I realized that if I held out for all those things, we would never get past the dreaming stage. I kept reading and researching and as I read about dumping grey and black water tanks, (yuck) I quickly changed my mind about an indoor washroom, an outdoor shower and portable toilet would be just fine!! I went back to the researching, this time about awnings and before long came to the decision that cooking outside was doable. And so, we had narrowed it down to a bed – I needed a comfortable bed that I wouldn’t need to set up every night and to be able to sleep inside.
We finally had it narrowed down to the essentials – a bed inside and something we could tow, preferably with our existing vehicle. We both loved the look of the Australian campers and we loved the Conqueror models (and the Bruder) but simply couldn’t swallow the price tag. Then one day about a year into our search I stumbled across an Off Grid Trailer. I checked out the website and was intrigued. At that time there were three models; the Expedition, Pando and the Overlander and I don’t think they were all metal at that time. I loved the look of the Expedition and loved that they were made in Canada even more.
Initially my husband wasn’t convinced, and we kept looking, but I kept coming back to the Expedition. It ticked a lot of our boxes; we could tow it with my SUV, it had off road capabilities, we could be self-sufficient and self-contained, we could add accessories that would make it as comfortable as we needed it to be and we could sleep inside and all at a price we could afford.
Before we made our final decision to order we arranged with Off Grid to view a trailer nearby and once we saw one, we were convinced. We placed our order and anxiously waited for delivery.