Hi, first time posting here, but have been a reader for awhile.
About 6 years ago I found this rare and nice looking Vixen 21. It is a compact RV, 21 feet long, about 7 feet tall. It is powered by a BMW 2.4 lt turbo diesel engine mounted in the back. Power is fed into a Renault UN1 5-speed transmission. This little bugger gets 30-35 mpg on the highway
Mine is the very rare "limo" model, so it lacks many of the standard RV stuff. It also has a fixed top roof, unlike the RV version that had the folding top.
Anyways, when I got it, it had been sitting in florida for about 5 years, then sat another 4 years here in minnesota. The insides were leaking, and full of growing green plans
I gutted the whole inside of it, redid some of the electrical work on it and fixed it up a little bit.
But now I am at a brick wall on how to do the insides of it. I think this is going to be my best place for ideas.
I want this to turn into a Urban exploration vehicle, so utility is going to be top on my list. But, I would also like to be able to take my wife and daughter camping (when she is old enough)
My first idea is going to be to cover the big side window on the drivers side. There I want to build a rather large storage system, with a work bench on top. I was thinking of doing it just like a toolbox with a steel top. I plan to remove the bathroom and turn it into a full height closet, matching closet on the other side. On the passenger side (in front of the side door) I want to install a bench seat. Up front would be a drivers bucket seat, and a bench seat for the passengers. In total I want to seat 5-6 people.
Pretty much final result I want to be able to carry 5-6 people plus gear for anything we may need to climb, swim, jump, hike, or run to.
The 2 full sized closets would be set up to hang large gear in.
On the back I want a bike rack able to hold 6 bikes.
In the back above the engine is a perminent full bed. This will stay for future camping.
Tell me what you guys think of it.
Here is my mini offroad machine. Its a 1988 BMW 325ix. Its awd, lifted, tons of fun in the dirt, mud, and snow.