My life is pretty consumed with camping lately. I bought a new pop-up travel trailer, and I seem to spend every waking minute getting it ready. It’s just so impossibly cute.
I’ve taken it camping once, and I slept perched at the edge of a big valley on the Flat Tops of Colorado. The Jeep actually drives better on the highway when I’m towing the trailer, probably because it could use a bit more weight to keep it on the road. It doesn’t wander as much, and I can barely tell it’s back there. It probably weighs 900 pounds with my stuff in it, and I have a Superchips Flashpaq to adjust the computer to behave well for towing. I was happy with how things went on the pavement except for a new death wobble issue, but that’s a different discussion.
Getting to the campsite up 35 miles of dirt roads was pretty easy, but I’m still not very good at backing the trailer up into a space. Apparently, the short trailer and a short-wheelbase towing vehicle are not doing me any favors. It took many tries to get my trailer where I wanted it when we got to our group site at the Supply Basin Campground, but I finally got it figured out.
The nights got down to 45 degrees but I had an indoor propane heater so what could go wrong? Well, we were also at 10,000 feet in elevation so there wasn’t enough oxygen to run it, most of the time. It was pretty chilly but I survived!
I still have a few camping trips planned before the snows hit. I’m really enjoying the new trailer.