I wasn't sure what was even going on around here. Or where to start. But I knew I wanted in. I've been in enough hotel rooms to know that's not how I want to travel. I'd been to RV shows, their offerings simply did not appeal to me.
New member here. Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Gerhard. It was the Fall of 2015 and I was at the Taylor Ranch in Fletcher, North Carolina for Overland Expo EAST. It was muddy. I think it had rained for a week straight. Cars were sliding into each other. But this is where they were. Those people in their strange machines. Big machines, small machines, 2 wheel, 4 wheel, even more wheels. Everyone had different stories and different ideas but they all had a few things in common: They wanted to move and travel and explore. And I wanted in.
I wandered from one area to the next. People sleeping in tents and hammocks. Bikes behind trailers. Trailers behind bikes. Tents in truck beds. Van conversions. Ambulance conversions. Earthroamer? Nice. Out of my price range. When did they start putting tents on roofs? Huh, never saw a sidecar dog before. Doggles!
It was all very ingenious, but I could not see myself in most of these vehicles. Rivets, staples, plywood. Appliances seemed built to the bare minimum, begging to fall apart. Stuff creaked and wobbled.
Then I saw it. An XPCamper V1. Dude! This I can relate to! Solid. Light and airy. Everything is right there. Quality.
When I arrived back home I read everything I could find about this new breed of camper. I was hooked. I bought a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 and drove it to Grass Valley. My XP V1 is currently being created, and I can't wait to get my hands on it. Thanks to everyone for their participation on these forums, it has been very enlightening!
"Do not lose time on daily trivialities. Do not dwell on petty detail. For all of these things melt away and drift apart within the obscure traffic of time. Live well and live broadly. You are alive and living now. Now is the envy of all of the dead."
Emily 3.0 - World of Tomorrow