Well, to start this new section the right way, let me introduce you to my new Overland vehicle...
A 2005 Bigfoot Camper 2500 and a 1998 GMC Sierra 4x4 Turbo Diesel.
This is obviously quite different than my previous vehicles and it is there to answer a different need - explore the vastness of North America, not the jungle of Africa...
I was looking for a camper with a bit more creature comfort as we plan to explore North America this summer.
We intend to drive from San Francisco to Alaska and then across to Quebec. As we will be working on the road, we need a bit more space and storage.
The camper will also be used as a temporary shelter while we are remodeling our new fixer in Tahoe and the truck will be used to haul construction materials.
Initially, I wanted the smaller 1500 model but this combo came on the market and the price was really too good to pass up.
No doubt that right now is a buyer's market...
It also comes all integrated with the right options so I can hit the road right away and I don't need to chase/purchase items left and right. I intend to take it to Overland Expo.
The camper is a one-owner in pristine condition. It has the winter package which was very important for us. It also has all the usual amenities such as a/c, heated tanks, shower, etc, etc
The Sierra has 113K and a newer engine installed about 20K ago. It also has a lot of options and came with air bags, rear tow hitch,brake controller, new tires, etc, etc.
I am sure I will have tons of questions over the next weeks so stay tuned!