more'n likely. those fellas have been known to fill one pickup with tires and pallets (rather than mess about with firewood) while the others have campers for the weekend. I dont think they are that stupid anymore but....
I don't have any pics yet, but a guy in Oviedo I know is customizing a bus. He bought it, stripped it down and he's redone the inside. So far he has close to 50 k with everything he's done. Its pretty wild, every year he has 20 or so people at his place who bring their customized buses for a week or so.
I traveled and lived in one like that in '77. NY - TX Stayed west of Houston (Brookshire/Katy) Built a Jim Walters house in a rural black area - 3 weeks. Stayed outside of Fort Hood (Stillhouse Lake) for 2 weeks. Made a trip down to the Rio Grande (Donna/Mercedes/Weslaco) 3 of us-me, my sweetie, our almost 2 year old son - it was fun.
I'll tell you a big old motorhome would be the cats' meow if somebody wanted to be a storm chaser .That damned thing will go about 750-800 miles on a tank of fuel ,self contained .It has everything . It would get trashed chasing storms but at least you'd have a base of operations. Lousey way to make a living but some have gotten rich doing so .
A local clown set off a few years back with a bunch of junk equipment .Lousisana I think .Two years later he was back with a pocket full of money and all brand new stuff .
It wouldn't be a bad deal .Get something you could tow,like a manual tranny Ranger . A person could tour the country,work a little here and there if you wanted to .
My uncle was retired but he did basically that for a couple of years .He had a mail drop box that would forward his mail to where ever he was at . Reqistered the mobile home in Oregon where there was no sales tax on about a 200 thou land cruiser at the time .Unc Phil was in business long enough he knew how to beat most taxes legally .
I often get asked why I would take a trip in the 7 mpg motorhome towing the car, when I have a Prius that gets 40+ mpg. I compared the cost per day of gas and lodging for my 2 week trip to climb redwoods with Willie and Frans to a 10 day trip a week later in the the motorhome to Illinois to visit relatives. It was a difference of less than a dollar a day. The difference was spending $0 to $25 per night for camping spots, vs. $35 to $130 per night for motels. The motorhome was only on the road for about 5 days, we used the Prius the rest of the time during our stay.
The wife and I would like to take a trip down through the southeast next Jan or Feb for about 3 or 4 weeks. Possibly visit Tree Housers down as far as Gigi on Marathon Key. Get some experience in palms, live oaks and southern pines. My ideal trip would involve working about 3 to 4 days a week for someone, sight see in the area and then move on. I have a brother in law that spends about a month in Gulf Shores each year. Would probably stop there to say hello.
PS. I have all my own climbing gear, plus am becoming pretty adept at flying a bucket in my current job.
We sell motorhomes at work and they are a blast till you have to fix them. Right now I'm waiting to see the outcome of a 48 ft fifth wheel that belongs to one of the drivers. Had a leak in the roof and messed up on corner of the front pretty bad. Bosses brother who sells the motorhomes figures once the insurance settles with the driver I can get it for about 8 grand at most. We have a gorgeous Eagle bus conversion up on consignment also. I wish I had the 150,000 to buy it. NEW 8-71 detroit diesel engine, New Allison transmission, New drive axle, and a new 14k generator. Customer has receipts for 450,000 in the bus.