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Chad504boy
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


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.had a friend blow out a back glass while turning in to a gas station.


seems real safe w/ my kids back there.






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bodean45
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


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seems real safe w/ my kids back there


Outdoor living skills 101: Always be on your toes!






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Langston
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Cenla
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


Great post. Keystone def isn't higher end. You need to know what your lookin at. My neighbor bought one that wasnt put together well and got burned.
Two doors are a must for us. No thru traffic for the bathroom.

Those of you with fifth weeks hitting your trucks, you do realize they're adjustable right ?






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Nodust
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


Longbed trucks are better for goose necks. No experience with 5th wheel travel trailers. But some goosenecks I have pulled with my shortbed dodge was really close to the cab when turning tight. And most travel trailers I see look wider than aluminum horse trailers.





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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


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Those of you with fifth weeks hitting your trucks, you do realize they're adjustable right ?
No






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CurDog
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


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proof good investment


i dont have one, but my parents do. i think if you use it, it is a good investment. if i sits in your driveway and doesnt get taken out, bad investment.

my parents love it. they use every weekend during football season, have taken it across the country and take my kids with them.






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bhtigerfan
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


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Longbed trucks are better for goose necks
This. I've got a friend who dented the shite out of his cab on a short bed Dodge Quad Cab turning into a parking lot with a little upslope to it. Turning + going uphill = not good.






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Pepperidge
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Slidell
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


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We bought a cheapo used hybrid to make sure. It worked out, so we moved up.

^ ^ ^ ^
good advice

we started with a 1971 prowler in 2006 it was cheap and got parked at the deer lease in the fall unless we had a camping trip planned, then I'd haul it home...once we realized we enjoyed camping we upgraded to 301BHD (31' bunk house double slide)with a slide for the kids room

No info on if Fairview will reopen for the weekend before Halloween or not, so we are thinking of pulling the kids out of school on that Friday and heading out Thursday eve. to Topsail Hill Preserve at Santa Rosa Beach, Fl it's on the "30A"







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Cracker
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


just get a cheep pop up you really dont spend that much time in it anyway. go to campgrounds with showers etc and just have fun with your kids,





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Sir Drinksalot
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


Our kids love camping. Make sure you get covers over the slides if you get slides. Plan for 2 more kids bc they are going to want you to bring their friends we have a bumper pull. I would love a fifth wheel but we would have to eat a truck note on top of the camper note-when we retire we want a c class or a pop up so we can go farther away. I'd get a Used fifth wheel for sure if you already have the truck.







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rsbd
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banks of the Mississippi
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


I have a jayflight, i bought if from a woman who had got it from an auction. The couldn't get a title so she wanted to sell it. I just put a plate from another camper to get it to Alabama, it will never see Louisiana again..





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AlxTgr
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


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Make sure you get covers over the slides if you get slides.
I have never felt like I'm missing anything there. A couple swipes with the broom and it's clean, and that's only needed when under trees in fall. What am I missing?






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Sir Drinksalot
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Leaking more probable without the slides. Ours leaked, we had the awnings installed-repair guy says it's terrible they don't come stock on a camper bc he sees so many leaky slides without awnings.





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Langston
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Those bitches are high. I didnt get them either. I keep an electric blower in the camper and just blow mine off. I could see where water could be an issue. Mine is stored under a cover with two sides closed in.





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AlxTgr
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


I need to bring my blower this time.





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CajunFootball
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


I've been looking for the kind that fit in the bed of a truck(I'm a poor college student, gtfo). No luck with anyone without aids.





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Langston
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


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I need to bring my blower this time


Works great with our mat I roll out down the side of ours.






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Chad504boy
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


the interest you pay on rv's is a write off correct?





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Langston
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the interest you pay on rv's is a write off correct?


If it is, its news to me. Im not familiar with any of that though.






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Chad504boy
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re: Anyone bought a camper for their family and regret it? pg 7 update


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If it is, its news to me. Im not familiar with any of that though.



pretty sure its considered like an extension of your home pretty much and you can write it off.






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