Having identified that the Nu Rio wasn’t my ideal campervan because, at least, internal standing was not enough to prevent me regularly banging my head, I thought it would be interesting to consider the points that would make up my ideal or perfect campervan.
In this world where so many products are offered, it still surprises me that my perfect campervan still doesn’t seem available.
As a travelling writer and musician, I move around as widely as I can on a very limited budget. If the campervan is not extremely economical in its use of fuel, it is no use to me. My ideal form of propulsion would be electricity in whole or in part. I consider an investment of significant sums of money in outdated fossil fuel technology vehicles not only wasteful and foolhardy but also abhorrent.
My ideal campervan must have an on-board and fully functional shower and toilet cubicle. Foul water and grey water disposal must be easy and efficient so that bathroom facilities would normally be used in preference to camp site facilities.
Cooking facilities do not need to be extensive but a fridge is vital and must have a one week long capacity as ideally I would only return home occasionally at weekends.
Since the campervan is essentially just for me, I only need a single or three-quarter bed however the option of expanding it to a double would be useful. The bed needs to be long enough for me to comfortably stretch out to my full six foot length. There needs to be sufficient head-room for me to read in bed. Heating and insulation must be satisfactory for all year around use.
A permanent office space with a good seat and table for me to do my writing is vital. The campervan must have electric systems that are adequate to support full-time office working and evening living without recourse to external power resources.
If I had to describe my needs in one sentence I would say ‘I’m looking for an executive travel and living module campervan for one that maximises work effectiveness and minimises running costs’.
So, Santa, if you are out there, don’t bother about my chimney – just leave it parked outside
Bye for now