We don’t always follow a logical path. For instance, last year we bought a truck with the explicit purpose of pulling a trailer. Only problem was we didn’t own a trailer. So we had…well…another vehicle that was stored in my office garage. We almost booked a spot at a campground without a trailer too. But that is another story for another day.
Mellissa is a much more experienced camper than I am. She has actually camped in a tent and small trailers. For me it is a new experience altogether. Now that I am a co-owner of an Airstream named Phoebe I have a lot to learn. Simple things like how to connect the darn thing to the truck—and the real kicker, how to back the trailer into a camp spot.
I watched a lot of videos, most of them not Airstream specific, all about black water, grey water, shore power, dewinterizing and even how to open the awning which to be honest needs to be learned correctly or you can break it. I even recorded on my phone how our friend unhooked the trailer. But truthfully there is only one way of learning. By doing.
We’ve been busy lately buying a lot of stuff for Phoebe who is relaxing near Seba Beach, like chairs, outdoor carpets, and even a Camp Chef barbecue and a strange looking pie iron that you throw into a fire. I think a storage shed of some ilk is the last big purchases in our future. What's next? No idea! But I'm excited to find out.
Mellissa & James live in Edmonton, Alberta and enjoy exploring. Currently our Airstream is parked at a seasonal site about an hour from our home.