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Jet Ski or Pop-Up Camper?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Aggie97, Aug 2, 2010.

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Sea Doo or Pop-up camper?

Poll closed Oct 31, 2010.
  1. Sea Doo

    23 vote(s)
    42.6%
  2. Pop-up camper

    31 vote(s)
    57.4%
  1. Aug 2, 2010 at 6:17 AM
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    Aggie97

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    I spent the weekend jet-skiing and kayaking with the family at a friends lake-house. It got me and the wife discussing a new toy purchase within the next year or so...

    I've got my Tacoma with a kayak on the roof, mountain bike in the bed...I just need to be pulling something...

    ...a Sea Doo or a pop-up camper
     
  2. Aug 2, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    colinb17

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    you may have just asked one of the hardest questions i've seen on this forum in over 3 years
     
  3. Aug 2, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    That is a tough question! My choice would be the camper though. Mostly because I have been wanting one and I could get alot more use out of that. F it just put a hitch on the back of the camper and ad on the jet skis! Now that would be interesting to tow!
     
  4. Aug 2, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    Jet Skis are more fun. You can always buy a tent and still camp.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    I vote option C Buy a boat. Having owned a PWC I would much rather have a boat. Theres only so much you can do with a jetski or waverunner. A boat is on my list of purchases in the next few years.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    RideFast

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    hard question! Ill have the same choice to make in the near future.
    I am thinkin go with the pop up first, you can find one cheep and save up for the jet skis.
    I am takin it you want an AC on the pop up! You should be able to find a pop up for under 5k with an AC. Or just buy a less expensive pop up and put one on for a few hundred bucks.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Aggie97

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    I thought about this...and you make a good point.

    The only thing about a pop-up is it would get the wife and youngest to join us camping more...she is less fond of tent camping these days.

    The other reason I'm interested in a pop-up over tent camping is living in Texas, you pretty much don't want to camp between May and October due to the heat. A pop up with AC would provide ability to camp in the warmer months.

    I can tent camp when it's cold but I can't hang when it is hot. I need my AC when I sleep.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    Definitely AC!!
     
  9. Aug 2, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    I feel like the only thing I couldn't do is fish (which I do like to do). That's my father-in-law's dpt. He has a center console bay boat so we all go on that when fishing.

    A large enough SeaDoo can pull a skier, tubes, etc.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    I voted pop-up. You can always rent a jet ski wherever you go. But renting a descent pop-up is hard. It's nice to know you're the only one sleeping/showering/shitting in YOUR pop up.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    I vote Pop-up!! Like it's been mentioned before you can always rent a jet-ski ;)
     
  12. Aug 2, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    X2 w/ the A/C just got back from camping snd sleeping on the boat and not having A/C when its 97+ is unbearable. Maybe you could buy a used jet ski and pop-up camper.
     
  13. Aug 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    Pop Up! The jet ski will cost you so much more over time for the amount of time you will actually use it.
     
  14. Aug 2, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    Im voting pop-up because theres much more things you can see camping, jet ski's are fun but i prefer camping
     
  15. Aug 2, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    i vote jet ski because then you could always buy a tent
     
  16. Aug 2, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    I have a truck tent and love it.

    I would get a good truck tent and a jet ski!
     
  17. Aug 5, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    Excellent point! Just stay away from sea-doo, get yourself a yamaha or better yet, a kawasaki! Friends don't let friends buy sea-doos!!
     
  18. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    jetskis are a lotta fun to ride for like 30 minutes and then idk they always get boring to me and you cant really pull things or at least its really not that much fun and i would hate to have to pay for one. i voted camper with AC lol cuz damn it has been so hot out lately!
     
  19. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    I voted pop up. My wife and I are trying to make the same decision, but we love to go camping. The bad thing is you can't camp in south texas without an A/C about 6-7 months out of the year b/c it is tooooo hot. The tent has to be replaced with a pop up. We will spend much more time camping than on the lake!!
     
  20. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    The choices need to be amended... you need "stand-up" jet skis! maybe I'm partial? check my sig pic haha

    Anyone who says you get bored on a jet ski after 30 minutes is correct... but only if they're referring to a sit-down.

    In the stand up community our motto is: Sit to Ski = Sit to Pee

    Get on a stand up and you'll have more fun than you've ever had on the water. And its definitely a full on work out too...
     
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