Little Trailer on the Homestead!
Now that the road is done we were finally able to put our trailer on our land for the duration of summer and fall. We will be bringing it back to Long Island for the winter because we have it set up on the snowmobile trails that pass through our land and we want to make sure that is open and running for our local community to use!
We absolutely love this little Jayco trailer and are very happy with it. We have had it (and been using it) for several years now and have not had any problems at all with it. Be sure to check out the video tour of our little trailer at the bottom of this post!
It is not an expensive trailer to start with, but since purchased it as a left over from a dealership we were able to get it for just under $10,000. Now I know that we could have purchased a used one for half of that but at the time were were looking we only had the Jeep liberty to pull it with. That limited us to finding a very small and very light trailer.
We used the Jeep to pull it for several years and mostly that was fine. There was a bit of a struggle pulling it uphill (The mountain roads in upstate NY can be brutal!) so we were really careful about how much we filled it up (water, etc.). But that's all changed now.
This past fall we purchased ourused Chevy truck and well, honestly, you hardly know the trailer is behind it! Now we like the trailer even better and we have absolutely no intention of upgrading to a larger one. We just don't see the need at all.
So, let's talk about the positive's and negatives!
Now the Positives:
Upgrades We Made (affiliate links for some):
**NOTE - No modifications were made to any outside wall - any holes drilled were only on inside walls (between bathroom and closet) or through the sides of cabinets (TV Mount and shelving unit).
Other Items We Use For Our Off the Grid RV (affiliate links):
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Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life blog. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!