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Japher
20-03-2006, 18:19:31
I'm thinking of buying a popup camper trailer to explore the midwest and eastern seaboard in.

Will this make me too much of a white trash dad?

mr_G
20-03-2006, 18:27:03
think again!!

Japher
20-03-2006, 18:28:48
about what?

mr_G
20-03-2006, 18:30:34
yaay you rrrr right.
fank lloyd wright

devilmunchkin
20-03-2006, 18:38:36
actually, i think it sounds like a lot of fun...go for it.

mr_G
20-03-2006, 18:44:06
no you don't
do not encourage him.

Venom
20-03-2006, 18:47:37
It's either trashy or something old people do.

Japher
20-03-2006, 18:56:24
I've been looking at the message boards for such things and it seems that a lot of people with kids do this kind of thing too.

Course they all live in Kentucky and actually LIVE out of these things

mr_G
20-03-2006, 18:58:59
Originally posted by Venom
It's either trashy or something old people do.

Japher
20-03-2006, 19:02:29
http://www.nrmotors.ca/northrec/images/rockwood_insidelrg.jpg

these people are neither trashy, nor old

I bet dad is out hunting bears right now!

mr_G
20-03-2006, 19:03:49
^^
Originally posted by Venom
It's either trashy or something old people do.

Japher
20-03-2006, 19:04:54
http://www.aroundthecampfire.homestead.com/files/loneoaks2.jpg

Hey VENOM! What are doing there?!

mr_G
20-03-2006, 19:05:09
Originally posted by Japher
http://www.nrmotors.ca/northrec/images/rockwood_insidelrg.jpg

these people are neither trashy, nor old

I bet dad is out hunting bears right now! wtf is that woman doing with her ironing board.

mr_G
20-03-2006, 19:05:56
Originally posted by Japher
http://www.aroundthecampfire.homestead.com/files/loneoaks2.jpg

Hey VENOM! What are doing there?! papa J.
fine pic bro

Japher
20-03-2006, 19:06:42
that dude looks much younger and much more in shape than I am

Venom
20-03-2006, 19:14:22
I'm trashy and old. That's why I'm there.

Japher
20-03-2006, 19:15:08
don't forget fat

Venom
20-03-2006, 19:40:26
That's not why I'm there though.

Oerdin
20-03-2006, 19:43:26
Originally posted by Japher
I'm thinking of buying a popup camper trailer to explore the midwest and eastern seaboard in.

Will this make me too much of a white trash dad?


White trash dad you'd be but the caper trailer would still be fun. ;)

Japher
20-03-2006, 19:44:07
I think it would be fun... and cheap

Oerdin
20-03-2006, 19:44:19
That picture is scary. My parent's used to own a Sun Lite. :nervous:

Japher
20-03-2006, 19:51:31
Yup, definitly trashy then

Thanks Oerdin

JohnT
20-03-2006, 19:55:45
Are you going to tour your favorite NASCAR racetracks, Japher?

Japher
20-03-2006, 20:25:40
Yeah, I'll call you up when I hit up Bristol

JohnT
20-03-2006, 20:37:16
Sweet.

Japher
20-03-2006, 20:40:25
Gatlinburg is on my list of place I'd like to see... Dollywood!

JohnT
20-03-2006, 20:42:01
True white trash knows that Dollywood is in Pigeon Forge, not Gatlinburg.

Posuer.

Japher
20-03-2006, 20:42:27
Yeah, but I'd stay in Gatlinburg. Or some campground around there.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-03-2006, 22:05:03
Get a real tent.

Oerdin
20-03-2006, 23:48:02
That was my reaction to my parents owning a pop up trailer. I always figured that car camping wasn't camping and that if you wanted to go camping that you should be a man about it and hike your ass into the woods. That was when I was younger and more in shape.

Now, I still like really camping but I can see the value of pop up trailers from other people's point of view. If I had a small child, like Japher does, then I'd be even more inclined to buy one of these because at least it gets me part of the way instead of just having the wife throw up a million and one excuses as to why we shouldn't go camping.

Japher
21-03-2006, 00:09:14
Or as to why we can't go somewhere; costs too much for the hotel, then the food, and then the admissions to whatever park or whatever we want to go to.

Not only is it good for the kid, but wifey has a bad back and wouldn't do well if laying on the ground so I'll at least need a blanket. Then, if it's exceptionally hot out it would be hell in a tent. Thus, I need air. Both of which a pop up can supply.

Not to mention a cook top so that we can cook our own cheaper food.

I love camping/hiking. We use to pile on the 75lb backpack and head in 5 days, camp, and head back out. Sadly we have aged, and our knees have gone with it. Plus I wouldn't want to tote a kid in with me too.

I think it's a good idea. I was just tossing it to you guys so you can make fun of me.

Darkstar
21-03-2006, 01:18:55
Sounds like you've got a plan. Go for it, and have fun.

DaShi
21-03-2006, 02:29:56
Why not buy a boat instead, if you're just going along the coast?

Diss
21-03-2006, 02:38:30
It's a good idea as long as you aren't one of those families that fight all the time. :)

MoSe
21-03-2006, 08:15:30
...What's a "popup"??? (besides what my browser blocks when I navigate...)

I'd have supposed it was one of those tents folded upon a wheeled tender, serving as a base unpon which you unfold and setup a tent when you park...

But they of course don't have permanent furniture and cooktops, like the picture you posted.

So, what makes a "popup" different from, say, what we call a "roulotte"?

Drekkus
21-03-2006, 13:51:00
Originally posted by Japher
Or as to why we can't go somewhere; costs too much for the hotel, then the food, and then the admissions to whatever park or whatever we want to go to.

I must say that our holiday in the states was suprisingly affordable, with regard to 5 flights, 20 hotel nights, driving a few 100 miles every day, etc. Even the all access pass to all national parks was something like 50 dollars or something. If you're talking about visiting amusement parks (Disney, Universal) then you're fucked though.

Japher
21-03-2006, 13:52:04
I don't know what a "roulotte" is. But a pop-up is also called a folding trailer, it has canvas sides, a hard top and a hard bottom.

I'd have supposed it was one of those tents folded upon a wheeled tender, serving as a base unpon which you unfold and setup a tent when you park...


This is right

but it still has permanent furniture and cooktops.

http://www.starcraftrv.com/

Japher
21-03-2006, 13:54:59
If you're talking about visiting amusement parks (Disney, Universal) then you're fucked though

Yeah, thats the idea. Also do the parks and such.

With it we can do more weekend trips since we are in a new area. We want to go to a lot of places that are 3-4 hours away. If we had the trailer we could take our own food and pay only $15-20/night. Else we will have late nights or be paying at least $60/night + food.

mr_G
21-03-2006, 14:30:28
cheap dad

Japher
21-03-2006, 14:33:41
yeah

so?

mr_G
21-03-2006, 14:39:10
your daughter will grow up to be a cheap girl!!! is that what you want?

Venom
21-03-2006, 14:42:27
That's what all the other guys want.

MoSe
21-03-2006, 15:08:02
Originally posted by Japher
a pop-up is also called a folding trailer, it has canvas sides, a hard top and a hard bottom.
...but it still has permanent furniture and cooktops.


cool!
http://www.popuptimes.com/images/ABC_l.jpg
The ones I saw here years ago had not hard sides that high, they were just enough to contain all the things you folded in...

Which are the pros compared to a full-fledged trailer?
http://www.starcraftrv.com/starcraft_travel_trailers/images/XP18RB_horiz_tnm.jpg
less air drag?
less weight?
cheaper?

Oerdin
21-03-2006, 15:24:15
All of the above.

Japher
21-03-2006, 15:43:06
less water proof...;)

devilmunchkin
21-03-2006, 17:39:14
everytime i read the title of this thread, i keep remembering how Jim Carrey delivers this line in "Series of Unfortunate Events." Gives it a bit more sinister overtone ;)

what about an RV? too expensive?

Diss
21-03-2006, 20:58:48
one thing I've always wondered, is where the man and women find some private space to have fun with each other. You can't do that in front of the kids.

something to think about. It's what I always think about.

That's probably when you tell your kids to play in the woods while you roll down the shades and have some fun.

Japher
21-03-2006, 21:01:39
I;'m married

Diss
21-03-2006, 21:08:28
so I'm guessing that means you don't have sex anymore. :)

Japher
21-03-2006, 21:13:52
only when she demands it

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
21-03-2006, 21:19:35
Originally posted by Diss
...the man and women...

:hmm: :beer:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
21-03-2006, 21:21:23
viva las vegas!

Diss
22-03-2006, 20:47:51
mmm, nice typo indeed.

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-03-2006, 20:56:41
Originally posted by Oerdin

If I had a small child, like Japher does, then I'd be even more inclined to buy one of these

I have two small children, and a real tent.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
22-03-2006, 21:00:40
And a propensity for injury.

hmm.

Oerdin
22-03-2006, 21:14:18
What Laz doesn't mention is he needs the tent because his DIY projects render the house uninhabitable on a regular basis. ;)