Saturday, March 6, 2010

Raising Popper

The pop-up camp trailer has been christened “Popper” by the boys. Popper came home this afternoon after an hour-or-so long briefing by the guys at Lightnin’ RV. Papa Bear backed Popper into the driveway and we managed to get her all set up in about 30 minutes. Not bad for greenhorns, eh?

Popper backed into the driveway.

Brother and BooBoo unhitching.

The raising of Popper.
Yep, it's got a motor to raise and lower the roof.

Slide out and brace the front bed....

....and the rear bed.
Frame up the front and rear bed spaces, pop off the minidoor and slide the full door into place, raise up the kitchen unit, put the cushions on the benches, and viola!....

Basic living space, from front bed.

Kitchen (fridge is under).

Dining area (we put the table outside),
which doubles as a third bed.

Awning for a little shade outside.

So, we’ve got a stove, sink, fridge, RVque that attaches to the outside, portapotty, A/C, heat, and heated mattresses. There’s battery power, electric hookup, propane for the stove, RVque and furnace, water tank and hookup, electrical outlets inside and outside, and cable hookup (weird, huh?). We're planning a couple/few weekend trips between now and July so we can get the kinks worked out, figure out what other accessories and equipment we need, etc. We're all looking forward to venturing forth in our new coach...

I want to send a Great BIG “Thank You!” to Judi and everyone else at Lightnin’ RV. You folks are some of the friendliest we’ve met, and we truly appreciate your welcoming and entertaining the kids during our purchase experience. The kids will be talking about you guys and your fancy rigs for years to come, I am sure.

By the way, if anyone is in the market for an RV, this may be the time to snatch one up. Unfortunately, Lightnin’ RV's sales division is closing its doors on Friday. As of this afternoon, they had four rigs on the lot waiting for homes, all sporting discounted prices. Get ‘em while the gettin’s good.


  1. Wow, very cool. We pass that place all the time going up and down 316. My family had something similar, but smaller when I was a kid.

  2. Fun, fun, fun. Maybe we can meet you with our trailer somewhere in the middle of the continent and camp together! :-)

  3. That would be cool, Charlene. When our itinerary is a little firmer, I'll let you know where we'll be spending time :)