Pescatore University is Now Under Construction
A major objective, not stated in Part 1, is to have this RV not look like an RV. (A RV is proper grammar, but that sounds awkward. I am going with an RV on purpose.)
Pescatore University looks like an institutional people transporter. Exactly the kind of thing that would be used for the field study of aquatic macroinvertebrate ecology. Translated: the pursuit of fish that eat bugs.
Perforated vinyl on the windows, coupled with a paucity of the usual RV utlity fixtures, will accomplish this goal. Easy to see out of the van from the inside, but impossible to see into the van from the outside.
Professional graphics will improve upon my simple PowerPoint rendition, but here is the essence;
You will have noticed that there is no roof AC and no roof vent fans. Both have been interiorized using split-system technology.
Awnings are another RV giveaway. Plus, awnings are sunshades but that shade is fixed, meaning that much of the day they provide no useful shade whatsoever. However, portable sunshades are.....portable! One can easily move portables and obtain shade all day long.
Shade sites are preferable, but sometimes sun is unavoidable. Here are 2 kinds of sunshades to carry, each with it's own advantages. A common advantage is that both can be erected in less than 1 minute, and either one can be relocated in about 1 minute.
First, the CLAM screen room. A 12 foot wide hexagon with a simple tarp floor, big enough to contain a picnic table, chairs, cooking table, etc.
When buggy, this is the fix.
Second, the KingCamp shade. It can be set up in a variety of positions- up, down, horizontal. This is one way that it can be used.
Among the many layers of security there will be inconspicuous 360 degree outside and inside security cameras with cloud-uploading and cellular notification. Cameras are wireless, 1080p HD video, two-way audio, 2.75 inches square and 1 inch thick. Four cameras will suffice mounted on the van, plus one camera inside. But the system can operate up to 10 cameras, so remote cameras can be hidden near the van, monitoring all aproachs to camp.
There is a temptation to consider installing motion activated LED lights, but they would be difficult to obscure unless they can be incorporated in the power articulating roof rack.
Artist's (that's me) Conception