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Pickups, camper vans, and small motorhomes...

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by TED, May 4, 2006.

  1. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    I'm interested in getting some information about this kind of stuff but at a loss as to where to start.

    This would be for two people only, and we would be sharing the bed.

    I'm primarily interested in a detachable camper thing for a regular pickup, that sits in the bed.

    I'm also interested in things that turn the bed of a truck into a glorified tent.

    Lastly, I may be interested in a SMALL motorhome, something like the VW campers or a conversion van, alittle bigger even would be OK, but not much and certainly nothign like the huge land yacths I've come across in my searcehs thus far. I HATE those. I'm not sure of the classification but I think "A".

    I'm not especially interested in trailers,, but not opposed either.

    The google searches thus far have been overwhleming in their vast array of UNSUTIABLE results.

    TED
     
  2. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    What are you using it for?
     

  3. Maxthemutt

    Maxthemutt

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    The small motor home your looking for is a Class B. It's like a converted van. The bigger versions are a Class C, but these are significantly bigger and more expensive.

    www.rvsearch.com

    www.traderonline.com

    www.carsoup.com


    Those are a few of the places I've searched for similar items.

    Good luck, Max

    I've thought about getting a minivan for trips for two people. Take out the rear seats, throw in an air mattress, cooler, and dvd player or laptop, comfort and mid twenties fuel economy for something newer and cheaper than most other alternatives.
     
  4. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    I was thinking something for extended road trips.

    TED
     
  5. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    Thanks for the links and the correction on the classification.

    TED
     
  6. Maxthemutt

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    Bill D Millennium Member

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    Try www.iRV2.com.
    Very good site-use their search feature for a lot of info.

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  8. kengps

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    You might want to consider a Sprinter based class B. Get around 25 miles to the gallon. Have more room than most conversion vans. I had a converted Ford van class B. It was made by "Sportsmobile" They have a good website. You can buy the van from them or take them yours to convert any way you want. They have a planning kit that you can use to custom build your own floor layout. They are doing Sprinter conversions also. Their most popular conversions are the ones that have a pop-up tent-like top. You can take your used van to them for one of the tops to be put on. Turn-around is a day or two. I loved mine. It was really fun. www.Sportsmobile.com For lots of info go to: www.rv.net/forum/
     
  9. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    A fellow Alaskan I see, thanks for the conversion van info and the good website.

    TED
     
  10. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    I know this may seem laughable but does anyone know if it is possible to put a small, two person jacuzzi style bath in there? I'm not thinking a full sized bath-tub but maybe something that would allow two people to sit with legs bent/angled facing each other.

    I have in mind an RV optimized for only 2 people. I would like a full normal sized bed that uses normal sized sheets. I would also like not just a shower but a bath or jacuzzi if reasonably possible.

    I suspect the biggest problem with that would be having enough water to use it. Also, water is very heavy.

    TED
     
  11. Maxthemutt

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