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Posted: 07/31/19 09:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Merrykalia wrote:

We LOVED our little popup and pulled it behind our Subaru for years. My opinion on this and would give it to anyone who asked:
1. Get a fridge. If it can be accessed without lifting the top, that's much better than not, but those are few and far between.
2. Don't get one with a bathroom/shower. Use a porta-potty for nighttime use ONLY. (The less water, sewer you have to deal with, the better. Available at Walmart for less than $75).
3. Used is more economical and if they don't like it, someone else has taken the depreciation hit.
4. A small popup, about 10 years old, but taken care of shouldn't cost too much - less than $5k.
5. A small popup with go almost anywhere and be pulled by most anything that has a tow package on it.
6. They are just FUN!

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We had a bare bones Coleman for 25 years.
Replace with new Coleman and used for 6 years.
Pulled most of the years with a Subaru.
Would think a mini-van would pull a pop-up with no trouble.
Less frills the better.
All you need is a stove, lights, heater, battery.
Anything extra just takes up space and complicates things.
Our refrigerator (propane/12VDC,120VDC) never worked very well and it was hard to get to because on the floor.

* This post was edited 07/31/19 09:45am by paddykernahan *





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Posted: 07/31/19 12:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RickLight wrote:

I say that's for them to decide.

My story is to help them make that choice.


Exactly the same argument I would make when recommending a much more spacious 12' non-slide model such as the Fleetwood Sun Valley / Tacoma or Jayco 1207. [emoticon]


2012 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
2014 Coachmen Freedom Express 192RBS
2003 Fleetwood Yuma * 2008 K-Z Spree 240BH-LX
2007 TrailCruiser C21RBH * 2000 Fleetwood Santa Fe
1998 Jayco 10UD * 1969 Coleman CT380

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