Terrence came to the decision to buy a Tracer 230FBS trailer after looking at a lot of different units. He explained, “Most units having the configuration as a Tracer in the 22′ to 24′ range had pretty much the same features. What I liked about the Tracer was the large bathroom with full size sliding glass shower, dining room slide out, sliding wood doors closing off the queen bed, dark wood stain and champagne exterior, outdoor kitchen, large water tanks, full-sized awning, aluminum frame construction, stereo throughout and outside, lights everywhere, quality appliances and more storage than I could ever use. All that while weighing under 5000 pounds empty.”

Tracer with a 2012 Ford F150 FX4 with the Eco-boost engine, tow package and aftermarket air shocks.

Tracer 230FBS pulled by a 2012 Ford F150 FX4

Tracer 230FBS pulled by a 2012 Ford F150 FX4

He went to one dealer after another over the course of a year. Each dealership had similar units in the size he was looking for and by viewing so many different models he was able to narrow it down to just two. He said that when he came upon the Tracer, it was an easy decision. He didn’t mind paying the price for a quality unit.

“I love the Southwest U.S. and intend on touring a month at a time, just me and my German Shepherd.” Terrence plans to boon-dock in the desert. He will take an ATV so he can really get out and explore. (The ATV has to have a place for his companion to ride!)

To prepare for his journey, Terrence pulled out the full-sized outdoor kitchen fridge as he just doesn’t believe he’ll need that much refrigeration. He plans to put a half-sized fridge in there because “a guy’s got to have beers handy when relaxing in the hot desert sun.”

Terrence removed the full-sized refrigerator in the outdoor kitchen and will replace with a smaller one.

Terrence removed the full-sized refrigerator in the outdoor kitchen and will replace with a smaller one.

So far in his new RV life, Terrence has learned that one really has to be gentle with an RV. Compared to a stick house, they are fragile. “I can’t believe people with kids last a season without destroying them.”

Look for Terrence in the Southwest desert. He says, “I’ll be in the RV way off by myself.”

To see some more Tracers for sale, click here. Happy travels!