The future of RVs
I’m looking out the window of the coffee shop and there’s this mega-pickup pulling a 40-foot recreational trailer. Which has a rack on the back that’s holding two quad-runners. I couldn’t begin to imagine what their fuel bill for one trip must be. Surely more than I spend on the GTS and the Fourth Estate. In a year.
I’m thinking the future of RVs will be more along the lines of the Ursa Minor Ecamper. And the one above.
As you can see, this Piaggio Ape RV is not some cobbled-up backyard job, but a decently finished vehicle. There’s even a rooftop deck for your lawn chairs. Probably no kitchenette, but it looks like two could sleep in it.
Being based on an Ape, its performance is most likely even more, shall we say, leisurely than a regular one. You’d lose a drag race with a Vanagon Westfalia diesel, for sure. You’d definitely need to stick to the back roads. Which is not a bad thing.
But with the popularity of scooter camping rallies trending upwards at the moment, I’m thinking this would be perfect for someone who’s not crazy about pitching a tent and pooping in the woods. Like me, for instance.