I've been toying with the following idea for a month. All of you experienced car campers tell me if this sounds ok.
I usually stay in hotels on my trips, but after receiving my oh so lovely credit card bill after the last trip I decided something needed to change. My Dad owns a 93 Aerostar van that is in good condition, needs a little work just from wear and tear on an almost 13 year old van. It has 150,000 miles on it, but I'd say that at least 65% of those are interstate miles.
Anyway, I was thinking about getting it fixed up and using it to car camp. I've already figured out that I can fit a double bed airmattress in the back (he lost the backseat years ago - and no, I don't know how he accomplished that). I was thinking that it would be easy to put curtains up around the windows (stole that one from Gen I believe) and could put alarms on the doors like we had at my old job that sounded when the magnetic seals were broken.
I guess I should mention that my Dad has ok'd me fixing up his van and "borrowing" it for a week or two every year.
Does this sound silly? I keep thinking that with all of the seedy locations I've stayed at over the years out of desparation for a motel room, that camping in the van couldn't be any more dangerous as long as I use common sense.
Laura the possibly insane