We went camping for the 22nd anniversary of the night we met... yep, Halloween, 1993, Were in the mountains over 7,000 feet. Nice during the day (t-shirt weather), but got a bit cool at night. We had a pan of water sitting on the table overnight. it was more than skinned over, it was a solid block of ice. Frost over everything until the sun came out. Nice and warm in the tear though, even with no heater other than body heat. We did sleep with both windows open a bit. The tear is so tight it "squeaks" when closing the door due to air escaping past the window seals. Wouldn't be a good idea to keep them closed while sleeping. Thanks Miss Kat for another great trip.
this is one of my favorite teardrops on the forum nice photos of a great trip folks. I though even in Wyoming would chicken out when its time to put on insulated carharts!... were you all using any thing for heat in the teardrop at nights. slow
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
Thanks, Mike. We only had a couple of blankets and each other. Was a bit chilly going to bed, so I took off my shoes and poked them under the bed, then crawled between the covers with my clothes on and read for a bit. After a while, I took off my clothes and got back under the now warmer covers... We slept well, with both windows open a bit and listening to the creek.
The insulated coveralls were required after the sun went down. It gets cold real quick, as I'm sure you know.
Bill n Robi wrote:Wife asked me to ask you where was the camp at?
Mo and I are curious too? Where ever it is, it looks like a great spot for a camp. As much as I enjoy the few gatherings we go to (only one this year) we really much prefer finding a spot that we can camp without others. Like you we have a shower/toilet set up and we have all that we need, so back country camping doesn't pose any issues for us.
Is that an Engel sitting in the back of the pickup? Great fridges, eh? Mikey
It's in the mountains on the Nevada/California border north of Bridgeport, Ca. Near Sweetwater Summit.
A favorite of ours for years. Getting to be not as relaxing since the quads/utv's have pretty much taken over. Multiple Toyhaulers circled around a bonfire with herds of noisy quads buzzing in and out like bees from a hive is pretty much the norm there nowdays.
This late in the year, it was cold enough it kept the majority on them away.
Yep, it's an Engel, rebadged as a Norcold. A bit bigger than we wanted (60 quart), but we found it for $500 and couldn't pass it up. I did have to fix the 12v side of the power supply... previous owner wired a 120 plug to the 12v input cable and plugged it in. Fortunately, it only ran about $10 for new diodes to get it going on 12v again.