Sunday, October 31, 2021

2021 - Clifty Falls State Park - Memphis, TN & Points In Between



We left Saturday afternoon and our first stop was our son's home in Sellersburg, IN.  We camped in the driveway.  Great chance to visit with our granddaughters and watch them play soccer on Sunday.  Our son and daughter-in-law took us to dinner at their clubhouse.

Sunday afternoon we watched the girls play soccer and then we headed to Clifty Falls State Park near Madison, IN, on the Ohio River

Tunnel Falls

This tunnel was originally dug for the railroad, but was never finished.  We have walked, or crouched down and gone through it.  It was too muddy to enter this trip.  The tunnel is also closed for a number of months due to Bat Migration

Historic Madison, IN  This town, along the banks of the Ohio River is a wonderful place to stroll through town and the shops.  The architecture is amazing.

Minton-Madison Bridge across the Ohio River to Kentucky

Clifty Falls

We left Clifty Falls State Park, crossing over the Minton-Madison Bridge into Kentucky, on our way to Hohenwald, TN  We took state roads through small town to the south side of Louisville where we picked up I-65 through Nashville, TN.

Downtyown Nashville, TN   Batman Tower (AT&T Tower) and Nissen Field, home of the Tennessee Titans

We crossed under the Natchez Trace Parkway, a drive we did in its entirety back in 2020.  We turned around and hoped on for a short drive, so we could say we drove on it again.

We were headed to Hampshire, TN to Amber Falls Winery for a night, camping there as part of Harvest Host.

The next morning we headed to Hohenwald, TN and a tour of the Oliver Travel Trailer facility.  The tour lasted a couple hours, and we were both very impressed.

From Hohenwald we headed toward Memphis, where we spent two days camped in Susan's brothers driveway.  The weather was perfect and we spent most of the time visiting on the patio.  Sarah and Molly have become fast friends after all of our Memphis visits.

This was a fun trip and we had great weather and visits with our son, daughter-in-law, granddaughters, and Susan's brother.  

This has been a busy camping season.  To date we have camped for 98 nights.  We are debating whether to plug in a couple more nights to reach 100.  Right now we are content with what 2021 has brought us.

Thanks for following along.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

2014 Four Wheel Camper Grandby & 2018 Trekmate Off-Road Trailer



2014 Four Wheel Camper – Grandby

2018 Trekmate Off-Road

Available Now






Fully loaded camper. Covered during the winter.  The plywood tub has been painted 3 times since purchase as part of preventative maintenance program.  There are a few small dings from off road use, otherwise the camper is in excellent condition.  Camper is washed with 303 Cleaner, waxed, and the soft side gets 303 Protectant in the Spring and Fall. Why are we selling?  We are getting up there in age.  My wife struggles to get up into the bed, partly to age and a severe ankle injury. Even with the speaker stand she has never been able to raise the roof.  We both want more luxury items and space, with the option to still go off grid. We are looking and it will be with a manufacturer that provides a quality build like Four Wheel Camper.


Serious Inquiries Only


FWC Grandby – Front Dinette

·       Front Dinette/with swivel table

·       Dometic 80L compressor fridge

·       Forced air furnace/with thermostat

·       DSI water heater/outside shower

·       Powered roof fan (Fantastic Fan)

·       MaxxAir Fan (added 10/5/2020)

·       Mechanical Jacks

·       200W Zamp Obsedian solar panels on roof (New upgrade 10/5/2020)/with Zamp controller (upgrade 10/20)

·       Zamp 80W portable solar panel, with extra 25’+/- cord

·       Rear solar plug

·       Rear Flood lights

·       Rear steps

·       Yakama rails

·       Exterior LED lighting

·       Interior LED lighting

·       2 AGM batteries (Dekka - replaced and upgraded 10/2018)

·       Thermal Pack

·       Four corner underside lights

·       Glass top 2 burner stove

·       Regular sink with marine faucet

·       8’ Fiamma side awning

·       Rear awning (FWC – last year). Hardly used

·       Lift assists front and back

·       12-volt plug (update to Blue Sea 10/5/2020)

·       Thetford Curve Porta Potti

·       3-Ring binder with all manuals and original purchase document

·       Laminated cards (i.e. raising and lowering the roof), truck and camper measurement cards


 Grandby designed for 8' truck bed, but will fit 6'.5" truck bed

Grandby recommended for 3/4  - 1 Ton Truck



Other items added:

·       No-See-Um screens for rear turnbuckle doors

·       Computer fan/with interior switch for rear of fridge (2019)

·       Hand made storage covers for rear turnbuckle doors/with bungee

·       Replaced rear drain spigot

·       Propane Detector and Smoke Detector were replaced in 2019

·       Replaced gray water spigot with brass elbow and cap

·       Marine HyperVent under the factory mattress

·       3” Lucid Blue-Gel topper plus bottom sheet

·       Small A/C window unit and mounting frame (2020)

·       ZeroDeclination outside shower curtain (2020)

·       Brand new outdoor toilet room, never used (still in wrapper) ($100+/- value)

·       Speaker stand ready ceiling mounted plates and floor plate. Speaker stand included with drill bit

·       Bag of extra components (4-turnbuckles, soft side bungee, 1-roof latch

·       30-Amp outlet on camper replaced 9/30/2021

·       Bug screens for hot water heater and furnace

·       7-gallon Aquatainer (gray water container) with hose

·       Outdoor Shower attachments (Hose quick connect, squiggly quick connect for washing hands)



2018 Trekmate Off-Road Trailer


·       Enclosed storage area (W46-1/4”, L34”, D24”)

·       Front lower storage area  (W46-14”, L34”)

·       Upper storage area, with bike rack for 2 bikes (W46-1/4”, L34”)

·       Timbren suspension (hollow rubber bushings & control arm w/bushing replaced 10/22/21)

·       Articulating Hitch

·       Spare tire

·       “E” Track on three sides

·       “E” Track Attachments (2-tables, 6 “O” rings, 1 bottle opener, bike rack, 2 bike rack adjustable  supports, trash can, and paper towel holder)

·       7-Plug for trailer brake lights and running lights, small battery for interior light, charges while driving)

·       Security locks for each tire


2014 Four Wheel Camper Grandby, front dinette    $26,000.00  **SOLD**


2018 Trekmate Off-Road Trailer                               $4,000.00 OBO

Available:       Carmel, Indiana  (Truck not included)

FWC:  Original Delivery Documents will be provided at delivery

Trekmate Trailer:  Trailer VIN # and Title will be provided at delivery

Note:  A 2022 FWC Grandby with similar options will cost between $35,000 and $40,000.  There is currently a 16 MONTH WAIT FOR DELIVERY. 


                                            Out door storage covers for rear turnbuckles

                                                               Screens for rear turnbuckles



2018 Trekmate Off-Road Trailer