Joan, always the pragmatist, would say. . . "Why would I go on a vacation where I do everything I do at home . . . only do it in the dirt!!" Glad I married Joan. She had a way of cutting right to the point. I must say I agree!
So then comes the quest. How do I get some of the fun out of camping without all the bad stuff? How about the VW Camper Van?
Well as you might have guessed, after analyzing the plusses and minuses of RVs, Camper Trailers, and yes the VW Camper Van, we found that either they were too expensive or not big enough . So we've always confined our travel to hotels.
Now we're retired and I'm thinking maybe we could take another look, maybe find a compromise. Here's our "second look" at the VW Camper Van.
This one was bought by an English friend who recently retired. After recording the interview and playing it back we thought, are we becoming as daffey as this guy?
Still searching for the perfect price/space ratio in a mobile camper we looked to the "totally custom" field for ideas. After all, we are not the only people in the world wishing for as much space as we can get for the lowest price.
The English folks get our award for the most enthusiastic, imaginative builders of "Custom" camper options. Here we find 3 English friends who set out on a (roughly) 200 mile journey to a campsite where they can enjoy an overnight in their newly crafted vehicles.
The first one attempts to add space by "building a second floor".
The second tries to add space by packing the entire camper, or in his words Cottage, in the back of his truck and assembling it "On Site".
The third mounts an airplane fuselage on top of the car (I'm guessing sleeping quarters only) with an entry and exit from inside the car.
Here we find them "mid trip" discussing the pros and cons of their creations. They are about 20 miles into their 200 mile trip and finding "Issues".
Which of the camper options would you be interested in pursuing? Let me know!
Oh My! Look at this one! Joan may have we found the "Holy Grail" of Campers
Me "I'm not sure but it sounds like a lot. Why don't we just scrap the whole idea of a camper and buy electric bikes! What do you think?"
Till Next Week