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#1 griz

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:38 PM

Curious as to why you do not see these for sale. Maybe 1 for every 100 of the other pop up makers.

 


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#2 DirtyDog

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:11 AM

I suppose it depends where you are looking. I would bet there are a lot of Northstars on the more mainstream RV sites.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:56 AM

Maybe. I have only been on this site. Even craigslist has everything but the northstar. Must be me. Just something that I have notice for awhile.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:53 AM

From my searches on craigslist I regularly see northstars listed along with many other pop up brands such as bronco, sun lite, jayco, and a few others. To make my listings easier I generally keep to the brands most discussed here. I am, or have not, made any kind of judgement call as to quality or usefulness.
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:20 PM

I would say the reason you don't see many for sale is because the Northstar owners are very satisfied with their campers and feel there is no need to sell or "upgrade." I know I am and their customer support is phenominal! No, I don't work for the company :-). I also feel the quality of the campers is right up there with all the brands discussed on this forum. Everyone has their opinion on wood frame vs. aluminum....


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#6 lqhikers

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:04 PM

the best reason i have as to why you do not see to many Northstar campers 

on sites such as this is that there is only 1 size that i know of that fits tacoma size 

trucks is model mc600,most models mc 650 are for larger trucks.

 

have had our Northstar for awhile and so far no problems and

take it every where we took eagle!

 

leaving tomorrow for Kofa wildlife area,Xmas in the desert!

 

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 01:29 AM

thought i would post some information on our north star mc 600.

 

figures might interest some folks.

 

just returned from a trip with a turn around at Missoula Mt. cut the trip short as the fires in Idaho 

made it not worth spending to much time in the back country.

 

total of 2,832 miles.(highyway,forest roads a few 4x4 miles)

 

average mpg for whole trip 19.29.

 

cruise control on highways set at 64,on freeways 70.

 

2015 tacoma access cab 4x4 I-4,manual trans.

 

on the return leaving Boise towards Winnemucca we stopped at the weight scales that are on

 

at Burns Junction  we weighed the truck,(2 of us +cat and all the "stuff"

 

no surprise came in at 6,350 pounds.

 

truck handles the weight just fine no brake problems, one reason i like manual trans,complete control on down grades.

 

yes  by factory specs overloaded,by real use no problem.

 

just keeping it real

 

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 04:01 AM

thought i would post some information on our north star mc 600.

 

figures might interest some folks.

 

just returned from a trip with a turn around at Missoula Mt. cut the trip short as the fires in Idaho 

made it not worth spending to much time in the back country.

 

total of 2,832 miles.(highyway,forest roads a few 4x4 miles)

 

average mpg for whole trip 19.29.

 

cruise control on highways set at 64,on freeways 70.

 

2015 tacoma access cab 4x4 I-4,manual trans.

 

on the return leaving Boise towards Winnemucca we stopped at the weight scales that are on

 

at Burns Junction  we weighed the truck,(2 of us +cat and all the "stuff"

 

no surprise came in at 6,350 pounds.

 

truck handles the weight just fine no brake problems, one reason i like manual trans,complete control on down grades.

 

yes  by factory specs overloaded,by real use no problem.

 

just keeping it real

 

Les,lqhikers

So, you are 1000 lbs overloaded with a stock I-4 engine and it handles great, cruises at 64-70 mph, and matches its EPA economy? You should change your name to Tailwind. 


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 03:19 PM

sorry bigfoot if you doubt me your problem not mine.

 

i do not post hot air reports,if you doubt me come on down to La Quinta and i will take you for a spin

then make your remarks.

 

o by the way do you drive the same rig and set up if so post your figures.

 

i guess you want me to post untrue figures!

 

have a nice weekend.

 

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:49 PM

sorry bigfoot if you doubt me your problem not mine.

 

i do not post hot air reports,if you doubt me come on down to La Quinta and i will take you for a spin

then make your remarks.

 

o by the way do you drive the same rig and set up if so post your figures.

 

i guess you want me to post untrue figures!

 

have a nice weekend.

 

Les,lqhikers

I do not question that you are telling the "truth" because vehicle handling is subjective and fuel economy reports depend on many factors. However, I doubt any vehicle will match its EPA rating when heavily overloaded and driven fast under normal conditions, hence the reference to tailwind. You may want to elaborate on how you achieved such fantastic results so the rest of us can learn. 

 

I used to have a signature and photo describing our rig but it disappeared recently, not sure why (the recent site update?). It's a 2014 Ram 2500 CTD crew cab with Hallmark Guanella. I have driven an overloaded 2013 Tacoma V-6 with camper; it was a slug going uphill, and it had suspension mods and LT tires to handle the weight. Some might say it performed "great" for its intended purpose, but not I. 


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