I was born to camp. I remember camping in my Mom-n-Dads pup many moons ago. I remember camping with grandparents in their TT at the same CG as my parents...the same weekend! I camped as a boy scout. I went across the US with grandparents in a 'monsterhome'. I camped in my teens, my 20's, and now married in my 30's. 'Roughing" it with my wife a few times, we'd tossed around the idea of diving into a pup or something of the like but decided we really didn't want to afford it. But secretly on the side we were both looking at them online (and neither of us knew what each other was doing)- and checking prices of new and used.
Fast forward to Memorial day weekend of this year. We went to a small local town to have brunch with some friends of the area and decided we'd stop by the local (to them) RV dealer and have a look around. Tooling through the small lot, we came across the only pup there- a Jayco. It was up, the door unlocked, we invited ourselves in for a peek- and we immediately knew we wanted it. It needed some cleaning & maintenance and some new tires, but that was easy stuff for me to do.
Since it was a holiday, we had to wait till tuesday to deal, and while I was at work, my wife 'made the deal' (And she's **** good at it!) and arranged for us to pick it up thursday. The RV dealer was family owned, and the folks there were super nice and very pleasent to deal with.
Fast forward to today. 4 rained-out planned weekends (which has given me plenty of time to clean, fix-up, and do catch-up maintenance), one excellent maiden voyage two weeks ago- and now, a planned trip this weekend, may be a bust due to the extreme heat in our area. Fingers crossed for better/cooler temps.
This Jayco is our first (My wife owned a pup long before we met but never used it). And we're very happy with it and it appears we'll have it for many years to come. It's easy to pull with my Wrangler, its paid for, and easy to maintain. It just sucks that Mother Nature has forced us to look at it in the driveway more often than using it in the great outdoors.
Camping is just a relaxing way to practice for being homeless. :Flag:
2009 JKU TV (Its a Jeep thing...you wouldn't understand!)
2000 Quest 8U PUP