Berry Family sitting in front of their teardrop trailer

Cait Berry spent hours and hours on her computer trying to find the perfect camper for her young family and three dogs. They have a midsize SUV that doesn’t have high towing capacity, so a big rig was out, as was a camper van, because car seats for her 4- and 2-year-old girls would eat up most of the space.

She finally came across an adorable teardrop camper from Jerry’s Camping Center. They placed an order and originally thought the camper would be ready in 60 days. They started planning trips for July and August 2020, but manufacturing delays squashed those plans. When their camper finally came in October, they headed south. “Our families were not getting together for holidays, we have flexibility in our lives and our careers, so we were like, ‘You know what, let’s take the whole month of December,’ ” says Berry, who works in real estate, as does her husband. They went down through Nashville, making their way to Florida and then to Charleston, North Carolina. The trip back took them through Tennessee and Kentucky.


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