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Old 05-29-2016, 10:17 PM
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We had our share of campers over the last couple of years too. We bought our first about 3yrs ago, which was a Fleetwood Yuma pop-up. Loved that little camper but as kids got bigger we decided to upgrade last year to a 27ft bunkhouse. Then this year we decided to go full time with camper life and bought a new 36ft 5'er bunkhouse. We are loving our choice and new lifestyle. We just got back from a couple of days in Biloxi Ms and a week in Destin Fl. New camper leaving dealership Attachment 432004 Biloxi campground Attachment 432008
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Nice new 5th Wheel and great looking campsites.

Looking forward to making to the East Coast one of these days.
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Nice new 5th Wheel and great looking campsites. Looking forward to making to the East Coast one of these days.
Thanks! We are hoping to make it out west in the next couple years before the kids get too big. We are wanting to see the Grand Canyon and a few other places

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Thanks! We are hoping to make it out west in the next couple years before the kids get too big. We are wanting to see the Grand Canyon and a few other places
What do you do for income while full time camping?
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What do you do for income while full time camping?
We're not actually full time camping (I wish). I'm a Regional Sales Manager and my wife works remotely for a company based in San Francisco.


Since we both can work remotely (between traveling for work) we try our best to work from places that have great scenery.
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Man that's a nice set up.We pretty much did the same thing you did thru the years and upgraded every time.
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Man that's a nice set up.We pretty much did the same thing you did thru the years and upgraded every time.

Great pictures, it's nice to see the progression and memories over the years. Also good to see another loyal Ford fan. I've always been a liked the Weekend Warrior brand as a well.


Where is the beach camping?
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Pismo dunes Oceano CA.We go their during the summer and Dumont Dunes during the winter.
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Ok, I'll play!!!


Started out by renting a small TT several times for local trips to get our feet wet with towing and camping:





Went out and bought a new truck to jump in head first. Thought I was buying "enough" rig when I got an F150 max tow (hence the max tow). Then based our trailer selection on what the truck could realistically tow, making a compromise in desired trailer to a smaller unit that fit within the tow abilities of the half ton. Later upgraded the hell out of the F150 to help manage the load including bags, tires, fancy WD hitch, etc. Towed this setup for 2 years:





Family really enjoys "Glamping" so it was clear I needed to start planning for upgrades. First thing first the F150 had to go as it was the limiting factor; insert F350 SRW diesel (again thinking I bought enough truck!). With more truck comes ability to haul more stuff so both the trailer and bed became more loaded down each trip out:




...and finally upgraded the trailer to a Toy Hauler fifth wheel. Now everything is contained within the trailer and the truck is freed back up to towing and people moving only. Have started to upgrade the truck to help manage the load including bags, tires, etc.. See a pattern here





Will be interesting to revisit this thread in another couple years and see how things have change
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I am still at the bumper pull travel trailer stage. Not yet up to fifth wheel toy hauler. I am interested to know what brand golf cart fit in the bed of your super duty. Thanks.
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Me and the wife and kids tent camped for 17 yrs. Then we bought this:

It's more like a cottage, but it does have wheels and a hitch although you need a permit to tow it on the road.
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