The QUQUQ is a German-made camping box that transforms a regular passenger vehicle into a fully equipped camper for two. Within just one minute, you can be sleeping, cooking or just hanging out in your QUQUQ camper van.
The QUQUQ (say that five times real fast) is essentially a 132-lb (60-kg), rectangular chest that two people can easily carry and lift into the back of a compatible van. The 43 x 30-inch (110 x 75-cm) camping box fits in the back of the van with the rear seats up, leaving room for transporting passengers or stowing extra camping gear. Removing the rear seats altogether provides storage space below the extended bed.
I recently purchased a folding bicycle from Camping World. It is an easy way to travel around the neighborhood and it easily folds up for storage in the trunk of an automobile or in the RV's storage lockers. I would think this would be especially useful for anyone who does not tow an auto behind the motorhome, it's an easy way to go sightseeing or to run down to the corner store.
These things come with different gear arrangements. I bought a 12-speed as I do expect to be riding in hilly country occasionally. The bicycle appears to be "generic." That is, there is no brand name shown on the bicycle itself or mentioned in the owners' manual. However, the gears are made by Shimano.
How can you transport a bicycle if you own a Mini-Cooper? The answer is simple: purchase the right bicycle.
Mini-Coopers are tiny. I own one and love it. I pull mine behind the Winnebago on a tow dolly and it makes a great runabout vehicle when the RV is parked for weeks or even months in a campground. After 18 months of almost daily use, I have averaged 36 to 38 miles per gallon around town, 38 to 42 m.p.g. on the highway.
Of course, the Mini-Cooper is small, but I don't care. It has lots of headroom and more than sufficient leg room for my 6-foot, 1-inch body. The back seat is tiny with almost no legroom. Since I have no children or pets to transport, I usually leave the back seat folded down all the time. For me, the Mini-Cooper is more than big enough. Most of the time...
The modular, build-it-yourself Teal camper is officially available for purchase. Teal debuted its first model, the Tail Feather, at the Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show last week and has begun production on the camper. You purchase the individual modules to fit your needs and then assemble the pieces yourself.
The former motorhome of NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is available on eBay. The 2005 Prevost H3-45 Marathon Coach has 187,000 miles on it, two leather recliners, a king size bed, two 42-inch plasma televisions, in-motion satellite dish, heated driver's seat, 4 air horns, GPS Pioneer navigation computer. It also includes a Bose surround sound system, fold down treadmill, granite countertops and a refrigerator. Actually, it includes just about everything! It even includes a radar detector! Just how fast are you going to drive a 45-foot motor home?
Living in a recreational vehicle has its drawbacks. Being able to "disconnect" from the outside world is both an advantage and a disadvantage. I find that life on the road gets more difficult when you want to use "modern conveniences" such as telephones, television, and Internet. "Roughing it" is not always convenient! Luckily, modern technology solves most of these problems. However, one problem has been nagging me but this week I started using a new, partial solution.
I used a 2.4 GHz High Power Wireless Outdoor CPE Model TH-WA5210G manufactured by TP-Link mounted on a flagpole that attaches to the ladder on my motor home. It connects to any wi-fi "hot spot" within a quarter mile or so and often to hot spots much further away.
I know from comments posted here that several people purchased an identical 2.4 GHz High Power Wireless Outdoor CPE Model TH-WA5210G or TL-WA5210G but had difficulty configuring it and asked me questions about it. To be honest, I did all this about a year ago and encountered little difficulty. I did not experiment with all the available options. It installed within a minute or two and today I couldn't remember enough of the details to answer many questions. I decided to take new screen shots of each significant step in the set-up process and post them here for others to see. Perhaps that will answer most of the questions.