About a month ago, Bryan and I began questioning what was next for our full-time traveling adventures. It seems that although we thought we were supposed to settle down, our next chapter would include a pop up camper. We’re excited to share these details with you!
What led to the pop up camper life?
If you’re not familiar with what we’ve been doing this year… back in April 2023, we started our full-time traveling adventures. Bryan and I had talked about doing this for awhile, but it wasn’t until then that we actually took that leap of faith. We put some things in storage, sold a bit, threw away a lot, and donated the rest.
Then, we hit the road. Our full-time traveling started out in Somerset, KY and would see us through Monticello, KY; Blairsville, GA; Clarksville, TN; Tallahassee, KY; Elmwood, TN; Cape Girardeau; and, Golconda, IL.
We then hit a patch in our travels between Cape and Golconda that had us looking for a home to rent and settle down for awhile, but that was answered by the Most High with a, “Nope, you’re not settling.” And then that’s when the pop up camper landed in our lap.
The Purchase of the Pop Up Camper
Every so often I’ll hit up Facebook Marketplace and browse things for sale. Normally, I’d check on RV’s for sale, but this time when I searched, this “pop up camper,” was first on the list. It had just been posted a few hours prior to my search and looked too good to be true.
I didn’t even realize these existed! And I sure didn’t realize they could have everything you’d need for basic living.
Our New-to-Us 2007 Starcraft Centennial Camper
I looked at the pictured for a good 10-15 minutes before deciding to show Bryan. I just couldn’t believe my eyes. This camper has:
- 2 queen size beds
- a dining area (which is another bed area)
- an L-shaped couch
- toilet and shower
- gas stove and oven
- refrigerator and microwave
- CD player, radio, and surround sound speakers (inside and out)
- outdoor grill
- outside shower
- and great storage
We were also surprised by how big it was in person. The pictures made it look much smaller, but it’s a whopping 7’2″ in height and plenty of length for our entire family (of 8) plus the 2 adults we’re buying it from to fit comfortably. Needless to say, this camper has all that we need.
Starting Our Camper Life Adventures
At the time of writing this post, we have only planned to visit some friends out in mid-eastern Kentucky. My friend and I are planning to do a few cosmetic upgrades (thanks to my Pinterest scrolling) and then we will be looking at different campgrounds to stay in.
Bryan is itching to head back toward the Smoky Mountains, so that will most likely be our first “real” camping stop where we’ll set up amongst strangers. Pretty excited to see how it goes!
I also have the desire to travel with the “good weather.” I don’t want to be pop up camping in freezing temperatures nor scolding hot weather either. Similar to the retirement community, we’ll most likely mosey down South for the winter and head back up for the spring and summer months.
Follow Our Full-Time Traveling Adventures
If you want to keep up with our travels, follow our Instagram page – the.huddlestons.travel
That’s where we post about all things full-time traveling and give you a peek into the places we visit and the things we do while there. Occasionally, I’ll write up a “Places to Stay and Things To Do” blog post and you can find all of those here.
We want to hear from you!
Are you a full-time traveling family or full-time camper living? Share you camper, camper life tips and tricks, and let’s connect!