How to: Go Cricket Camping
We store the Cricket in our garage. so packing for our next trip really starts shortly after returning from the prior trip. We return towels and sheets back to the Cricket to await our next trip. Typically a few days before we leave, we start loading for the trip. We put groceries into the camper as we return from the store, and pack gear as it is ready. We also check the air pressure in the tires, plug in the battery to charge, and take a quick inventory of anything we may need to replenish. On our travel day, we load pillows, clothes, toiletries, and last minute items. We typically do this before work so when we get home all that is left is to hitch up, plug in brakes, chains, break away cable, lock the doors and go. If we do our preparation correctly, we can be on the road in 15 minutes. We keep a note on our laptop that serves as a checklist to make sure we don’t forget anything.
11/20/2016 08:14:47 pm
So, the kids bunks are suspended from the ceiling?
11/21/2016 08:21:11 am
12/7/2016 09:37:58 am
Love your blog. My wife and I are picking up our new Cricket this weekend. Can't wait to use it!
12/8/2016 01:29:45 pm
Rick, that is exciting! Let us know if you have any questions we can help you answer. At the end of our first season, we are still certain the Cricket is the perfect camper for us. We already have a full season of camping booked for 2017.
3/11/2017 07:16:49 pm
Great blog. I'm interest d in getting a small trailer that I can tow with my Subaru Outback. I've narrowed my options to a cricket or an Aline popup. The Aline popup is about $10k less, but I like the look of the cricket better. My kids are 10 years old so I'm wondering how the sleep berth would work.
3/12/2017 05:57:51 pm
6/25/2018 11:02:03 pm
You mentioned in another post that 2016+ models you can order the berth online but prior years you can't. Why? What's the difference?
6/18/2017 09:04:02 am
Love your blog. It is the only one I have found that talks about a family using the cricket. I was wondering if there is still space for the kids on the cots if you have to bring the top down due to bad weather?
6/19/2017 09:46:10 am
Nick, thanks for reading! The kids cots are the same with either the top up or down. However our bed is tight with the top down with the bunks, we wouldn't be comfortable sleeping like that. We have weathered a few intense storms as well as cold night with the top up and had no issues. If the weather gets bad enough that we wanted the top down, we would probably head to the bathhouse to ride the storm out.
Julie C Will
7/28/2017 01:27:48 pm
Hi, Love the blog. We just bought a new Cricket. We are thinking about adding stabilizers to the front. Do you think that would be helpful or maybe a waste of money? Appreciate your advice.
7/28/2017 07:25:49 pm
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