My parents have always loved camping.
It was an easy and affordable way for them to take my brother and I to new places, so I don’t blame them for purchasing a camper when they did.
We’ve always been “camper people” and not “tent people”. There’s nothing wrong with camping in a tent, but it takes a lot more planning and it’s definitely not as comfortable as sleeping in a camper. Recently, when my parents were searching for a new camper, they were very specific about what they wanted. They wanted something with a bigger bathroom and a bigger bed. They also wanted a more functional kitchen space and a gas fireplace. A lot of the newer camper models include a fireplace and it was something that caught my parent’s attention. They wanted to camp during the winter months without relying entirely on the electric furnace. When they finally purchased a camper with an eclectic furnace, they were eager to show me how it worked. I was skeptical about the fireplace because I didn’t think it would put off a lot of heat. I was shocked to find out that that small, gas, fireplace put out more heat than the camper could stand! At one point, we had to open the door because it got too hot inside! Thankfully, the fireplace also had a flame setting, where the flame would run but the heat would not. My parents could still get the look of a fireplace without overheating the camper.