We just added another option to our “camping” capabilities. Found an individual that was retiring from being a full time RV’er and they traded us straight across for our Dodge Caravan for this Class B Motorhome.
She’s an older model & needed A LOT of elbow grease inside as well as some additional work on the tie rods, but has lots of miles left in her if we get her up to speed and keep her maintenance current.
We call her “Miss B” :-) She’s got a little bathroom with a “shower” thingy that you pull a curtain around a ceiling railing & there’s a square fiberglass pan that you stand in & use a hand held shower head, a dinette in the back that makes out into a short queen bed, a 2-burner stove, a small frig, a small sink, a small pullout pantry & lots of storage.
We’ll be using Miss B for shorty trips (over-nighters) if we’re on a day-trip and decide to pull off somewhere & not drive at night. She’ll also be good for in the mountains & in tight spots that are hard to get to.
Thought we’d share what we consider a blessing with our SCP friends. Just another option that is possible should we need to spend some time away from home unexpectedly, in a crisis.
Great Trade! I’m envious. Where did you find out about it?
That’s a much better option than a full RV for avoiding a disaster area or fleeing one. I bet a lot of people who had to flee Katrina wish they had one. Plus if it’s more than two people it’s nothing to add a tent or two and some sleeping bags.
my BOV is a 1990 G2500 chevy van I added the pottie & sink.took out center captains chairs,,the back couch makes a bed -I keep it that way, I have clothes in it & it’s always ready to go IF I HAD to leave.
Miss B is our BOB on wheels :-) We were blessed to have a close friend who was a full time RV’er and wanted off the road and loved our Dodge Caravan Sport. So..we all came out in a win-win opportunity. We’re gearing her up “lightweight” so we can carry more things we’d need should we have to leave our home for our own protection; paper plates, paper bowls, paper cups & glasses, plastic flatware etc. We’ll keep only 4 each metal flatware, a picnic-type set that rolls up in neat little roll. We’ll keep one saucepan & one skillet and Wifey will have to settle for instant coffee in the morning and leave the coffee maker out for the time being since it’s only going to be used for “day-night trips” etc. The lighter we go the more emergency items, pantry foods & clothing we can carry.
I don’t recall if I shared here, but we recently acquired a pop up trailer that I can pull with my soccer mom van…We needed something small and convenient for going to NASCAR races (went to our first Cup race in KY, and have another trip later this summer…Plus, we decided we missed camping, and wanted to introduce the grandson to the joys of nature! Of course, grammyprepper has it all packed up with all kinds of goodies, but we have room to store more if we needed to, as well as all the room in the van…
I would eventually like to ‘trade up’ for something more sturdy, but this was the perfect deal at the right time…
wow, sounds like both of you got some good deals, that’s fantastic.