Hello to everyone in the group. I have been hanging around the forums for about a week, so it is time I introduce my wife and I.
We became Sunline owners after purchasing our first camper, a 2553, from Sagon RV in late June, 2007. Though we had plenty of tent camping experience between family camping and scout camping, we had limited 'camper' camping experience. I spent a few nights in two different campers my brother has had in the past few years and made my purchase based on some coaching from his wife on what features we would want to have. I feel like we did OK for a first purchase in getting a Sunline 2553.
I also purchased a TV to pull it with. My old Dodge did ok, but I knew I would feel more comfortable with a little more truck, so I purchased a 2007 Chevrolet 2500HD work truck. It really is a 'no frills' work truck. It has the 6.0L gas engine and heavy duty automatic transmission and towing package. Other than that, almost no extras. (Did you know they still made vehicles with windows that have to be rolled up and manual door locks?) I added an ARE fiberglass camper shell along with a BedRug bedliner, and some running boards so my wife could climb into the truck to round out the package. The truck and shell are black making it look like a secret service vehicle. The truck is primarily used for towing the trailer and for occaisional errands when I need that 'I drive a truck' feeling.
As for our camping plans ... Our college age kids keep hanging around, so we decided this was the way to get some quiet time. Our plans are to visit state and national parks in the southeast, mostly in Georgia, during the spring and fall. We will probably camp on Army Corp lake sites during the summer as we have relatives with boats and jet skis that spend the summer on Lake Allatoona.
I look forward to meeting some of the Sunliners on the forums. It seems a great group of people hang out here.
Talk to you soon,
David and Cherie