It was a sad day Monday as we transported “Wolfy” to the home of its new owners. This couple will be vacationing in it in Canada for a month or so and really liked that it was equipped with 240 watts of solar and an inverter. Anyhow, we had mixed feelings as we drove away from their home. We were sad to see this comfortable and reliable, little camper go. We had a lot of great memories in it and took it on some wonderful adventures, but at the same time we were excited to get into our new truck camper, a 2016 Northstar Laredo SC. We are told it could take another 10 weeks until we can take delivery, though it could be done sooner. We’ll see.
We’ve been emailing and talking to Northstar’s sales manager, Billy Mackaill, about our Laredo and making minor changes to the build. We’ve decided to delete the rear awning option, replace the glass top, stainless steel, two burner cooktop option with the standard three burner cooktop, and replace the Heki skylight option with the standard 14×14 inch vent. The reasons for the changes came down to practicality. We’ve never missed having an awning on the Wolf Creek and really saw no need to have one on the Laredo. Regarding the cooktop, Karen liked the look of the stainless steel cooktop, but didn’t like that it had only two burners, so that option went away also. Finally, we decided to delete the Heki skylight due to the reported issues with heat damage and leaks. Living in the Southwest, where temperatures often exceed 110 degrees F, we thought it was too risky to have one, so we reluctantly decided to delete it. Deleting these options will also save us close to $2,000.