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Old 07-06-2022, 12:28 PM   #1
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Stealthy RV for boondocking anywhere...

Was at a Canadian NP campground a few weeks ago when a U.S.-plated light truck or small SUV pulls up with a small (maybe 5-6' wide, ~12' long box at most) cargo trailer. Only clues that it might not be a cargo trailer is that they were camping in it and the curbside door and wall had a moon port hole each. Didn't ask, didn't take photos. Very innocuous.



I see Stealth is a trailer brand but this is stealthy camping. Could be at a rest stop, parking lot, or wherever snoozing away and no one would be any wiser.

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If you really want to stealth camp, get a FedEx or UPS truck.
Convert it and leave the decals on the outside.

OR, paint "Joe's Plumbing" on the side of a trailer.

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Talked to a guy in a box truck parked on a street. Plain white with a solar design company name and phone number on the side Still had the old roll up door on the back. He had a false wall inside and the rollup just had access to 2' of storage. He had solar panels on the roof as hard to miss. The signage evidently made it look like it was a solar company display truck. I asked if he got calls ... The Number was a google voice number stating such and such company and we are unavailble. He did get calls! Pretty smart and he said he could park just about anywhere. LOL I didn't think to take photos and didn't get only a glimpse inside but it looked nice. He was loading supplies in the narrow rear door storage.
BTW UPS decommissions their trucks when worn out , painting them white before sending to the crusher .. no use after UPS.
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If you really want to stealth camp, get a FedEx or UPS truck.
Convert it and leave the decals on the outside.

OR, paint "Joe's Plumbing" on the side of a trailer.

Mike in Colorado
Leave it with the original paint job and logos... and you can park any place you want.
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Old 07-06-2022, 01:10 PM   #5
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We had some 'stealth' campers .....finally got them run out

Lots of good boondocking sites no longer available.....got closed down due to the 'stealth' campers
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Old 07-06-2022, 01:43 PM   #6
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The best stealth camper I have ever seen was a converted Tool showroom truck (Snap-on, Matco, etc.), complete with side entry door, generator and roof top air conditioner with signage saying something like climate controlled transport.


similar to this https://summitbodyworks.com/specialt...s/tool-trucks/
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Or get the New Chevy truck. Makes your trailer disappear.
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I saw a YT video made by a gal who was living in a Prius. Stealth camping in parking lots and whatnot. I can't imagine living in such a small space.
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Buy the plain white newer van of your choice. Outfit as desired. Stealth camp at any dealership that sells that brand. Nobody will pay the slightest attention in the service dept lot. They will all think that somebody else is taking care of it. Some of the light poles even have 110 in the base of the pole. Arrive after service hours.
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If you really want to stealth camp, get a FedEx or UPS truck.
Convert it and leave the decals on the outside.

OR, paint "Joe's Plumbing" on the side of a trailer.

Mike in Colorado
That is not possible. They destroy unusable vehicles, never sell them.
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O.K.
Most of the "B's" look like them anyway.
Paint your own logo on it.
"SPEEDY DELIVERY SERVICE"
Or something like that.

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If you really want to stealth camp, get a FedEx or UPS truck.
Convert it and leave the decals on the outside.

OR, paint "Joe's Plumbing" on the side of a trailer.

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Or get the New Chevy truck. Makes your trailer disappear.
That reminds me of the new thermos bottles they have now.
I put hot stuff in it, and it comes out hot.
I put cold stuff in it, and it comes out cold.
How do it know ?

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In the 80s we had an xplorer 224, bicentennial edition. All white dodge van with a slightly raised roof and red and blue horizontal stripes. Everyone thought it was some sort of post office truck. We parked that thing anywhere, only got in trouble twice.
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