The first weekend “real use” of the scout trailer and we have to say we are both impressed with this trailer! It tracks extremely well, so well in fact that fully loaded we had to keep looking back to see it was still there, we really did not feel this trailer at all, which makes for really easy driving and we had her loaded!
We put a Snomaster 42s in one of the back sliders with a battery pack behind it for all the lights and the fridge. On the slider next to the fridge we made a custom box to sit on the slider so we could pack her to the hilt 🙂
We also designed a little table top that sits on the wheel well for additional cooking space, which was tremendous!
We had a sundogx on the top of the scout and a 270 awning which both served their purpose more than adequately!
Below are our setups, a scout trailer with a sundogx and 270 awning and a F150 with a big sky and a 270 awning, lots of mods to both setups. More on the mods as we prepare for our trip in September around Labrador and Newfoundland.
Heading out to the beach for the day or weekend the awning is easy to use and so convenient for those scorching days when you just want a little shade. Can be used on its own as in the photos below, or in conjunction with a roof top tent for additional space. Perfect for picnics or family outings. The awning literally sets up in about 2 mins
Kupilka cups, Karesuando Axe, Helle Knife and Emberlit stove!
To add to the awning you can get fabric wall or netting walls which can serve as an outdoor space away from bugs or as an additional sleeping area,kitchen area, change room, playroom or whatever you chose
Nitinat Lake, Vancouver Island.
“Nitinat Lake – is connected to the wild Pacific Ocean by a channel and this connection gives the lake “ocean-like” characteristics. For example, the lake is about 40% salt water; it is tidal – rising and falling about 5 feet during our visit (See the tideline in the second photo); it also has an abundance of Dungeness crabs, salmon, seals, sea otters, eagles, etc.
Also the Carmanah Walbran Valley (Home to ancient old growth Stika Spruce and Cedar trees some estimated to be over 1,000 years old) is about 20 minutes away and has great trails for hiking (3rd picture). The 4th picture is looking up between three ancient Sitka Spruce trees called the Three Sisters.
Loving the Tent. Regards, George”
Thank you George and Dawn for the fabulous photos of our beautiful Canada!