This is our 2015 Cherokee Wolf Pup, our most recent travel trailer. Prior to this we had a 2003 Splash, a 26 footer. Before that we had numerous Pop up campers, and yes we even did the tent thing. We've been in all the states except New England, Oregon, and Washington.
Early on in the late 70's when I was in the Home building business making pretty good money I had a dream. I was going to own the Largest Blue Bird RV on the road, and I was going to have a Driver/Butler and a Maid/cook. Well, surprise, here came one of those "downturns" in home building. There went the business, there went the money, there went the dream. Well, at least the dream was put on hold. Until now, that is.
We are both retired now and the time seems right. We started making plans in November 2015. First we had to decide on what kind of Travel trailer we want. We are both craft people and we want space in the trailer to make our things. I do leather work, wood carving, oil painting, and jewelry making. MK does jewelry, sewing, crocheting, and wedding veils. We figured we couldn't do that at the dining table. So our first thought was "Toy Hauler", they have large rooms mostly in the back of the trailer separate from the living area. We looked at a lot of Toy Haulers and then one day a salesman asked what we were really going to do in that space. Told him about our crafts. Surprise, He said maybe we should be looking at "Bunk House" trailers.
The man, Rick was his name, pointed out the extra weight that is required in the rear of toy haulers to carry the extra weight of the "Toys", which is not required in the Bunk House trailers, and, the bunks could be removed and we would have room for all our crafting equipment.
We've looked at a lot of shows and dealerships for Bunk House trailers. Surprise, many have the name Bunk House, however, there are more floor plans with bunks than Dodge has Rams.
Well, we found the plan that fits our plan. More on this in our next post.