A few months ago I got dragged to a car show. I’m just not much of a car person but my friends are and the person I went with is obsessed with getting one of these camping cars. I was walking around the showroom when one of the models reminded me of Dale’s camper in the early days of the Walking Dead.
And suddenly I loved the car show. I thought to myself, “Hey! Which one of these would I want to have on the road in case of the zombie apocalypse.”
Bigger isn’t always better:
A lot of the top-end vehicles were pretty fancy. Some of them were really just buses that could extend sections to make rooms bigger and even housed cars in their undercarriages or storage areas. Although they seemed cool in a gadgety, G.I. Joe sort of way they aren’t what you want.
More parts and bigger machines means more can go wrong. It means less maneuverability on roads clogged with debris, dead and abandoned vehicles. And neat features like the sports car in the boot seem cool on kids toys but don’t really work so well in real life. They require a lot more maintenance and work and time to deploy than most people might think.
When I saw this my first thought was zombies on the roof. So any sir tot external extras like tires, ladders, bike racks etc. should be geared towards keeping zombies off and people safe. This ladder looked sturdy but it didn’t look retractable which made me nervous.
Lighten the Load:
Since these are luxury vehicles they come with a lot of little extras like flat screen TVs and other comforts. Trash them. Get them out of there. They make the vehicle heavier and again, more parts means more can go wrong. Simplify, simplify, simplify. That’s the name of the game here.
The interior should be a little flexible. Tables can fold or collapse to hide away and make opens space and beads or cots usually do the same. This makes for a versatile interior to match your needs and could provide good hiding spots.
This one was one of my favorites. It was small enough to be maneuverable but big enough to house a family indefinitely. The big windows are a bit of an issue but I lie visibility. More than likely they would have to modified with chicken wire or something.
And I even like the name. To Rotter!