Do you ever get worried about something so much that you just don’t feel safe until you’ve fixed it? I’m not talking about making a tinfoil hat so the government can’t read your brain waves, that’s just outright paranoia (or is it?). Our moment came while sleeping in a Walmart parking lot in New Mexico, as another big rig roared by at what we were sure was just fractions of an inch from our travel trailer. This was a popular boondocking site with nearly 100 rigs of every shape and size neatly organized in long lines, security patrols and picnic tables. They even allowed slideouts. . .and that’s where the paranoia started to set in.
At night, the backends of most campers don’t really stand out. They can be pretty hard to see, but a slideout, well, that’s downright camouflaged. The slides are usually white or black with nothing to alert those around you to them. So as another semi came by, I hiked into the store to find some sort of reflectors. As I’m sticking $1.50 bicycle reflectors on my rig at four in the morning I’m beginning to wonder if there isn’t a much better way to protect us and our investment. And so, Wander And Reflect was born with the goal of keeping everyone safe with stylish, fun and highly reflective decals.
Just a thought. . . Semitrailers are required to have more than 250 square-inches of reflective striping on the back per NHTSA and DOT. How much does your “home-on-wheels” have?