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Old 08-14-2016, 12:00 AM   #1
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I'm a consultant and travel weekly for work in a 1-2 state area. I'm considering a class b for a mobile base camp while I travel for work over bed bug infested hotel. I usually travel out Monday and am home Thursday night. Anyone doing this today? Am I crazy for considering a B? What do I need to know?
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:03 AM   #2
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Sounds like a fine idea to me. The only real issue I can think of is having enough time in the mornings and evenings to get to/from a suitable camp site. I think urban boondockng would get old pretty quickly.
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I have heard of people doing that.
I assume this is not a 9 to 5 type of job.

Depending on your territory.
If you can handle the extreme temperature on either side of the scale, you will like it.

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I hadn't thought much of the daily commute. there are a few campsites I have googled not to far from various client sites.
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I have heard of people doing that.
I assume this is not a 9 to 5 type of job.

Depending on your territory.
If you can handle the extreme temperature on either side of the scale, you will like it.

Southeast territory so temp extreemes are doable.
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Many campgrounds have a monthly rate - so if you paid for a couple and used them intermittently, you'd still save money over a daily rate. Also, you'd have guaranteed accommodations.

If your clients are industrial, many probably wouldn't care if you spent a night or two in their parking lot if you can boondock it.
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There are also weekly rates. I know KOAs have them when we got stuck in South Padre Island while the rest of Texas was going through a cold spell. Basically we got seven nights for the price of six.
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:18 PM   #8
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If I go back to the consulting travel lifestyle I would definitely do it.

If you wanted to keep the van in the campground instead of using it to commute, depending on the travel expense policy, you could use Enterprise rental cars delivered to your campground and then expense the rental car. It should be cheaper than the typical expenses of hotel, dinner out, rental car, flights, etc.

Also, having the van you could cook for yourself instead of eating out every night. Not to mention coming "home" to a campground and sitting outside under an awning would be so much nicer than a cheap hotel. Not to mention you can keep your "toys" with you which for me would include fishing, hiking, kayaking, biking, etc. Bring them along and use them early morning or after work. Really hard to do that as the road warrior every week. These benefits alone would make it worth it to me.
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I've used an RV in my work life for many years now. I've found that a travel trailer works best, as I only need to move it every couple of years or so. They are quite happy to sit in one place, and having the extra storage space is convenient.

It really depends on your business though. If you could place it centrally, and go to your places of business each day, it could work out. Kind of a hub and spoke strategy.

If you have a long, circuitous route that you travel, then the van would be better.
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I'm a consultant and travel weekly for work in a 1-2 state area. I'm considering a class b for a mobile base camp while I travel for work ...
I did this for several years with a low roof Sportsmobile Van, and occasionally a trailer. It worked fabulously! Perfect fit for me. I was a 30 something year old freelance artist, and on a very tight budget. There is absolutely no reason I can think of that this wouldn't work for you, AND I guarantee your living expenses would be substantially lower than "moteling it". I don't believe I could have made it work financially without the Van. In addition, I got to explore a lot of cool state parks and campgrounds. I covered 12 S.E. States, and would be out from 4 days to 2 weeks. My sportsmobile did not have a shower, and was a bit cramped, so I would usually do 3 days campgrounds, 1 day hotel. I remember several mornings of rain when it was nearly impossible to stretch out, and get ready for a day of sales. It's no fun to walk through a muddy campground to get a shower.

The only improvement I could have made was to have a van tall enough to stand up in (and a shower). ...OK.. well, a generator, an awning, a permanent table, more storage, a real stove, A/C, and solar would have been handy too (but I didn't have them, and didn't miss it). . I know it would be even better; easier, and more comfortable in my current Travato. I will be doing it again soon... and can hardly wait..
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