Our Chalet Truck Camper

Our Chalet Truck Camper

Friday, June 25, 2010

F350 in the driveway

Is this a gorgeous truck or what? Dream to drive, peppy, easy to handle, very very quiet engine. It's so quiet we miss the clatter sound of a diesel. This is a 2010 Ford F-350 DRW diesel with a 6.4 engine and 3.73 gears. Today we had an extra leaf spring added to help with the TC weight sitting well on the truck. Monday and Tuesday, the truck body gets a sprayed in LineX coat and the Torklifts and camper power receptacle get installed. Great trade in value on the old F350 and the incentives from Ford were just too good to pass up. Figure this will be our last camper truck before we go tottering off into the sunset.

Wonder where we'll go with this one?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trading UP!!

Way too good a deal not to trade up on a 2010 Ford F-350 DRW long body Lariat diesel. Fingers crossed that the 6.4 with the 3.53 gear ratio will still do the job with the heavy camper.

Trade takes place tomorrow and then the scramble to get an additional leaf spring put in, Torklifts and the camper plug so we can get OTRA. We are going to miss Phil's Blueberry Hill gathering but should make the on-the-sand bookdock on Winter Island for the 4th.

Putting these two photos up so the plug installer can see what is on the truck/camper currently.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Meandering through ME, NH and VT in the TC

Fun long weekend wandering around through ME, NH and VT. It was a pretty rainy time but still so good to be on the road and seeing sights. Took off from ME and headed over the Kancamagus Pass, through the fog and clouds but always beside fast flowing streams.

After those mountains out west, the White and Green Mountain ranges are pretty tame but oh so lush and green.

It's so easy to think of these streams in the winter with the ice chunks and deep cold. Summer that water is probably as cold as January and the woods are often shrouded with fog.

These boulders dropped like pebbles are called erratics and were left behind by the glaciers eons ago. This one was split in half like with a chain saw but probably by water and ice.
We continued over to West Chesterfield, NH to Bill Penny's new truck camper facility, Truck Camper Warehouse. Bill is remarkably busy with lots of new camper deliveries. He worked us in for a 12 volt
receptacle in the camper so we could have better use of our solar and battery capacity. We were the first campers to use one of Bill's full RV sites behind the big building. Power, water and good company.

Massive thunderstorms and tornado warnings were everywhere so we decided to head a little closer to home. Ended up camped on the Saco River in North Conway right by the river. The weather alert radio went off a couple of times with storm warning but they never arrived.

One last spin around Lake Winnepausaukee and home again to get the camper totally cleaned out and restocked. All the accumulated stuff never used is now out and we are clean, packed and ready for the next trip.