3 November 10
Since we first brought home the trailer, David’s been working on planning and fitting it out to make it into the ideal companion for his Freedom Truck. Now that we’ve made a couple short trips while towing the trailer, we’ve used the opportunity to see what it’s like to camp with.
The truck has previously worked well as a stand-alone camper-van, but with a larger family, we wanted a bit more space. Because the Freedom Truck looks like a commercial freighter, it has been ideal for camping incognito, and now that we like to take the canoe everywhere, we wanted to hide it from view.
I also wanted more room for the kitchen stuff, and David and I wanted to try sleeping a bit further away from the girls who like to wake up pretty early. After some modifications, the trailer fits our requirements perfectly!
Here’s what the trailer looked like before David started modifying it.
With David’s expertise in floorcoverings, the carpet on the floor was the first thing to go. It was replaced by commercial vinyl. Then David started insulating the walls with polystyrene sheets.
We’re planning to head west into Outback Queensland with friends. This will give us some more experience in camping before we start travelling further afield.
It’s been great for David and I to work on this trailer together. These sort of joint projects have a great way of bringing us together as we work in tandem for a common goal.
It’s a joy also to have a husband who is so handy. I can express a desire for a shelf here, a hook there, a specific feature, and in a couple hours later, I discover that David has built it! Thank you so much for your time, David. I can’t wait to use the trailer!