Been Around, But first Post.. - Dutchmen Owners
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen RV Owner's Community Forums > New Member Introductions
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2020, 08:18 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tunkhannock
Posts: 35
Been Around, But first Post..

Former tenters, fair weather weekenders that began a search for something off the ground. We were looking at pop-ups, when the idea of a bathroom right there led us down the trailer path.

Five years, and 3 trailers later, and here we are..... gonna try to place a pic..

Our second full season with this Aspen Trail 2870RKS of the 2017 vintage.
Have made some mods..... and will get into those at a later date.
Right now, our first 4 weekends out were a no go due to restrictions. We are hoping for memorial day and the rest of the summer with some nice spots lined up. All in state parks, so we are at their mercy.

But for now, we are parked on our future 'home to grow old in' building site, where I am having fun with my retirement present.... an old backhoe that I use to clear ground, build a road, and make mud! After 2.5 inches of rain yesterday, the pad we are sitting on is solid( future pole barn/RV garage).

Glad to be here..... alive and kicking.... and camping
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200501_124016.jpg
Views:	283
Size:	59.5 KB
ID:	6236  

T-town is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2020, 01:59 AM   #2
Senior Member
chily3's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 573
Welcome, we also like our Aspen Trail.


Mike & Emily-Sacramento, CA
Our 4th trailer (2016 Aspen Trail 1900RB)
2018 F150 STX 2.7 Eco Boost
chily3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2020, 12:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
Rockerga's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Dawsonville
Posts: 66
Welcome to the forum! We have had DOUBLE the average rainfall Year-to-date! A wee wet!
Rockerga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2020, 06:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Rochester
Posts: 51
Retirement Might be OK

I too am new to posting on this forum, but have been in a pop up for 15 years, and two TTs in nine years since I gave it to my older kids (1996 Coleman Sun Valley.) Now in an Aerolite. Both TTs on the smaller side, but hard to justify a large one if we really don't need the space. I like being able to pull it with my 1/2 ton SUV, even though I like the idea of a 3/4 ton diesel (I have had several pickups as well.) We will see. Both TTs have large outside kitchens, a must for us.

Good luck on your retirement! I retired last month after 42+ years in the electric power business. I like the flex, and am still figuring out my next phase. The virus is not helping gain clarity, but do plan on getting good use out of the Aerolite, especially with my 7 year old son.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2018 Aerolite 2.jpg
Views:	251
Size:	57.6 KB
ID:	6262  
Snowman53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2020, 12:25 AM   #5
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tunkhannock
Posts: 35
Congrats and back @ ya on the retirement.
We tow ours with a 1/2 ton Chevy.... 5.3l,.... I wanted to stay under a dry wt. of 80% rated capacity.... which would be 7200lbs. The dry wt on ours was at 6400... or there abouts.
The hills of Pa can be a challenge..... but we take our time.
My lovely companion of these oh so many years has two more to go and they we will be able to be time flexible. As it is now, we are weekend warriors. She has to bring home the bacon AND cook it!!
T-town is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2020, 04:52 PM   #6
Senior Member
Firstime RVer's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: allentown
Posts: 246
New Jersey
Congrats on your retirement..and welcome to the forum. The members of this forum has been a god-send in helping us with the problems we encountered with our TT. Their posts and advice have also helped us avoid costly mistakes..
All the best to your and yours
Safe and Happy travels.
Pat & Barb
2019 5.3L ECOTEC3 V8 Chevy Silverado 1500
2016 Aspen Trail 1900RB
Allentown, NJ
Firstime RVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2020, 07:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Wesley Chapel
Posts: 3,091
Congrats on the new R V, welcome to the forum and Happy Camping!

franktafl is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2020 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.