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10-10-2011 12:52 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by 2DEUCE2

You got it bro. The unspoken rule of owning a camping trailer is that a veteran pays your way for your first outing. That is if you show up with them at their campground on your maiden voyage. Give me good notice on your first outing and I will gladly return the favor that was shown to me in '08. Two or three days worth that is, I ain't fronting you the skrill for a month in Yellowstone or anything!
Ah man...I could go for a nice trip out to yellowstone . Actually I think my first outing will be with my mom in her new camper over thanksgiving though. I still wouldn't mind checking out ur campsite...paid or not. It looks awesome
10-10-2011 12:48 AM
2DEUCE2
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Originally Posted by Cons_Table View Post
That looks awesome. I would love to go, but I dont think I will be in shape for it this time around. I may have to take u up on that deal another time tho.
You got it bro. The unspoken rule of owning a camping trailer is that a veteran pays your way for your first outing. That is if you show up with them at their campground on your maiden voyage. Give me good notice on your first outing and I will gladly return the favor that was shown to me in '08. Two or three days worth that is, I ain't fronting you the skrill for a month in Yellowstone or anything!
10-10-2011 12:02 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by 2DEUCE2
Hey Cons. Cool camper man. My wife and I camp in ours all of the time. Granted, mine isn't a retro canned ham trailer, it's a 2008 20' Fleetwood Wilderness, but we have the greatest times in it. In fact we are going to my favorite campground the weekend of October 28th - 31st. It's called Thornhill Broome in Point Mugu State Park. It is an awesome place that is right on the beach. Seriously, you step out of your trailer onto the sand and you have 100 yards of private beach right in front of you to the water.

PM me if your trailer is ready and you want to come along. I can make the reservations for you online or you can do it yourself. Campgrounds and Camping Reservations - ReserveAmerica and search for it under Point Mugu SP. They label it as Thornhill Primitive. It's $25 / night if memory serves me correctly.

You will get very used to that website now!
That looks awesome. I would love to go, but I dont think I will be in shape for it this time around. I may have to take u up on that deal another time tho.
10-09-2011 09:11 PM
2DEUCE2 Here Geoff, just incase you are thinking about it and need a little convincing, here are a few pics of Thornhill. Disclaimer: I suck as a photographer and my camera was a cereal box prize.


Here is a picture of what all of the sites look like. Each with their own table and fire pit. Dumpsters and port-a-pottie huts (for those who need them) staged every 20 spots or so.

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Here is a view of how wide your spot actually is. My old truck was a quad cab long bed and my overall trailer length is about 23'. You have that wide of a spot for at least 100 yards to the water. The hills just behind the PCH is in the background.

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View from closer to the water looking Southeast. It is a rocky beach, but the rocks stop at the waterline so swimming and bodysurfing is still cool. When the tide comes up at night, the sound of the rocks being pulled back is really cool.

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View looking Northwest torwards Pt. Mugu NAS

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Sunset. Nuf said.

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10-09-2011 06:43 PM
2DEUCE2 Hey Cons. Cool camper man. My wife and I camp in ours all of the time. Granted, mine isn't a retro canned ham trailer, it's a 2008 20' Fleetwood Wilderness, but we have the greatest times in it. In fact we are going to my favorite campground the weekend of October 28th - 31st. It's called Thornhill Broome in Point Mugu State Park. It is an awesome place that is right on the beach. Seriously, you step out of your trailer onto the sand and you have 100 yards of private beach right in front of you to the water.

PM me if your trailer is ready and you want to come along. I can make the reservations for you online or you can do it yourself. Campgrounds and Camping Reservations - ReserveAmerica and search for it under Point Mugu SP. They label it as Thornhill Primitive. It's $25 / night if memory serves me correctly.

You will get very used to that website now!
10-08-2011 11:13 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by Therunner
Seems like all but the lightest trailers would be pushing the 2000lb tow limit once you load them up with gear. But I really like the looks of your trailer.
It wasn't too bad hauling home. It hauled very nicely. I don't know what the tow limit is on a Cherokee is, but the previous owner of the trailer hauled it all a Cherokee with no issues. But thank you, it's a decent little rig.
10-08-2011 11:39 AM
Therunner Seems like all but the lightest trailers would be pushing the 2000lb tow limit once you load them up with gear. But I really like the looks of your trailer.
10-08-2011 11:20 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by turdhurdler
Hmmmm... I don't know Geoff, all that comfort and style. Next you will be showing up at the meet and greets with a full size truck with a 5th wheel. Spend all day at camp rather than wheeling... Have a satalite dish on the roof and a generator running all day and night to operate the heater or A/C units. Pretty soon, you will not even step outside cause its too "icky and dirty" at the camps. Poor Geoff. He has gone off to the dark side. We will miss you buddy.

Jeff
oh Jeff...
10-08-2011 11:20 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by Rainynite
Wow thats big. At least the Jeep will carry the wind load. LOL Be neat to color it with your jeep and leave the top light so it wouldn't get hot then homey it up inside. Also throw an awning on it when you can't find trees for shade.

We're primitive campers also but we like atv's. I used to have a Fleetwood Expedition with a atv deck, popup but it would only carry one set of wheels. I have a 12 on order and I'm thinking of finding either a long trailer or wide to park 2 atvs in tandem or row wise, however with a popup ripped off of its original trailer and bedded on the atv trailer over the axle(s), however I can balance it. If the rails are high enough I would like to put 2-4 deep cycle batts underneath, with a 40 gallon water reservoir under the popup. and if the popup had wheel cutouts mount propane tanks in the wheelwells leaving the deck areas free for 2 atvs and/or cargo. Then paint it the cherry red, lift it on springs with some larger tires.

A tip, if you haven't used a camper before and you go out in cold weather, don't go electic/gas combined. Forced air drains a battery like you wouldn't believe if you don't have power hookups. Instead just go gas radiant heat and make sure you have cross airflow to vent in the event your pilot/flame goes out. I like the Mr Heater as it will run on a small propane bottle or from a tank. You can get 4-7 hrs out of a small bottle since you have good valve control with it and I have yet to have one go out on me unless it just ran the tank dry. Camping at Bryce I've used one inside a tent 8x8' when it was -5 and it kept me warm all night without so much heat output I had to worry about melting a bag or tent walls due to the temp control. But by all means avoid a heater like this : Amazon.com: Coleman SportCat PerfecTemp Catalytic Heater: Sports & Outdoors
Great info! Thank you
10-08-2011 09:41 AM
turdhurdler Hmmmm... I don't know Geoff, all that comfort and style. Next you will be showing up at the meet and greets with a full size truck with a 5th wheel. Spend all day at camp rather than wheeling... Have a satalite dish on the roof and a generator running all day and night to operate the heater or A/C units. Pretty soon, you will not even step outside cause its too "icky and dirty" at the camps. Poor Geoff. He has gone off to the dark side. We will miss you buddy.

Jeff
10-08-2011 06:56 AM
CrazyBull Wow thats big. At least the Jeep will carry the wind load. LOL Be neat to color it with your jeep and leave the top light so it wouldn't get hot then homey it up inside. Also throw an awning on it when you can't find trees for shade.

We're primitive campers also but we like atv's. I used to have a Fleetwood Expedition with a atv deck, popup but it would only carry one set of wheels. I have a 12 on order and I'm thinking of finding either a long trailer or wide to park 2 atvs in tandem or row wise, however with a popup ripped off of its original trailer and bedded on the atv trailer over the axle(s), however I can balance it. If the rails are high enough I would like to put 2-4 deep cycle batts underneath, with a 40 gallon water reservoir under the popup. and if the popup had wheel cutouts mount propane tanks in the wheelwells leaving the deck areas free for 2 atvs and/or cargo. Then paint it the cherry red, lift it on springs with some larger tires.

A tip, if you haven't used a camper before and you go out in cold weather, don't go electic/gas combined. Forced air drains a battery like you wouldn't believe if you don't have power hookups. Instead just go gas radiant heat and make sure you have cross airflow to vent in the event your pilot/flame goes out. I like the Mr Heater as it will run on a small propane bottle or from a tank. You can get 4-7 hrs out of a small bottle since you have good valve control with it and I have yet to have one go out on me unless it just ran the tank dry. Camping at Bryce I've used one inside a tent 8x8' when it was -5 and it kept me warm all night without so much heat output I had to worry about melting a bag or tent walls due to the temp control. But by all means avoid a heater like this : Amazon.com: Coleman SportCat PerfecTemp Catalytic Heater: Sports & Outdoors
10-08-2011 02:48 AM
Cons_Table Just an update...just got done installing some new floor in the camper. The previous owners got kind of "peel and stick" happy. The table, floors and counter are covered in it...so I'm redoing it all with something nicer. I will post pics when I get it cleaned up inside and as we make improvements.
10-05-2011 08:04 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by Redsand
x2 on the pop up, but i do like the old school one you got, maybe get that textured paint to make it look like moabi just wish the jeep rode as good without the camper as it does with
We had looked at a couple pop ups for sale, but they weren't in the best shape. That is what I originally wanted. Found this one and we were happy with it. They both had their ups and downs though. But yes, the trailer does pull nicely and makes the jeep ride well lol
10-05-2011 08:03 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by Tery TJ
Con, you need a awning added it like adding another room.
When we had ours at the beach I would sleep outside
in a lawn chair w a beach towel.Perfect!
It's got an awning already haven't pulled it down yet (its been windy since I bought it.) as far as weight, I'm not sure off the top of my head.
10-05-2011 06:36 AM
Redsand x2 on the pop up, but i do like the old school one you got, maybe get that textured paint to make it look like moabi just wish the jeep rode as good without the camper as it does with
10-05-2011 06:30 AM
Tery TJ What does ypur camper weight?
10-05-2011 06:30 AM
Tery TJ Con, you need a awning added it like adding another room.
When we had ours at the beach I would sleep outside
in a lawn chair w a beach towel.Perfect!
10-04-2011 10:30 PM
bwdenman Pop-up camper trailers are the way to go. My .02
10-04-2011 09:38 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan

You can also look into a small teardrop, they are smaller and very basic but has the room to haul everything.
I think my wife would get claustrophobic in one of those lol. However, I wouldn't mind
10-04-2011 08:27 PM
aelwero those teardrops get cuh-razy I dig the style, but I gots 5 kids, so it just won't work... it's either tent city or a full up RV/bus
10-04-2011 08:12 PM
IndyJeepMan
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Originally Posted by Cons_Table

Haha. It happens. We all fall victim to the crowd at some point.
You can also look into a small teardrop, they are smaller and very basic but has the room to haul everything.
10-04-2011 08:00 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by aelwero

most people don't think so... I actually saw a 1945 Ford flathead 8 bus going for 10K like two years ago and let everybody telling me I was crazy change my mind...

friggin naysayers got me good if i see another one it's gettin gotted quick.
Haha. It happens. We all fall victim to the crowd at some point.
10-04-2011 07:31 PM
aelwero
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Originally Posted by Cons_Table View Post

The bus RV would be pretty cool though
most people don't think so... I actually saw a 1945 Ford flathead 8 bus going for 10K like two years ago and let everybody telling me I was crazy change my mind...

friggin naysayers got me good if i see another one it's gettin gotted quick.
10-04-2011 06:25 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by aelwero View Post
lol, me n the family are "primitive" campin types... you'll probably find that to be fairly common among jeep people

I've been seriously considering buying an old school bus and RV'in it though. Not so much as to have an RV, but more for the sake of the build...
Oh I like me some primitive camping as well dont get me wrong, but I like the convenience of the camper. Keep most of the stuff in the camper, hook up, and leave rather than fitting everything I can in the back of the jeep like a giant puzzle . This will also allow me to bring dogs or others along if need be. Normally when I camp in the jeep there is no room for anything other than the gear in the back. I got the camper so I will have the option depending on the situation.

The bus RV would be pretty cool though
10-04-2011 06:19 PM
aelwero lol, me n the family are "primitive" campin types... you'll probably find that to be fairly common among jeep people

I've been seriously considering buying an old school bus and RV'in it though. Not so much as to have an RV, but more for the sake of the build...
10-04-2011 06:12 PM
Cons_Table No other campin/camper jeepers out there ?
10-04-2011 10:14 AM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by Tery TJ View Post
nice curtain pics
I was curious what was on those curtains. Those are pretty cool. My wife has been talking about a "cabin" theme, with like bears and stuff.
10-04-2011 10:09 AM
Tery TJ nice curtain pics
10-04-2011 08:56 AM
Cons_Table Very cool. I knew there had to be someone on this forum that had done this before!
10-04-2011 08:45 AM
Tery TJ Theses are not my pics btw i stole theses
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