Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Vehicle decisions

My lovely wife and I are toying with the idea of traveling during the winter again. We are trying to figure out how to go about it. It would be easy and cheap to throw a tent in the back of the little Nissan and call it good. We’d save a bundle on fuel. There would even be room for our Sea Eagle inflatable double kayak. 

Another option is to take the Blazer. It gets half the mpg as the Nissan. One thing that’s attractive about the Blazer is that there’s room to sleep in the back. The price of fuel could be offset in other ways. When traveling we could spend fewer nights in hotels. It would also be a much better vehicle for free camping on Federal lands. Four wheel drive and high ground clearance makes a difference. 

Then there’s the possibility of taking my Honda scooter along. We have an nice little motorcycle carrier that slides into the receiver hitch. 

Of course, should we decide to haul our sailboat down we’d have to use the Blazer. 

Much depends on where we want to go, what we want to do and how long we want to be gone for. 

We are busy getting the vehicles squared away. The Nissan just came out of the garage and is ready. Tomorrow the Blazer goes in for some brake work. After that we’ll see what else it might need. 



  1. We've been trying to figure out how both of us can make a trip out west for for a few weeks.
    Pretty much have decided that traveling this year is just too risky. For many reasons,...
    Not to mention expensive !
    Likely stay close to home hunkered down. The thought of being somewhere out in flyover country , afoot , grid down and without supply. Is thought provoking.
    When ya got it covered at the home base, venturing far afield at this time...I dunno

    1. I have pretty mixed feelings. No matter what, it makes sense to have the vehicles squared away. It's going to be an interesting year, that's for sure.