Ordered a Slide Topper Yesterday for Our Camping Trailer

I am a little nervous. Yesterday I ordered a slide topper for the camper. I am planning to install it with Beth’s help. Adding something like this to the trailer makes me worry a bit. Drilling or taping holes in the fiberglass isn’t a thing to do lightly. Let’s hope that the instructions are clear!

I will post with details when it arrives and the installation is done.

Photos of Camping Trips and Special Places Visited

It’s a little sad that we don’t have a lot of photos from our travels and camping trips when we were younger. Digital photography is so wonderful. What a difference in just twenty years or so.

Before this millennium our photos were on film, what few we took. We didn’t have the money when raising our family to shoot and develop lots of photographs and only wish we had. The photos that we did take are precious to us. This must be true for almost everyone.

Here are a few old photos with the old tent.

Well as a result,  we don’t have pictures from many of our camping trips. We don’t have photos of vehicles and events that could be shared here either. These few excepted.

I suppose that the next generation will lament not having taken high definition videos as often as they will wish in their older age. What next – holograms? Perhaps. 

Well I got to thinking about this when looking for photos of us tent camping. That wasn’t so long ago.  But we have been camping since the 1970’s. Our old cotton duck Eureka tent was a big part of our recreation. Trucks came only in the 1980’s. At first we camped out of a  Volkswagen beetle.  Later we had a minivan.  I used trucks in my work, but we didn’t camp with them until about 2012 or so. By then it was just Beth and I once again.  Empty nesters. 

Photos from the Smokey Mountains. We were tent camping and had our bikes on a rake at the back of our 2009 F150 STX 4×4.

What I found though was that my old body didn’t still enjoy setup and knockdown of camp. I wasn’t thrilled with sleeping on a cot either. And I didn’t like getting out of the tent and to the campgrounds bathroom in the wee small hours of the night. I didn’t need to when I  was younger. 

So we evolved to trailer camping. Turns out we had a truck for towing. We could afford it, and having a bed, a bathroom, heat, and air conditioning turned out to be necessities not luxuries. Our truck made it possible to keep camping. 

Our first travel trailer. We did a lot to clean it up when we bought it on eBay. A 2008 FB189 Funfinder.

I actually wrote a short book about the experience. Here is a link to it at Amazon

And here is a link to a video that I did back then.

So we continue to enjoy the outdoors.  We take lots of digital pictures.  We have a good time. 

Camping Trailer Service Times

I recently wanted to have some service work done on our camping trailer. After calling a few RV dealerships I have found that wait times for service are months rather than days.

In this case I will do the work myself, but what does this tell us about the industry? It seems like there is a lot of opportunity for a new business with a sense for customer needs and wants.

Please post reasonable and respectful comments with your thoughts and service experiences.

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.

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!