The Season 8 RV came as a bit of surprise for most! Through our Instagram account, there were many questions and we thought we’d answer many here!
Our philosophy from the beginning has been “Starting small now is better than starting big, later!” Well, we’re putting that philosophy to test this season and showing that memories are not reserved for “fulltime” RVers.
Creating lasting memories is for everyone no matter what size RV, budget or how long you’re away. This season we wanted to explore Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah, but we wanted to do it in an entirely different way. More camping ⛺️ and more National Parks ????
When spring arrives and it starts to get warm in Arizona, we’ll finally select a motorized RV and hit the road fulltime again.
Check back soon as we answer more questions.
Where is Charlie going to sleep!?! Caleb’s rooftop tent was installed this week and it comes with an annex. That will be Charlie’s room. Considering he enjoys sleeping the snow, we think he’ll find it suitable.
Did you sell the 5th wheel and F450? Yes, we delivered Toy Ginger and her trusty tow vehicle to the new owners last week. They were very excited and we were thrilled we could provide an RV in such great condition. We’re going to miss both the Toy Hauler and truck, but as always, we look forward and know the best is yet to come.
Are you going to fulltime the teardrop? No, this season is about exploring Arizona, Utah, Colorado and California through 2-5 day trips using the KYD Cabin as base. This way, we can spend more time with family during the winter, explore our backyard in a new way… while we shop for a fulltime rig.
What’s next?? We’re strongly considering a motorized RV for next season. Mostly because we’ve never done it, but we’re really enjoying the Jeep and would like to take it with us. Plus, the boys are now driving age and it would nice to have a vehicle they can drive too. The next RV will not be a surprise. In fact, we want your feedback. Right now it’s between a Super C on an F550 chassis, Renegade Verona or Tiffin Class A. We’ll need plenty of time as we plan to purchase them used to avoid the initial round of depreciation.
What about the bathroom? Yeah, this is a big one. Surprisingly, it’s not near as bad as we thought. After talking to campers with experience, the double-duty bags are easy, clean and effective. So much in fact, we’d rather use our pop-up facility than the facilities at state or National Parks.
Is the teardrop worth the cost? The teardrop is essentially glamping. For people that really enjoy camping, it’s a great option to go anywhere, have some resources and a nice place to sleep. The big attraction is where you camp! Which is why we wanted to go as small as possible with offroad capabilities. This is more than just solitude, it’s about exploring and going to places few can get to. When we take off for SN9 in the early summer, we’ll likely put the teardrop on Outdoorsy so others can use her! Flagstaff is the perfect location to travel to Moab, Arches, Monument Valley, Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon.
Does the teardrop have AC or a furnace? Nope, it’s a fair-weather rig. When it gets hot, we’ll head to Utah and Colorado and when it gets even hotter, SN9 will start! When it’s cold, we’ve been using an electric blanket and that’s worked well, but for dry camping, we may need to install a 300-watt inverter.
How are we going to work and edit videos? We tend to edit videos Thurs-Sunday so, for the most part, our trips will be from Mon to Wed so we can just focus on exploring and capturing footage. We do have a solar generator to keep the camera batteries and laptop charged.
What is the new RV? It’s a 2019 Timerberlearf PIKA built by hand in Grand Junction, CO. There is no dealer involved in the purchase of a Timberleaf trailer. The hitch weight is only 100 pounds and the overall weight is about 1,200. It’s almost impossible to tell we’re towing it, but the MGP dropped from 16 to 13. That’s about it. No sway whatsoever!