I’ve been Watching videos on Youtube of people who build tiny houses or remodel vehicles into RV’s. It is amazing what they think of.
Right now I’m watching a video of a woman who took an 80’s Canadian Fire Truck and made it into a beautiful RV. She and her daughter and now traveling around it in. What wonderful memories they are creating.
I have been watching lots of RV videos. As a kid I had relatives who had different kinds of RV’s. I had more camping experience than I would like in the past, but now know for sure what kind of RV I would buy. For me a Class A RV would be the best choice.
Watching these videos is so helpful even if you never will go in an RV. They have such creative ideas to organize and live. You really start to question what you need to be happy.
For example this person choose to have a butane hotplate that she could put on her kitchen counter. I really like that idea. I always thought that 4 burners in most RV’s are overkill. Most people don’t have the cooking skills to use 4 burners at once. Plus most RV people complain that the oven in RV’s are poor. So practically speaking, the stove/Oven is a waste. What I have seen is that many people are thrilled using a convection microwave that functions as an oven as well. People also love using a hotpot that can cook many types of meals. This might be the future of cooking.
What is also inspirational is people who consume less in the RV lifestyle. People are justifiably proud of their accomplishments in building and living a sustainable lifestyle. With small homes as well, they often are on wheels, so while not used as RV’s share many of the same challenges and solutions.
It is fascinating to see the technology on these cars. Most of them have solar power which is fantastic. They often use Murphy beds, advanced materials to save weight, or recycled materials to save Money. They spend incredible amounts of time to save money and come up with something better in my opinion than commercial RV’s.
Why are they better? The materials, design and long term cost are far better in many of these custom builds. Sure there are million dollar RV’s that have a ton of materials and very nice things. However those systems have some serious issues such as long term reliability. These custom units can be fixed without going to a service center, and the money saved easily pays for some fantastic upgrades.
If money was no object I would commission my own RV to be built. That would be such a cool and wonderful option. I think mass produced RV’s just don’t have the quality and design. I have seen plenty of older very expensive RV’s that require very expensive repairs. They also tend to be very dated interiors which are expensive to fix.
Expensive things are not always better. Simplicity has its own rewards.
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