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Old 01-31-2007, 04:35 PM   #29
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Roger in WA....
assuming you still have you rod (and trailer) do you ever get to ANY of the camp out weekends held in the N.W. WA area? (ie: Firecracker Run, Summer Fun Run, Can/AM Nats, JJs Summer Safari)
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:33 PM   #30
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One last thought. I don't think the pop-ups hold their value like the eggs.
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P.S. Of course, this IS the Fiberglass website!!
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:37 PM   #31
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I recently sold my pop-up to get a Casita. There are many reasons I sold it and opted for the upright. Here are just a few-

1. pop-ups are more time consuming to put up once you get to camp
2. You have to pack 4 times for each trip. 1st to go, then unpack when you arrive, pack when you are ready to leave camp and unpack at home. An upright will be easily accessable and can hold many things through out the season.
3. Easier to travel with an upright- If I want to leave home on a Friday after work I don't have to put the a pop-up together in the dark.
4. Security- I travel with two dogs and I want to know that I won't have any uninvited visitors in the middle of the night.
5. return on investment- fiberglass campers do not depreciate as quickly as pop-ups
6. No cables to break- I once went to crank my pop-up and the cable broke. I was forced to go to town purchase a tent (which I always carried after that) because the cable broke while I was raising it.
7. Better in wind- I camp in Oklahoma quite a bit, and it seems every time I go they have gale force winds well tents and pop-ups aren't the best in those conditions. There is nothing more difficult to sleep in when the canvas is getting blown around.

Good luck with your decision! This is just my experience and I know a pop-up will suit many peoples needs, it just didn't fit my lifestyle
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:42 PM   #32
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EGG, less room by far!
I think that depends on the egg and the pop-up. Comparing the smallest eggs to the smallest pop-ups, the pop-up sleeps six (two at the dinette, two on each slide out vs two at the dinette and two on the gaucho) has more space, but larger "eggs" like our Scamp 5th wheel standard weigh about the same (or even less), sleep the same six people (two in the loft and at the dinette, two in the gaucho) and have more floor space. Either egg has more storage space.

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Old 01-31-2007, 10:55 PM   #33
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shhh! don't tell anyone, but I own a popup... I wanted an egg bad, but the storage on the smallest egg was 200 clams a month around here... the p'up fits in the garage and for 2400 bucks a year, I can crank that handle...

but someday...!
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:53 PM   #34
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Carol:

What's the height of your garage door??? Our's is 6'10". That's too short for all the modern eggs, but the '72 Boler American we had WOULD roll into the garage (just barely). If you only want to garage it in the winter - there are other tricks too...

The PlayPac wouldn't go in the garage though...

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Old 02-01-2007, 02:45 PM   #35
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What's the height of your garage door??? Our's is 6'10". That's too short for all the modern eggs, but the '72 Boler American we had WOULD roll into the garage (just barely). If you only want to garage it in the winter - there are other tricks too...

The PlayPac wouldn't go in the garage though...

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ours is also too short... also a big curb/bump to get in... almost impossible to get even a full sized truck in there and then there's the HOA...
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:00 PM   #36
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Carol A.
You mean something like this.

http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/ViewPhoto?...&p=73125484

If you can find a Compact Jr., Compact II, or Trails West Campster, you're in business.

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Old 02-01-2007, 04:25 PM   #37
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You mean something like this.

http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/ViewPhoto?...&p=73125484

If you can find a Compact Jr., Compact II, or Trails West Campster, you're in business.

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yup - looked at those carefully - then I ran into the the problem of my 2 rather large dogs... I'm telling ya - the popup, while a pain in some respects, solved a lot of other problems...

one of these days there will be the space for an egg, but first, I need a little more tossin' around cash for storage, or a new neighborhood with a taller garage and/or few busybodies...
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