We’ve seen a couple of intriguing campers here. The first is an old Trillium. I think the owner said it was a ’72. He got it when the previous owner’s wife died, and the guy didn’t want to take it out camping any more. It’s in beautiful shape, and I do so love the jalousie windows that can be left open in the rain.
The second one is a home built rig. I can’t remember if the owner said they have been fulltiming in it 6 or 8 years. But they started out with a truck camper, but their truck was inadequate to carry it. So they bought a Sprinter flat bed and mounted the camper on it.
But they had a big dog, and their dog had nowhere to ride. They said the Mennonites sometimes salvage old sleepers off trucks for various uses around farms. So they bought a sleeper from them for the dog to ride in.
But, even though they cut the sleeper down, they still had to raise the truck camper to fit… so they built in a storage basement. Then they added the cage on front to carry their generator and supplies.
Later on, their dog died, so they converted the dog “room” to storage.
She also said they were in a park one time when a terrific storm came through. So both of them climbed into the carpet lined sleeper with the dog and rode out the storm together. 🙂
I can’t remember all the details, but it was fascinating listening to her explain how their unusual camper, that is perfectly suited for their way of travel, came to be.
The people here are amazingly friendly! Such a pleasure to meet and strike up conversations with them.
The fisherman in the photo and his wife have caught several nice size catfish. The park has a great screened fish cleaning station.