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Lottery Winners Go Truck Camping: Part 2

Places to go would include Alaska, the Grand Canyon, Arizona, New Mexico, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia, and Mackinac Island.  I would also tow behind a 21-foot V-hull stern drive boat with a cuddy cabin.” – Kirk Semlitsch, 2003 Ford Ranger

“What a fun mental exercise!  Yes, I would continue truck camping because it’s the only way to RV unless you want to go to overcrowded RV parks with barking dogs and children riding their bikes through your campsite.

With that kind of money I would upgrade to heavier duty truck with a custom built bed and get the Eagle Cap triple-slide with the theater seating.  Also I would add three solar panels and custom battery boxes in the bed to facilitate dry camping without running the generator so often.” – Jim Cornwell, 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500, 2012 Lance 1191

“Yes, I would still own and use a truck camper.

Before I bought my truck camper, I had horses and mules with a fifth wheel stock trailer.  I would park in a horse camp, tie my animals to the trailer, and had a modified living area inside the trailer.  I hung tarps to block the inside view and also to block cold wind.  It had a bed up in the nose, a camp toilet, a solar shower and a cooking area.  I also had the ability to lock the doors to keep safe.  I camped like this for over 20 years.

My 1987 Lance 4000 camper was an upgrade with had running water, a heater, a bathroom and a shower.  I bought my camper used in July of 2015 from a private owner.  It had been well taken care of.  It only needed minor repairs which a friend resolved.

My first trip was from southern California to Black Mountain, North Carolina.  I am one who does not like to be in places where there are lots of people and motels/hotels.  I prefer to be in my own space and I enjoy the flexibility that my camper provides.  I can also bring my dogs along without having to pay extra fees.

Now if I won $150 million I would probably upgrade my pickup to a newer, more fuel efficient model.  If I did that, there is a good possibility that I would possibly upgrade my camper to one that had more space.” – Barbara Gronek, 1987 Chevy Silverado Pickup, 1987 Lance 4000

“Yes, I would.  I took a few days to ponder over this question just for the fun of it and came up with the same answer that I had when ordering my new rig.  After selling my previous truck camper, I did an extensive amount of research about RVs just like I did when I bought the previous one. I seriously considered buying a high end fifth wheel or a diesel pusher, however, I just wasn’t comfortable about the idea. It was not because of the cost, but because I would lose a lot of versatility.  Also, the fact that I couldn’t go everywhere.

My first thought was, if I were to win the lottery, I would get an Earth Roamer. Again, I still wouldn’t have the same versatility as a truck camper.  Plus, I wouldn’t have the same amount of sleeping or living space that I have in my truck camper.  My grandchildren love to travel with me and we often bring the boat. That’s why I love the truck camper. Put the boat in the water, put the camper on the ground, and take the truck and go to town!

Of course with that kind of money one could buy several RVs . I was just taking into consideration that if I had to choose one, it would be the truck camper.” – Dennis DeVille, 2018 Ford F350 on order, 2018 Lance 1172 on order

“I would make a few upgrades to my truck, and I would purchase a newer camper.  My wife and I would spend time seeing this country.” – David Stinson, 1990 Ford F250, 1979 Coleman Cadet


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