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aftermath

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Posted: 06/23/19 09:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got out of tent trailer life years ago but continue to check this forum out of interest. I have also noticed a diminished number of postings. I believe that part of this is the fact, perhaps, that there are fewer pop ups on the road these days. When we had one we would see many on the roads, some just like ours. Now we look and still see them but the numbers are down. What we see these days are the very large trailers and fifth wheels.

Facebook has changed things for sure but I continue to refuse to go there. There have always been rude posters and they will continue to muck things up with their attitude but most of us can get through them. I would hate to see any forum disappear. Hopefully, even if the numbers decline, we will be able to read about this great classification of RVs. Long live the tent trailer!


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Posted: 06/23/19 10:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been at the Forest River Pop Up forum as it's been the most active, but now Pop Up Portal seems the most active so I'll start sharing my time there as well.

Thanks for the heads up.

Yeh, the fighting, flaming, name calling got to be old here so I stopped visiting as much. But with moderators that can be changed so I'm all for strict moderators.

Even with the fighting here, it always was very very busy and if I didn't want to join in the fighting, I could always read what I needed and only respond to that thread. Now that's not even an option.


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Posted: 06/23/19 07:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

newman fulltimer wrote:

What I seen kill this forum is all the ones that rather badger and argue than actually post to help people .It gets old seeing same arguments between people daily.

Agree this has become a real problem here.


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Posted: 06/24/19 05:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also have been gone for a few years because of getting a TT but recently have gone back to a P/U and this site is really slow. Hate dealing with Photobucket and there where quite a few rude people here. Hopefully "we can all get along". Life is too short.


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Yeah forums dead, popups are dead. I finally got my estimate and total information on my 07 Jayco 1206 that got t-boned back on 7/13/19. Paid $2k for the rat and got $6300 lol. Goodbye camping as a norm with kids in sports now 80 percent of the year.


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Posted: 09/21/19 11:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeh, I only visit here rarely anymore. Just had an awesome time in my new Pop Up.

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It is definitely not what it used to be. I only get on once or twice a year and rarely post a reply, but will ask a question once now and then. I posted a question today and was amazed to see only one page of new questions and only 5 active pages. I did not quit coming on because of the moderators, very few issues with them. Mostly it was the hostile replies especially to the new members. Why did you not do a search, you are an idiot for asking that question and etc.


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Posted: 09/26/19 09:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we had our tent trailer they were rather inexpensive and lightweight. Our first weighed only 1000lbs fully loaded. We pulled it with a small Suzuki Samurai which did great. Our 2nd tent trailer weighed 2000lbs fully loaded and was very roomy. Pulled it with ease with small Nissan truck (much smaller than todays Nissan/Toyota trucks).

Todays tent trailers are mostly high sided with all the bells and whistles, weigh considerably more and are priced close to what small hybrids or travel trailers cost.

I tend to think many feel at the weight and cost they might as well buy a hybrid or small trailer.


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aftermath

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Posted: 09/28/19 10:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Like I said in an earlier post, used to have a popup but still like to follow.

That said, I wanted to share my story and I think I have the picture to go with it posted below...I think. We bought this tent trailer in 1988 and had it for 17 years. Last year my youngest daughter told me that they were looking for a tent trailer but couldn't afford much. I went to Craigslist immediately and found our old one! It was December with snow and ice all over. It had been neglected but things were fixable. I brought it home, cleaned and fixed things and finally put new canvas on it as the screens were deteriorated and frankly, not safe for our energetic grandson. Anyway, I hope the picture comes through. I have first dibs on it when she gets ready to sell.

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Posted: 09/28/19 10:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been here since 2004.

All things change, and this website is no exception.

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