I don't have a Rialta yet but I'm thinking it might be easier to park if people don't think it's an RV. It won't be easy but I think it's possible. Here's what I was thinking:
1. Paint the RV another color. Maybe light green. It should be a color that doesn't scream RV.2. Add a logo to the Rialta indicating that it's some sort of research vehicle (e.g. eco research, air quality research). I think an environmental research vehicle theme is the way to go. First, most people will not complain about something environment related. Second, if you're inside the vehicle it won't arise suspicions. You're doing research! :)3.Create a fake website promoting your research organization and list the URL on your Rialta's exterior. You can even get a toll free number for a few bucks a month to make everything seem legit. Maybe even add some fotos of your research vehicle in the field.4. Make a couple T-shirts/polos with your organization's logo. You can wear it when answering the door if someone knocks on it or on your way out the RV. Then toss it in your backpack if you want and switch shirts.
Any comments or suggestions?
I stumbled across this guy's channel on Youtube. I think he started with a Ducato also known as the Dodge ProMaster in the US (recently imported.)
More videos on the specifics of his build:
I've been thinking of getting an Airstream instead of a Rialta. This guy renovates old Airstreams and they look a thousand times better than the new ones. Here's some of his renovations:
Here's the renovation pricing range:
I've seen used Airstreams for $5k-10k. He replaces the horrid interiors and makes them look like really expensive homes.
I stumbled across this site a couple days ago:
Most of the time the guy travels with just an iPod nano case. The case contains his "luggage." He sells a set of 9 or so reports for $9.90 total. You get a lot of content for less than $10. Lots of info on how to manage without tons of items. Also ways to make your own out of things you find around the hotel, etc. and tips on how to beat the heat, trim your nails for free, etc. He's one of a kind for sure.