Here we go!

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  1. Andy G.

    Andy G. New Member

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    We finally did it. My wife found a great deal on a 1992 Starcraft Starflyer, and we bought it! To say I'm excited would be an understatement. It's in good shape, but needed some cleaning, a battery, and a new water fitting (looks like the previous owner let it freeze). I also replaced one taillight, and the amber porch light lens. We are taking it out next weekend for its maiden voyage to a state park campground. My daughter is excited, and my wife is already stocking it with all the necessities. I'm sure I'll be asking a LOT of questions, so look out! :)
    Andy
     

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  2. Bowman3d

    Bowman3d Active Member

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    Welcome Andy and family! Good luck with the new pop-up.
     
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  3. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome aboard from N/W Fl. Panhandle. Congrats on the NTU PUP, it sounds like you are already doing repairs and are ready to do some mods to "make it your own" take the time to Practice set up and breakdown, also learn how everything works and it will save you time when you start camping, I have used a list for set up and one for breakdown it make it easier so nothing is overlooked (at my age it is called forgotten:) ) Hoping ya'll have many great camping experiences in the future good luck and Happy Camping
     
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  4. neighbormike

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    Welcome from Wisconsin! Congratulations on the new camper! My first was a '94 Starcraft Stardust... very similar... I'm sure you'll love it!
     
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  5. Andy G.

    Andy G. New Member

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    Hey mike, I'm in WI too. Devil's Lake this next weekend.
     
  6. neighbormike

    neighbormike Active Member

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    Awesome! Where in WI? Fox Valley here... headed back to Hartman Creek next weekend!
     
  7. Andy G.

    Andy G. New Member

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    We are in Sun Prairie. I lived in Appleton as a kid, and went to college in Oshkosh, so I know the area well. We plan on some camping next summer at High Cliff.
     
  8. rich2

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    Welcome from PA, congrats on the new to you pop up
     
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  9. neighbormike

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    So, how was Devil's Lake??
     
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  10. Andy G.

    Andy G. New Member

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    We had a blast! Quartzite campground lot 81, last open site. PUP was perfect, weather was good, and fun was had by all. Beds are comfy, furnace works well, and propane fridge does cool down, eventually. Next time, I'm going to precool it before we leave. Daughter and i hiked and swam, and wife did some writing (she's an author). Really looking forward to a return trip asap.
     
  11. neighbormike

    neighbormike Active Member

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    Good stuff!!
     
  12. Boatnman

    Boatnman Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on a great first trip!
     
  13. Bowman3d

    Bowman3d Active Member

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    [QUOTE="Andy G., post: 1158670, member: 98255] propane fridge does cool down, eventually. Next time, I'm going to precool it before we leave.[/QUOTE] if you decide to run it on 12v while driving to campsite you might want to add a heavier gauge wire to charge your Pup battery. Don't forget to disconnect it if you stop for any length of time as it will drain your tv battery. My pup came with a seven pin plug but only used 6 so I ran a 10 gauge wire to the extra pin to the tv battery then ran one to from the trailer side of the connector to the battery. Because I use my tv as a battery charger instead of a generator.
     
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