New Member in WI
New member to the forums, but not new to camping. I grew up camping with my family - first in tents, then progressing to an inexpensive, older travel trailer. I always loved being outside and sitting around the campfire. Now I have a wife and three kids. About 5 years ago, I decided that I wanted to start creating memories for my family (of camping) that I have from my childhood. We started out tenting it, and that lasted only about two years. My wife was never the "outdoorsy type", but I feel she has somwhat converted. Anyway, after breaking camp in a downpour for the umpteenth time that year, we decided that we would have more fun camping if we owned a travel trailer. I did not want the headaches of a popup trailer, so we skipped right to a hard-sided model. We opted for a Jayco Jayfeather Sport 165, since we did not own a truck. It was a great trailer for our first one - it pulled easily, felt very spacious (for a 16 footer), and we bought it brand new. It was my baby. I waxed the thing at least twice a year, and we loved it. As the kids grew bigger, we decided we needed to upgrade. We were sick of hearing the kids bicker about sharing beds and not having enough room. I decided if we were going to upgrade, it was time to go big or go home. We traded in our Chrysler Pacifica and bought a 2010 Toyota Tundra Crewmax, and about a month later, purchased a 2012 Forest River Wildwood 32 BHDS. Let me say...I really, really did my research on travel trailers (and tow vehicles), and I feel like we have the ultimate setup now. Thw Wildwood gives us everything we wanted for about 4-5 thousand less than most of the other comparable units. A slide out bunkhouse, our own private master bedroom, outdoor kitchen, power awning, jacks - I am in heaven. I am looking forward to years and years with this trailer. I can't imagine ever needing anything more in a travel trailer. I absolutely love camping and love looking at everyone else's setups, and hearing their stories. Great to be here!!