Howdy everyone, I am Nick, originally from south west Montana, now I reside in Corpus Christi Texas.
I have full-timed in an RV for 3 years, it helped me save enough money to get my current business going. I also have traveled extensively I have seen 47 states, 3 Canadian Provinces and Mexico. I have over a million miles towing behind me between pickups with trailers all the way up to 8 axle heavy hauls weighing in at 137,000 lbs.
I am also a Veteran of the US Navy.
I live with my girlfriend Kena
and my best buddy Dexter
(He also doubles as my security system
I am looking around right now learning what I can, I really want an airstream, my last trailer was a screaming POS, this time around I really want to do it right.
I am thinking this winter I am going to pick up a 27-31' International, yank the shell off the frame and build a new stronger frame for it with 2x6x3/16" box tube for the rails, and 6x1.5x1/8" box tube for the cross members, along with air ride suspension, and im going to lift it and upgrade to 35" tires that are going to be the same as I am running on the tow vehicle I am hopefully picking up next week, it is a 51 Willys wagon that is also going to get the full frame treatment and it will be re-powered with a Chevy 327 with Vortec heads and a TBI setup, along with a NV4500 5 speed, 205 transfer-case, (possibly with a 203 doubler since I have 2 of em laying around) and a pair of Dana 60's I have been saving.
I have a serpentine drive setup that I have also picked up for it, and I am going to run a Vintage air AC/heat system in the Willys to keep it nice and cool on the hot Texas days.
The ultimate goal, and the reason for running 35" tires is that in a couple of years I am going to hook up to the AS point the whole works north and go as far north in Alaska as I can drive all the way up to Prudhoe Bay and back, and along the way I am going to take plenty of opportunities to go boon-docking and check out much of the path less traveled, the whole trip is going to take 2-3 months and will take me and mine through some of the most beautiful scenery known to mankind.
It should be a really great adventure.
Anyhow I am looking forward to meeting you all, I have done quite a bit of reading through the site, and it looks to me as though there are a pretty good group of folks here, and if anyone is down my way feel free to look me up - Nick