June 26, 2018
I pick it up Friday, and get registration, tags, insurance and my towing ball setup so I can take it to its new home base. I sold my property of 30 years (47 wooded acres with a log home) and downsized considerably. Having a large wooded property sounds like paradise, but it is lot of work and it ties you down. I am now free to move about and explore elsewhere!
I had purchased a new to me 2008 Dodge Ram Diesel 3500 last fall in anticipation of getting a truck camper so that I can explore and camp anywhere. I also wanted a nice pull behind camper, so that my male companion and I could travel together comfortably. This truck is a great platform for any type of camper I want to use for the rest of my life. So while perusing FaceBook market place, I ran across this 2014 White Water Retro 177 and had to take a look. It is exactly what I am looking for in a pull behind camper!
I have been reading your forums and may be doing the lift kit and increasing the size of the rims/tires as some have done, so that I don’t bottom out. That was one of my concerns as I looked it over. My friend has a T@B she pulls with a Subaru Outback and she has that issue at times (I think she is overloaded). I am going to be looking at a generator too, to bolt into my pickup bed. Otherwise, it is move in ready!
I live in Iowa, and my girlfriend has a large cattle farm, so I’m going to “camp” at her place for a shakedown to check out everything. Between me, her and her husband, we should be able to fix anything that may crop up. Then perhaps a road trip to North Carolina to visit my sister, who happens to be an electrician. We will consider putting on some solar panels. 🙂 It’s good to know DIY people!
Thanks so much to the Forum creator! I understand the hours of thankless work put into website management. I was a Systems Analyst for 30 years and now do genealogy as a hobby, work on folks computers for gas money and keep up a website for the East Iowa Ski Club. Computers are fun, but so is the outdoors!
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