Greetings from Austin! I had done some tent camping over the years and enjoyed the experience, but it was losing some of it's charm as I got older and wanted more of my creature comforts. I married a Chinese girl a few years ago and finally got her residence visa so she could come here with me.
She was fascinated with the idea of camping (they don't really do that in China) and wanted to try it. I had been intrigued with the resurgence of Teardrop campers and thought that might be a nice step up from a tent, so I spent this past winter designing and building my own! Great experience and we tried it a couple times. Worked really well, but she wanted her own bathroom and I wanted to be able to stand up to put my clothes on. And, I really wanted a motorhome so I could tow my motorcycle when camping near great riding roads!
So, I sold the teardrop to a nice woman who took it to Colorado and we bought our 2016 Minnie Winnie just about a month ago. We did a couple trips ourselves and loved it. Then I put it in a rental consignment program. Wasn't getting the volume of rentals I thought I should get for this time of year and I was frustrated that I didn't have it here at my home so we could just jump in and go somewhere if it wasn't rented.
I guess I stumbled across the Outdoorsy ad on Facebook and it got my interest. Spent days researching it and decided to take the "leap of faith". I notified the consignment company that I'm pulling it out after the next rental near the end of June and started working up my listing on Outdoorsy. I've posted ads in FB Marketplace and on Craigslist. Looking for more ways to promote it too!
Thanks to Outdoorsy for creating this service!