Here’s Part 2 from last week’s question of the week, “How would your truck camping lifestyle change if you won $100 million in the lottery today?”.
“I dream of overlanding for months at a time, so a pop-up camper is what I really want. I know it’s weird that I don’t want a million dollar land boat, but I really like getting out on the backroads.” – Randy Winslow, 2011 Ford F150, none yet, still in a tent
“I think I would trade the truck and camper for a new Prevost bus conversion. I know that I will not be able to do some of the same things I could with the camper, but I have always wanted a bus conversion, and the Prevosts are the best!” – Albert Cerf, 2003 Dodge 3500, 2011 Advanturer 86SBS
“As we have done quite a few upgrades to our camper, I would not upgrade it or the truck. We would spend more time on the road, but not full-time. We would see as much of the United States as we could. The people we meet are some of the best memories we take with us.” – Darrell Watson, 2012 Dodge Ram 2500HD, 2007 Lance 815
“I am planning to buy a new Arctic Fox 990. If I won the $100 million dollars, I would retire and buy an Arctic Fox 1150 and a 3500 dual rear wheel Laramie Long Horn and set off full-timing. I would go to the Southwest in the Winter and north in the Summer, taking my time to explore everywhere I can.” – Scott Stielow, Dodge 3500, Arctic Fox 990
“I’d be camping a lot more without a job!” – Pete Horneck, 2006 Ram 2500, 2010 Hallmark Milner
“I don’t have a driver’s license, but my sister does. I’m in the big city and she lives in a small town. We want to go out and travel. I’d purchase a single axle Ford four-wheel drive F350 truck for my big sister to drive. Then, I would purchase an Arctic Fox truck camper with solar panel and other cool stuff added on the camper. I would buy trucks and truck campers for my sister’s adult children. They love the beach, and can boondock near the beach for free.
We would travel as a family to Brazil for the 2016 Olympic games. First, we would stop and see Mexico, one of our ancestral countries, along the way. Then we would go to Ecuador, Columbia, and Venezuela on the way to Rio de Janero. The next trip for my sister and I would be Europe. We would see and experience our other ancestral country, Spain. Then, we would travel to the other European countries.
Even though I can’t drive, I’ve been reading articles and looking at photos of truck campers. From my years of research and love for truck campers, there’s no better freedom to travel than in a truck camper.” – CM Alarcon, none, none
“We’d upgrade to a Unimog Mercedes custom self contained camper. And we would have a ball! Heck we already are. Who needs 100 million?” – Walt Bowen, 2007 Chevrolet 2500, 2009 Northern Lite 8’11 Q Classic
“I would upgrade my truck and get a bigger camper, head to school to get my PhD, and then hit the road and see every corner of this country. I would show my daughter what makes this country great.” – Joseph Curry, 2009 GMC 2500HD, 2011 Palomino Maverick
“I would buy a well insulated model and go hunting auroras, swimming on all the coasts, play in the snow, and build sandcastles. I’d go to all the big sheepdog trials. My hubby could retire so we could get on the road right away. I’d bake cookies wherever we camped to share with other campers.” – Pam Wolf, 2002 Ford F150, Looking for a camper
“I would indeed upgrade to the biggest and the best truck and camper money can buy. And a Prevost would be parked alongside it for travel to venues that aren’t space limited.” – Robert Hicks, 2008 Chevy 3500HD, 2011 Lance 992
“I would keep my old Bigfoot. They don’t make them like that anymore. I would buy a new truck, travel more, and hire someone to look after my place so I would have something left to come back to. The rest of the money would be deposited in the bank to replace what I have spent trying to keep this Ford 6.0 diesel running.” – Ernie Leet, 2006 Ford F250, 1999 Bigfoot 10.5
“I would probably keep what I have for a truck and, perhaps, exchange the Lance for a new Northern Lite 10-2 CD Special Edition. I would get a new boat to tow, for starters anyway.” – Nik Rende, 2011 Ram 3500, 2005 Lance 1010
“With $100 million, I’d still likely keep our current set-up as it is pretty new and works well for us. The big change would be hitting the road with no return date and no worries about fuel costs. I’d be heading south and east with the goal of Alaska, maybe next Summer.” – Elliot Groeneveld, 2011 Dodge Ram 3500, 2011 Arctic Fox 1150
“I would change a few things. I’d go to a F650 crew cab. I would put a ten foot Alaskan on it. I would get the cube model and, of course, a few more gadgets.” – Eric Williams, 2002 Ford F350 2002, 2012 Alaskan Camper
“With 60 million after taxes, I would buy a Class A and hire a driver; a good looking lady driver, of course. It would cost in the $1.5 million to $2 million range based on a Prevost chassis.” – Rob Collins
“My camping world would definitely change. To start, my chauffeur, Tom Selleck, and I would park ourselves in the most beautiful spot. Yes, we would change from time to time and let the rest of the world come to us, wherever we happen to be.” – Joei Carlton Hossack, 1997 Ford F250, 2004 Adventurer 10 foot
“We just got our new camper. It’s the third one in the last twelve years. I love it! If we won that much money, we would still go camping in our camper.