A little bit of old news here - we started this process in March, but we have gone from a PUP to a TT. We purchased a 2011 lightly used Milan 18CK travel trailer and sold our Starcraft 2004 11R/T PUP via CraigsList to a young family. DW was getting tired of the setup and breakdown on the PUP and also wanted a bit more comfort for extended season camping. Here's the new (to us) TT:
We had a lot of great camping in our PUP, and it was a bit emotional to see it being pulled away forever by someone else. My wife was in New Zealand when I sold it, and her reply to my email announcing the sale was: "You mean its GONE?"
Thanks to the FT forum and all the help and info shared on here. I will definitly check in from time to time and share my info where it seems appropriate.
Jim & Joanne
Jim & JoAnne
2007 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
2004 Starcraft 11RT (Replaced by)
2011 Eclipse Milan 18CK Travel Trailer
I understand the sad goodbye part. I had the same PUP you had and sold it and replaced it with a 28' Hideout Bunkhouse TT. Love the TT but miss all the places I could go to with the PUP. Am thinking seriously about getting a used PUP Just to use for my hunting and way back trips.
"Life's tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid."...John Wayne
Congrats and good luck on the new purchase!!! ...I would have loved to bought your 11RT...
we did the same last year and went from PUP to a TT...but ended up selling it a few weeks ago and now looking for a PUP...we just didnt like it towing, having to store it, overall size, lack of that tent feeling, etc etc...we tried it but just wasnt for us...
Nice trailer! Very similar floorplan and size to our 2008 Jayco Jayflight 19BH.
The wife will never go back to a pop up. I still have very fond memories of the 2007 Starcraft 2406. She just didn't like the hot bunkends(like a tent with the brightness and heat) and the setup and breakdown especially when there's rain. The rushing to get out of the site had her upset since she couldn't relax in her easy chair while I broke camp. With the pop up, everything had to be packed including her easy chair, before I put the camper down.
With the TT, it's eeeeeeeeeeasy. Put things away inside, put stabs up, hook up, pull out, put levelers and chocks away, leave campsite. I can be done in an hour, not hours.
You'll love that floorplan. It's still the same footprint as a 12' box PUP but with a lot more conveniences. Same size campsites, just easier.
I still like tent trailes and would get the simplest form next time. No PUP trying to be outfitted like a TT. No Bathroom, no shower, no small (never getting cool) fridge either. I like the quick silvers and other tent trailers that don't have a lift system to fail, or a roof to worry about leaking. I like the idea of a tent on wheels as long as it's dry and leak proof.
Mt Madonna is on our fav's list also. We'll be there in 113RV for July 20-22. We like to use this CG as a jumping point to the beach. Takes about 45 minutes. I've been in 113RV before so no worries. Takes about an hour and a half from our house in Livermore.
Is your pic from site 105?
Just sold my Pup and went to a TT As well really miss my Pup don't get me wrong the trailer is nice with super slide and real queen bed it is the first time i have camped and did not need a heater. but the Pup with toilet and shower and slide out table was 25ft open with 2 king beds you cant get that in a $1000000 MH My brother and his wife hate me now they have to sleep on the table, or the jack knife couch when they camp with us.I never felt the tent trailer behind my TV BUT I FELL THE 6400LB NOW HAVE FUN BE SAFE
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