A step-by-step talk-through of how I converted my van into a motorhome on a low budget. Includes tips and the lessons learned from building different interior versions in the same van.
Have you been entertaining thoughts of traveling and embracing an RV
lifestyle? The most important decision is which RV is right for you.
Without getting into manufacturers and specific models, you must decide
which style best suits your needs. For us, we have found the Class B to
be the most convenient for our uses. There are pros and cons to each, so
you must cater your decision to the type of lifestyle you choose while
RVing. We love traveling and seeing as many of the RV destinations in
this beautiful country as possible. We'll stay at a location for a few
days, and head to the next destination. Being on the move, it is
important to have a vehicle that is easy to drive, set-up, and
breakdown. Class B RVs encompass that criteria perfectly. The biggest
drawback to this style would be its lack of size. For those who travel
and spend weeks or months at the same location, this would not be ideal.
But it fits great to the needs of our RV lifestyle. It's very nice to
have the maneuverability of a car or van when driving as well as being
able to park in any parking lot with out a problem. We can also take our
Class B to many places we'd never think of attempting with a Class A or
C motorhome. The boondocking (dry camping) opportunities when camping
on public lands really set these campers apart from others. Along with
driving, we love being able to reach our camping spot, and not having
any serious work to get the recreational vehicle set up, while packing
to leave is just as simple. Besides maintaining the engine(unavoidable
with all motorized vehicles), the basic caretaking is minimal. Whichever
you choose, make sure it fits the RV lifestyle that you envision and
best of luck on the road.