Iâm sick of waiting for rides, sleeping in the rain, and counting on others. I have been hitching/hopping for a few years but Iâm trading it all in to travel in a minivan. I want to gut it, and convert it into living quarters.
I wanted a larger conversion van, but with gas prices i've settled on a mini van. After talking to a few mechanics who've told me Dodge is the way to go, because there are tons of caravans in every town if parts are needed. The gas in an older camper van gets 13 to 15 mpg if youâre lucky. The caravans get 20 to 26 mpg (96&newer). That adds up when we talk coast to coast. I've made a lot of connections over the years and have learned how to find work anywhere so gas should not be an issue. I think I'll save some money, having cooking capabilities as well. Little microwave if i can figure out how to make a converter & a flat grill or 2 burner stove, even a fridgerator.
I have found a few example of some pretty nice conversions on the web.
cheaprvliving.com has a few, with how to's
I am down in Gainesville FL workin a job for now. Found a nice caravan for $2300. Wanna make sure I have a some extra cash before I head out in case I encounter âissuesâ along the way. Hope to be out early April.
Well. I guess i will be the one picking up the hitchers now, instead of waiting for a ride. To all you hitchers, there's one more potential ride out there. Safe travels