Well, we did FINALLY manage to get out the door and went with our little Scamp
to Jay Cooke State Park here in Minnesota! WOW what a BEAUTIFUL river there! We hiked a LOT and just sat and enjoyed that river a lot also. The campgrounds were lovely.
I am SO happy I lined my curtains with that Mylar stuff! I lined them with it for the UV protection factor- but it turns out to be a great light
blocking at night factor, too. Living in a very rural area- I'm always blown away when we camp at just how many LIGHTS
people will string up and leave on all night when they camp! hahaha I am used to total darkness, so I need those blocking curtains.
worked out just super! Husband slept just fine on the little "sofa side" of the Scamp
We experienced the infamous condensation overnight, too! It wasn't TOO bad- but boy it got really chilly outside at night and we did get condensation on the windows
We discovered that the trailer BOUNCES like CRAZY on anything but a nicely paved road. Anything NOT in the cabinets went bouncing around. Two of the curtains were knocked right off the hangers and even the seat cushions had bounced around. Do you think this is just "the nature of the beast" ? Or do we seriously need to get the axle
We discovered our Door wouldn't stay shut either when in transit!
We bungee corded it and that was good to go then. I'm going to look into a newer and better latch most likely- one made for boats.
We LOVE the thermo electric cooler we bought instead of replacing the Scamp's icebox! SO nice to not have to deal with ice. We put in a gallon milk jug that we froze before to help the cooler stay real cold, and boy it did the trick. There was still plenty of ice in that milk jug when we got home today- that how nice and cold it stayed, even tho we didn't leave it plugged in the whole time- only a few hours a day.
We kept the cooler in the car- and I used the icebox to put the pots and pans in.
We decided we would love to put in shelves in the little closet, and have a basket as a clothes drawer for each of us- it would work out perfect for us.
I LOVE having a porta potty in the camper with me.
no more stumbling around half asleep to the facilities. yippee.
So this was a successful first trip with the little Egg.
I STILL have to test out all the caulking with the hose or if it rains. Otherwise, so far so good!!!