We, Rose Ann and I have been camping, mostly in tent trailers since we were married 30 years ago. For last few years we have tried several options in anticipation of retiring in mid 2017. We had 2003 Wesfalia Weekender but found it a little to cramped. About this time is was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes so the ability to pull over and prepare a healthy lunch was essential. We looked at all the lightweight options and finally ended up purchasing a 2014 Airstream Bambi 16'. The next year we upgraded to a 2014 Airstream Bambi 22. We loved both the Airstreams but in the end sold the 22 as well and purchased a 2017 Livin Lite 14 DBS. Although the bath is a little smaller it gives us more open space than the 22' Bambi.
We love to travel but are frustrated with the lack of affordable options for camping in Ontario. While in the US we have done some camping in UFS sites and overnighted in a few Walmart and Camping Worlds.
We look forward to doing much more travelling in the coming years and are excited about finally trying some Boondockers Welcome sites in the future.
We are self reliant and with our solar panel are pretty self sufficient.
I recently got my advanced HAM radio license (VA3LHX) and look forward to learning more about it as we travel.
I love to cook both indoors and out. Have recently gone back to cooking with charcoal while camping. I am fairly mechanical and have a background in electronics. I have been playing with solar panels and chargers for several years and love doing mods on my rv's. Rose Ann is an avid gardener and loves to take the photographs on our trips.
We have Abbey, a five year old Bichon and King Charles Spaniel mix. She loves to travel and loves all people, especially children and is great with other dogs and cats.
We haven't really done a lot of boondocking as of yet other than a few locations in Quebec and the East Coast but we look forward to lots of adventures in boondocking in 2018!
Our 2017 Livin Lite 14 DBS trailer is perfect for us with a small dinette slide that folds down to bed to accommodate our 2 year granddaughter when she joins us. Our units small size and weight allow us to fit into smaller more primitive sites that we prefer. Spent the winter doing more research about upgrading our solar system. Went to Handy Bob solar as recommended on this site. He has a lot of experience and is not afraid to speak candidly. I upgraded my batteries to 2 230 amphour Rolls and replaced the cheap Chinese charger and monitor with the Trimetric 2030 monitor and solar controller. In the process of adding 240 watts of solar. Just waiting for the weather to warm up a bit. Our tow vehicle is a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan with a Anderson hitch and Timbren load lifters.
Larry & Rose Ann were escaping the cold in Canada, but we were just as cold in Ohio! They arrived after a long drive in crummy weather, and settled for the night. Off early seeking warmer temperatures (or at least above freezing)! Wish we were headed that way too. Fine guests - welcome anytime!
We were honored to host Larry and Rose Ann on their anniversary weekend. They had spent their honeymoon, 30 years ago, at the Elora Mill. With the mill currently closed for reconstruction, boondocking with us was the next best thing -at least we hope it was! Nights were cool (below freezing) but that was not a problem for these experienced winter-campers. We thoroughly enjoyed our time together, had some great visits, and we welcome them back any time.