AnswerID: 484627 Submitted: Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 13:33
Travel will always be a compromise, so I’ll offer up a question, rather than an answer.
How important is it to have toilet, shower, and washing machine, and how will your trip be affected without them (could be positive & negative). They sound like great additions, but to get them you will need to go into a van of reasonable size. Adds to cost, might be limiting in some cases, and less flexible...
There are plenty of camper trailers that provide a lot of configuration options that allow quick overnight stays, to more elaborate set-ups for extended stays. Is it an option to go this way, which potentially makes travel easier in terms of access to off-road? This type of travel can be combined with overnight, or multiple days in cabin style accommodation, enabling re-stocking, washing, and a break for being in the caravan, or camper trailer. Something you might find welcoming when out on the road
for extended periods.
Good luck with it, and enjoy the trip when you head-off!
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FollowupID: 759930 Submitted:
Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 21:44
Shane & Dianne D posted:
Valid points offered above. I do know that we don't want to do camper trailer (a little bit too hard core for me). Compromise is an expander style. We've been told and read that a washing machine will pay for itself in no time, especially as we are looking to travel for 12 - 24 months. I am also now starting to evaluate whether we can do without a bathroom, but not convinced.
Not looking to do full offroad with van as we will go off in car and camp but don't want to be limited to where we can go because of size and weight.
It all gets so confusing!
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