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Old 08-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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My first camping experience was the converted back seat/trunk of my parents' 1951 Olds 88, and several vacation trailers later, but my wife and I bought our first - a 13 footer Scotty (think that was the name) with a portable chemical toilet sitting on the floor, and two bunk beds. It lasted around 4 or 5 years, and then we upgraded to a used 29 foot TT (forget the name). After another 5 or 6 years, we again upgraded to a new 27 foot Prowler with a lot more goodies. Sold that one after another 4 years, and went camperless a few years until we found our current 33 foot Designer 5er late last summer (2011). Hope that this one will last until we are too old to travel much anymore.

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #12
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Our first trailer we kept for 6 years. Our second, a Prowler we really liked and kept it for 13 years. Our Montana 5er ( which was problamatic,) we kept for 4 years. Our current trailer the Jayco 330RLTS is still up in the air. If the next few years are like the last year and a half we own't be keeping it long. One problem after another.

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Old 08-22-2012, 10:07 PM   #13
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Had my Starcraft Tent trailer for 9 yrs before we bought our new TT....we plan to keep it for a very long time....it is fully equiped and comfortable
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #14
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My husband and I grew up with campers in the family. I camped in tents and 2 different Starcraft pop-ups as a kid while he camped in a truck camper and then a travel trailer. After we married, we tent camped for 16 years. Last summer we bought our first camper, the 17Z. After 1 year of camping and getting tired of packing and repacking the entire trip because there wasn't enough storage, one year to the day, we traded for the 26RKS with the bunk option. We have 1 full week in the trailer under our belts and could not be happier. This layout is terrific for our family. While we loved our hybrid, that line simply does not allow for enough cargo. 500 pounds adds up fast. Great if you take short trips but not when you take long journeys as we tend to do. While 1 year ago we never dreamed we would trade this fast, I can safely say, our newest vacation home is here for the long haul! :-)
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:09 AM   #15
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We had our 05 Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel for 6 problem free years, prior to that we had a 96 Sunnybrook TT for 9 problem free years.

I sure hope the problem free trend continues with our current Jayco Pinnacle.
We are coming up on one year of Fulltiming in our Pinnacle in October, so far so good, only a few minor problems.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #16
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Not me specifically but my grandparents purchased new a 20'-ish Terry camper back in 74' and was used/stored every summer here at Lakewood in Myrtle Beach up until '94 when we moved here. got tired of paying storage fees since we lived here now and hasent been used since. we pulled it out and stored it in my parents back yard but slowly rotted out the roof/celing over the years. sold it for $500 in 2003.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #17
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We have upgraded 4 times in 8 years. I think se have the final one now
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #18
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This is the 13th camping season with the 2000 Jayco Eagle 266 FBS. Our previous RV was a 1986 Coleman Laramie that we camped in for 14 years. My youngest son has it now. I have no plans to replace the Jayco anytime soon.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:21 AM   #19
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Bought our first in 2010, a 2010 Jayco G2 31BHDS until DW saw a new 2012 Jayco 36BHDS, guess what we have now, yep.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #20
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Bought our first and only RV in 2008. It has 4 bunks for the grandkids and at times they have occupied all 4 of them. As they grow older, seems like either the boys or the girls have time to go camping with us, not all at once. For that reason, we are in the market for another RV, hopefully a 313 where we old folks have more room (two recliners) yet still have a good fold out for a couple kids when they go with us.

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