In the last 5 years of Brent’s Travels I have traveled between 16K and 20K miles in my approx 4 months each year inbthe road.
To recap my first year of travels in 2014 I had a Class B camper below. Years 2,3&4 (2015,2016,&2017) my Vandwelling Choice was a Prius. Finally this year was my Tacoma with a Four Wheel Camper (FWC).
Over a series of blog posts I have looked at different aspects of my various Vandwelling travel choices. I now share what I plan on using next year 2019 Travels.
What I vehicle will I use next year:
Since I don’t have the Class B what is in the picture is my Tacoma/FWC or my Prius.
I actually like driving the Prius more than the Tacoma. The Prius is more cost effective, but it can’t get me off road to places I still want to go. Overall I rated the Prius better too.
I have thought about the gas prices going up in this analysis, but I want to go back to Utah and go off road to see more sights.
Therefore, I pick the Tacoma/FWC camper for 2019 and I’ll live with the added fuel costs. I think I can get at least 1 mpg more next year by reducing weight of what I carried. Using 1013 gallons of gasoline this year means saving 1 mpg I’ll get to travel 1000 miles free. So this is my goal to offset the rising cost of fuel.
I’m sure I can save 1 mpg with the reduction of things I take next year.
I’m not giving up my Prius. In fact, I’m already putting back the 12v things I took out and used in the Truck/Camper and didn’t end up using. The Prius will be able to be put into vandweller service if I want to take a trip or attend a gathering.