What is the best vehicle for a Dad and his young daughter to take on driving adventures?
April 26, 2011 9:07 PM Subscribe
What is the best cheap(ish) camper/rv/vehicle appropriate for a Dad and his young daughter to take on driving adventures?
posted by EvilPRGuy to travel & transportation (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Dad, primary caretaker of a 1 year old daughter. My work schedule is pretty light in the summer, and I'd really like to start taking my daughter on short road trips (2-4 days) out of the city to see some nature: beaches, forests, mountains, the oceans on the East Coast of the US. The idea of trying to get her to sleep in a tent seems a little tough, uncomfortable and inconvenient for both of us. Frequent hotel stays would be expensive, and also kind of miss the point of being out of the city. Ideally, a painless way for us to have some Daddy/Daughter getaway time out of the urban landscape over the next few years until she's old enough to think I'm not cool anymore.
I'd like to hear your personal experiences with any vehicles that exist that meet the following criteria:
Under $5,000 USD
Comfortably sleep 1-2 adults, and 1 child in a portable crib/pack and play.
Safe and can handle a car seat. (on the roads and camped out)
Some type of rudimentary cooking facilities.
Doesn't require crazy maintenance (I've looked at VW busses and they seem like a maintenance nightmare).
Would be serviceable for the next 5 years or so.
Water tank a huge plus for cleaning a kid who has been playing in the muck.
Basic bathroom facilities would be a bonus, but not necessary.
Doesn't require a CDL.
Thanks in advance Metafilter.