When Terry and I met in 1996 two of the things we had in common was our love of biking and camping. In 2004 Terry and I biked Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic for seven weeks. Terry is originally from Austria and her cousins live in Germany and the Czech Republic. At the time we owned a Chevy diesel pickup and a 5th wheel that we really didn't enjoy that much. We were getting tired of having to camp in the ghetto's. Her German cousin camps and took us to a camper dealer where we saw the cutest functional campers that could take us back to the better sites in the campgrounds away from the ghetto.
We talked for the next two years, but in 2006 we sold
the big diesel/5th wheel and purchased a 16' Scamp
SD to pull with our Honda CRV. We felt the CRV was overloaded in the hills, so that winter we purchased a Odyssey with only 113,000 miles. The Odyssey now has 208,000 miles and has pulled for many enjoyable camping trips. The Scamp
is gone and we now pull a light weight
We love being back in the small secluded campsites and have way more fun than we ever had with the big hulk of a 5th wheel. We can set up in five minutes, and be on our trikes in ten. Had we not looked at all those campers in Europe we probably would still own our 5th wheel but camp much less often. Life is good!