So we’re on our fifth week of stay at home. Campgrounds across the country are closed. RV manufacturers have shut down, either voluntarily or via a state mandate. It’s the time of year where we’re supposed to be de-winterizing and pulling those tarps off for another season of camping. But we know life put the brakes on that for a while. Some of you have decided to make lemonade out of this big lemon we’ve been given and have been setting up your campsite in your driveways and backyards. The rest of us wait patiently for the all clear for our campgrounds and RV parks to open so we can salvage some semblance of camping season.
Last week a Facebook friend sent me a link to this cool little accessory she thought I should have. Once I saw it, I thought that it looks nice, but for $10, how good is it really? After getting mine today, I can say it’s REALLY good. The Happy Camper pencil holder from Rhode Island based Fred, a Pawtucket company that, as their website indicates, “is made up of a ragtag group of designers and product development specialists who are devoted to bringing amusing, intriguing and useful ideas to life.” One look through their website will prove the truth in that statement.
The Happy Camper pencil holder is made up of MDF (medium-density fiberboard) and it is VERY solid in its construction, as well as light weight. Once assembled (it takes about 3 minutes), you’ll have four compartments for your pens & pencils. But as you can see from my set-up, you can use it for anything small that you want to keep nicely contained. These make a really nice desk or kitchen accessory at home, or even to keep odds & ends in inside your trailer. And speaking of trailer, the design of the Happy Camper just screams of an early 1960’s Shasta Airflyte.
And if you have read my myriad of small trailer snapshot segments, you’ll know I can’t let an kind of trailer review get by without sharing specs. So here we go:
Length: 5 1/2” hitch to tail
Dry weight: 3.46 ounces
The Happy Camper can be found on the Fred website for $10 + shipping at https://www.genuinefred.com/5242680-happy-camper or also on Amazon. To learn more about Fred and shop their online store, go to genuinefred.com, or visit them on Facebook at facebook.com/GenuineFred.