I got to thinking today how much the little Bronco camper has changed not only my thinking but my life.
I know that sounds like a pretty strong statement but I believe it to be true. You see I've always enjoyed traveling, I love being on the road to somewhere and I love coming back to somewhere I want to be, and to make doing that enjoyable I have to have a certain amount of comfort, as an example I wouldn't enjoy traveling if I had to hitchhike across country with a backpack on my back, I have to be comfortable.
The most important thing the little Bronco has done for me is put the fun back in the drive. I feel perfectly relaxed and stress-free when I'm driving the truck with the little Bronco on the back. I know I can go anywhere the truck is capable of going, I can Park anywhere I normally park the truck, and I can get diesel fuel at any station a pickup truck can get into. Those things are often not possible when pulling the Arctic Fox.
The last three mini-vacations I took to the hill climb in Monarch, the hill climb in Grand Junction, and to Rocky Mountain national Park are a good example of the benefits of the little Bronco. There is no way on earth I would've pulled the Arctic Fox to those three places. Not that it would be impossible because I saw trailers at all three of those places but the stress factor would've been extreme, my choices would've been very limited, it would've cost more, and the very rough dirt roads would've been tough on the Arctic Fox, so even though I COULD do it, I probably never would've tried.
The little Bronco has opened up other traveling possibilities such as my thoughts about maybe going to the Southeast for a month in the little Bronco instead of the Arctic Fox. There's also other places that are out-of-state that I might consider going for a few weeks that would be easier and cheaper to do in the little Bronco than the Arctic Fox.
So all in all the little Bronco's been a great asset to me and possibly more so in the future because I think the benefits it offers have not yet been fully explored. Fortunately I have all winter to consider other doors the little Bronco may open.
Now don't think for a minute that the Arctic Fox has been towed to the local landfill and left for dead. The Arctic Fox is still my home and will continue to be into the foreseeable future, and tomorrow I will talk about why.