posted on May, 1 2012 @ 03:05 AM
Clarification of Original Post
Okay guys, thanks for the input so far. I'll explain more fully my intentions.
First off, Husband and I want to tour the state. When I was a kid of course I wanted worldwide travel but then I grew up and now I think it would be
cool to learn about the state I've always lived in. So my number one reason for wanting a van like this is to make it easier and more cost efficient
for us to take in-state weekend road trips.
Secondly. I first got into survival prep right after Hurricane Katrina. What opened my eyes was my Aunt. Her, Husband, and 2 kids lived in an area
of Houston that was told to evacuate. This is what happened to them: The 4 of them piled in a vehicle, were in it 30+ hours, all spent on the highway
in non-moving traffic. They barely made it out of Houston. If Katrina had hit Houston like it did parts of Louisiana, they'd have gotten creamed.
They had no water, no food, no sleep, no access to gas stations, no access to a hotel room.
I woke up because I realized had I lived where she did, I'd have been just as unprepared. A go bag would have made that 30 hours much more bearable.
Thus I got into prepping. Of course it's bigger than a go bag, but that's how I got my start.
So my second reason, if I were ever in SHTF Regional situation, it'd be much easier and more comfortable to evacuate in a Class B than in a regular
old car. Cooking on the road would be no problem. Bathroom break on the road would be no problem. Sleeping would be no problem. Finding a hotel
wouldn't be necessary, we could just find a spot to park for the night, or 2 nights, however long it took.
So these two reasons are why I want a class B. I am specifically looking for an older 90's model due to the cost. Really, I can't afford to spend
over 100k on a newer one as that is more than the cost of my house.
I don't care if it's not in perfect condition. I have a family member who rebuilds cars who will take care of it for me (with pay of course, not as
a favor), I have a place to park it, and I can afford the additional monthly insurance cost.
I have been visiting camper websites and blogs trying to find a group who does this sort of thing as a hobby where I could learn more about it, but
I'm still not having much luck.
Any help would be appreciated.