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.

Camping with a Trailer: Tips and Tricks | Tires-Easy

https://www.tires-easy.com/blog/camping-trailer-tires/

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.

Florida RV SuperShow

A great opportunity to see it all in one place – just a couple weeks to go!

We are really looking forward to this show. It’s only a half day of travel for us and we are bringing our trailer to stay right at the fairgrounds. There aren’t any hookups available for electric or water, but we’ll rough it. Should be fun.

This is a big show.

“This show is recognized as the greatest RV show in the country. Campers welcome, daily seminars, over 450 vendor booths and more than 1550 RVs covering 26 acres – it is a site to see!”

Fun Finder X – Getting Ready

This was our first trailer. It was in bad shape when we bought it, but we removed rust and painted the frame. We replaced the awning fabric and installed a fresh marine battery, a new microwave, and a new 12v 15 inch TV. This video also shows that we were working on removing fading and peeling graphics, and we were polishing off years of sun damage, and waxing the exterior.

We had a good time with this little trailer. It was just what we needed to start out. It served us well on many trips, including one to The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and up through Montana, The Little Bighorn Battle Field, Mt. Rushmore and other places along the way.

We have a newer and more spacious camper now, and we like it, but this little guy has a fond spot in our hearts.

More luxury, space, state of art doesn’t necessarily mean more fun. A little elbow grease and a modest budget may be just fine to get involved with trailer/truck camping. Smaller units are easier to maneuver and fit in older state campgrounds. They are lighter weight and can be towed by half-ton trucks.

I believe in getting the sleeping arrangement right, getting a good mattress, or combination of mattress and pad. A comfortable night, safe and secure, with the rain and cold (or heat) on the outside, while you are sleeping can’t be beaten. Add a short trip to the bathroom at night to the list. Life is good!

Winnebago Micro Minnie Fifth Wheel – New for 2019

Winnebago Micro Minnie line fits very well with a half ton pickup. The weight and sizing makes a lot of sense and keeps the costs down too. This particular unit is interesting. It has a lot of room and being a Fifth Wheel, it ought to handle well and be a little easier to back in as compared to a comparable travel trailer.

I’m all for modest sizes in travel trailers and I’ll write about that in depth in a future post. This seems like a reasonable compromise for the person who just feels better with more interior space.