2013 / Camping / Nature / Projects / RVs / Travel

Full-timers at 25

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photoWell Jon and I made a drastic lifestyle change this week. We bought a 22′ Wilderness Camper Trailer, and by the end of the week we plan to move out of our Park Service housing and into the trailer full-time. I am still reeling from the decision, but I think we are going to be really happy with our new mobile living situation. No longer will we have to pack and unpack every 3-4 months when we move from a job in one state to the next. Instead we’ll hitch our home to the back of Sunny and roll on.

This means poor Skampy is on her way out, we’re in the process of talking to a couple of prospective buyers here in Montana. Hopefully one of them can give her a good home. While we loved her dearly, she didn’t have quite enough room to live out of full-time, and it was hard for Jon to drive with her on the truck every day. This way, we can park her in her location for the season and both of us have full use of our vehicles.

The new rig is a 1997, so a bit newer than Skampy, and in gorgeous condition. She has a 3 burner stove, an oven, a fridge and freezer, a heater, sound system, indoor and outdoor shower, kitchen and bathroom sinks, and a toilet. Life is going to be quite good. We were hoping for a queen bed, or at least a walk-around instead of a corner pocket full bed, but we’ll make due. She’s got a ton of storage space, and we are on the lookout for a camper shell so we can continue to store gear in the bed of the pickup, and perhaps get back to the more minimalistic truck camping for short forays out. More to come on “Wild Thing”, as we’ve already named her, but I just wanted to give you all a peek!

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