After returning from pickup in Belgrade, I had a week to do a super basic camper build out and jam pack the truck with wife and daughter. I built a simple drawer slide with coffee table hinges as many others have done. Left San Diego destined for Olympic National Park before cutting over to Yellowstone to meet up with family.
I was out of service for some time, so going off memory here…
Quick stop in Malibu
Various central coast spots
Wife and daughter approve Somewhere in Big Sur
Somewhere in Northwest Oregon
The pull out kitchen was super convenient. Glad I put that together in time! I think this was near the WA border…somewhere north of Cannon Beach, OR
Saw this majestic baldy just after crossing into Washington but we ran short on time and didn’t get to go to Olympic and the Hoh rainforest
Drove through the night to make the reservation in Yellowstone for a few days
Headed south from Yellowstone to Moab and intended to do the White Rim trail, but again fell short on time. I put in these cheapo LEDs to light the bed at night (note the mass amount of crap jammed in there)
Final stop at Crystal Geyser in Utah before heading home
I definitely need to plan better for future trips and not try and cram so much into a given time period. The weather was tough on my 9 month old daughter and I felt guilty dragging her over 4,000 miles around the country.
We absolutely love the GFC and were very comfortable in there overall. Condensation was an issue in colder spots, but can be expected of any tent camping…I’ll need to add a maxxair fan or something similar before next trip.
Being Southern Californians, we were ill-prepared for inclement weather and got stuck in the rain on a few occasions. An awning, probably a 270 degree on the passenger side, is a must.
Space was also an issue, but my wife brought 3 enormous pillows, plus we have a bunch of crap for the baby that took up lots of space. I’d love to get better organized so that we could hangout in the bed during rain.
I also want to add a rear bumper with swingouts and tire carrier with Trasharoo. Driving around with a trashbag loaded with poopoo diapers is yucky.
I’m sure that I’ll need a regear carrying all this extra weight…I can really feel Snowbonk struggling in some cases.
Lots to do before the next trip, but looking forward to it!
Much love yall