Some readers asked: Is it feasible to convert a light passenger car into a caravan for self-driving travel?
Of course it works! Refer to the Vanlife life of foreigners, one car, two people, meet the most basic needs of living facilities, and go on the road easily.
When you ask this question, there are already many people driving a Type B RV on the road!
After reading the following three lines, you will know whether it is necessary to change the RV to self-driving…
No longer rushing to get up early and wait until late for tickets;
No longer have to spend carefully in advance to book a hotel on the road;
Don’t be hungry any more because you can’t find a suitable restaurant;
There is no car model that is more suitable for RV conversion than VAN models. In Europe and the United States, Volkswagen vans and Transit models have been popular for half a century. People generally value the ability of these models to modify “campers”.
In Asia, there is also a small Japanese Delica that insists on the positioning of a “camping van” from the beginning to the end. You must know that the four-wheel drive Delica was the nanny car of many celebrities in the last century!
The VAN model is a versatile model that can do anything. Aren’t the various special vehicles we run on the road now modified from models such as Transit and Iveco? Including ambulances, cash transport vehicles, etc., there are also many enterprises and institutions that purchase a large number of these models as office cars and shuttle buses.
Since our RV refitting industry started very late, many RV refitting factories were separated from special car manufacturers, so when choosing models, Iveco, Transit and other mature models were naturally selected for refitting RVs. This type of VAN model that the whole vehicle leaves the factory and is refitted by the refitting factory is collectively referred to as a B-type RV.
Due to the late development of our RV industry, a lot of experience is still in the process of groping and learning. Taking the B-type RV as the strength, many individuals do not need a bathroom when refitting a model of the size of 5 meters abroad, because there is not enough space. However, due to our inexperience and our mentality of being large and comprehensive, we basically stuffed in all the functions that can be plugged in, which resulted in many short-axis B-type RVs, which were not satisfactory in terms of rationality.
Relatively speaking, a model with a long axis of 6 meters has a lot of room for transformation. At least it can ensure that the four parts of sleeping, resting, kitchen, and bathroom are relatively independent. Moreover, many layouts have also borrowed from mature foreign layouts, which are already worthy of the advertising slogan “travel with home”…
There is no doubt that the light passenger car is suitable for conversion into a caravan.
However, the restriction of the domestic 6-meter blue card makes this type B RV more or less idle.
The layout is not easy. There are many B-type cars of 6-7 meters in foreign countries, but even if they are imported, they will become yellow cards, and ordinary people cannot drive them at all. Reducing it according to the original ratio is also a problem…
Nowadays, if you refit a light passenger car with a size of 5-6 meters, you should position it as a simple camper, not a real RV, and try to simplify the functions instead of adding everything. Try to modify it as lightly as possible, and pay attention to its “car” ability instead of “home” ability! is totally doable. If you pay too much attention to the commonality of “home”, a C-type RV may be a better choice.
Think about those who can drive around the world with an SUV and a roof tent. No matter how short you are, the light passenger has more space than it!
So, it works! Change it!
The above is written by the first RV, readers who are interested in RV, please pay attention to me.