John: I attended a “Star Party” at Merritt Reservoir just south of Valentine, Nebraska, which was put on by the astronomy clubs of Lincoln and Omaha. I was camped right next to where the telescopes were located. After 9:00 PM, I’d go around to people’s telescopes and they would invite me to look at celestial objects.
TCM: That sounds really cool. Is there anything we didn’t ask that you’d like to share about your truck camping?
John: We are basically travelers out to see the country and meet people. We tend not to use commercial campgrounds. I think there is more adventure if you don’t have everything all planned out and tidied up. Sometimes the unexpected can cause us some frustration. Looking back, those are also the challenges that make life interesting, just like the challenges we face as we go through life.
I just wish I had gotten a truck camper when I was a lot younger. I like the adventure the truck camper allows and the ability to visit and park in the big cities or get as far away as I can from the crowds. What more could you ask for?
TCM: What more indeed. Thank you, John.
John: You’re welcome.
Truck Camper Rig
Truck: 2004 Dodge 3500 SLT, quad cab, dually, long bed, 4×2, diesel
Camper: 2004 Lance 920
Tie-downs and Turnbuckles: Happijac
Suspension Enhancements: N/A
Gear: Lance cabover struts, 50 Watt solar, Trojan SCS225 battery, Garmin 1300T GPS