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#1 Oregon_Camper


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Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:25 AM

Having just purchase the BEST 28RS-S on the market (Y-Guys!!) I started to wonder how many people on this forum made the same move.

We loved our Coleman Utah CP, but the set up/down process was begining to get to my wife and I.

Thought about the hybrids (with the canvas pop outs/down) but then we saw the light (play the Heaven music) when we walked into an Outback.




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Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:28 AM

Congrats! you made a great choice. Now have fun and start Outbacking thumbright


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Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:34 AM

I was one generation off....

Went from Fleetwood popup to 19' Prowler Lite, then to Outback 28F RL-S.
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:39 AM

Well I am almost embarassed to say we made the same move, but after only two camping trips. We have always enjoyed camping and did the tent camping thing, but since it was so much work we only went a couple of times a year.

We bought a really clean used pop up in Dec 2004 and went on a 2 day and 3 day trip. We haven't even figured out how everything works until the last trip. I made some mods and built two custom laminated table tops, one to cover the sink for extra space and one to replace the stove top outside. Both work great.

Our family enjoyed camping so much we want to keep doing it in the future, but the pop up is kind of cramped and going potty at night is a pain. We figured we would move up next year.

That is until we camped next to a 2002 25rss at the campgrounds. I thought the trailer design was really cool, so I looked at the GVW sticker and saw the weight would work with our Suburban. That was all it took to get my mind thinking and calculating. Move a little money here and there and "presto bamo", it's in the budget.

When I get back from the camping trip, I got back and did some research on the web and like everything I read and thought this forum was awesome. Well wouldn't you know it, when I looked in the local paper, there is a 2002 25rss for sale. Long story short. We are picking it up in two weekends and have the popup for sale.

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:50 AM


Like Vdub, we made the move from our beloved little Coleman pop up to a 26' Dutchmen TT to a 28' Timberland then on to our pride and joy 28BHS. :wub: I suspect that all of us who have made this transition share the basis for doing so. It doesn't take too many rainy weekends in a tent or PU to make a person appreciate the advantages of a hardside.

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:54 AM

Sold Coleman Niagara last weekend... negotiating on a 28rsds as I type... loved the PUP but with the 4 kids growing we were getting tired of converting the dinette twice a day... drawback is that the camper won't be in the garage and towing will be a bit more but overall it is the right move for us!

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 12:14 PM

Coleman Niagara -> Jayco Kiwi -> Keystone Outback -> Keystone Raptor

I'm done, no more campers!
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 12:35 PM

Starcraft 2407 Pop-up (purchased 3/2004-sold 6/2004). No type-o, sold it 3 months later. After a few trips I was having more aggravation, than fun. Moved up to 21rs. And, like Y-Guys mentioned "no more campers" Put a fork in me, I'm done...


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Posted 11 March 2005 - 12:46 PM

We did the tent thing for a couple of years. Had been looking for a good used pop-up. Found one near the end of the camping season in '03 and got out once that year in the '92 Jayco J-1006. Next year, we got out in it a couple more time, all the time figuring what we liked/disliked. In August of '04, we bought the 28-RSS. Still have the pop-up. It goes on the front lawn this spring. (If it ever gets here!)

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 12:53 PM

I'm done, no more campers!

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 01:08 PM

Did the same thing. Went from a Coleman pop-up to the 28rss

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 01:36 PM

You know...walking through the beautiful pop-up showroom at Ketelsen Campers in Denver you never get the impression that pop-ups are a hassle to camp in. We were really considering one of the biggest Coleman pop-ups as our first camper. My wife nixed the idea as soon as the salesman pulled out the "hand-held" black tank. She also did not like the idea of using the toilet in the shower.


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Posted 11 March 2005 - 01:40 PM

Pop-uper here too.

Started tent camping with parents when I was a kid.
Tent camped with my own family after marriage.
Moved into a Palomino popup when we got tired of laying on the ground, wet. (ie...got old)
Was also looking at Hybrids because WIFE DEMANDED BATHROOM!
Saw OUTBACK...never looked back.
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 01:51 PM

Another pop-up convert here!

Started out backpacking in the 70's. Moved to a more sedentary form of tent camping in the late 80's. Purchased a Coleman Nevada in '97 (after the birth of our son). Took a year off last year, and now onto the 28RS-DS.

I think I see a trend here... :whistling:

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 02:04 PM

We went from a pop up to the 25rss. We loved our pop up and went on 6 trips with it last summer. Almost every time we had poor weather. The time spent inside was a bit dreary and confining. If you have to sit inside when it is cold, wendy and rainy then better in a travel trailer than a tent. We always had to find a site close to the potty cause neather one of us wanted to deal with the "Portapotty" yuck!!!!! The tent trailer was not good for travel from place to place on an extended trip. The Outback will be. Hope you enjoy your new Outback.

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