We have been waiting for a dry weekend to give our camper a trial run, and it finally happened.  I swear it’s been raining for 14 days straight here!  Friday night was rainy, but Saturday it cleared up and we packed up and hit the road.  Luckily, the closest campground is only 45 mins away, so we didn’t have far to travel.

Our new camper is quite an upgrade from our old camper.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED our pop up camper, but we just outgrew it.  We got it when the kids were just littles!  Time sure flies.  (10 years ago!!)

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Here’s our new camper.  I think  it tripled the size of both the floor space and storage space.

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It’s got bunks for the kids so they don’t kick each other all night.  Can you believe it doesn’t have a ladder to climb into the top bunk?  It’s even a challenge for Sydney, but I’m hoping she will get more advanced at it with more use.  Here’s my kids after their first night…

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Our bed is a king size slide out in the back.  The bedding makes it look a bit messy, but it was really comfy.  And we can all watch a movie from the bed and the couch, which folds out like a futon.

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Dinette view…

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The kitchen has a big fridge and freezer.  LOTS of food storage space.

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As you can see, it’s got a lot of cool stuff in it!  But best of all, it’s not just a camper – it’s an investment in spending time together as a family.  I’m looking forward to many camping trips in our future!

(and, when the kids graduate, it can be a Tiny House for me and Alan.  You can totally see that, right??)

Oh – and I forgot one thing on my May goals post… I’d LOVE to get more than 100 likes on my Facebook page.  I’m sooooo close, so if you read this, and haven’t liked my TechChick Adventures FB page yet, please head on over there.  I know “wow, 100!” right?  haha  It’s the little things that make me happy 🙂  thanks for reading my blog!!

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Q:  Are you a fan of the Tiny House show?  Could you see yourself ever adopting that lifestyle and housing??

I do think some of the tiny houses are very cool, and I could do with a lot of extra stuff in my life, but I think I would go a bit crazy if I lived there with another person!

Q: Do you have any campgrounds around where you live?  

Q: Did you get a ton of rain in your area?  

I didn’t think it was ever going to stop!  At least we’re all green now.

 

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “Meet our new camper!!”
  1. Whoohoo! How exciting! Seeing the inside of your camper brought back a flood of memories from when my mom and stepdad had a camper as it was pretty much the exact same kind that you have. Except your kitchen is much nicer looking! I hope you have many fun family adventures in it!
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    1. I can’t even remember what the inside of my parents camper looked like when I was a kid, but I do remember all of the fun (and interesting) trips we took in it. Always ate cold pop tarts and Tang in the mornings we needed to hit the road early. So funny the things that stick in our minds!!

  2. I am definitely a fan of downsizing but the tiny house might be a little too much. I live in an area where tear-downs are popular and I sometimes wonder why people would want to live in these huge mansions with 3-4 car garages. The extreme opposite of the tiny house. It rained here for about ten days straight but my lawn has never looked better! Living in Chicago, I couldn’t tell you where to find the nearest campground. My parents loved to camp in the Appalachian Mountains when I was growing up in Georgia but I never caught the bug. I like 4-star hotels with AC and hot showers.

    1. Luckily we do have AC (even our pop up camper did!) because that is one thing we really did not like was sweating when we tent camped! We also have showers in both campers, but have never tried them. They seem so tiny I can’t imagine it!! And my kids don’t even like showering when we are home, so there’s that. Haha!

      1. My parents were backpackers so we would drop a car at one location and then drive to our starting point. We would spend 3-5 days hiking the Appalachian Trail. Everything we needed had to be carried but there are shelters along the trail for sleeping so we didn’t need tents. Then my dad got into canoeing so we spent part of the summer canoeing and camping on rivers in south Georgia. Yuck! Hot AND humid! They finally broke down and bought a nice camper when he retired but cancer got him before they could make much use of it. I haven’t been camping since college. Friends do the RAGBRAI bike trip across Iowa every summer but I have so far resisted the temptation to join them.

  3. Yay!! congrats on your new camper. That looks like the perfect opportunity to build new memories with your family. My Dad is an absolute FAN of those campers. He have always dreamed about having one. Unfortunately, conditions are not given in our country to own one or to travel in one of those. Hopefully I’ll be able to get him one here in the future.
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    1. Alan has an F150 truck. It needs a beefy truck to pull it! There is a nice bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower (and more cabinet space!). Having 2 sinks is pretty awesome too! My parents have a motor home, but those seem to be geared more for a couple instead of a family. Not really interested in that right now. Good questions!

  4. And the best part is no more tripping over shoes, coats, bags, and the plastic food container! That and being able to pack up in 1/3 the time now.

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