We had only put it up and down a few times, when we decided we were ready! We decided to pick up my sister in Sterling, IL. and go to the Wisconsin Dells. Well we didn't want to forget anything! We had plenty of food in our small refrigerator, and lots of canned stuff under the seats. A cooler that was filled with more food. (We were going to be gone for two weeks, must have food.) Set of Pots and pans, a toaster, complete set of dishes for eight, (You never know who might show up for dinner.) Silver place setting for eight. All kinds of glasses. We always use lots of glasses. Plenty of things to wear, you never know what you'll need camping! Such as Evening wear, plenty of shoes, (17 pair for me) you just can't have enough shoes. My sister Gloria, could hardly get in the back of our station wagon, for the shoes. As for the evening wear I took, I didn't use any of it and the shoes? I wore 1 pair, my trusty tennies. When I think about it now it's funny. I don't know where we put it all. I do remember the poor little pop-up was a mess all the time.
We had a table out side under the awning, where we kept the coffee maker. It made more room inside. When we started camping with our friends it was nicknamed the "Coffee Wagon". As I was up every morning by 6:00 AM and had a pot of Java made. When the rest of them got up, they would come over to get coffee.
We camped in that little pop-up for three years. It took us to Wisconsin, Indiana, Canada, and Michigan's UP. Without it we couldn't have afforded to go anywhere. We had some really good times in it.
We camped with 4 other families and had a ball. We went quit a few places with them. We would have camp fires at night and sing, general chit chat. But most of all the good company was really fun. We had our own little community of people. People who all got along and enjoyed the same things.
We don't see
them much anymore as one couple has retired and camp
full time. Another family has moved to Mo. to live.
So most of the time we travel by ourselves. But we
still love to camp. We have done much traveling since
those days and seen a lot of things. Met lots of nice
people and found some great places to camp.
So if you go to buy one, make sure you look around and get what you want.
Now our neighbor has a brand new 24', and ours don't look as shiny as it did....hmmmmm.
On July 31, 1998 we sold our 1992 Dutchmen. We owned it for a little over 6 years. We were sad to see it go, we had many good times in it. It was the first new trailer we ever had and we enjoyed it. On Aug.3, 1998 we placed our order for a 1999 Sunnybrook 26 ft. travel trailer. We will have to wait 6 to 8 weeks for delivery. We'll lose some camping time but it will be worth it! This purchase was made possible by our good friends Jim & Margaret Kent from Missouri. They have a Sunnybrook dealership in Missouri and have helped us tremendously. They'll meet us in Indiana for delivery and we'll get to camp with them for a few days. We haven't seen them in a long time, so we are very excited!