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Posted: 02/23/12 08:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had a pop up for 17 years and loved every outing. As time moved on we knew that we were going to be taking some longer trips like 2 to 3 states away. "Stopping" overnight is a big problem with PUs. We ugraded to a hybrid for a few years and did not feel comfortable with that either so we finally got a hardsided trailer.

I would not feel comfortable (or safe) setting up in a Walmart or a rest area. I would follow the advice given earlier to hit a small privately owned campground for the night as you travel to your destination.


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Posted: 02/23/12 01:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

aftermath wrote:

I would not feel comfortable (or safe) setting up in a Walmart or a rest area. I would follow the advice given earlier to hit a small privately owned campground for the night as you travel to your destination.


I agree - besides, I think it's one thing to pull a MoHo into a parking lot, but to actually set up a campsite goes beyond "free parking" over night. setting up a popup for me is setting up a campsite. If I can't afford the camping fees I can't afford to use a popup.

having said this, I have done many 1-nighters with our popup when we travel out west and we had a blast - we developed a modified set up and so it was no trouble setting up camp and breaking down the next day.


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Posted: 02/23/12 04:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd think it would be more noise than I'd want. But then I don't even like campgrounds where there are people running Gennys. so my opinion really doesn't count.

If I don't have a stream. I'll take a side road with a driveway/2 track into a field. I like to hear the Yotes howl. And have plenty of room for the 00 buck to fall, without hitting anything 'unintended'.

The line applies; What you scared of? Not a D_____d thing!


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