Monday, September 15, 2008


Well its a little late but I wanted to give Chase big time credit for upgrading our tent to a tent trailer. He worked really hard on it and did a really really good job. I was truly impressed. A little background... Chase bought a tent that went in the back of his truck. It really was the coolest thing. It was perfect for us. When it rained we didn't have to worry about getting wet cause we were off the ground and it was plenty big enough to fit in our stuff. My only complaint was it left you without a vehicle if you needed to use it for something and there wasn't much room for a growing family. We would have to eventually have to get something bigger cause kids just have way too much crap. :)

We used the truck tent for all our camp outs together since we've been married. Our "upgrade" came from Chase's parents. They had an old 1969 Starcraft tent trailer that they had used for years. The poor trailer seriously needed some TLC as far as the roof. It was pretty rotten. Anyways Dan and Becky decided to get a spify new tent trailer last year so Chase asked if he could have their old one and fix it up. Chase worked his but off. He rebuilt the entire roof, put new flooring down, and a lot of other things that are too many to name. After a few trial and error things he finally got it done just in time for this years Rogers' Reunion. I wish I would of thought to do a few before and after pictures, but oh well. 
You really can't see what he did in the picture but this is just what it looks like. We bought a cheap tarp canopy just to have for shade and even though it looks a little white trash it was really nice to have. Funny how some cheap things you expect to only last a little bit end up working out really well. :) 
Chase getting a much deserved break. He did a really good job and it even rained while we were up there so we got to test it's limits. Of course NO LEAKS!! It is an old camper so it has it's faults but I truly couldn't be happier with what we have. No leaks, lots of storage space and enough beds for more additions to our little family. Perfect. Thanks babe for being such an amazing handy man! 

1 comment:

mattis0n said...

he's such the man!! Thanks for letting me use your hand me down tent...and for putting it up for me Chase.