I picked choice #2...the only things needed to pack are the cooler with drinks, and the second cooler with perishable foods (I have canned goods already packed, and four changes of clothing aboard). I haven't yet used the water I bring along (14 gallons, maybe unnecessary for two day trips?, with plenty of bottled water on ice and park water available), but I freshen it up every three months. The only hassle is to put the trailer back in the garage bay (it's not easy to back the trailer 120 feet uphill- between trees 7 feet apart-, turn 75 degrees, and back a further 75 feet downhill). Impossible to do on gravel/sand by hand, so I pull forward just past the turn, unhitch, put the jack down on the "sand foot", and turn the trailer around. Then I back the truck around the trailer, attach my home-made push bar,
and push the trailer into the garage bay. Takes about 10 minutes, but is a lot easier to do than when I'd return from dragracing with the Chevelle (usually way after dark- as late as 3 am). Same driveway, but I'd have to unload the car from the trailer, out in the crowned 1.5 car-width street first. I'd then drive the Chevelle into the garage from the street, followed by backing the trailer into another location. Sorta woke up all the neighbors, everytime
. My bad. For some odd reason, the neighbors prefer seeing me using my Tiny Trailer in lieu of the Chevelle.