Stealth Car Camping in a Toyota Prius (Building a Bed, Staying Warm, Privacy & Security)
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Stealth Car Camping in a Toyota Prius (Building a Bed, Staying Warm, Privacy & Security)

>>Court Rye: Hey guys. I’m traveling through Southern California and I wanted to give you
some insight, persepective into car camping in a Prius. Some Walmarts let you camp
out in the parking lot. I’ve got a lot of friends that I’ve made, especially now through the website who say sure you can park in my driveway and a lot of them offer, yeah sleep on the couch, go for it. But what I found is, sometimes their houses are sort of messy and maybe they have cats or dogs, I’m a little sensitive to cats especially and it’s not the same
privacy that I was used to and just this sense of peace
that I was looking for. So enough about that. I bought a forerunner and it was like a four cylinder, it had like a timing chain and so I was really thinking like, this thing’s bulletproof, it’s awesome and it can go anywhere,
you know if I’m driving and I get stuck in the snow or whatever it can just go anywhere with this thing but what I found was that the
gas mileage wasn’t super great and it just wasn’t comfortable. There’s a lot of bouncing
in my neck and back especially working at the
computer sitting a lot, I just, it just didn’t work. So after a year of doing that I’d saved up enough money
that I bought a Prius. Now not only does this reflect my values of sustainability and efficiency but I mean you just get
awesome gas mileage. Right, you don’t have to stop
as frequently at gas stations. I was constantly worried
on these long trips like there aren’t a lot of gas stations in some of these places and some of the ones I pass, you know I would think to myself do I really wanna get gas there? You know is that really the best place and so I was struggling to
balance those two things. With the Prius, I’m saving time and yes I could’ve got a Toyota Echo or a Yaris or any other car but this car in particular
has the hatchback. So the seats fold down
and there’s enough space that you actually can car camp. I ended up finding a really
good deal on this one. Used, has a solar panel built into the top and so it runs the fans
when I’m not in the car and that’s awesome ’cause it does get hot. Right now it’s a little cold. Again you can see the snow and stuff. It’s the middle of the day, it’s like noon and it’s decent out but it was below freezing last night and I could actually sleep
in here and do alright ’cause I have a couple of
sleeping bags, down comforter and the really cool thing about a Prius is that you can just let
the car run all night, run, right the engine starts,
it charges the battery and then it stops and then the battery runs
basically air conditioning or your heater and I’ve done that all night before and it used less than one gallon of gas. That’s like three dollars. It’s a like a three
dollar hotel right there if you’ve got a driveway to park in. Or you’re just in BLM land like this. Be careful, don’t get stuck. This is a two wheel
drive car and the tires, you know they don’t have
super great tread or anything, they’re not real deep. They’re meant to be really
efficient so they have high PSI. And as you can see I’ve got a bike rack here
on the back that folds up and it actually stays pretty well within the airstream of the car so I don’t lose a lot of MPGs on that but when I go review bikes I can put ’em on my car and drive around. And you might notice this Adopt sticker and you might’ve noticed Jack up here in the passenger seat before. That is not a real dog. That’s just something
I got ’cause I thought, hey you know it’s kinda fun, it keeps me company a little bit and if I’m parking somewhere at night and you know someone sees the car, I feel like it might be a
deterrent against break-ins or just messing around. A lot of people think it’s real and again it’s like, I have dogs and it’s just kinda company. Little bit of company. But if i need, I can take
out just these few things. I can totally scoot the seat back and take a passenger with me. Same thing in the back. Right now everything is laid
down as low as it can be so that I can see out the back for safety. And I’m all about safety. This car does have a back up camera. Some of the trim on this one was upgraded and again I just happened
to get a good deal on it, used I bought it in Texas. It’s a darker color, it’s a hybrid and I think in Texas there just isn’t as much demand for this so I got a good deal on it but again I saved up cash,
I could make an offer. You could buy a Prius like this. This is a 2011. You could probably get one of
these with higher miles on it and it probably in the
seven or 8,000 dollar range and there you go, that’s like practically a home and if you can save 1,000 bucks
a month on rent or something and just use the library or a Starbucks or a Panera Bread or something to do your work, this can save you a lot of money and it’s really not that uncomfortable. So I was just super excited
to share how I’ve set it up. So let’s jump back in here real quick. We’ve got this wagon tech cooler and it actually has a
built in electric cooler so it keeps the contents in here at a much lower temperature
than the rest of the car and it just runs off a nine volt which I’ve got plugged in,
in that center console there. I can keep my yogurt, I got some hummus, some of these microwaveable Amy’s meals and because it opens at the top like this, when you open it, the cold air doesn’t escape
’cause hot air rises. So this is awesome. I love this around it I got
some granola and some stuff. I bought these you know,
husky liners down here ’cause you know, I’m on
the sand and dirty areas, sometimes it gets dirty. You can see the outside of the car, I like to keep the inside
as clean as possible. Notice that I’ve got plenty
of room here around this vent. This is to cool the hybrid batteries. So you don’t wanna cover that. So what I end up doing when
I’m actually driving like this is I leave that down here, I
plug it in and it cools off. There’s an on and off switches down here. It can actually heat stuff too. But then once I’m ready
to do the bed set up, I’ll grab one of these
extra pillows over here. This, lay it right there on top. I’ve seen a bunch of people
make these great hanging things and boards and I’ve even bought like a custom-made cut-out board
with these stilts and stuff just that cooler plus a pillow is enough. You know, sometimes it’s like, better to have simple, flexible solutions than these over-engineered
precision solutions. And you save money that way too. So I’ve got this folding,
like cot mattress next. So what I’m gonna do is fold it up, there we go like that. And down. And I gotta just push it. Little hard to do with one hand, there we go, awesome. And then I’ve got this
waterproof mattress cover. Like that. And then just a regular sheet. So you can see, you know with two hands I could get that figured
out a little bit nicer. Got my sleeping bag right here. Like that. Grab my pillow, put it right here and then look at that, I mean. The other thing is I would take this out so kinda pop this up. Now it’s completely out of the way and I’ve got my, my nice sleeping bag here with good padding and this
one it’s not super wide, it’s 25 inches so it doesn’t collide with the wheel well there on the left and then I bought this, it’s not a sleeping bag,
it’s just a blanket. I really like this thing. Trying to remember what
it’s called real quick here. This blanket is reversible and a lot of times what I’ll do is, it gives me a little bit of extra warmth but I use it to cover up my head. ‘Cause it’s really lightweight and I don’t like wearing those masks ’cause they just, when you roll around
they get bumped around. But a lot of times when you’re in Walmart
parking lot or something, it’s pretty bright, there’s
sort of a light outside which feels safe but then
you can’t sleep as well. So this blanket, I’ll just lay this over
my eyes a little bit and kinda camouflage myself
a little bit more like that so I might look like
this under the covers. This is actually the
top of my standing desk and it is awesome so I’m
gonna show you that next. Here’s the base. And you’ll notice that I’ve
got it set up in such a way that if I get in a car accident, it’s not gonna come flying
through and decapitate me. Or knock me out or something. I put it down like this, then I take this top part like this. And look at that. I can set this on any desk
at like a friends house or even at a library and now I can use kind of stand up desk and I much prefer that to sitting down, just let’s me relax my
arms a little bit more, it’s more ergonomic, I have a special platform that sits on it, a DJ stand basically and I have my laptop and it’s just, it’s wonderful. I have room for my mouse,
room for my keyboard. But again when I’m driving
I keep it out of the way. I wanted to give you the full impression of what the standing desk looks like. So here it is completely set up. There’s that DJ stand I was talking about. Got my laptop, ergonomic keyboard, adjustable height, this is really the key and then just a kind of standard
cheap table from Walmart that goes completely flat and most importantly, this
little comfort stand here ’cause when you’re
standing for a long time it can get, you know your
feet and your knees and stuff. Got a few things laying over there, it’s just an Airbnb you know, it’s really nice to be able to lay the foam mattress out a little bit. This is actually a fold out couch but it’s less comfortable ’cause you kinda sink it,
it’s just uneven and stuff and that’s all the space I take, very clean, tidy, gives me
a chance to do my laundry and most importantly,
use high speed internet. So sometimes this is really
the best way to do it and then I’m not intruding
too much on my friends. But you know, thanks
again for all those people who have let me hang out a little bit. Here’s a quick look at my food. Got that cereal again, some nuts or berries, some fruits, fruits are great, quinoa, much healthier
than rice, great protein. A little bit of organic
protein powder over here. And some oranges and fruity stuff. In the fridge, got the
yogurt, bunch of spinach, celery is an awesome snack, dip it in hummus and then I frequently
make a big thing of beans and do almond milk and then
I’m able to make burritos and stuff like that without going out to
fast food all the time. Another fun snack is just
some healthy popcorn. (chuckles) So, yeah that’s
how I keep it, you know, affordable but healthy. I don’t wanna gain a
whole bunch of weight, be breaking out from
eating greasy fast food, I’m just not a fan of that model so I know this is a bit off topic but I think eating and having foods that are more non-perishable which tend to be more
like vegetables and stuff it’s good and it’s important
for when you’re traveling and you’re already exposing yourself maybe to not the best
sleeping pattern every night and things like that. Over here on the left you can see I’ve got my just a basic suitcase, got some extra files, some extra shoes and then down here I have a whole bunch of just kinda safety gear. So here’s a look at the extra storage. Got a hat, don’t wanna get skin cancer, some of these reusable
bags for sustainability. This is a fold out solar panel which can charge phones
and things like that. I got bottles, hats, rain coats. I even got like a, kind of
a jumper thing right here so that if my car battery dies when I’m far away from
other people I can do that. Got some knee stuff, some extra cables,
hiking poles, first aid, one of those hand crank lights. Just a ton of stuff, bungee cords, extra long cables, jumper cables, pocket mask if you need to do CPR, goggles, this is from Burning Man, while back. And umbrellas and then this. Yeah I’ve got an inverter here and I’m actually wired in directly for my Prius battery over here. I might show that ’cause it
allows you to pull more watts and not mess up the circuitry on your car. So yeah, let’s move to that. OK I got the cargo tray out and you can see my spare tire. Got some big time duct tape, also some binoculars over
here, those could be useful and then candle and mirror and you know, just that
survival camping stuff. Now this is what I think
is really interesting. Forget this, cover off, you can see the Prius battery, it’s actually I the trunk
instead of under the hood and so that can be kinda
confusing sometimes. Of course there’s the big hybrid battery but that’s really separate and the starter battery
is actually kinda small. So they go out, they seem
to go out more frequently than on some other cars. In any case, under here you can see that I tapped into the
positive and negative prongs and then I’ve run some
of my own cable up here with the connection point. So I can actually connect
to that with my solar panel and charge my car battery or I can run one of those inverters so I can get 120 volts
out and run a power tool or run my cooler or really just anything. Another choice accessory
is this thing right here. That is a dash cam and I’ve actually taped
over the LEDs a little bit ’cause I don’t like them in my eyes and I’ve kind of wired it
in and run everything down. See I’ve got the plugs all set up there and then bunch of plugs here I really like that they’ve got
several outlets on this car. Anyway, this thing records all the time and it just kinda loops and I can press this
button to mark sections. Basically, if there is an accident, if something happens then
I’ll have video evidence and I’ll be able to move
through the court system better or defend myself in court so it’s maybe worth thinking about. There’s a bunch of dash cam options about one in the front, one in the back, also some security devices in the car so I’ll get like a text message if someone’s messing with my car and just a regular alarm. I don’t have too many
valuable things in here and I’m often close to
my car or sleeping in it but it’s just kinda nice to
have that level of security if you’re treating this more like a home. I also have this nice little mat that covers the dash so
it won’t crack over time and it’s nice to just, you know put stuff up here. Oh and these, did you see these? These things really make it nice to put your arm down on the door ’cause this is actually kinda hard. Like there are parts of the
car that are a little bit, you know maybe not quite as nice. And then I love this little holder here. I put my cell phone right there, I can still do everything,
it stays out of the way but I use that to navigate ’cause I’m constantly
relying on GPS when I travel and I can charge it and everything. If you’re gonna camp, you might as well make
this an awesome set up and one of the ways I’ve done this is I’ve got this head rest holder. It’s very adjustable,
it can swivel in and out and I’ve got my iPad there. So I can sit here or take a passenger. I will probably put that away
if I had a passenger though and I can enjoy a movie. I can actually put my laptop there and look at the screen
and just hang out here. Again, in a parking lot,
at my friend’s house, I can catch up on stuff,
I can even do email. It’s a pretty nice set up and there is enough room down here, I’ve got my little goody
bag with some granola bars. Right now I have some
extra bags and stuff, this isn’t usually like this and I’ve got another bracket
here that I can attach. I can actually lay down over here and then have my iPad right above me and just lay down and watch
the screen while I’m chilling, while I’m chilling out. That’s really awesome. Another quick call out,
I got a range extender ’cause a lot of times
I’ll go to people’s houses and I can plug that in
and extend the range out to my car or into a
spare bedroom or something. So I just wanted to call that out. This is like my little entertainment area. You really don’t have to
get a gigantic trailer or RV to enjoy yourself and being able to have a gym membership like 24 hour fitness or whatever, travel all over the country, I can shower, I can shave there, I can enjoy myself. I don’t need to take that with me, I don’t need to have a bathroom with me and using this car means I can park in really any parking spot anywhere. I can go into parking garages, I don’t have to worry about
going through drive throughs and breaking something off. Even with the bike on the back, I’m not going to go into a garage and accidentally decapitate my car. Those are all considerations
that went into this purchase. Yes you give some things up and you know I’ve had to move a few things here to clear out that seat but there’s plenty of room there the bed is almost completely open still so it’s very doable. Okay so here I am in the car. Kind of all the way in. Just wanted to give you some idea of what it looks like. ‘Course the trunk’s open and actually sell a really
cool Prius tent thing that just sort of hangs
down if it’s hot out. Of course, as I said before
it’s been really cold lately and so this is good for me. I know I can stretch, I’m five-nine. I can get to the front seat if I need to you know if the car’s running I’m actually using it like a generator for heat or cool but I usually don’t do that. I usually just do fine
with those extra blankets. I’ll go ahead and close the trunk now. It’s got these nice handles. Reach up like this. There we go. And there it is again. You know I’ve got shoes on and I’m still able to fit. As you can see here. It’s pretty comfortable. You know it’s easy to
hit your head and bump it but you got these handles to help you out when you’re getting ready to exit. Here’s the door handle. Just pop it open like this. So a lot of times in the morning I’ll just kind of scan around, make sure I’m not gonna disrupt anyone, turn myself sideways like this, pop right out and there we go. And again, this car is just so stealthy because it’s nice. You know I keep it nice, I wash it, I wax it myself. I keep it tuned up, I expect it to go just forever. They’re very very efficient because it uses regenerative breaking, the breaks really don’t have
to be replaced very often. It uses a continuously
variable transmission so that’s really smooth and again very efficient. Yes, you’re paying a premium because it’s hybrid and stuff but now that we’re onto the
next generation and stuff this one, you know you
pick up last generation and there’s just tons of room. I actually think this, I think this is gen three, works better than the newest ones because there isn’t
quite so much of a bump when you fold the seats down. Or seat in this case so that’s really sweet. The other consideration
that I’ve been working on is yes, I have tinted windows, factory tinted in fact and at night you really
can’t see in too well but I wanted to make them
even more blocked out. Just in case someone comes up here. There’s not much you can
do for the front seat, but you know, I’ve got Jack up there and the windshield, you know, if I was back there and I
had the blanket over my face, I really don’t think people would notice. But still, if I’m watching the iPad, if I’m using my phone
or something like this and I just don’t want people peeking in or getting spooked or something like that so I’ve got one other solution. I ordered these special
magnetic window covers, custom cut for Toyota Prius from Europe. By the way I’m gonna have all the links to the different you know, the computer holder and
some of the mattress pad and these screens in the description but I’m a go ahead and put these on and show you how they work ’cause I think they’re really cool and it’s just another step in my little system here. OK so I’ve put the screens
on the back half of the car. You can see just looking in it’s just this pattern very similar to what some people put for their kid so that their kids aren’t getting the sun in their face quite so much. And I’ve only got it on half here so you can see clear on this side and then the mesh on this side and it fits for all of them, they just fit perfectly. I’m super happy about this. And now I did have to
order them kinda custom but even from the inside, look at that, clear up front, mesh right there on the
small window and at the back and then these are the
other ones right here. I’ll just give the shout out, Nigel Marston Motorsport
from the United Kingdom. Thank you very much buddy these are sweet and they pack flat so I can lay them under my mattress and I’m not sure I would even
need to use them all the time but it would just act as a
privacy screen a little bit more. They even have half pieces that fit for part of the driver window just to keep it even more private. You know one concern that I
have had with Jack the dog is that some people would
actually think it’s a real dog and call the police or
try to break the windows so you know, as real as it looks, you get close enough and you’re like, oh maybe that’s not a real dog. So I hope that, that’s something
that I’m still working on. I’ve heard about people in LA getting like blow up dolls and putting them in their passenger seat you know, to drive in HOV,
high occupancy vehicle lanes um, I’m not quite there, I just think the dog is
kinda cool and friendly and if I’m ever approached by the law or something like that, usually I’m parking in
places that are legal, it’s a friend’s house and I just prefer to sleep in my car but there’s also, there are
times where I’m not sleeping, I’m just hanging out, relaxing in my car, using my iPad or something like that. This is a nice way to
feel some sense of home. Some sense of peace when you aren’t at home or you don’t have a home. You know, my family lives in Texas, I’ve got some family
in Colorado, in Arizona and I can easily get to them. And I can do it in such a way that I’m not standing out hopefully I always drive the speed limit ’cause I have out of state plates. These are just all the considerations. Having done this now for several years and just trying to really dial it in and think about all the
things that could happen and thankfully none of them really have. You know, I have Triple A, I’ve got my cell phone, I’ve got all the safety gear
that we talked about before so it’s just a neat set up I was excited to share
but I wanted to do so after I’d actually lived
this way for a while and could chime in on some of those fringe cases and I hope it helps you. (rock music)


  • Michael Smith

    You have mastered the basics very well…….i believe there is another person that has their prius decked out RV style! I did not know about the built in solar power on the roof!!!!!!!!sweet!

  • The Free Raven

    How long will your cooler keep your Soy Milk Cold? I have found keeping Soy Milk chilled is a tough task while Prius camping in the wilderness

  • jksatte

    I would love some links for the computer stand up desk. I couldn't imagine living in such a small space. Your set up makes me reconsider. Thanks! Never mind I see the links. Thanks again. Janice

  • Mark Dickey

    Thanks for this info! I have a 2015 Prius and I hate hotels! This is a great alternative for me that I never thought of. I'm also going to order those same blinds that you have.

  • john T

    I work security and once in awhile when the shifts are long I'd rather sleep in my car instead of driving home. I have the exact same Prius in Black. This guy has good ideas how I could sleep very comfortable back there. The only thing that's hilarious it's when he's explaining it he talks about how he has a waterproof sheet LOL. The first thing I thought was, I wonder if this guy pees himself

  • Kristina Sullivan

    My sister has had a Prius for almost 10 years. She's had zero issues with it besides for the recall on the water pump. Her door locks failed but she had those fixed at the dealer and the repair is guaranteed for the life of her Prius. She still gets 48 mpg and I'm totally sold on the Prius and I've also been considering getting a 100% electric car as well for back and forth to work. Compare that to my Dads Ford Focus that has been in the shop more times than I can count in the last 3 years. Something is constantly going wrong with it. He's probably spend two to three thousand just to keep that Ford car running, it's pretty ridiculous. He's talking about going to get a brand new Focus and I told him I love him, but he's crazy. The Prius is a no-brainer. Esp with the Gas savings the older my parents get.

  • Robert Ott

    What happens to the Prius batteries when they need to be replaced..???……Land fill….nice…..real tree huggery. do you have to eat 'Amys" organic crap and be a "Vegan" to have a Prius..???…

  • Robert Ott

    I lived in a Car because i needed to. You idiots do it for Videos and because you think it's cool. You want to be cool..?? Join the Marines and do something for your country …Put some time in for the freedom you have to live in a stupid car and make Videos.

  • Robert Ott

    Constantly relying on GPS..?? try learning how to read maps because like you know…if there were no Saddle-Lights the Sky helping you out and stuff or if they quit working…you might know how to get around then.

  • Emeraldcity Entertainment

    I like that the pruis battery can ppwer the car all night and the extra hidden storage in the back. I also have solar power and back up camera. I slept in it when I couldn't find a hotel going thru NM it worked for me and I didnt have the setup you have…. you could have uhaul intal a hitch on the back and buy an addtl mini trailer to tow for other crap you might need

  • t e r I N E E D L E R

    You look like the quintessential boy next door, a nice young college man! I thoroughly enjoyed your informative video. Just bought a Thule roof suitcase because I would like to be as organised as you by freeing up interior real estate ( Ford Escape 2011)

  • Taqeem Hilton2.0

    A fake stuffed dog as "company" sitting in the front seat. Where is the "Wilson"….? In the back of the trunk…? Or is he deflated in the glove compartment….?

  • StutterMonkey

    Thats pretty cool dude. I'm thinking of driving crpss country in my ecoboost mustang. I've already tested laying in the back with my seats folded down. I'm concerned about temp drops at night though. What's your take on staying warm? A sleeping bag good enough?

  • Grigory Buteyko

    For one human it is perfect, but in my experience it is not wide enough inside for two people to fit comfortable. (I own 2006 prius model NWH20)

  • Pearl Caster

    You need to figure gasoline costs + electrical charges + discharge wearage. Just blowing about gasoline isn't the totality of the wearage costs.

  • YesClearly

    Thanks for all the great info about security … and that cool headrest computer holder. I'm wishing I had a Prius now. Having access to battery power to run the comforts of home is a huge plus. As well as the gas mileage.

  • Lifestyle Freedom Building

    Awesome Video Man! Does using the conditioner or heater at night put alot of stress on the compressor i heard they were 1500 before labor to replace and prius battery like 2500. How many miles does she have. Im considering a different hatchback unless i can find a prius for low mpg.

  • Marlene Nienaber

    Have you considered removing the front and back seats on the passenger side to give you more roomy space? You could keep the two seats on the driver side. It’s pretty awesome.

  • irafael8080

    Dont block the battery bent in the rear right side. its there to cool and return the air flow to the battery so it dont overheat.
    great job.
    I had a 2012 Blue Prius III with the Solar roof about ($1,200)option. Love it, and the wife love the turbo botton. Great car, too.
    I now own a 2103 Ford FUsion Energi plug in.
    Much better than prius but, no trunk room and it weres the tires quickly because of the weight but I like it too. been to Yellow Stone park in August 2017 and LA SF and Grand Teton, where I mostly camped in my car . Did the samething.

  • john celletti

    When I travel and camp I bring a motorcycle battery and a solar panel (recharge) I don't like to work off my prius battery. My battery is lithium ion so it's super light

  • john celletti

    I think if I were going to have a fake dog for security.(never would ) I'd choose a doberman or rot or pit. The border collie seems like a lame choice . I have a border collie and love her but really

  • Richard Curry

    Has anyone ever tried to "rescue" your fake dog from being locked in a high temperature automobile? Ok i see you addressed this issue.

  • tubbytubey

    I guess since you are so organized, its 2nd nature to produce a video as detailed as this. I've sat through (meaning "wasted") hours of people who ramble on about "how to" while sitting on their bumper, and never show "HOW TO!" (only if you can hear them over the wind noise, or a mike 10 feet away). Add to that those who just have stuff thrown in and tucked wherever. I seriously doubt if they're for "real" since I don't see how they could find anything when needed. Thanks for showing how things go together, how you access, how you SLEEP, convenience items, and with many great tips thrown in without a lot of painful "umms" trying to think what you're going to say next. You get an A+ for organization (video and living area) and for being concise!

  • EvilTwin-niwTlivE

    ShadeSox …
    They wrap over the door jam and allow the window to go down but keep the bugs out.
    Also, doubles as a privacy shade since it's a black mesh.
    Best part, they pack down to glovebox size – you can squish them in a tight spot. Just mesh.

  • Chris Smith


    Great resource video. Thanks for sharing!

    Questions: Specifically, is your Aerodynamic flush roof Solar Panel a Prius option or please share who makes and does the aftermarket install? I also didn’t catch, have you added an additional AGM battery? And extra Instrumentation or Electronics, like a Solar Charge Controller, etc?

    Thanks much also for your incredible (Shout Out!) Viewers, spend some valuable time there!

  • THAT GUY ON A BICYCLE of consurvation

    Where did you get your bike rack it looks like a good one it looks like you can unlock the bikes on it where'd you get it and what brand is it and what kind of extra fixings did you have to get on your car to be able to put that on there

  • THAT GUY ON A BICYCLE of consurvation

    If you don't mind me asking what did you get your mattress cuz I looked like a pretty good one too and do they have bigger ones and whatnot

  • wildbillrisky

    2008 Prius, 270,000.0 Miles Incredibly Dependable! Just keeps working no problem….. . FYI, As I watch the moon and stars with head at back end window and found that the laptop sitting open behind passenger seat also reflects the screen when looking straight up into a dark sky. The picture is reversed but with wifi hotspot phone unlimited real hs access for $50. a month walmart card go any place, cheap & climate controlled is perfect in ohio winter, just leave it on till summer or keep driving south till you can open a window…. then drive more south and use the AC without changing the temp setting…. <3 My Prius W/B <3

  • ajfeinman

    Awesome video. I have been living in my Prius for the last FIVE years. Mostly in Miami Beach but roadtripping around the country a lot. Always looking for new faces to follow

  • Mike Borrelli

    Your diet sucks balls… Do more research on how nutrient deficient the vegan diet is.. The majority of your caloric intake should come from animal based foods.. lots of saturated fats and their accompanying fat soluable vitamins and lots of grass fed beef.

  • Wooca

    Hi. Why it the Prius V? Only a few mpg less but lots more room. Are there any inherent downsides or is it just overlooked?

  • The Thoughts of Microdac

    Thank you very much! Your video is so very good; so inspiring. I have a Prius and, chances are I'll get another one in about 3 years. This time I'll know to get one with navigation, Plug-in capabilities, solar roof and all the amenities that I can get. I am old (74 years old) Retired Navy and super happy living the simple life. I am a nature Photographer and I make Nature videos and, yes, I want to see as much of the USA as I can. Thank you!

  • Sethrocksalot

    I'm considering doing this. But my only clear concern is the taillights. With the car running all night, even though it's quiet when the gas engine isn't running, aren't the taillights always on? I'm concerned about them drawing attention to my car in the middle of the night.

  • Ryd Stallion

    How long does the engine have to run to charge the battery? And how long does the battery last while heating the car?

  • Drift legend

    Needs 5% tint in the back and leave the front. Then put a curtain between the b pillar to block the front windows. And if you really want to go 0% visibility in the back then put those covers on but it’s good to have 5% in the rear anyways cuz it keeps it cool and always darker

  • Eric Linnert

    great video, very inspiring! I recently picked up the exact same prius (same color and trim) and considering taking it to burning man as well! I was impressed to hear you took it there and car camped! How dusty did it get?!

  • Armando Salgado

    If those backseats were hollow, they would be able to a lot more storage space in general.

    (The backseats could be hollow as they’re not really serving their intended purpose anyway)

  • andy klompenburg

    with all the money you make from EBR, you must be in a Sprinter by now… all your vids, good job

  • Andrea Thomas

    I totally agree with Ricky's statement. You do pay attention to detail and your information really shed light on the direction I want to go. Thank you.

  • loriar1027

    Why wouldn’t there be a high demand for Priuses in Texas? I live in Texas and I see Priuses everywhere. Don’t stereotype Texans!

  • Rose Goodwin

    Someone invested some earlier childhood love into you. You are an inspiration not because of your great finds but because of your inavading drive. Here's a x

  • Brent Zupp

    That is awesome! Really appreciate you sharing so much details on your system. I'm totally fascinated and intrigued.

  • Tim O'Brien

    Prius has a major problem flaw being the Generator Module.. If something happens to that the car is junk because it cost $6000-8000 to fix it.. Prius has no engine accessories like alternator or starter and relies on the Module to run everything even start the car..
    The Toyota Yaris gets 50mpg.. l can take a old Honda Civic and get 100mpg with $400 in mods.. You can even install a thermostat through couple of relays to get climate control where the engine will turn the air con set by the thermostat and then shut itself off..
    Mike Turner got 100mpg w/aerodynamic mods…
    The Prius is a roomy car but is it worth it????

  • jaco van heerden

    Planning a trip from uk to South Africa, The NM nigelmarston sun covers is my next thing I will buy for my ford galaxy!!
    Thank you

  • lockergr

    You're one of the first cleanly car campers I've seen! Good for you! This video was exactly what I wanted. I wish I could do this with a Camry Hybrid, but I think maybe the trunk makes it a no-go, though maybe with the latest model…?? Also, the popcorn in the natural bags is a far, far safer choice. Read up on those bags friend!

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