Howdee Guys and Gals. I'm from 'Up North' of the United Kingdom. Bonnie Scotland to be precise, and we are blessed with a whole lot of outdoors. Where we can wild camp by statute. My beautiful wife and myself like to wild-camp (i.e off sites) and until recently we used a teardrop camping trailer (see below) that I loosely built from plans very generously posted to the Tiny Teardrop forum. It was just large enough for us to take our double mattress and gave us a really comfortable nights sleep. In spite of the fact that I am reasonably tall (six foot), it was quite nice, but after three days, it did begin to feel a little claustrophobic.
We recently sold
the teardrop trailer, as my wife could not stand up to use a porta-potti inside it. During the night she had to go outside and was very badly bitten up by midges (no-see-ums). When I say bad, think smallpox bad. :-/ That was the end of camping in the little trailer!
So we needed something that we can wild camp in, she can have a pee inside, and somewhere we can sit out the weather and midges on a really bad day. Everything else is a luxury.
Today we put a deposit down on a Freedom Jetstream (1998) which I think our North American friends will recognise as a 'Captain'? All things going to plan I will collect it tomorrow.
It seems structurally and mechanically sound, but the interior is drab and unpleasant with the fabric liner separating from the fibreglass shell. I intend to strip it internally and refit after lining with spacefoil-bubblewrap insulation. We decided that our first trip will be Easter 2014.
I will post a build thread, in the hope that others can learn from my mistakes and I can hopefully pose some questions.
Cheers and thanks in advance, BigAl.