Top positive review
If you have a minivan and want to camp, this is a quick, low cost way to start. Excellent book.
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2016
This book is going to piss some people off.
Some people think you need to spend a lot of money to go traveling around in an RV. Some people think if you want to convert a minivan into a vehicle that will take you camping you need to spend a lot of time building and converting stuff and that you need a lot of construction skills and tools and materials. Some people think if you want to hit the open road, there are a ton of things stopping you from doing that. Well, this book is going to piss those people off.
Bill Myers wrote using his own personal experiences and knowledge,a small but very thorough illustrated book showing everybody you don't need a lot of time, money, building skills or experience to convert a minivan and go traveling the country in low cost comfort.
Bill is a full time writer and has a lot of experience with full size motorhomes, in fact he wrote one of the best books on buying and selling used motorhomes. He travels in RVs a lot. He decided to trade in his $100,000 dollar motorhome and try stealth camping with a small converted minivan, in this case, a Toyota sienna. Bill bought off the shelf items that fit perfectly in his converted van and hit the road. He claims you can meet your bare bones basic needs for about $200 and provides the facts and figures. I looked at them. They add up.
If you want to spend three months of weekends messing with plywood and screws and glue and paint and upholstery and convert your minivan into a unique, impressive and custom interior, go right ahead, that is fun for a lot of people. However, If you already have a minivan and $200 and just want to hit the open road and scan the far horizon and don't want or can't spend a lot of time and money building stuff, and need a few ideas to get you started on your journey, this is the book for you. Buy it and go.
Before I read the book I was thinking about getting a Pontiac Vibe to convert, but after reading Bill's book I am looking into the Toyota Siennas.
Good luck to everybody.See you out there.