|I love my 18-foot Aliner, but my messed up back is making it hard for me to put it up and down.|
I've heard that it takes awhile for RVers to find the rig that's best for them. Some are lucky and get it right the first time—or maybe they do their research instead of it being luck. Some have to try things out and go through several rigs before figuring out what works best. I think I'm in that latter category, now having had five trailers, two pop-up pickup campers, one hardside pickup camper, and numerous tents. I've also camped in a friend's small Class C.
I think I have my Aliner sold, so I'm back in the throes of trying to figure out what to get next. Full-timing with three dogs and three cats (as of last count) makes getting it right important—these guys are depending on me. But not having much money complicates the whole process, for sure.
|I love the simplicity of tenting, but it's not enough shelter for bad weather and for containing a small zoo.|
|If it were just me, I'd want something along the lines of this, though maybe with an engine and some lights. I'd put a camper on the back and head for Alaska.|
Fellow blogger Boonie has suggested I go for a converted cargo trailer, and I'm researching that one. It sounds good, since I don't tend to use the amenities of the typical RV, like the bathroom, refrigerator, or stove. I kind of tent-camp in an RV. I do like having a furnace, though. The main problem here is converting it with no electricity and few handyman skills.
If anyone has any ideas, let me know. My main objective is to be able to get into the back country, so that lets out Class A, B, and C's. I also want to keep my FJ, which means probably getting another trailer.
|My cousin Mike drives a nitrogen truck with its own sleeper cab, but there's always this to worry about (seen along I-70 near Green River, Utah). Plus they're a bit expensive to buy and operate.|
|I've now had three of these. I just can't seem to make the Casita work, as much as I like them. They don't have enough floor space with all my critters and also feel a bit like living in a barrel to me, as I'm a little claustrophobic.|
|I had one of these (mine was a Burro) and loved it, but it was just too small.|
|Rowdy says this whole topic is making him sleepy. (The extra tail belongs to Cassie.)|
|Time to forget about it all for awhile and have dessert. I did some marketing shots for a friend's pizza shop and got some free goodies, like this tiramisu.|