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Old 09-10-2016, 04:29 PM   #1
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Just retired ! First up is camping. Just bought a 2000 Dutchmen voyager 1004D. I know absolutely nothing about pop ups but I bought it for ease of towing. If anyone has any tips or insight that would help, I'd appreciate it greatly. I have a 2013 Silverado 4x4 tow vehicle. Tips on set up is mostly what I need as well as towing and maintenance. Also any frequent camping clubs for discounts and choice camp grounds.
I may be overwhelmed a little thinking about it! What do I need to pack, etc.
Thanks so much in advance for the help!
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and to the club, Jim.

I highly recommend retirement, it's the best job I've ever had. ��

My pop up days are a distant memory, they predate the crank up lids and built-in appliances.
It was more like a tent on a trailer, than a fold down camper.

You have plenty of tow vehicle for a pop up, the first thing to do, is identify where all the stuff you need and use most will go. Then add the like to have stuff.

I have a Good Sam membership, it's good for a 10% discount at participating campgrounds and a discount at Camping World. I rarely use it now days, as we are more into boondocking than the campground camping. We just pick a direction other than west, to point the truck and go.
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Hi Jim,

Welcome to the forums! I sold my popup about 7 years ago... miss some aspects of it.

Just ask specific questions and we will point you in the right direction.

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Old 09-11-2016, 12:07 AM   #4
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Welcome from another Newbie. We just sold our Flagstaff 425D Pop-Up and moved up to a TT.
With Pop-Ups, just make sure you take your time and watch how it sets up and tears down. Do it a few times at home and get yourself in sync with the pop-up. Measure your storage ares and find totes that will fit in the storage areas. You'll be having fun in no time!
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Thanks for the Welcome! I'll be practicing popping it. Doesn't have a/c, can it be added easily. I see it only has a 4 prong plug. Does that limit much?
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Thanks for the Welcome! I'll be practicing popping it. Doesn't have a/c, can it be added easily. I see it only has a 4 prong plug. Does that limit much?
If you have the 4 prong you are wired for a 30 amp RV circuit, which will carry the air conditioner. The unit may be pre-wired for A/C in the center vent. Or it may be like our Coleman where there was a cord that ran down to a dedicated plug. Check the breaker panel and see if there is a 20 amp breaker labeled for Air Conditioner.

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Welcome to the forum Jim! I retired from my job of 35 years at Boeing and 28 years of the military and it have been great, well I'm not completely retired because I pastor a awesome church here but life is great. This is ours first rv and we are now doing ours first camping and love it.
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