I especially enjoyed the interior finishes of these retro campers. The wood grain look and feel was enjoyable to my eyes.
Here are a few pictures from the show. I will post more a little later. The show was huge. We were there for two days and probably visited a quarter of the exhibits. Much of the show is about Class Ones. We’re not interested in those. Too much to afford. We’re campers, not full timers. We are also a couple and don’t need a bunkhouse arrangement.
Shortly we will be installing a double recliner sofa in our trailer. I have already removed the u-shaped dinette. It took up a lot of room and wasn’t needed by just the two of us. We are happy to eat outdoors on the picnic table or on a TV tray if the weather isn’t good. The dinette was not comfortable in the evenings when we are watching a movie or the news. It looked nice but wasn’t a good fit for how we live.
If you go through my posts it’s easy to see that over the years my journey has included many trucks. Having been in the construction business it was necessary. I have over the years spent many a day washing and waxing my truck. I can remember the first new truck in 1982. It was a very stripped down F150 Ford. It was a stick shift, on the floor, and it was a three speed. The engine was a straight six cylinder. The truck was red and it had a red interior with a vinyl bench seat. It had a radio. I can’t remember if it was just AM, or if it was AM/FM. There wasn’t any cruise control or power anything. The windows were crank up, and the floor was a heavy plastic. I used to hose out the floor and there were drainage holes in the corners for the purpose. To protect the truck bed I had a sheet of 3/4″ exterior plywood that stayed in the bed of the truck.
It isn’t work when you enjoy the effort!
I kept that truck clean and enjoyed the work cleaning and waxing it. I still keep my truck clean. It’s a bit harder for me now though. I need a nap afterwards.
This is a pretty good overview of preparation, tire safety, and various other issues to make your towing experience and your camping trip a success.
The information about increasing highway speed with the tires mentioned does bother me. Going much faster than 65 mph while towing doesn’t take into consideration other factors besides the tires and their integrity. Wind speeds, wind pressure from large trucks, and surface conditions matter greatly. Driver error is much more likely too. Our towing experience is far less than our driving experience overall. Please drive conservatively.