First-time Owner Check'n In
First off, Thanks for this great site!
Second, I'm a first-time pop-up camper owner of a 1997 Jayco 1207 KB. It's a bit bigger than I wanted for a first camper but there's a story as to why I chose this one.
Basically, I started with a $7 snowboard I purchased from Goodwill. While the snowboard had never been used, it was about $10 years old. I spent about 3 months trolling Craigslist trying to make a deal to trade it for a used scooter. Had many "almost" deals but nothing every worked out until I received a Yes from a young boy. He had a used 1984 Honda Areo 125cc scooter that was not working and in fact was missing many very important parts. I made the trade and spent about 4 months searching for the missing parts and restoring the scooter. Then came the need to find a title for it as he did not have one. I managed to register the scooter in Vermont which gave me the paperwork I could use to title it in Maryland. That was last year. I had 4 motorcycles and with my wife not appreciating vintage bikes I decided to attempt a trade of the scooter for a camper. And I made the trade this past week and so here I am!
I wasn't expecting anything perfect which is what I got. There's some issues with the roof leaking and the canvas/vinyl on one of the tents that has cracks. So, I have a little bit of work cut out for me.
Perhaps I'll "trade again" and end up with something a little smaller. I really would have liked something around a 2-4 person camper. I expect it mostly to be just my wife and me so this camper is a bit of an overkill. So, I'll spend some time fixing it up and try another trade.
Do you know what it's like to fall in the mud and get kicked... in the head... with an iron boot? Of course you don't, no one does. It never happens. - Rex Kramer