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Old 10-01-2018, 07:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd like to point out that the most economical camper may not be the most aerodynamic one. It depends on your ratio of driving to sleeping in it, and just how much it can displace.

The lowest cost per mile "camper" would be sleeping in the back of a used Nissan Leaf at the bottom of its depreciation, or Honda Insight. However, in the case of the Leaf, you're only going to be camping ~40 miles from home, max, and let's not get into trying to sleep in an Insight.

Taken to the other extreme, a vehicle may have poor aerodynamics, but a full kitchen, room to sleep two, a shower, and heck maybe even laundry. If you spend more time staying than driving the offset of needing to ever get a motel or airbnb for their facilities can pay for itself in some circumstances. Much like with a home, the place with the lowest rent may not be the least expensive place to live.
Yes, these are all very good points.

What I have sketched up in the past is toilet, shower and kitchen area, note all of these items are 30"or 36" in height. A shower head can be supplied water via flexible hose, lighting built into ceiling and so forth.

One of the things I liked about these Sprinter-like cabs is the access out the back, they Gator taped some coroplast to the back as a temporary patch.

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Some of the things in life that puzzle me is the so-called American Dream.

Part of that dream as I understand it is retiring and traveling the country (USA only) in an RV.

Last I read the number one stated intended use of lottery winnings is to buy a better house and buy an RV to travel the country with, not sure if there is a particular order to this but my point is it's part of the American Dream.

I don't see the attraction of staying in an RV park or other camping ground as they are typically filled with loud screaming kids in the day time, loud drunk people in the night time and biting insects day and night.

However as an American this is somehow in my DNA to do so.
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