Whatever fastened the waste tank to the floor of the camper had given way and let it drop, causing a leak where it fastened onto the tank, but Cliff kept working on that until he got it fixed. After pulling it up and sealing it, he filled it with water to see if it still leaked. It did, slightly, so he got out the J.B.Weld. Seems to be holding without a leak now. He put the stuff on the roof in case of leaks. Finally he ran an extension cord to the camper to see what worked and what didn't. We were surprised to find the refrigerator working!
Speaking of things working, there's a radio/CD player with a terrific sound, and an electronic whatever (on the left in the picture below) that tells how full the tanks are, how the battery is holding out (if you're using a battery for lights and such). There's a clock on it, but we couldn't figure out how to set it. Sounds like a job for our daughter.
This week I've gone out there several times, wiping out cabinets and such. I did a few things to it this morning, then my buddy Gabe and I relaxed on the very comfortable bed through a few random sprinkles that came through. I was reminded of my old cabin days, and decided if we don't end up camping, I'm keeping it for a getaway cabin. While I was daydreaming, Cliff joined us. Deciding to help clean things up, he yanked the curtains down, knocking the mini-blinds behind the couch. Those curtains aren't much, and could use a washing, but good grief, his enthusiasm was tearing up my
Here's our camper, which really needs a name, but I haven't figured one out yet.
Next, the inside, looking toward the front end:
And next, the view toward the back end:
We wanted a small camper, but this is still more than we really wanted. We were looking for something that had cooking facilities, a potty of some sort, and a comfortable bed that wasn't on the ground. We'll never use all the storage spaces in this thing. But it isn't huge, and Cliff said he can't even tell he's pulling it behind him when it's attached to the pickup.
If you think we're about to tour America now, you're wrong. Our truck gets 10 MPG and gas prices are going up. Who knows, we might make Arkansas. Or we might just get well acquainted with Missouri's state parks. Or I'll have Cliff pull it back to my old cabin spot so I can camp out with my dog.
Actually, Cliff thinks he could get our money back and possibly more if we put it on Craigslist. We made a little money last year on the popup camper we never used, and this thing didn't cost much more than the popup.