Thursday, August 19, 2010

We are legal and official!

Our utility trailer is officially inspected, registered and licensed.  Today we hammered out details on the final design; tomorrow we resume implementing our plan.  I will, of course, snap a bunch of photos of our progress.  Stay tuned.

I find it very interesting that truck campers, unlike other RVs, do not have titles.  In case you are interested, here is some information about our collective Mobile Adventure Unit.  I will probably update this list as our set-up changes.

* 2001 Ford F150 Super Duty 4x4 Diesel.  Rugged and durable, this off-road pickup can take us just about anywhere most vehicles can't.
* 1984 Valor slide-in truck camper.  Pops up.  Plenty of sleeping room for Daddy, Mommy, kiddo plus dog.  Sink with electric pump and holding tank.  Stove runs on propane.  Fridge runs on 110 (electricity) or propane (gas.)  One RV service center told us it may also be powered by 12V (battery), but we have not yet tested that.  5000 BTU air conditioner in rear window; 110 required.  Furnace...who needs a furnace, ha.  I have no info on its power source(s) because I hope I never have to use it.  Piggybacking on a 4x4 vehicle allows us to take our "home" to hard-to-reach, remote locales.
* 5x8' utility trailer, customized.  Will post specs after we finish it.
* 10x10' canopy.  Our outdoor living room!  Mesh netting keeps out pests.  Optional walls block the sun's rays, keeping us cool and...well...not sunburned?  We are reusing a large tarp to create a floor.  An indoor/outdoor rug in earth tones creates a warm, home-like ambience.

Our official blast-off date is September 7th.  So much to do...and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep...

1 comment:

  1. So what's the plan? Travel the state or the continent?
    Can't wait to read stories and see pics!