Here’s a glimpse of our life on the road last year. We had a wonderful trip from Maryland to California and back in our Four Wheel Campers flatbed Hawk on a RAM2500 Cummins Diesel. The frequent rain, cold temperatures, some snow, and many many windy days reminded us why we bought the camper. Although friends and relatives asked us to stay in their homes, we spent every night in the camper and cooked the vast majority of our meals on the road. Having an indoor galley is the bomb!
We had a wonderful time at the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival reconnecting with friends and making new ones on the beautiful Henwood family farm in central Pennsylvania. Most exciting of all was winning the Saturday night film festival. Thanks to the generosity of Main-Line Overland, La Tortuga, the Four Wheel Campers flatbed Hawk on a RAM 2500 Cummins diesel, the back of our camper now sports a new set of maxtrax .
Too Much Fun:
Or watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt8IwOjEA2I
Like the birds flying south in the fall, we tend to head west. Often flying to California to visit family or flying to Las Vegas with our camping gear for camping and hiking. In 2014 we drove our Toyota RAV4 to California and back staying with friends, family, camping, and many nights in motels. Continue reading 2015 Fall Migration
We delivered our truck to Mainline Overland and left it for them to assemble the flatbed, camper and solar panel. They completed the work in time for us to pick it up and quickly pack for our maiden voyage to the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival
What a transformation! Our pretty, new brown truck became La Tortuga the Glamper. It’s like a tiny house on wheels with infinitely more amenities than we are accustomed to.
Our cruising sailboats were both extremely minimalist as is camping with what you can check on an airplane or even from the back of our RAV4. Our Four Wheel Camper flatbed Hawk camper has flush mount sink and stove, refrigerator, heater, hot and cold pressure water, cassette toilet, dinette, inside and outside shower, tons of storage, 160 watts solar on the roof, all led lighting, and most lovely of all, a queen sized bed we can leave made up while we are traveling.
Today we visited the Four Wheel Camper factory in Woodland, California and once again sat in many camper models and asked all of the questions we could think of.
We still really like the the front dinette Fleet model and think that’s what we want to do. And then we sat in a flatbed Hawk and really loved it. Now we are debating what to do. We like the minimalism and small footprint of a fleet on a Tacoma but are fascinated by the comfort and spaciousness of the flatbed.
Since we don’t yet own a truck, and have one more manufacturer to visit on this trip, we can analyze the pros and cons of the two for a long time.