Can’t Afford a Sprinter? Get a Tiny Van Instead.
By now we’re all familiar with them: breezy videos and sun-drenched photos of carefree millennials and their vans set against backdrops of some of the most iconic natural landmarks the U.S. has to offer. In a year when a pandemic has rendered many of us anxious and seeking a safe outdoor escape, it looks like the ultimate dream. That is, until you see the price tag.
Many of those top-of-the-line homes on wheels can put a dent in your savings as large as a condo. Winnebago’s website lists a starting price of $175,000 for its popular four-wheel-drive Revel, and even a used Sprinter at Vanlife Customs will set you back at least $100,000. Take into account fuel economy, parking, and the fact that you’ll probably still need a commuter car if you’re based in a big city, and that cavalier road-trip machine might start to feel like a logistics nightmare.
Enter Recon Campers, a Los Angeles–based company building o.... Continue Reading at Outside Online