Made the crossover to the dark side

Discussion in 'Going to the DARK SIDE' started by cs1984, May 17, 2017.

  1. cs1984

    cs1984 New Member

    Mar 7, 2016
    We have really enjoyed our PUP the year we have owned it but setting up twice in a thunderstorm and wanting the ability to be able to go on longer trips with overnight boondocking at truck stops/wally world had us looking for a new rig.

    We went to campingworld (biggest mistake ever and will never go to another one) and found a floorplan we liked but had such horrible service and they nickel and dime you for everything there (charge for battery, inspection fee, delivery fee and horrible trade value). So we went to a local dealer and found the same trailer at much cheaper price and they gave us $1600 more for our trade and included a free battery, lol. The unit we chose is a 2017 StarCraft Comet Mini 18DS with the rear kitchen, tons of storage and easily towable. We pick it up on June 9th!

    We did get the PUP out for her last voyage last weekend though and it was really perfect. Going to miss it but excited for new adventures.
  2. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    Welcome to the Darkside..
  3. Ductape

    Ductape Active Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    Congratulations !

    Can't wait to see some pics.
  4. bsandey

    bsandey Active Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Red Wing, MN
    I, too, just recently crossed over. I just picked mine up this last Monday.

    Nice rig! Maybe it's just me, but I see a lot of these mini and micro trailers more and more. Don't need a big TV to tow it with, and it's got everything you need. I'm sure you're going to be very happy with it!
  5. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Welcome to the darkside - being able to continue to enjoy camping was our push into the dark.
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  6. cs1984

    cs1984 New Member

    Mar 7, 2016
    Thanks everybody, I will post some pics for sure once we pick her up.
  7. nineoaks2004

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

    Oct 15, 2006
    Graceville, Florida
    Congrats on the new unit. I know you will really enjoy the added benefits of the dark side.
    Now the mods will start so you can "make it your own" Happy camping
  8. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2017
    I get so tired of huge dealers in everything they put the screws to anyone who deals with them!!
  9. russellhoff

    russellhoff New Member

    Mar 5, 2010
    Henderson, NV
    Congrats! DW and I have been eyeballing the 18DS too. The floor plan looks perfect for us.
  10. cs1984

    cs1984 New Member

    Mar 7, 2016
    Well the first couple trips with the camper have been a success. It was so much easier to set up than the PUP, the last trip we took it started raining when we pulled in so it was nice to be able to back up and unhook and go inside to wait the rain out before fully setting up (definitely would have been soaked if we still had the PUP). Also, having a bathroom is so much more convenient and draining the black tank is really not that bad at all. I did like the PUP but am definitely happy with our move to the dark side and definitely don't see myself ever going back. Here is a picture of the new rig 5924b4ddeb32b015c2665114.jpg
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  11. vagov

    vagov Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Congrats and welcome to the datkside
  12. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2017
    I wanted a ford toreno one time I went to the big dealer got his price almost bought but no I thought this doesn't sound right went to the little guy next town over he beat the deal by 3k and gave me a better model. I get mad whenever I see that dealers ad he stills claims he is the biggest!!
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