Anyone else progress through a few TCs during their journey to "get it right"?
My progression of TC's thus far.
About 2 years ago. . . . .
Last weekend. . . . .
As you can see the only change was the truck because unfortunately I didn't get that right the first time. But after nearly 2 years with my AF I still believe that I did "get it right" the first time. The only thing I don't like about it is the payment. . . . . .but that is slowly going away I'm glad I got it right the first time because these things are just way too expensive to "run the gambit" for me.
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We started with a 1995 Sportsman KZ that was designed for a long bed truck. It was stored in a barn for most of its life and was in perfect condition. Only issue was the east/west bed and manual jacks. I sold it to a Cuban family...it has electric jacks now..
We searched for 7 months for a short bed camper in South Florida. I had a deposit on a 07 845 loaded. Turned out the bank wanted it back. I found my current 881 on Ebay for 20k but decided it was to expensive. It never sold so I called the owner and offered him $14 for it and he accepted. Im still modifying my truck to handle the weight...
I went from a backpack tent in the early 70's to a VW bus with a mattress in the back in the mid 70's to a Datsun pickup with a mattress in the early 80's to a lull in camping activity for a variety of reasons.
Having some more $$ in the early 90's, I bought a used Jayco 2 axle pop up and then made the giant leap (a dire mistake) to a used 36' 2 slide fiver. From that, I was given an old Avion TC and traded for an old 25' Avion TT. After good service, they both found new homes and we bought our present rig, our 09 AF 990S.
Before meeting me, my wife and her late husband had a TT before buying a diesel pusher.
We like the AF the best for many reasons, not the least of which is that I didn't like pulling a big fiver and worrying about where I could pull in, turn around, and fit in a campsite.
2001 F350 Lariat CC 4WD 7.3 PSD dually, chipped, 4" SS exhaust, 350 hp, Rancho 9000's, front receiver, front & rear Roadmasters
2009 Arctic Fox 990S, storm windows, Cummins/Onan, FastGuns, Torklifts
Hi Jumbojet: In my case I would not call it a progression to get it right but a progression of what we needed at the time. Here is my story.
we started with a 1990 Starcraft pop up, was good for me and the wife at the time.
Then she decided we needed a bathroom. So we got a 1996 Shadow cruiser 861.
It had a bathroom but the shower was not really usable so we moved on again. This time it was a 2000 Lance 820.
The 820 had a full bathroom but it was a wet bath and with a growing daughter and traveling more we decided we wanted a bit more room, bigger fridge and a dry bath. So we moved into a 2004 Lance 1161.
Now my daughter wants to bring friends along on some trips, so in the fall we moved again, Now we have a 2007 Lance 1131 with tent.
We now have enough room that we have camped with 5 of us and a big dog
in the winter with more kids wet snow suits than you can imagine and still have room to spare.
The TC historical was terrific. We have moved up from ground tents & thru it all to 2 5er's. Still have one brand new 5er but are considering doing some EASIER N/America touring with a TC. It will help a lot in our shopping.
Steve,. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.