a lot of people have asked me how we traveled and where we stayed on our road trip. and although we technically camped most of the time, i wouldn't exactly say we were roughing it.
i'm not a camper….but my hubby is.
so years ago we negotiated and bought a travel trailer. that way we could still camp…but with the things i deemed "necessary" for me to consider our vacation time, a vacation. because really…how can you call roughing it a vacation. i am so happy that the trailer has a bathroom, shower, beds, kitchen, water and electricity.
we have been so happy with having the travel trailer. some of our kid's best memories, are the vacations we have taken with it (which up until now have been mostly beach trips). this is the first time we have ventured out of California with it. and with that, there was a lot of worry if we would be able to tow this big trailer with my husbands ½ to truck. we really could have used a bigger truck…a diesel engine would have been great. but in the end, it worked out fine. we were only able to drive at a slow and steady 65 MPH and it only got about 9 miles per gallon, but it did the job and got us through the 3,187 miles we took on our trip.
below is a short little video where i give you a tour of our travel trailer. if you were thinking of getting a travel trailer or an RV, let me tell you, it is so much fun. and if you can swing it, get one. just make sure to take in consideration the storage fees, gas and how much you will use it before purchasing one. it is a pretty big investment, but it has been the best purchase we made for our family.
Lisa @ Four Under Six
I just came across your blog and specifically this post and video. Thanks, this is helpful! We have 4 little kids and are seriously considering getting a travel trailer. It will be tight but we like the idea of a trailer vs an RV because we can still use the SUV to drive around (we will have to get a Suburban or Expedition to tow) when camping whereas with an RV you only have one vehicle unless you tow another one behind! ANYWAY, thanks! This was great.