Well, it's been a while since I was here, and while I have been a little busy doing other things, I have taken the time to do some research on what it is I want to do. Since I very little experience with camping, I really had to sit and figure out not only what I would like, but also take in any limitations I feel I have. I have to be careful not to say "I can't" because my friend Phil doesn't believe in those words.
I have looked at both types of trailers (pull along or ride along) and tried to figure out how comfortable I am with the process of hooking up my car and towing that behind a ride along. There's so much that is appealing on both levels, but I do keep going back to the smaller versions (i.e. Teardrops, Little Guys, etc.) because I would like to be able to pull something with my Scion xB and that way, I won't have to do a lot of work in regards to getting set up and taken down.
So I looked into some websites for the Teardrop Trailer and found a dealership in Missouri that even has them for rent! Of course they sell them too, but I think it would be fun to just take one on a long weekend somewhere before I commit to something that is likely pretty expensive. I registered on a site that has forum that I can get more information about these campers. I also checked to see if my Scion would be able to pull one and apparently, there are no problems with a car that size pulling a teardrop camper. One even commented on seeing a motorcycle pulling one.
It is now November, and of course the holidays are approaching rapidly, and thoughts of camping and being outside will be less and less as the winter takes over. But I did find out this week that my good friend Carol actually has camping on her bucket list. We are already planning a road trip to Chicago next spring to look in on my parent's graves and see if they need any maintenance, but we will try and coordinate some kind of festival or event in Chicago that would make the trip more worthwhile. I wonder if this would be a good time to rent a teardrop trailer, but maybe not. Somehow I don't see Chicago as being a good place for camping! But there are so many other places we could go in our little camper, so that is what I am going to focus on.
I did find a super teardrop camper and Woody to pull it, all decked out in wood on the outside. It was adorable! But I'm sure well beyond my means.
Sometimes this winter, I will try and get to the Missouri Teardrop dealership just to have a gander at these little things, and I will report back here. It's hard for me to imagine that you can actually sleep in them! More to come. Any comments Phil?