Time to bite the Bullet
Several months of trial and error with a nearly 50-year-old aluminum camper have led to this moment… a new camper.
It was not an easy decision, even after the challenges we faced in Yellowstone, but we decided that it was time to let go of the idea we had in our heads about the Tin Can and embrace the conveniences of a newer model. So, we bit the bullet and bought a Bullet.
The 2013 Bullet is a youngster and has almost 25 feet of interior living space (compared to 19 in the Tin Can) plus an electric slide out that provides more floor space while we’re parked. The size of the Tin Can was never really an issue for us, but we’re super excited about some of the amenities a slightly larger space affords us… like a bedroom.
Having a dedicated bed, not a couch that has to be transformed into a bed every night and put back every morning, was a top priority for our new home.
The bathroom is similar in size but includes a ton of storage and best of all, it has a door.
And check out my new kitchen!
The Tin Can had zero counter space, which just wasn’t cutting it. Extra cabinets have also allowed me to pull a few more items out of storage like my bread pan and pizza cutter. I can’t wait to hit the road and break it in.
Oh, and don’t worry, we made sure there was an easily-accessible fire extinguisher in the camper, just in case.
The Bullet will make so many things easier (like not freezing to death because now we have a working heater!) but I sure am going to miss the Tin Can. Like everything else about this trip so far, owning a house on wheels has provided endless rewards and challenges and I can’t wait to learn the nuances of our new home.
As we get the last of our things moved in, the Bullet is already starting feel like ours.
What personal items make your house feel like a home? Let me know in the comments below.