Charlie & Carol Johnson here, bought our 1999 SunLine SR 280 in Nov of 2001 and it is still taking us places, had to have some major work after sitting for 3 years as we fought some hard health battles but we're getting back on the road again.
We started out in a tent in VA back in '73, went to Alaska on Uncle Sam's diime in Oct '73 and stayed there for 4 years, bought a Nomad in '75 which broght us back to CA in '77. Got rid of it in '78 and did without until '83 when we got a little, and I mean little Coleman pop-up. In '93 we got a much bigger Coleman pop-up to pull behind a Bronco II and had some good times with our kids at Lake Arrowhead and then Pirateland at Myrtle Beach for 8 years.
Then in '01 we bought the SunLine after looking at a lot of trailers, Wray Frazier let us have this one and we went from NC down to Cocoa Beach in Dec of '01, then over to Tampa and back to NC and have been going ever since.
As many of you might know I have been trying to find some rollers for my slide out for a while and have finally found some, the slide out system was made for my SunLine by a other company than the present maker in '99 so I ended up getting my rollers from NYC, ordered by Bearings & Drives. They came in last Friday and the trailer is supposed to be ready today, fingers crossed
and I can pick it up tomorrow.
We have been camping is some form or fashion since I was 2 or 3 and since Carol was 6 months, the Great Smokie Mountains are our home base and like I said earlier we cover the South mainly in our travels these days. We camped in Alaska and down the Al-Can highway, across the US mid-west and down to home and then across the southern US out to California, our first time out in AK we had 3 feet of snow on the ground. We camped next to Eklutuna Lake and listened to the wolves snuffling around our trailer that night, wonderful times.
Our last 2 tow vehicles have been Ford F-150's which have done excellent jobs of towing our SunLine, each were 4 wheel drive and have taken me some good hunting and fishing places when not camping.
We hope to come to the next PA Meet & Greet.