Originally Posted by rescuerobert
Daughter, son in law and grand daughter live in Small house so when we visit we are planning to sleep in new class b which will be parked on street. No extra beds in house.
Visits will be just one day and night; not planning to set up long time camping.
However don't want to upset neighbors ( like one could with big class c parked in small street)
Hope this explains our "stealth" camping.
I should have also added that the sportsmobile sprinter will not look particularly like a RV therefore adding to our "stealth" camping mode.
Thanks for more intel on Operation Rug Rat
So the enemy is going to be any conflict with the neighbors.
One thing that's on your side is that you only plan to be there one night.
Even Mrs. Kravitz would have a hard time calling the cops over that one.
so you will be working the day shift with the family and can retreat at night to the bunker without waking up every two hours for patrol.
What amenities do you think you'll need in your van besides a bed and toilet?
Do you need a shower, cooking capability, lounging area?
What bed arrangement are you considering?
Will you use this van for other uses like camping or strictly urban use?
My initial thoughts are if this is your sole purpose for the vehicle, then the smaller the more stealthy, a regular Chevy/Ford type van. I may be wrong, but I think the perception of a Sprinter van is still a FedEx delivery vehicle because of the tall profile. It will draw more attention. I think that perception will change over time but it still looks like a commercial vehicle. Add more windows, more like a passenger van but still tall.
We plan to get a Sprinter EB van and need to evade our local neighbors' scrutiny and our Homeowner's Association (HOA). The HOA has rules against parking a "Camper Van" in your driveway.
I think the ready made Sprinter conversions like Roadtrek, Pleasureway and Vista Cruiser to name a few look more like an RV with lots of visible amenities and fancy paint jobs. With a custom SMB conversion, you can be discrete in your design if desired. In rambling, I guess one thing you could do is have someone stencil on the side of the van "Rescue Roberts Plumbing and Rootering - 24 hour Service"
The neighbors will just think this young couple is just flushing too many diapers down the drain