Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I'm Back!

I know - I have not posted in eons...

Lets review about my blog...I started this blog to record our adventures restoring a vintage travel trailer, one we didn't even own yet.  I wanted to document our adventure finding one, as well as restoring it.  I really, really wanted one.  We tossed ideas around...Teardrop?  Airstream?  Shasta?  Scotty?  Anything towable?....
Although we loved the ease of towing with virtually any vehicle, we ruled out the teardrop due to the fact we are a family of 4...not enough sleeping room. We also liked the outdoor kitchen as we are outdoorsey people - & isn't that the point of camping?

Then we almost had an old Airstream, but the price suddenly doubled & we had to back out.
Would have been cool!!

Then we were searching, and came across a steal of a deal on an overhead camper...more my Hubby's idea, although I was not opposed.  It was large, & we had a big deisel truck to carry it.  So we bought it:

Well, this got us camping...for about 1 summer, & it was fantastic!  The camper on the truck was handy when we went to the public beach, at a family reunion at a remote lake, and several other very enjoyable weekends...untill the old truck died. :(

This is when the problem arose:  Most people now do not have an 8 foot box on their trucks anymore, including us!  We tried to sell it for only $500, but no luck!

So now, we have gone full circle...now we want to build a teardrop!
This is my favourite one:

We want to salvage what we can from the overhead...the door, windows, stove, heater, water pump, water holding tank, etc...Its really not so bad inside either...

Another problem...our budget sucks!  So, we are now on the search for a flatbed trailer to build it on.  Hopefully we will have some posts soon.