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Does anyone else think that having a built 4x4 camper van would be really sweet? Deck out the inside so you had a full bed and propane stove set-up... I like to imagine I could drive all around anywhere...

Saw this van and thought how cool a project that would be... Or you would end up being a creepy guy who lives in a van (maybe up a trail down by the river?)

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/2825692670.html

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January 30th, 2012, 4:51 pm
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Don't get my dad started on this he loves them

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January 30th, 2012, 5:13 pm
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I'd dig one as a tow rig/ backwoods explorer rig. With two kids I don't see much hardcore wheeling in my near future so I've been dreaming of a more family expedition type rig

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January 30th, 2012, 9:05 pm
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And another one!
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/2826119631.html
Lack of windows makes it less ideal for a camper.

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I'd dig one as a tow rig/ backwoods explorer rig. With two kids I don't see much hardcore wheeling in my near future so I've been dreaming of a more family expedition type rig


No kids on the way yet, but someday hopefully. And when that happens :stupid: I want a family camping rig

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January 31st, 2012, 12:14 pm
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it's not hard to add windows so cargo type isn't a dealbreaker. i'd want a d-max powered one one like 33"s or 35"s max. my dad used to have a 2wd camper van we'd use to tow the boats and would go camping with. it was perfect for going to the coast since it was small enough to fit places a motorhome couldn't

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I'd prefer to still have a more agile rig. Just because I might have kids, doesn't mean I should limit the cool places I can travel. I've wheeled with a guy on the can who had his son (5year old?) with him. Overall his son did fine in his super 5 point child seat with harness + DVD player.

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January 31st, 2012, 3:06 pm
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I'd prefer to still have a more agile rig. Just because I might have kids, doesn't mean I should limit the cool places I can travel. I've wheeled with a guy on the can who had his son (5year old?) with him. Overall his son did fine in his super 5 point child seat with harness + DVD player.


I don't think you're right, chex. A decent van built well could get over a lot of stuff. Maybe it wouldn't be rubicon-capable, but generally I think a good van could get you to MORE places than a built truck - you could travel to super remote places and not have to worry about camping. Could you take your bronco in the sierra nevadas in the winter time and camp outside (maybe in an igloo)? Sure. Would it be more comfortable to drive a van out there and sleep inside? Absolutely.

And I don't think think a van-platform even needs to be limiting - just look at the size of Dave's rig. He gets in to all the same places you bko drivers do - and sleeps in the comfort of his rig.

Just my 2c.

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:rofl: powned! hardcore offroad enthusiest justin might have met his match via Alex the destroyer!

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not sure how to reply, avoided my whole want of camping on rubicon without having RV. Monkey laughs and throws poop? :spam:

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Theres an early 2000's Quigley Conversions Ford chassis van parked behind my work once or twice a week, pretty cool.

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I always thought one of those would make a great tow rig, but mostly just for sleeping in no stove set up or anything.

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I've wheeled with a guy on the can who had his son (5year old?) with him. Overall his son did fine in his super 5 point child seat with harness + DVD player.

You sick pervert!

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I think even with one of these vans I'd want a designated wheeler. But think of it like this.... tow a trailer to pismo and you're not getting stuck on your way in. Desert trips with the dirtbikes would rock. And going across more exploration type trails like mormon immigrant or some remote desert trail would be alot more fun with a sink stove and shitter onboard especially with a comfy bed easily set up with secure walls around you in case of wind/rain. I don't think it limits you, just expands your adventure options. I also like the suburbans with the pop-up camper roofs though. Another great use would be when helping on trail cleanups like rubicon. I didn't exactly like driving my DD in and sleeping in the cold but that trail is too rough for a camper to go in. 4wd van=perfect rig sometimes

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No kids on the way yet, but someday hopefully. And when that happens :stupid: I want a family camping rig





This would do the trick.

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