We’ve only been a tenting family until this summer. We decided to use a bit of money to buy a used, 1976 Bonair 850 tent trailer – rather than do a short family vacation. We’ve been out pretty much every week since the end of June. This vintage gem is slightly held together by duct tape and bungee cords but it still sports a working propane stove, heater and all the original retro orange drapes and upholstery.
The kids are excited to talk about their “best summer ever” and we have a line up of people hoping to use our tent trailer when we’re at home. We’ve camped in the mountains and in the prairies without any problems. We have more than enough room for our family of 5 to sleep and do activities. It is quite a sight to see our packed Jeep Cherokee with this aging trailer and our mountain bikes strapped to the tail gate. I’m still trying to figure out if we can afford a canoe this summer as well!
Truthfully – the thought that went through our minds when we had our first camping weekend was… I can’t believe how many Sunday’s we’ve wasted in church when we could’ve been doing things like this with our kids. Our priorities are becoming clearer and clearer every week!