My Camping Home

When I started looking at trailers, I made a wishlist of all the possible trailer options. After looking at dozens of floor plans and thinking of the way I like to camp, a few things rose to the top of my list.

  • Walk-around bed – I like the accessibility of both sides of the bed for the purpose of bed making.
  • Enclosed or large shower – Tiny corner showers with a shower curtain seem like a constant battle to keep the bathroom dry.
  • Full freezer  – Many smaller trailers feature a dorm-size fridge. I would like to be able to travel with a week’s worth of food, including some frozen meals.
  • Plenty of storage – So many RV owners’ groups are full of modifications to increase storage. It makes more sense to me to buy a model with lots of existing storage.
  • Large water tanks – Most of my favorite campgrounds are without sewer. The larger the tanks, the longer the trips.
  • Short and lightweight as possible – For ease of towing and maneuverability. Some campgrounds also have restrictions on the size of allowable trailers.
  • Sofa seating – I don’t use my dining table at home nearly as often as I use my couch. I decided I would be much happier without a dinette.
  • Dual axles – Two axles seemed like the safer way to go in case of a flat. And it felt much more stable when walking around inside the trailer.
  • Accessibility with the slide in – I wanted to be able to pop in the trailer for quick meals and bathroom breaks without having to extend the slide.

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The Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite hit all of the items on my wishlist. Additionally, after a year of living with the trailer I have found several features that I absolutely love.

  • Deep, double bowl sink – I love having plenty of space to wash dishes.
  • Extending counter – The 2109s has a lot of counter space to begin, but the ability to add more space for long trips or more elaborate meal preparation has been very helpful.
  • Fridge by the door – It is wonderful to be able to reach into the trailer to grab a cold drink without tracking dirt. It is the next-best-thing to having an outdoor fridge.

img_5281Nevertheless, I have made the home my own. Feel free to read more about that here and here.

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