I saw one of those in January 1987 at a campground outside the Gran Cahyon. The driver said he pisks up the German Tourists in New York and drives across the U.S. stopping and sightseeing. Their is 2 drivers and they also acts as cooks. They drop off their passengers on the west coast and pick up a new bunch and back to the east coast. About a 2 week trip.
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I saw one last week in Washington DC parked next to the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial on April 17, 2012. It had Alaska plates. I had a claustrophobic attack just looking at it. I would be like the family dog with my head hanging out the window!
You can buy them made here, many road shows use them for the roadies, capacities usually more like 6-10 people than 20, so double decker isn't necessary.
The roadie buses I've seen had showers that get used only for storage, as the crew usually would rather use the showers in the dressing rooms after the entertainers are through and they finish load-out, rather than share a little RV shower with that many people.
orian: Good for them! At least they are doing a big trip to another continent. I wonder what the ratio is of European RV'ers over here compared to North American RV'ers over in Europe is, 10-1? 20-1? 50-1?
It's not the cost of fuel, as they use more fuel efficient vehicles. It's probably more to do with the attitude of the people, here you often hear "Why should I travel that far when I still have lots to see in my own county/state/province/ country"- how sad. Over in Europe, there is more of an inquiring mind to see other places and other countries, except the French for some reason, they prefer to stay in their own country!....
Last year I was parked next to this privately owned RV at Tom Sawyer CG on the Mississippi.
These people actually SHIP this MH from Sweden to the US every year to RV!
Go figure! I'd give my eye teeth to go RV'ing in Sweden!
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"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us".
We were in Canada and this thing pulled in next to us. Scared the bejabbers out of me, I thought it was some kind of UFO. But then all these people came aboiling out. In no time at all they had put up canopies, tables, and other such truck. They had 'Dinner on the Grounds'. Again the same thing in the morning. Then they were packed up and were gone. We talked with some few of them (if they could speak English). Quite interesting.