ZypherIf youre seriously thinking about this, buy an older gen toyota (they can run by hooking up the ignition, fuel pump, and I believe the alternator aka they run forever on nothing) then insulate a shell and the bed on the back of it. Its really that easy. Or buy a 4runner or landcruiser if you don't want a pickup for the same reasons. All are cheap, last forever with regular maintenance, and are capable on any sort of road. I plan on doing this on some summer trips to south america or winters after college (if i don't drop before graduation)
Yeah this is going to happen. I will probably make a thread if I can't dig up any information on my own.
At first I was really leaning towards getting a truck, but it has to be one that has AWD. It seems like I would have to get a newer more expensive truck to make this happen. I talked to a guy that did this and he said getting in the back at the end of the day was like getting into a coffin... If I got a canopy with windows this may not be an issue, but I would also probably need to get a heater in the back.
While a Subaru outback around the year 2000 would probably be the cheapest option, it may not be long enough with the seats folded down to sleep comfortably. My friend that did this is several inches shorter than me and said I would probably have to sleep diagonally, which would be really difficult to pack properly.
I am not going to make a move on this for at least another 4 months, but more likely 16 months