As the third-generation in Duncan’s family to own an Airstream, traveling via an Airstream is in Duncan’s DNA. Duncan’s grandparent’s Airstream made it as far south as Guatemala and as far north as Alaska.
Waiting six months for the truck and trailer arrival and one month for installation of lithium batteries and solar made for a highly awaited delivery day.
Just 30 minutes from the Airstream dealer, we landed at Delta Marina campground for our first night of camping in three years. The campground is a beautiful spot along the Sacramento River. The restaurant, marina, river and chandlery make for a sweet combination of camping, boating and waterfront dining.
A key requirement for the new rig focused on leaving the campsite setup while we drive offroad, provision, dine at restaurants and visit sites. An enclosed shower and toilet ranked high on the requirement list.
The Ford F150 Tremor is set up to adventure offroad. The Tremor package includes an upgraded suspension, 33-inch all-terrain tires, a rear locking diff, and a four-wheel-drive transfer case.
Months of planning and shopping culminated with loading the trailer and truck. By the end of day one, the trailer transitioned from empty to a cozy tiny home.
The trailer interior is a step up in space from Miles, our former Sportsmobile campervan. Microwave, convection oven, shower, and three burner stove are just a few of the amenities making Gromit feel more like a home than the van.
The ten day “shakedown cruise” leaves us prepared for hitting the road.
The next chapter begins….see you this spring in Death Valley, California deserts and beaches.