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Big Truck Camping Plans For 2019

Get your bucket list out and and prepare to be inspired by fellow readers and their bold truck camping resolutions for 2019. Here are a couple dozen trip ideas to launch your camping plans for the new year.

“After reading about trucks and campers on Truck Camper Magazine for nearly five years, 2019 will be the year in which we make the truck camper move. Not only do we resolve to purchase a truck and camper this year, but we are both retiring! Here we come National Parks! (please re-open soon)” – David Gibbs, Coming soon! This is the year!

“This winter we’re roaming the South from Northern Michigan to the Florida Panhandle. From there, we will be roaming west to California, Nevada and – depending on weather – to Utah and home.

In the fall, our plan is take two months to visit the New England states, and then take the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Smokies and return home for the holidays.” – Ken Pastorius, 2015 GMC 3500, 2012 Arctic Fox 1150

“Our plan is to put our house in northern Utah on the market in May. We live in a neighborhood with a hot real estate market, so we expect it to move quickly.

We’re then planning on spending the next two years traveling in our camper in search of the next place to land. Montana and Idaho are high on our list, but who knows.

This summer we plan to head back up to Alaska for an extend visit with stops along the way in British Columbia, Yukon, and Alberta. As the temperatures turn cooler, we’ll wind our down south with a winter visit to Mexico. Baja for starters.

We may go further south into Central America if we feel like it. Some of the travel stories we’ve read are inspiring.” – Tom MacCallum and Pam King, 2015 Ford F-350, 2013 Adventurer 910 FBS

“We’re keen to visit Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona. We will do some fly fishing and see some canyons, especially the Grand Canyon. We’d also like to see the Baja Peninsula.” – Ken Woodward, 2016 Ford F-350, 2019 Northern Lite 9-6Q SE

“This year we are going to explore more National Forest and BLM boondock sites near our home in central Colorado. We will take along our side-by-side to access some out-of-the-way trout fishing spots.

Note to Gordon for your planned trip to Maine; Check out the many small coastal towns in the Knox County area. Many people miss this beautiful area taking route the 90 bypass from Warren to Rockport and miss some very pretty coastal areas. Visit Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde from the Forest Gump movie.

I recommended spending a night at, “Saltwater Farm Campground” off the River Road in Cushing, Maine. If you like free boondocking as much as us, check out the many, many miles of dirt roads of northern Maine. We spent two weeks in October of 2018 near Patten, based out of Shin Pond Village Campground. What beautiful fall colors!” – Michael and Barbara Henderson, 2000 Dodge Ram 2500, 2004 Alaskan 10-foot cabover

“Our 2019 New Year’s resolution is shorter trips to new places.” – Janet and Jim Manis, 2014 Ram 2500, 2015 Travel Lite 960R

“We just picked up our camper in November of last year. So far we have spent five nights in it. In 2019 we plan to camp at least one weekend every month and reap all of the benefits of our new camper.

We converted from a bumper pull trailer. We wanted to downsize and get back to the roots of camping. Your magazine has been an inspiration!” – David McKee, 2016 Ford F350, 2018 Northern Lite 10-2

“1. Find a camper. 2. Do some shake down short trips, get it set up and equipped. 3. Go to Maine, including Portland, Acadia, and Eastport.” – Skip and Nanc Dickson, 2017 Ford F350, Looking for camper

“We are going to a friend’s wedding in Knoxville, Tennessee. Then we will rent a big cabin in the mountains near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for a week and have all of my family there.

Next we will get on the Blue Ridge Parkway and head North to Skyline Drive. At the end of Skyline Drive we will head up to Highway 50 and head west. I will start trout fishing in Colorado and hope to finish up somewhere around Montana.

After saying all of that, being 76 years old, my Lord might have other plans for me.” – Ed Krech, 2006 Dodge 3500, 2011 Northern Lite 8-11

“We have covered a lot of black top over the years and I must say we enjoyed all the trips we took. As soon as the northern campgrounds open this spring we’ ll travel Route 61 north to south. Having gathered a bushel basket full of maps, pamphlets and guidebooks, we will bury our dining room table in must-see and must-do lists as we scrutinize our trip.” – Shawn Bates, 2007 Toyota Tacoma, Homemade

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