Our First Home On Wheels


This is our first home on wheels ~ a 2002 Chalet Alpine pop-up trailer.  My husband’s first dream purchased to get us out of a tent and off the ground.

  • Weight (base): 1505 lbs / GVWR 3,000 lbs / Tongue 163 lbs
  • Length: 15′ 6″
  • Dual Dinette for seating and converts to sleep 3 Adults (front bed 40″ x 76” and rear bed 52” x 76”)

The floor plan below illustrates the minimalist’s dream:

alpine floorplan

Not featured above is:

  • Furnace (16k BTU) – came stock in our unit
  • Fan-Tastic fan – saved ourselves many times by sucking hot air out and blowing cool in
  • Shower – There wasn’t one!
  • Toilet – There wasn’t one!  I used a 5 gallon bucket with seat and lid.  It was cautioned-themed  bright yellow with “hazardous” in big letters


Interior Shots:

Full size bed as a dining area (before modification)


Our little kitchen
The twin bed – converts into dining as in first photo
The full size bed with John’s modification for extra storage

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