Our first trip in Wobbles was a one night weekend trip to Champoeg State Park, just to try things out. The trip was great, we found a few warranty issues with the trailer, and we learned a lot.
We had a number of areas where we wanted to try things out on the first trip:
- Bath time
- Movie Time
- Bed time
- Using the toilet
- Dumping the grey/black tanks
When I first proposed to Sarah that I quit my job to travel by RV for 6+ months, she was naturally a bit nervous. It didn’t take long, however, for her to come around and realize the opportunity we had. From the day that Sarah said “ok, let’s do this”, it was only a few weeks later that we found ourselves towing home a new Airstream camping trailer. Let me tell you about how we made the decision.
When Sarah and I got married, for our honeymoon we did a 3 week road trip to many of the western national parks. We considered tent camping, but since it was our honeymoon we splurged and bought a camper van. The van was a 2001 Ford Econoline cargo van that had been lovingly converted to a camper by its former owner, a man named Vince who we met when we responded to his Craigslist ad. On the outside the van looked like a generic plain white cargo van. On the inside was a simple yet very functional camper.
Here’s the rough adventure plan.
- Quit job
- Buy a camping trailer
- Go on some shorter test trips
- Pair down on our belongings
- Rent out our house
- Go on a long trip (~6 months)
- Figure out what to do next