You know us – we are pretty minimalist in our lifestyle. When you live in less than 150 sq ft carried on the back of a truck you have to be space conscious and weight conscious.
In celebrating our two year anniversary of being on the road full time, we were having the discussion of what we like best about this lifestyle and what we miss. Well as innocent as it started, that conversation lead to us selling our beloved truck camper and buying a NEW one. (BTW- Oregon is a great state to sell a truck camper in since it is a more popular camper type than in other parts of the US. The man that bought ours didn’t even look inside, saying if was as nice on the inside as the outside he was happy.)
Turns out from our conversation is what we missed is the ability to put our feet up. Yep feet up. Not more space, not satellite tv, not more toys — feet up. When we made the decision to travel via truck camper, we intentionally overbought our truck to handle any future upgrades we might make.
Truck campers have come a LOOOOOG way in the past few years and there are many large models with reclining/popup foot rests. We loved the quality of our Lance and liked their 2-slide floor plan the best of any model on the market. The sofa is one piece instead of two separate theater seats and has two separate foot rests.
We pickup our new Lance 1172 next week in Tacoma, WA. It is larger and heavier – almost 4,400 lbs which is 1,100lbs more than our previous model. We will miss the storage that we we had in our old camper – with two slides there is more ‘butt room’ as one salesperson said, but fewer cabinets. So with less storage and not wanting to overburden the truck with excess weight has made us look at EVERYTHING. It is down to looking at the ounces of everything now — unless I want to go on a diet:)