Old Parked Cars
Hah! Mutant campers? You’ve seen this little guy, right? http://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-european/cc-capsule-vw-diesel-pickup-caddy-camper-the-veggie-bago/ Even smaller and more fuel efficient than a Chinook and probably slower, too! Presumably a totally custom, one-of-a-kind job. I would have loved to have seen the inside. This camper makes me wonder about the prospects of a diesel converted Chinook… but I still need to get a Chinook first!
That’s a great one! Never seen that.
The final Chinook dream for me is to put the chinook on a slightly newer 4×4 diesel truck. One day.
Glad you sent that link, I just searched around and discovered a whole new camper world. It’s the Bischofberger Motorcaravan!
Take a look at this – http://www.bischofberger-motorcaravan.de/family_modelle_bischofberger_reisemobile.html
I’ve stumbled across that one, too – I think back before I had discovered the Chinooks and was inspired by the Saab Toppola detachable car camper (also not available over here, as far as I know, although there’s been someone in Seattle with a wanted ad on Craigslist for a long time now). Seems Europeans have had more fiberglass micro camper options to choose from than us. Some of these look great! That first one is like a mini (and more aesthetically pleasing) Sandtana.
Incidentally, have you ever come across the Bandit I RVs manufactured in the mid 80s by an Indianapolis-based company called Bonanza? They’re the closest US-made successor to the Chinook that I’ve been able to find (and usually on a Toyota truck chassis), but they’re nowhere near as common as the Chinooks.
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