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Camping in style...Harper style!

Post by LiftedAWDAstro » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:31 am

Been busy the last couple days...picked up a new camper today!

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It's a 2012 Jayco Jay Flight 26BH and we traded our 2007 Jayco 232 hybrid in. We are so looking forward to the ease of setup and teardown it isn't funny! This thing is loaded...roof ladder, electric awning, ducted A/C, porcelain toilet, outside stereo speakers, outside step light etc. etc. Also has a queen bed up front and 2 bunks out back, double on bottom and twin on top. Interior pics tomorrow. I already modified it by installing a new hand towel ring in the bathroom and moved the spare over for installation of a 2" receiver hitch! :muhaha:
Current rides:
2013 Toyota Tundra DC 4x4
2008 Dodge Nitro 4x4
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S Special Edition

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Vans owned:
1986 Safari 2.5L 4 speed manual - scrapped
1995 Astro 2WD conversion 4.11 posi, shift kit, DHC rock rails - sold to Skippy
1998 Astro 4x4 D44, D60, NP231, full hydraulic system with 9k# Milemarker winch and snow plow - sold to Lockdoc
2003 Astro AWD all stock - traded for a 3/4 ton truck
2005 AWD, 4.10's - sold to skippy

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Re: Camping in style...Harper style!

Post by mdmead » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:02 am

Very nice!

Is that rust I see on the Dodge's wheelwell?
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Post by 1Gary » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:25 am

Nice.Holy cow!!!. Is that "little" Ben??. What ya feeding the kid??. :yikes: :muhaha:
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Post by LiftedAWDAstro » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:10 pm

Yeah that is rust...not bad really for a nearly 10 year old truck that has spent its entire life in snow country starting in Alaska and ending up in New York. Gotta love salt and sand!

Ben is now 5'9" tall and still growing. He eats a LOT! :muhaha:
Current rides:
2013 Toyota Tundra DC 4x4
2008 Dodge Nitro 4x4
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S Special Edition

Mileage spreadsheet

Vans owned:
1986 Safari 2.5L 4 speed manual - scrapped
1995 Astro 2WD conversion 4.11 posi, shift kit, DHC rock rails - sold to Skippy
1998 Astro 4x4 D44, D60, NP231, full hydraulic system with 9k# Milemarker winch and snow plow - sold to Lockdoc
2003 Astro AWD all stock - traded for a 3/4 ton truck
2005 AWD, 4.10's - sold to skippy

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Re: Camping in style...Harper style!

Post by dunedog » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:17 am

Same salesman get you again? :peep: Hitch for a boat? Could be if you lived up Peter's way........ road trains don't know if it's still legal in Quebec.
Heading to your neck of the woods this coming week campin',......with horses (Otter Creek)
Looks good Dean....
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Post by H2OJoe » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:18 am

Congrats on the new rig Lifted. The vans are cool but sometimes there's nothing quite like the comforts of home when you're out "camping" :cheers: :guitar:
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Post by LiftedAWDAstro » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:41 am

Yup, salesman got me again...he met my target trade-in price and we shook hands! The hitch is for our bike rack. We are heading for our maiden voyage with this camper Friday morning up to Higley Flow State Park up in the Adirondacks. I don't like sleeping on the ground or in a wet tent so I will gladly buy a new camper and go in style!
Current rides:
2013 Toyota Tundra DC 4x4
2008 Dodge Nitro 4x4
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S Special Edition

Mileage spreadsheet

Vans owned:
1986 Safari 2.5L 4 speed manual - scrapped
1995 Astro 2WD conversion 4.11 posi, shift kit, DHC rock rails - sold to Skippy
1998 Astro 4x4 D44, D60, NP231, full hydraulic system with 9k# Milemarker winch and snow plow - sold to Lockdoc
2003 Astro AWD all stock - traded for a 3/4 ton truck
2005 AWD, 4.10's - sold to skippy

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Post by T.Low » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:03 am

:cheers:
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Re: Camping in style...Harper style!

Post by doyoulikeithere » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:18 pm

Super Nice!
I gather your last name is Harper??

Kinda grabbed my eye b'cuz in Canada saying "Camping Harper Style" would be just like saying "Camping Obama Style" to Americans.
So I was expecting as a joke, either pictures of the cheepest small tent imaginable, or a super luxurios opulent rig, fit for royalty.

Pleasantly surprised, I like yours better !
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Post by astrozam » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:21 pm

1Gary wrote:Nice.Holy cow!!!. Is that "little" Ben??. What ya feeding the kid??. :yikes: :muhaha:
I was thinkin the same thing, its easier to spot the growth in other kids you havn't seen for awhile...lol

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Post by Smiliesafari » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:07 pm

I know you will enjoy this one. It's almost as big as my house. :muhaha:
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Post by peter » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:22 am

Jesus, why don't you just slap wheels under you house & be done with it? :smurf:
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Post by Snowshoeracer0912 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:08 am

I'm so happy that we will have little set up now!!! :bounce: :muhaha: We had our old camper down to about 45 mins of set up for having to put down 3 bunk end and the rest of the stuff. What will we do with all the extra time that we will have with the little set up :D :D
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Post by astrozam » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:33 am

Snowshoeracer0912 wrote:I'm so happy that we will have little set up now!!! :bounce: :muhaha: We had our old camper down to about 45 mins of set up for having to put down 3 bunk end and the rest of the stuff. What will we do with all the extra time that we will have with the little set up :D :D
I'm sure you'll think of something Ben :supz:

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Post by LiftedAWDAstro » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:06 pm

peter wrote:Jesus, why don't you just slap wheels under you house & be done with it? :smurf:
Hehehehe. :D It is nicer than our house...the house needs new siding or paint! :muhaha: I'll post more pics when we get back in a week or 2. Leaving this morning for a week and then home for a day and back out for 5 more days.
Current rides:
2013 Toyota Tundra DC 4x4
2008 Dodge Nitro 4x4
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S Special Edition

Mileage spreadsheet

Vans owned:
1986 Safari 2.5L 4 speed manual - scrapped
1995 Astro 2WD conversion 4.11 posi, shift kit, DHC rock rails - sold to Skippy
1998 Astro 4x4 D44, D60, NP231, full hydraulic system with 9k# Milemarker winch and snow plow - sold to Lockdoc
2003 Astro AWD all stock - traded for a 3/4 ton truck
2005 AWD, 4.10's - sold to skippy

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