Howdy to all from New York. I recently picked up a 1975 Trillium
. Its in serviceable condition but it is going to need a lot of basic repairs because it has not been properly maintained.
So a little about myself. I have a backpack camper many years and for the longest time I have had the opinion that if you're not a tent you're not really camping. So a couple years ago I had a minor back injury and while it really doesn't prevent me from doing anything the recovery time from sleeping on the ground in about a week. After some trial and error I found an air mattress that only made me a little stiff. The problem with this of course is that I can no longer go backpacking camping or I should say it'll be much more difficult. So I resorted to what I call drop and squat camping. This started to become someone of an issue because I have a tendency to be rather spontaneous about when I go camping. With my backpack it was really easy cause everything was already packed and ready I just threw it in the truck and went. Now with the air mattress I need a bigger tent which of course means a bigger tent and now that I'm drop and squat camping more people wanna come along which of course means more stuff. Now it takes me forever to load and unload the truck. So now I can't be a spontaneous about going camping as I used to and this bothers me more than anything else. So then I thought about getting a utility trailer and prepacking all my stuff on it. I found this strategy didn't work very well because I would have to unpacket it to find something I needed when I was not camping. So after years of not wanting to I decided a camper was what I needed. After two years of looking I finally found a camper that met all of my requirements. Once I bought it I found there was a mess of problems with the paperwork. Now that I have it all strait I thought I would tell others so hopefully it will not be as bad for them. I will explain that mess in a different thread. For now Howdy!