Why I choose the Ford Transit and what I like and don't like.
For me it’s REALLY distressing. Being 60-something, there are beautiful places we used to go where it was quiet, full of wildlife, etc. I just checked on one of those places (up on Lake Superior) where it was first-come/first served for years. Once in a while it might be approaching full on holidays. Discovered it’s ALL now reservation only and completely booked until the end of October! I’m actually terrified it will be like this from now on. I hope all these newbies that are leaving trash and poop all over the place (!!!!) will burn out and leave their new toys sitting in the driveway. Yes, I’d love to go back to Utah, Colorado, etc. for some of the backcountry spots....but I’m very afraid of what I might find.@Photomike I can feel your pain. The van craze enhanced by the pandemic is going to produce some interesting results. My wife found this TV show the other day where they follow a couple to a few RV dealers -- sort of like those househunter shows, but for RVs. This couple had never been camping in their life but wanted to do the full-time RV thing. They looked at a fifth wheel camper (they didn't own a truck), a fairly large motorhome, and a class C campervan. Those are some pretty different rigs. Hard to imagine how that's going to turn out well.
I think a lot of people are being sold on the idea that a camper is the solution to the pandemic and that they can travel and social distance themselves. The marketing images they see are of a camper parked all by itself next to a mountain lake with bald eagles circling. What they are instead finding, unless they are outdoorsy folks like us 💪living in areas with some nearby wildlands, are jam-packed noisy campgrounds with boisterous parties on weekends.
The stories I'm hearing about crazy campgrounds has me longing to return to the Charlie Russel Refuge in Montana, or the expansive BLM and monument lands in Utah. That is how I like social distancing.