My boondocking spot at Box Wash Wickenburg Arizona, in the shadow of Vulture Mountain.
Thanks to Larry who gave me something to write about I have magically turned the answer to his comment into a blog post. And since my imagination is extremely limited, any ideas I can glean from others, are helpful and appreciated.
I don't blame your wife one bit Larry, most slide in camper's are really small and cramped, no more so than a van, but at least the van is easier to get in and out of. I do talk to couples that are living in truck camper's or vans and they've either got to get along with each other really really well or there's going to be big problems. And most people I talk to are considerably younger than I and are more adaptable and bendable which is a useful asset to have if you need to live in a small space.
The carry weight on my three-quarter ton GMC is around 2400 pounds. And it's that low because it's a diesel, and the diesel engine weighs a lot more. And its a four-wheel-drive and that adds a lot of weight also.
They do make campers that are light enough for me to handle in this truck, they even make truck campers for one tons so I'm sure I can find something. Its just that this is a bad time to be buying anything especially RVs and trucks.
And speaking of buying trucks I don't know if you could find a worse time to try to buy a truck, the prices on used ones are outrageous, and the wait times on new ones are laughable, and from what I understand some people are actually paying above MSRP just be able to get one when it's needed. Also the fact that the average new Chevy truck cost twice as much as I paid for the first house I bought in Miami Florida. So for those reasons and the fact that I don't have the money to afford something like that, it looks like me and this truck are going to be together until one of us breaks down for good.
The features I need in a slide in camper are minimal, in fact, the less the better. I seldom use my air conditioner in the Arctic Fox, because mostly I'm in places that don't need it, so I know I'm not looking for an air-conditioned camper.
I don't need a factory furnace, because I use my propane radiant heater as my primary heat source in the Arctic Fox and I would use something similar in a truck camper.
I don't want any slides, even though the slides in the Arctic Fox have never given me any troubles, its one less thing to worry about.
I don't need an oven, I seldom use the one in the Arctic Fox. And apparently I don't actually need a microwave. I don't have one in the bronco and so far I haven't missed it.
There's other things I don't need, but you get the point that I don't need much to be comfortable as long as I'm in control of where I go, and where I stay.
And Yep that's my plans to sell the Arctic Fox, and the bronco, I'm pretty sure my daughter and son-in-law don't want my rolling stock sitting around in their yard forever. And I of course will need an empty driveway to boondock in during the summer.
My views here at Box Wash, about 6 miles South of Wickenburg Arizona.
There's a lot of saguaro's growing at Box Wash. And unfortunately there's also a lot of Cholla [ choy-ya ] Cactus... the scourge of the desert.
Box Wash is mountainous and hilly which attracts a lot of off-road folks on the weekends.
It used to attract my little Beta motorcycle but it's still locked securely on the back of the Arctic Fox in Denver. I don't know if the little Beta 250 still has a place in my life anymore, and toten it with a slide-in truck camper is difficult at best.
A picture from a previous blog post.
I turned this picture from a previous blog post into a black and white image to see if I could change the character of the photo. Normally I just take a picture of what I see, and that's all the picture represents.
I wanted to see if I could change the way someone feels seeing the picture by giving it a darker, grungy kind of look. So look at both pictures and see if you feel different about the people, and what they're doing in the images.
As I was leaving Scaddan Wash in Quartzsite I snapped this picture on the way out and it shows how close the front part of Scaddan Wash is to I-10, you can see some trucks on the right side of the picture that are on the highway. And it is unbelievably noisy from the vehicles on the Interstate, and yet all this area you see here, during the Big Show, will be so packed with boondocker's there will hardly be any empty space left.