We’ve had the new trailer for a couple of months now. We’ve been out twice. Our maiden voyage was to a nearby Alabama state park, Monte Sano. While there, I did an outside walk-around video (opens in new tab/window) of the camper. To be thorough, it’s a Forest River Coachmen Apex 269RBSS. The dinette and couch are on a 166″ slideout that gives us about 40″ more space when out. The kitchen is on what I call a half-slideout because it extends the range and refrigerator about 2 feet, giving us room to walk around the island sink. The only downside to this configuration is stealth camping is impossible. Stealth camping, for those who don’t know, is where you spend the night without setting up completely. You don’t extend the slideouts or hook up utilities. It’s handy when you just need to pull over for the night in a Walmart parking lot. (Yeah, most Walmarts allow this.) With our slideouts in, it’s impossible to get to the bathroom in the back of the trailer or even access the air conditioner controls.
After our second outing, where we spent a week at Joe Wheeler state park, we did an inside walk-thru video (opens in new tab/window). We originally only intended to spend 3 or 4 days at Wheeler while a new home air conditioner was installed, but we kept extending our stay until we were there for 8 days. I had to commute the 70 minutes to work every day, but enjoyed coming home to our new home each night, mostly because the camper has a great air conditioner and it was July in North Alabama.
Please enjoy the videos linked above. We set up a new Youtube channel called We’re Fixin’ to Camp to house the record of our new adventure. I’d be honored if you subscribed. We’re trying to make helpful videos like this one about the camping facilities at Joe Wheeler. We already have two more trips planned. One will be a long weekend at Lake Guntersville state park. The other will be a week-long visit to Harrison Bay (TN) state park which is near my mother’s-in-law house. She doesn’t have room for us so our hotel-room-on-wheels is the perfect solution. We know it’s clean and bed-bug-free.
Keep chasing the odd, little happy and if you’d like, chase it with us on our new adventure.