Hi there. Fairly new here. I posted an introduction here http://www.wanderthe...troduce-myself/ Received a nice welcome! Will post some more there about where I live, etc., in response to a question about information about the area and etc.
This thread is going to be about my new to me Northstar (TC?) 800. I am going to try and find out the year and correct model today. It is an 8' pop-up with east/west sleeping, exterior shower, no bathroom. It was my neighbor's (Muffy Davis, Paralympian, and her husband Jeff) who got it from her Dad, a Doctor, who cared for it very well, and bought nice things to start with. Muffy and Jeff moved on to a Hideout trailer with a floor plan that she can navigate in her chair, and a lift, so she can be independent on their camping adventures. I worked out a trade with them for the Northstar, so a no brainer. I slept in it for the eclipse this year. My family tent/car camps up at the mountain lakes of Idaho primarily, to go waterskiing on the lakes, mountain biking, etc. We typically camp in the campgrounds with a bathrooms, and will want to be able to leave the camper at camp, while we use the truck to launch the boat, go biking, etc. I am not worried about the weight of the wood framing as I am not trying to 4wheel, backcountry too much. Some dirt roading is all we will need. Idaho is already pretty remote.
Below are a couple initial pictures. I hope to get a couple more of the interior, though Jeff needs to clean some stuff out that he has stored in there, and it is a bit dirty and cluttered inside.. We have the first snow on the ground, and it is time to button it up for winter.
Jeff has gone through it during his ownership, and it seems sound, doesn't leak, and everything works. It is missing a little door to the Propane, and handle to the crank for the roof vent. He replaced the lighting to LED. We will need to add one more jack, it has Rieco-Titans, and it was set up as a tripod originally. Other than that, am considering a few mods. One thing I want to do, after camping a lot with others and their campers, is set up an outdoor living space with an awning, with covered outdoor cooking, ability to have some mood lights and sound (will just use our bluetooth speaker) and seating. Kind of like an outdoor great room.
Other mods I was considering:
* Rack on top for bikes (but also thinking about just adding a hitch receiver to truck to carry bikes on front. Rear hitch will usually have the boat)
* Ladder to top
* See if I can convert the old titans to power jacks for easy one person on and off.
Edited by sunvalleylaw, 19 November 2017 - 06:57 PM.