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I've been a tent camper all my life. My families favortite campground is Cultus lake outside Bend,OR. Nothing like the Cascades for beauty. Every year it gets a little harder and we are ready for a tent trailer. Someone convince me!!
 

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Hello and welcome shannon! We were long time tenters who bought a new little hybrid in June. We're not that old (37 & 47) but it just got tough for us. We have no regrets and I'm sure you wouldn't either! :welcome:
 

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Hi Shannon, welcome to the site.

Doesnt sound like you need a lot of convincing :)

Thats ok though. If you are ready, it may just be time. I think a popup tent trailer is a great next step from tent camping. They are also much easier towing, easier storing, etc.. Good luck in your decision, keep us posted on what you decide to do.


Hello and welcome shannon! We were long time tenters who bought a new little hybrid in June. We're not that old (37 & 47) but it just got tough for us. We have no regrets and I'm sure you wouldn't either! :welcome:
 

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Thanks for the welcome! I'm new to posting on any kind of boards, so I'm slow to respond. I don't want to do it wrong. Any hoot, my next posting will most likely contain a billion and one questions, but we are sure leaning towards and Evolution 3.
 

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First.... :welcome:

Second... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Resist the urge... stay away from the "dark side". TENT CAMPERS UNITE!!! Awe... who am I fooling! I would already own a camper if gas wasn't so high! :rotflmao1:

I am glad that I didn't buy a camper though! I just can't afford it! As long as you can, this is THE best place to get your information on buying/owning/maintaining your camper!
 

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Welcome Shannon.
Kiteri you make me laugh. ROFL
I've had 2 tent trailers over the past few years and liked them very much but moved up to a hybrid. I'm so glad I did too. But like ctforner says, Doesn't sound like you need a lot of convincing. Go for it, and have fun!
 

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Thanks everyone. I really am feeling the guilt of leaving my tent behind, I do love it. Heres the rediculous part. Of all the crap we take with us camping (we go for 2 weeks) the only thing I can say that will stay behind is the giant family tent my husband and I use. Our three girls take their own. We look like a whole campground in one site. My hope though, is to travel to places and stay a couple nights here and there. Then force the girls to stay in the PUP with us. Ha! ( I can see it now, us four females fighting over the cassette potti and 6 inch round mirror!)
Next on the list, scrounging the money to even do this :)
 

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Why not do both

Shannon:

Welcome to the site. Just because you get a pop-up does not mean you have to leave the tent. We started out with a tent and move to a pop-up and now have a travel trailer. You can't beat sleeping in a bed. Anyway, we take our dome tent with us and we can use it for back country camping. It store nicely in the travel trailer as do our sleeping bags.

Jack
 

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Welcome, Shannon! I can't offer any advice. I started out in a camper after having camped in a tent only once many years ago.
 

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I camped for years in tents. Our first move up was a teardrop which definately solved the sore backs and wet tent issues... easy on gas too! Most any car can pull them too (ours weight 1,050lbs loaded). Used to pull it with a PT Cruiser. Certainly a light weight popup is another great choice!

 

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We sure love those teardrops too. Someday when it's just the hubby and I, we just might go in that direction.

Shannon
 
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