Hello to all of you out there that are showing interest and appreciation for Bob and Page's really, really good idea...
Check out the link to the Classifieds below my signature first.
My 2006 Mercedes SPRINTER 3500 dually is available now for $29,000 ($2000 more if you want the power plant).
The vehicle has run LESS THAN 16,000 miles ( 15,600 when I drove it this week) and looks and performs like it just rolled out of the showroom.
A very smart all aluminum utility box could easily replace the MINI up there. Let's then call it a STOWmobile.
Any competent truck body builder can do this for you. If you wanted Wiltsie Truck Body of Ontario, Canada - the old line family firm that built much of my rig - to do the work I would gladly co-ordinate your design being built out.
Or, if you want the whole splendid traveling rig I'll keep the MINI and provide the modifications that will make the SPRINTER your STOWmobile. Same price.
The Mercedes will give you a Combined Weight Rating of 15, 200 pounds. It's turning radius is less than Bob's Freighliner. The fully loasded unit has never done less than 18 mpg, gets as much as 22 mpg. You DON"T need a Class A licence to enjoy a Mercedes Sprinter.