UP LIKE THIS:
FINALLY, THE SUN CAME OUT AND WE WERE READY TO ROLL !
Agreed! we too love to sleep with everything unzipped and have never felt unsafe in any of the campgrounds we have stayed at.
That's us too, never felt unsafe anywhere we have camped. If weather permits, everything unzipped...we camp in places where neighbors aren't real close...feels great having the breeze come in.
They are pretty firm on their prices, since they are already low in comparison to other dealer prices...One thing I've always liked about Peco, as someone else stated, they don't pressure you...their sales personel do not work on commission...I've always enjoyed being able to stop by there and just look around without being followed around and feeling pressured.