Why we chose to go 'self build'
Once you make the decision to become a 'road warrior' with a view to exploring he great outdoors that so many countries have to offer, it then becomes a major process to decide on what type of vehicle you want in order to enjoy being a camping enthusiast. Do you want to be a 'glamper' with all of the glitz and glamour that some highly expensive, self contained RVs can provide, or do you want to be a 'no frills' camper, with just the necessities to get you by while you enjoy evenings under the stars, away from the realities of the outside world.
We decided to go half way between the two options by building our own trailer that would fit our particular requirements, which included being able to live away from the bright lights for a period of time that we would feel as though we were really 'getting away from it all', as well as having access to the basic necessities which included an indoor kitchen and cooking facilities, as well as self-sufficient shower and washing amenities.
For our first trailer, we went all-out and made a financial outlay that we felt we could afford and we then planned the build of our first Cargo Trailer Conversion. The whole project proved to be very exciting as well as a great learning experience for our next trailer. Needless to say, we learned from some of our mistakes in the first build, which did not include an indoor cooking facility or sufficient water tanks to sustain us for a long enough period without having to live in a full hook-up campground.
We had the first trailer for a short period of time before deciding we needed to go bigger in every way, including much bigger water tanks, a bigger bed and a decent sized indoor kitchen.
So, now we are onto cargo trailer conversion number two, which we have put to the test for a number of long-haul trips and, so far, we are very happy with the results and would find it difficult to purchase a standard factory built RV that probably would not fit our needs that we have come to learn we have.
Here is a link to some of our videos that we have taken to show the basic build of our current trailer
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Hi there, I am Sue. the author of this Blog, and my husband Dieter, is very much my side-kick when it comes to our travels. Since 2010, we have taken a few RV trips across America, and in doing so, we have figured out what locations suit us best and also what type of camping vehicle we like to do our travels in. This blog is meant to let people read about some of our favorite places we have been to and also, we will discuss places we want to visit in the future. We will put forward our ideas on why we chose to convert our cargo trailer into a basic off-grid home for six months of the year.