Curating Stories and Posts About Trucks, Trailers and Accessories for Both

It is my intention to offer a variety of topics that relate to the truck owner and their towed accessories, including what they have in or on those trailers. I also want to include equipment both for towing, but also equipment that makes the truck more useful for work and play.

My own personal experiences and current truck and equipment are something to mention from time-to-time, but what I am doing isn’t remotely as inclusive of the possibilities available.

For that reason more needs to be added. Hopefully we will find a few writers out there who want to share their slant on the subjects we cover. It’s also my intention to add more content that hits the mark as research is done with the manufacturers, and where we can find articles and videos that match the subject of trucks and trailers.

Hopefully this will continue to be fun for me. I am looking for these topics anyway. It makes sense to share them here too.

Just like my recent infatuation with our new trailer furniture, it may seem like too much of a single subject as I explore. I will try to get a balance and if we can add another writer’s voice, that will really make a difference. Writers, are you out there?

So let’s have fun together. Please add comments. Thanks for being here with us.

A Short Trailer Camping Trip

Beth and I just returned from a short camping trip up into Georgia. We were attending an event and so we took the camper to make the trip easier and less stressful. The drive was only 2 1/2 hours one way. That’s just enough to be too much for me round trip and with a lot of hours in between.

Our New Theatre Recliners

So we relax, went to dinners, and tried out our new theater seating in the trailer watching a movie one night, and PBS Masterpiece Theatre the next.

I like reading in the morning on my iPad and drinking coffee. The recliner and the cup holder I can report pass the comfort test that matters most to me.

The TV arm that extends and allows the screen to tilt towards us needs to be swapped with a longer version. We sit at a right angle to the screen and need to bring it out further to reduce the strain on our necks. I have one already picked out and frankly expected this problem, but I wanted to be sure it was necessary. It’s debatable, but I am striving for perfection, or something like it. That’s still alluding me.

Goodyear Endurance Tires

New to this trip was a set of new tires as well. We invested in a new set of Goodyear Endurance tires. Our OEM tires were getting old, at three years, they had 15,000 miles on them, and one had some excessive wear from a slight alignment issue. I feel a lot better knowing they are new and safe. I’ve had new tires put on my truck, Beth’s car, and now the trailer. I am feeling a little bit tire poor at the moment.

My next trailer project is to grease the hubs. I have been watching YouTube videos and think I can do it. We’ll see.

New Furniture for our Trailer #2

New Theatre Seating for Our Camper

We finally received the last box from Fed Ex yesterday. There were three boxes in total and for some reason Fed Ex separated them and delivered one each day for three days. Crazy?

I’ve mentioned before that I have previously removed the dinette seating and table from our camper. So installing this seating took very little time.

Everything came well packaged. The seat backs come detached and only need to be placed over a slide on bayonet attachment where it snaps in place. The three main pieces work similarly. They are heavy though. So two people should handle them.

We are happy with the quality and look forward to our next camping trip.

Here are a some photos.

New Furniture for our Trailer #1

Today we are going to install our new Theatre Seating inside our Camping Trailer. I will take some photos of the process although I am not anticipating that there will be much to it. I took out our dinette setup about a year ago. So disassemble is already done. We’ve been using reclining lawn chairs for the last several trips we’ve taken. Frankly, they’ve been a little too uncomfortable after sitting a while. It’s been much better than trying to use the dinette to sit at night and watch TV or to talk. So photos to follow…

Flagstaff Micro Lite 25FBLS

We fell in love with this particular trailer and layout while at the Florida RV SuperShow last week. If we ever upgrade, this is our choice.

It isn’t my intent to publish items that are just promotional in nature. But I did want to share this particular trailer with you because we just thought that it was perfect – at least for us. We are making refinements to our existing trailer that you’ll see elsewhere on the site as we install theatre seating into our 2016 Bullet Premier. So we’re probably not in the market for this trailer, at this time. We can dream though…

Check out these theatre seats and especially how they incorporated a small table that swivels or is removeable at each seat. If you look at the floor plan above, this seating is directly opposite the TV. That’s a big deal!

2019 Florida RV Super Show – Tampa, Florida

Small Campers

I am unlikely personally to go for one of these. We are happy with our current unit and frankly we need the space and amenities of our more mainstream trailer. I do confess to being intrigued by the innovation shown and the woodwork on these units. I think that this interest on my part is a throwback to our tent camping days, and the luxury these campers offer in contrast to those far more rustic days.

Take a look at the details. Notice the plastic springs under the mattress. That looks like a great idea.