We have now upgraded to a cherokee 28A+. It weighs in at 5700lbs dry and about 7500 fully loaded. It is well under the maximum towing of 10250lbs on the 2011 RAM Outdoorsman we have purchased. it tows quite well and the RAM can definately pull out into traffic....
This is almost like being in the lap of luxery. It sleeps 3 in the rear bunk area, 2 on the dinette table, 1 on the jack-knife sofa and 2 in the Queen bedroom. It has 2 slides and is about 32 ft long total
click below for a few pictures!
In 2008, we bought a 1999 19' TrailLite Ultra lite. It is perfect. It weighs right at 3000 lbs dry. With all our gear, we may be at 3500lbs. Just perfect for my Dodge Dakota! I will add more pictures as I get them.
Here are the places we like to go.
Clear Springs Bogue Chitto State Park
Little Black Creek Flint Creek
Percy Quinn State Park
Oak Mountain State Park (In July '12)
Click on the name for the Internet Website
We just had a trip to Flint Creek in the TrailLite. It was great. We had so much fun that we really didn't take any pictures at all. I hope to fix that on the next trip.
Here are the pictures of our Pop Up camper.
It is a 1995 Jayco 1007
Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3
Notice the tube in the front of the first picture. It is a 4" PVC pipe. It contains our Tiki Torches (steel).
Notice the backup lights. Extremely helpful when backing into a campsite at night!
I also added a somewhat larger battery. It is a sealed "matt" Gel battery that is rated at 12v / 109 Amp/hrs.
I also installed a "Float Charger". It is a battery charging device that will charge a battery to about 13.8 volts, stop charging and monitor the voltage. If the voltage drops below 12.4 volts, the charger then charges the battery back to 13.8 volts. It is rated for 12 volt batteries up to 125 amp hr. I bought it at harbor freight for about $20.00.
I added a couple of more 12v lights to camper. 1 by the shower hook ups for washing dishes and another right next to the door on the roof (to provide light for cooking).
In the first picture, you can see my trailer dolly. It is good for up to 500lbs (tongue weight) and cost about $60.00 at Harbor Freight.
For all you HAM operators out there (Amateur Radio), click here for my set up!
* I noticed that when I keyed up on 20 meters, I would trip the GFI in the Carson 12v converter. I discovered that the converter was wired directly to the 110V cable (30 amp) that connects to the campground utility power. I added a 2 port 60 amp (smallest I could get) circuit box. I replaced the 60 amp switch with 2 15 amp circuit breakers. One of the breakers is for the 12 converter and the other is for 2 outlets that were wired off the converter. This fixed the GFI/fire hazard problem.
We have the fold over sink. The donut was pretty old (10 years or so!) and started to leak. I bought a new one at Steve's RV (Mereaux, La) for $1.12. Cheap fix versus a couple hundred dollars to fix the wood panels.....
We found that turning the camper sideways makes life a LOT easier! More room to eat in, cook in, play in and we do not have that terrible drop down from the camper pad into the dirt!
More updates as I do them!!!!
Here are pics from our March 2005 trip back to Fountainebleau State Park!
Click Here for other camping trips!
Click Here for pics from our January 2011 trip to Bogue Chitto State Park!