Trailer for sale or rent…………..
It appears that we have firmed up our “retirement” travel plans and on July 1 we will be taking off on an adventure. I honestly never thought that I would say this, but I am pretty excited that we are now the proud owners of a small-ish trailer, and very soon we will have a new rig to pull it.
We’ve camped a bunch over the years in a large, and now ancient tent. This old tent has been lots of places…swim meets, family reunions, the Rocky Mountains, Maine, Kentucky, Oklahoma, a wind storm at the end of Hurricane Hugo…….I could go on, but the list of locations in this tent’s life is endless.
Anyway….as grown-ups who are old enough to collect Social Security, we did decide to leave the cumbersome tent behind, and for a good week we had plans to get a new small tent, and a snazzy Suburu Outback that we could camp in when there were wind and rain emergencies. I got very cold one Sunday morning on a bike ride and came home an announced to Durry that perhaps we did need to get a small trailer.
Some friends in town own an adorable T@b trailer. I was enamored, but we knew that it was more of a glorified tent-on-wheels, and we needed a little more space for our planned extended adventure. We drove down to Santa Rosa for a long weekend to look at the larger TaDa trailer, but left the sales lot just a little discouraged because the bed was too short and Durry’s head brushed the ceiling.
We did our research though, and looked at LOTS of travel trailers. We had a good chuckle inside this two story travel trailer……we knew that our son would love to spend some weekends with us with his own private screened in trailer porch. We left Santa Rosa not really finding the “right” vehicle for us.
This is a 25 foot, ultra light trailer with a tiny pop-out to accommodate a small sofa. Our “bedroom” is at the front of the trailer, and is separated nicely from the rest of the living area. There is room for our laptops, my knitting and quilting, and all of Durry’s genealogy research materials. The kitchen will have plenty of room for us to cook all the wonderful farm fresh local foods as we travel across the country.
Coincidentally, thirty years ago after our wedding on the 4th of July we took off on our first adventure together. We left the San Francisco Bay area in my red Toyota hatchback for our rented farm house in Northern Michigan. It took five days to get ourselves 2/3 ‘s of the way across the country.
We’re going to take more time this time around.