Mattnan Posted October 30, 2022 Share Posted October 30, 2022 I am coming to the good and knowledgeable people of this forum for feedback. We sold our 2019 Ollie Elite 2 twin in the spring of 2022. We enjoyed the Ollie very much and it worked very well for us. We went on 2 long trips and a couple of 3 to 5 day excursions. We were new at camping. Our longest trip was Maine to Florida to Lane Mead, Grand Canyon and back via Zion, Moab, route 66 and home. The other long trip Maine to Florida. We were out 45 days and needed to return early from that trip at the onset of Covid. Our initial plan was to do these 2 big trips and sell the camper because we stay in Maine in the summer and go boating. Well turns out that we miss camping and are considering getting another camper. Always wanting to try something different we are thinking of trying truck camping. We don't anticipate the long 4 month trips again but some of a couple of weeks in the shoulder seasons and winter. I am looking for feedback from those who might have tried truck camping. Pros and Cons. We wouldn't be doing extreme off road camping more likely roads you could take the Ollie on if prepared. I will admit towing for me was not relaxing. We realize we would need a more capable truck than our half ton tundra. Would look for a 1 ton 8ft bed. We have done some preliminary shopping based on research and are leaning toward a Northern Lite 10-2 model. It feels almost as large as our Ollie inside and it is a 2 piece fiberglass camper. It is advertised as a 4 season camper. We don't want slides. When we told the different dealers we had an Ollie they all pointed us to Northern Lite. (No Big Foot in our area) We also looked at Lance and NuCamp Cirrus. We saw Artic Fox and some others. I think the Northern Lite 10-2 has as much or possibly more interior storage as our Ollie and has some exterior storage too. The quality seemed as close to the Ollie as any of its competitors. Some th I be we liked better than the Ollie other areas the Ollie clearly shined. No need to carry a ladder! We did like our Ollie for the brightness, construction, and reliability but the opportunity to try something different is intriguing. You may commence the laughing and/or stoning!!! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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