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Lottery Winners Go Truck Camping: Part 2

After receiving over 160 responses to last week’s $150 million dollar question, we divided the answers into two parts.  Part 2 keeps the intriguing revelations flowing.

This week’s Question of the Week was, “Would you still own and use a truck camper if you won $150 million in the lottery?”

“Absolutely!  I almost have the camper set up the way I want it and truck camping fits my preference of being able to tow a boat or trailer and also to take off the camper and have the truck for other activities.  It is the best way to go for me!

The money would just be a way to help family and good causes with a tiny amount for myself to keep up my camping lifestyle.  What more could you want?” – Danny Crain, 2016 Ram 2500, 2015 CampLite 9.6S

“Yes, but I may have a Class A as well.  You can’t go to the backcountry in a large RV.” – Richard Alves, 2013 Chevy 3500HD, 2006 Lance 1181

“Yes, I would continue to truck camp.  I most likely would not change the camper or truck.  The combination I have now lets me get back into some fairly remote boondocking locations and I don’t have to worry about that dreaded first scratch.

I would add enough solar to my setup to keep the batteries up if my stay was extended and I may even add a generator (although I really hate the sound of a generator – yours or mine).

I would buy a new boat and garage big enough to hold it.  The camper on the truck would be the direction I would go in.

I’m too old to change who I am and my lifestyle.  So, no yachts or mansions for me.  I’ll just keep doing what I’m already doing, but not have to keep such a close eye on expenses.” – Terry Gfeller, 2015 Ram 2500, 2013 Lance 865

“Much as I really like our rig, it has one problem.  My wife uses a lot of water.  Fifty gallons of fresh water and similar grey/black storage is not enough.  We also daily rely on GM’s OnStar services, phone, and WIFI hotspot.  This limits us.

Otherwise we are very happy with the maneuverability, size, fuel economy and convenience we already have.  In the last three years we have found few places that we could not go in the Lower 48.  In that time we have been to over half of them and have driven or found parking for our 24-foot rig that larger units could not handle.

We would need to use the money to purchase an atomic-powered unit that could extract fresh water from the atmosphere, use it for all onboard functions, and vaporize waste in sterile form – all in the same space/weight required for our holding tanks.  $150 million might not cut it, sadly!” – Joe Sesto, 2015 Silverado 3500, 2015 Bigfoot 2500 10.6E

“Yes, most definitely.  I would probably upgrade my truck, but I love the camper.” – Gregory Ruebusch, 2001 Chevy 2500HD, 2015 Northern Lite

“Yes, I would love to update the truck and the truck camper.  It is ever so convenient to get up and go with the truck camper for short weekends and long excursions.” – Bob Mason

“Absolutely!  A truck and camper is the only way to go.  We would likely upgrade a little, but there would be no big changes in our lifestyle.  Here’s an idea.  Pay off the bills and help someone get started in truck camping with the leftover money who can’t afford a rig!  Ho Ho Ho!  TCM rocks!  Merry Christmas and Happy Camping!” – Tom and Karin Slack, 2011 Ford F350, 2008 Okanagan 85SL

“Heck yea!  I would upgrade to an EarthRoamer and full-time in it until I’ve visited every square inch of the country.  Then, I’d travel abroad.” – Chris F., 2006 Ford F350, 2014 Palomino 8801

“Yes!  I’d have the best and biggest truck camper I could buy, and I would get a new truck to carry it.  I’d retire and hit the road less traveled .” – Jeff Hagberg, 2002 Ford F250, 2006 Travel Lite 800 SBX

“Yep.  I might upgrade to a new Four Wheel Camper Grandby.  Right now I also have a 17 foot Escape trailer.  I use them both at different times for different types of trips.” – Rick Stolz, 1997 Ford F250SD, 2002 Four Wheel Camper Grandby

“Yes, we would still use a truck camper.  We might upgrade the truck and camper.  I’m not sure to what though.” – Roger Wareing, 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500, 2016 Arctic Fox 990

“Oh yes!  I might do some amazing mods from Truck Camper Magazine.  And I would definitely get a larger generator!” – Jeremy Nelson, 2015 Toyota Tundra, 2002 Lance Lite 845

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