Monday, June 15, 2015


Lew thought that we needed a bigger travel trailer, what with adding a Grandog to our family. Camping World in Bath, NY had a good price on a 2015 Coleman CTS16FB so we bought it. Built by Keystone/Dutchmen she is 21ft long hitch-to-bumper and weighs 3100# empty. With 28gal fresh, gray and black water tanks we can now dry-camp comfortably.

Beatrix is Dutch for “traveler” so that is what we named her. “Bee” for short.


Three feet longer and 12 inches wider than Marco

Looking forward

Looking rearward

The end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. We towed Marco 70,000mi and slept in him at least a thousand nights in 7 yrs.

Bye Marco.
Sitting on the Camping World lot.

Lots of room for Buffy.

Time for a shakedown so it was off to Glacier NP and back. About 5000mi in three weeks.

At Badlands.

At St Mary, Mt just outside Glacier NP.
That is fire smoke haze from the huge
fires in Alberta.

At Bakers Hole outside west Yellowstone, Mt

Unlike Marco we will make no changes in Bee. For us the design elements are all optimal as-built. We have made some small additions however.

1 comment:

  1. Nice rig! Now go out and use it!


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