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Old 4th February 2015, 13:52   #16
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Nice share!

You're definitely right, it's leap years behind the RV category that exists in the US, but it's a start.

What I believe will a major hurdle is the lifestyle choices. In US, after certain age of retirement, people actually take off on a cross country tour in RVs, which is currently just not the culture here.

But who knows what the Indian population will adapt to.

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Hidden away at the bottom of Basecamp India's page http://www.basecamp.in/brands.php are links for motor homes and caravans.

It does not appear as if the links work, though.

May be useful to contact Basecamp http://www.basecamp.in/contact-us.php

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A quick search at Google for motor home India also reveals suppliers https://www.google.co.in/#q=motor+home+india

I have also heard that tourism departments of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are both encouraging this lifestyle / culture.

While I can think of several Indian commercial vehicles that could be used as a base to build motor homes on, I am wondering which Indian passenger vehicles will be suitable to accept a towing hitch, for towing campers.

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Wow, nice idea whoever thought of it. What makes motorhome travel possible and enjoyable in North America and Europe however is the abundance of public campgrounds, national parks and RV parks with nearby attractions. Unless this sort of infrastructure is built up I don't really see a lot of people taking to this form of vacation in India.
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Mods: Thank You for merging this with an existing thread.

I must say this is a good initiative.
When I say this, I am thinking of 3 families OR one family with elderly people and children. The commercials will also be affordable if there are maximum people on board (6 adults plus children).

Having said that, I am wondering and will look forward for reviews of people to gauge how comfortable the ride is, given our "wonderful" smooth as a baby's butt roads :P
I dont want to be thrown out of the couch and woken up from a slumber because of that speed breaker with no markings or the nincompoop who decides to take a short cut.

Understandably, they have a driver (TWO in fact) for the trip. I am assuming that a commercial license is required to drive this.
Wouldnt it be fun if it could have been rented out and self driven ?
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DC Design also offers a standard design on a 4500wb Isuzu chassis, the exterior bodybuilding is also done by them, here are few images of the same:
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Given below is a link giving details of camper vans that can be bought in India:
http://www.cartoq.com/5-motorhomes-t...-buy-in-india/
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Campervan Tourism has been launched in Kerala by "Camp Inn Caravan".
http://campinncaravan.com/index.html
As per Newspaper reports, they seem to have a tie up with Kerala Tourism Development Corporation
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Update on rent for the Caravan Service mentioned above:
2 days to 10 days package available, starting price of 20K for 2 days.
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German registered RV parked outside Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai.

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Team,

Received this email - thought of sharing it here in case it helps anyone:

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We are a manufacturer of caravan spare parts in India. Please visit our web site: www.caravan-spareparts.com

JDS Impex Pvt. Ltd. 109, Mahavir Industrial Estate, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai-400093, (India) Tel:- 91-9699993378/ 91 22 66715888 E-mail: sales@caravan-spareparts.com

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I feel Maruti Omni and Eeco have a good potential to be Mini Caravans, which are fuel efficient and spares would be easily available.

Since they are compact in size and cheap to buy overall costs would be low.
Zoomcar or any other car rental services can think of customizing such vehicles to start with and provide them on rentals.
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Spotted this in Baner, Pune yesterday. The engine was somewhat loud and smoking.

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The pictures look great; but I'd be interested o know how, or if, the technical challenges have been met.
Water tank capacity
Waste tank capacity; and means of emptying [??!!]
Energy [auxiliary generator? AC?]
On the ones with interior pics, I see no kitchen at all, no fridge, no freezer.
What about the domestic water pump? Is the start battery separate from the house batteries? There's a lot to consider.
They look really great for people on a film set where you can plug into the company generator and order food from the company kitchen. But if you really want to travel in the countryside, you need to be able to store and prepare food.

Many have asked about RTO registration.
I did it in Goa a couple of decades ago; my swaraj mazda was registered as a private "passenger van". The 6 ton weight isn't listed in the rule book as relevant; only the number of seats matters.
Of course bureaucrats have their own ideas, and their own values.
If you know what I mean.

You can't have cargo outside the vehicle body, but you can have a luggage rack.
What's the difference??
Luggage is the property of the passengers. So my motorbike was luggage.
Anyway, no one ever asked.
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