After many years of full-time RVing in a 5th wheel across the country, I had decided that if/when I ever got another RV it would be a much smaller Travel Trailer. After taking a break for ten years and doing my camping in a tent, two years ago we decided that it was getting time to purchase our Travel Trailer.
It took us two years to make a decision what we wanted. We started out looking at everything from pop-ups to small trailers until we saw the 2200ss and knew immediately it was the trailer. Slightly larger than we had originally intended, but we have quickly found it the perfect size for the three of us.
After waiting for it to be built, it arrived with a leak in the gray water tank that the dealership found and replaced delaying our pickup date. During this time they installed our slide topper and backup camera. Finally May 21 arrived, my son and I had already loaded the truck with stuff for camping. After walk through, we were off…not to put the trailer in storage…but to an RV Park for our maiden voyage.
Paradise By The Sea in Oceanside, CA was our maiden voyage. Due to it being the week before Memorial Day weekend, Monday and Thursday were available but the weekend was booked. However, after two days of Sheldon and I enjoying our rest and hanging out we were both bummed that Deb wasn’t with us. Cole, the General Manager, had been very helpful and accommodating during our stay and so I approached him with the possibility of getting a spot if there were any cancellations. Later that day, he called and we got a few extra nights making our MV from 5/21-5/29 for a total of 8 nights of relaxation…and yes, work too.
As Sheldon had just completed his first year of college, he was thankful for the opportunity to get rested up before he started a heavier work load at the bike shop he works at. During this time I rested, studied, prepared, planned, and even drove home to preach on Sunday. On Friday, my wife came and was able to stay until time to head back to work on Tuesday. Once she arrived, the park had filled up with the Memorial Day weekend crowd and our schedule changed as well to bike rides, walks, coffee shops, and just chill-axing around the trailer.
After 8 incredible nights it was time to tuck our trailer away in storage at McBrides and we headed home totally rested, ready to plug back into life, and convinced that we had made the right decision to buy a trailer at this stage of life.