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Beg as loud as you can for good common sense. Proverbs 2:3

Friday, July 5, 2013

Good-bye Damper Camper

Since 2009, we had owned a 24-foot Ameri-lite travel trailer (the kind you pull behind your vehicle). 
We called it the Damper Camper because every time we took her out, it would rain for at least part of our trip.  But we didn’t care – it was just great to be out in her, especially at our favorite campground, Honeycomb.

But things change (as they always do), and we began thinking about longer trips.  We had spent up to 10 days in the Damper Camper, happy as can be.  At least until Day 9 or 10. 

We had to face it:  The Damper Camper was not made for extended travel.  It would get pretty small by the end of the trip.

So we started hunting for a 5th wheel, the ones that hook into the bed of a pick-up truck.  We had always thought they were so much bigger than we would ever need.

Well, need wasn’t the only criteria.  We found that want was pretty far up the list.  Being practical people, we weren’t willing to go with want over need for an investment such as a camper.

We searched the internet, visited an rv show, wandered around rv lots.  We just couldn’t find what we wanted.

Until last week, when a huge blessing came our way:

It was amazing how quickly it happened!  Suddenly, we are the owners of a beautiful 5th wheel with just about every known option attached.

I don’t know what we did to deserve this, but I’m so grateful for it.  Because of David’s health, we can’t go real far.  But we can go far enough not to need or want a thing…


  1. Congrats! Isn't it great when God shows off a little and gives us the desires of our hearts....before we even realized we had them?
    Best of health to you both as you make memories together!

  2. Thanks, Cyn. We're like the Beverly Hillbillies in this thing. David is Jed, I'm Granny, and the camper is Ellie May because she's so pretty. Haven't figured out who Jethro is, but I'm working on it...