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Old 03-16-2011, 06:28 AM   #1
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Bought a 2003 Eagle 12 Fso.

First camper we have owned.

Been tent camping for over 10+ years but with a kid we wanted some heat.

Just wanted to say hello.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:43 AM   #2
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Welcome natedog. Another thing you`ll appreciate with a kid is a bathroom. Nothing like sleeping in a tent and at 3am your 5yr old wakes you up to go potty and ya gotta walk to the bath house! Enjoy the Eagle. -Lee
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:23 AM   #3
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Natedog, we also started in a tent and moved up to "rented" pop-ups to keep the bears from eating the grandkids, then bought our first Jayco. Welcome to the site....you will like us...just don't take some of us too seriously.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:28 PM   #4
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Welcome to Jayco Owners Forum natedog_37! Heat, a/c, fridge, and a cooshy matress sold us on our move from tent to pop-up tent trailer year's ago. Have fun with your first rv!
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:42 PM   #5
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You will love the PUP. We had ours for 9 yrs. and loved it. We made 4 cross country trips with it in tow along with hundreds around the southwest areas. We had the set up and tear down, down to a science. You will love the creature comforts it has. Enjoy and welcome.

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:23 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum natedog 37 and congrats on your 12 Fso.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:13 PM   #7
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Forgot to ask.... Just wunderin'? Are you a NateDog fan (the rapper that just died today)? Or is your name Nate?
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:01 PM   #8
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You'll love the pop up. I have had 2 Jayco pups and really enjoyed the compactness. Would still have one if it was up to me. The wife wanted to upgrade and ditch the tent ends. I loved the outdoor feel and amenities over tent camping. Enjoy your new Jayco!
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:54 PM   #9
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:26 PM   #10
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Just got the camper home. The pulled it with the honda Pilot and didn't really know it was there.

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Old 03-20-2011, 07:47 PM   #11
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Bought a 2003 Eagle 12 Fso.

First camper we have owned.

Been tent camping for over 10+ years but with a kid we wanted some heat.

Just wanted to say hello.
We're in MI as well.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:07 AM   #12
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Just spend 4 hours over the weekend cleaning the out side. Used a product called Awesome. father uses it on his Big Horn you can get it at the Dollar store.

Almost looks like a new camper. Just need to redo some of the seals now. Last owner did a sloppy job. it works but i don't like it.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:35 PM   #13
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hi fellow michigander! welcome to the forum.

i too was a tent camper for many years, then purchased a viking popup a couple years ago. last year, i bought a jay feather sport 165. it's small, but enough for a single guy and a dog (no, not my wife!).

what part of the great lake state you from? royal oak here. any favorite campgrounds? i like holly rec for something nearby.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:36 AM   #14
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of good info here.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:40 PM   #15
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From Temperance MI right above Toledo Ohio.

fav would be Harrison Lake. Been going there since I was a little boy with my grandparents.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/par...0/Default.aspx
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