Just as a reminder, if you didn’t see and/or didn’t complete this campground electric vehicle survey, please do so by Monday! We have the opportunity to pass the results on to a very important person in the campground world, and there’s a strong chance they will result in actual change and a better charging network […]
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The new for 2015 T6 VW camper van is here. It’s called the California, and it’s nicer, cleaner, and more powerful- just don’t call it a Westfalia!
Bill Southworth wanted to travel with his dog- in style! He built his own high-end, DIY RV travel trailer and is now perfectly at home, anywhere he goes!
Volkswagen is promoting its California SE camper van in the UK by offering one night stays in private locations for just $60.
DIY motorhomes and restored/modified RVs are always popular posts here on Gas 2. So, when I covered this video chronicling one man’s DIY approach to converting (what looks like) a well-used Ford Transit Connect into a survivalist motorhome on the cheap for my off-grid/zombie survival site, Insteading, I thought it might do well here, as well.
I’ve maintained for a while now that the best way to convince someone that nature is worth preserving is to get them out into it. It seems like the people at Roadtrek agree- and they’re going a step further by offering a new B+ class motorhome that not only uses recycled materials in its construction, […]
Built by a NASA designer, the Firefly DIY camper is a rugged, go-anywhere RV concept that’s equally at home at the KOA campground or on the surface of Mars.
We’ve covered DIY teardrop trailers and campers before here on Gas 2, even publishing a how-to manual from Mechanix Illustrated a while back. This, though, is the first time we’ve seen one of these pop-up on the internet with a full series of build photos! A Redditor calling himself rufi0h posted these pictures a few […]
This is the new Argo 8×8 XTI Utility Task Vehicle (UTV). If the brave marketers at Argo had any stones, however, UTV would stand for “Universal Terrain Vehicle”, because I’m pretty sure you could drop one of these on just about any planet and take it damned near everywhere. If you couldn’t tell: I like […]
Westfalia has just released some pictures of its new-for-2014 Westfalia camper van, and it isn’t a Volkswagen. It’s a diesel-powered Ford Transit van, and you can consider my mind thoroughly exploded.
From rolling testaments to high-end architectural talent to DIY weekend projects to weird-looking, fiberglass Prius tumors, we love RVs here at Gas2. Why wouldn’t we? RVs and campers can help us get closer to nature like few other vehicles, and while the “glamping” can get a little out of hand, conceptually, you can’t deny the […]
There are little Prii, big Prii, plug-in Prii, racing Prii, and now – just revealed at this weekend’s Tokyo Auto Salon – there are full-fledged, fully-equipped, and very Real Toyota Prius camper vans. Starting with a new, 3rd-gen Prius, the conversion company adds a streamlined, fiber-reinforced plastic shell that expands the Prius’ interior into something […]
I’m a big guy, but I love tiny living accommodations, including teardrop trailers and tiny houses. That is why this pop-up camper, inspired by the world famous Sydney Opera House, caught my eye. But this popup isn’t some cheap replacement for an RV; it is a little slice of eco-friendly luxury for the wilderness. Popup […]
Things you pedal have been getting a lot of play on Gas 2 in recent months – from big wheels racing big city buses to e-bikes coming from Mercedes, Ford, and Yamaha (as well as a few student design projects showing what the future of bicycle commuting might look like). Cars and motorcycles aren’t the […]
RVs are a great way to see the land, commune with nature, and (as my parents assured me, many times) strengthen familial bonds. Unfortunately, they burn gas, and require significant resources to manufacture and maintain (even the newest “green” RVs). So, what to do? If you’re an architect with some hammer-and-nail skills, you pick up […]
Mitusbishi wants to convince you that their MiEV is not only cleaner than an ICE car, but more versatile as well. To prove that their giant mobile battery on wheels presents possibilities that are nearly endless, Mitsubishi staged a demonstration in the Toyosu district of Tokyo, hosted by sexy model/actress Aki Higashihara and culinary student […]
Just imagine that the oil dried up, some big war was fought, and all the people who worry about stock algorithms were taken out as collateral damage. Imagine, in other words, that the s*** went down, and only the nice guys were left. Real “the meek shall inherit the Earth” stuff.
That rig up there? That’s what those nice guys will be driving across the deserts.
If you’re like me, you collect firewood and sleep on sand while camping and avoid campgrounds at nearly all costs. If you’re like pretty much everyone else, you like to have at least some creature comforts while you sleep in a tent in the middle of the woods, wondering where all the mosquitos came from.
That map above? That shows the results I got on Google Maps when I typed in “KOA Campground“. As you can see, that company’s RV campgrounds do a pretty fair job of blanketing the US and parts of Canada … and that’s just the one company. The map doesn’t include RV parks owned by other […]