Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mid Week Match-Up: Mobile Homeless

It is Wednesday so that means it's time for another edition of Daily Turismo's celebration of hump day, also known as Mid Week Match-Up!  Last week, we asked readers to find the best car for an extended European assignment, and received lots of great suggestions, particularly the Audi RS2 suggested by Markiteight, which was not over the line at all.  Today we are going to go another direction and ask our readers to find a car that you could live in down by the river.

 
It doesn't matter why you are living off the grid; maybe you don't want to pay your back taxes or child support -- maybe, you know the CIA is after you, but the one thing I do know is that I pity the fool who doesn't live in an A-Team van , like this 1986 Chevrolet G20 A-Team Van currently bidding for $12,100 reserve-not-met on ebay with 2 days to go, located in Nampa, ID.

What would you live in?  Comments below.

16 comments:

  1. This thing looks a little menacing:
    http://omaha.craigslist.org/rvs/4616806438.html

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  2. ~ I love it when a van comes together !

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    1. Now the A-team theme song will be playing in my head all afternoon...

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  3. It's tough to go wrong with a VW campervan, except that prices are rapidly approaching astronomical. Fortunately there are a few Westies kicking around that still have enough built-in sketch to blend in well when parked near bodies of water, and are priced appropriately for someone it the afore described situation. This should do the trick. Heck, it even looks like it's already parked near a river so you don't even have to worry about the dead motor. Just plunk down a couple grand and move in!

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  4. Or, be a riverside slumlord and rent out the extra space in this one! Gotta turn that toilet/shower into a pay facility though!

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    1. With that much mass to haul around, I'm afraid that will be more larghissimo than allegro. I like the seller's offer to let the buyer use his address in AZ to register it. How long before the FBI is knocking on his door after seeing that thing leaving a crime scene?

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    2. This type of aged behemoth RV seems to be the preferred coach of both the Motorhomeless and New Mexico meth cooks alike, based on my observations.

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    3. Thats it...now I'm not buying it. I may look like Walter White but I'm not homeless.yet

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    4. Any car can be a mobile home, just ask the guy who lives in his Geo Metro 2 door under the freeway overpass on my way in to work.

      My recommendation to Geo guy, or anyone else who might want/need to camp in/on their car but it isn't large enough to do so, would be to save up the scratch to buy some roof racks and a roof tent.

      Related, but not what I'm talking about.

      What I'm talking about.

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    5. RyanM -- I could never camp in that thing, I am afraid of spyders.

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    6. Tinman -- I like it. It has the rare / coveted "toe package". Ew.

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  5. Here you go- not a Van-but completely livable in down by the river- as it has a mosquito net - was a GM option back in the day-

    Nova homelessback

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  6. Shag carpet? Check
    Built Dodge 440 engine? Check
    Bottomless biker chick mural? Check
    78 Dodge Conversion

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    1. Mystery stains on the bed platform? Check. I think we have a winner.

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