Any thoughts from the Mustaschians on owning a Camper Van? Anyone here that owns one? How did you justify buying one?
Family of four (4 and 7 year old) and we’ve rented one a few times (mycamper) and really loved it. However, we go back to our home country (flying) 2x 2 weeks per year, and thus there is not so much vacation left for camping. Mostly only weekends, and realistically we would not go every weekend.
My workaround for the moment was buying a nicer tent and camping mattresses for the family and hoping car+tent would satisfy 80% of our needs. Using mycamper rental for early spring and late autumn when it is colder.
I’m relatively minimalistic and mustaschian, but for a VW California I was very close to say F-it, let’s enjoy life and buy one. As most folks on this forum we would have the money to buy one directly ‘cash’, which makes it even harder to refrain from.
Has anyone estimated/calculated what the total costs per year (incl. depreciation) would be? On VW California forums such threads typically end at “stop calculating and start enjoying”. My assumption is something like 10k per year, compared to 5-6k per year for a normal car we now have.
The solution might be to wait a year or two, and hopefully buy cheap(er) once the current boom is over and there is a surplus of supply.
Any other camping related comments or recommendations for swiss camping places is welcome as well