Darn it but we won't be camping this year. We're both back to healthy after our "Summer of Surgery" However, as much as we were ready to get out the late selection of sites was dissapointing. Pretty much every park we use was full or the remaining sites were not good. October is also booked well ahead of time due to so many campgrounds holding Halloween events. It really came down to "Do I want to de-winterize the pup for one weekend, then bring it home and winterize it?" That was a "No".
We are looking forward to next year when we celebrate the camper turning 30 years old!
We're still plugging that Pop Up Times Magazine is back online. Not a busy site but there is so much information on pop-ups there from folks who have fixed this, repaired that and done it long ago.
For anyone looking to buy a used popup, my article
"So You Want to Buy a Pop-Up?"
has been expanded and edited.
It is now for sale live on Amazon for Kindle.
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Welcome to our website
We have owned our 1994 Dutchmen 1002XS since it was brand new. Over the years we have made many memories, traveled to many places and learned a lot about camping in a pop up camper. So we decided it was time to share some of our experiences with the rest of the world.
Our camping history goes way back to childhood when Donna camped with her parents in various types of campers. Tim began camping with the scouts and then with an aunt. We tent camped while we were dating, but there's a story from one night that maybe shouldn't be repeated. Oh heck, check the Stories page to see what happened on our first camping trip.
We bought our pop up when our two youngest were just 6 and 4 years old. We wanted to introduce the kids to camping, and knew a tent wouldn't cut it anymore. Now we camp with them and our grandchildren.
So feel free to look around our website. We have some funny stories, pictures from places we've visited, some repairs and mods done over the years and much more. I'll keep adding to the site as new repairs or mods are tackled and we visit different campgrounds.
Tim & Donna
Ready to camp again in 2007 after the roof repair