First, I want to say I plan to post something valuable at least every weekend, sometime between Friday-Sunday. Two weeks ago was an off weekend because my truck was in the shop, so I didn’t have much in the way of a quiet place to work away from noise and other distractions. And then I got the flu before getting my home time and spent the week sick at home, not really in the mood to do anything. So, I’m a few weeks late, as you can see.
Anyhow, on to the matter at hand! I’m still trying to decide which route I want to go for my next RV. I pretty much have the brand nailed down if I get a travel trailer, and I think the model as well, but I have the thoughts of how I can keep going with one of my interests while RVing full time.
In a nutshell, I’m a car guy. I’ve been in the hobby starting with building models when I was a kid, and then building the real deal since I was 15. 26 years and over 50 cars later, I still have the bug. And I don’t see it going away any time soon! This is where my predicament lies. My current project is my 1995 Lexus SC300 that will eventually become a drift/street car for grassroots and smaller events. I’m a complete noob to drifting, but I’ve been interested in the sport for a while, after I got over the thought of crazy people burning through a few sets of tires in an afternoon, for fun. If you’ve never done it, I assure you, going sideways is a lot of fun!
So, now I’m thinking I need a setup to haul my car, my tools and parts, and be able to pull a 9-10,000lb RV. Toy haulers are out since they don’t have a long enough garage, and just aren’t built to haul a 3500lb car and another 1000-1500lbs of tools and parts. I looked at race trailers with living quarters, but the length of most of them could be an issue, and the living quarters just don’t look to be full time friendly. Unless I win the lottery any time soon, a NASCAR or NHRA style hauler is out of the budget.
So, lately I’ve been toying with the idea of a toter-home type of setup. Where the truck pulling my RV is built to haul the car and tools. I believe Renegade builds what I have in mind, along with motorhomes built on a class 8 truck chassis. I’m kicking around the thought of building my own, using something like a 26′ U-Haul truck for the base. It can handle the total weight, but they usually only have a gas engine that might be pretty gutless. I could go with a Renegade, but then they get pricey, and as someone in motor sports only as a hobby, I can’t really see spending that kind of money.
Maybe I should revisit a school bus conversion, but only a short one just big enough to haul the car, tools, basic RV necessities, and a couple seats for passengers, and pull a TT behind. Then I can drop the RV off track somewhere and just run the bus, or truck, in to the track I’m racing.
But, we bring everything back to not being small enough for most national park campgrounds, unlike using a pickup or van to pull the trailer.
The frustration is real! If you have a suggestion or thoughts, by all means, let me know!