Sometimes I think I could live full-time in an RV like this, other times I'm not so sure.
I spent some time this morning walking around the RV show, mostly where they had the vans and class B's, and what became quickly obvious was for their small size, their very expensive. But from what I witness as I drive around the West these class B's and other types of vans appear to be the fastest-growing segment of the RV lifestyle, and its easy to see why.
Other than the price there's a lot of good can be said about a class B especially for a solo traveler like myself. There's plenty of room for one person, or two people that get along exceptionally well, as long as you don't need that full-size apartment feeling that you get in a class A or large fifth wheel.
It's small enough that you can drive it to town to go grocery shopping, so you don't need a toad. Although from personal experience I can testify to the fact that having to pack up and break camp to run to the store gets old really quick.
It gets better fuel mileage than a class A or a giant trailer, but not as much as you might think. Their advertised mileage sounds okay, but after you load it up with all of your precious stuff that number goes out the window.
And speaking of precious stuff, I happen to have a little bit too much of it myself and at the moment I'm not sure if I'm mentally prepared to get rid of it all, and I'm pretty sure it all won't fit in a van, but I see there may come a day when a class B makes more sense to me than toting around a lot of things that I don't use very often.
You can Park it almost anywhere, and if you get one of the four-wheel-drive models you can go almost anywhere, and if you end up on a dead end road you can always easily back up and turn around.
One of the things that bothers me about them, and its the same reason why I don't have a class A, is I like to have my home and my means of transportation separate. But with the van, if it needs repairs your transportation and your home ends up in the shop, and you end up in a motel.
But there is good and bad in every RV, none of them are perfect for everyone and that's why there are so many different ones. You just have to decide on what's the most important things in your RVing lifestyle and find the RV that best fits the way YOU want to live.
At first glance this looks nice, but picture getting down on your hands and knees every time you want to get something out of the refrigerator. And the gadgetry holding that TV to the wall looks like it came out of an alien spaceship..... Maybe it did.
I like the idea of a pop top for the extra room it gives.
But If I had to climb up this ladder to go to bed every night I'd have to stop drinking.
This looks pretty, but my experience has been the least important thing in choosing an RV is the looks.