The process of deciding on our home for the next year or so was not a short one. A fair few ideas were pitched, from our initial idea of a roof tent to grandiose ideas of fabricating our own living quarters on the back of an old military truck, obviously the latter was somewhat beyond our skill set, but you gotta dream. As we researched and planned more, we started to set a few more parameters, particularly in relation to long-term comfort. We wanted a fridge and we wanted an interior space to hide in case of crappy weather but most importantly we wanted durability. This limited the options a lot with our budget, which I guess was ultimately very helpful, we checked thoroughly down the side of the sofa cushions and determined that a Global Expedition Unimog was just a touch out of reach, so what were we left with?
We narrowed it down to two options the Flippac from adventure trailers or a pop-up camper from Four Wheel Camper. We liked the discrete nature of the flippac and from the surface it looked to be the cheaper option, but once we started to factor in the extras we wanted to add, the costs would start to mount not to mention that we would have to build a lot of this out ourselves. It was really Heather that pitched and pushed for us to explore the pop-up idea more, I actually didn’t think it looked badass enough (yeah yeah great selection criteria). As always her arguments were compelling, and were grounded in something more than bad assery.
This is how we found ourselves, making one of the largest purchases we have ever made sight unseen, unfortunately in Ontario there are no stockists of overland campers. We were very lucky that Gary from the Canadian arm of Four Wheel Camper was fantastic, answering a multitude of questions over countless emails.
And last week it finally arrived and was installed, big thanks to Mike the installer who did a fantastic job and made sure that us newbies had a solid understanding of how everything worked.
Hopefully these pics help people understand what the heck we have been trying to describe to them for the last few months a little better.