Good morning all! Once again, our family is considering a cross-country (MN to VA, SC and many stops in between) trip. There are 5 of us and the kids aren't real little (3 age 15-23). Food allergies are more and more of an issue, and last trip, we took our minivan and direct wired a crockpot to the car battery, allowing us to literally "cook" down the road. It was just so much easier than trying to figure out what everyone could eat. It was healthier and cheaper, and I even learned to "layer" pre-cooked meals (lunch on top, dinner on the bottom). I'm just wondering about the possibility of renting either a motorhome or a tow behind, and whether there would be any cost-savings. Obviously, fuel economy on a motor home is going to be less than a minivan, but there would be no hotel costs, only campground cost. With a pull behind, I know it would drag down our economy, and I know there would be a weight limit. We do have a full size extended cab pickup, but it only gets 12 mpg with no load, not to mention 3 tall teens in the back seat is not real comfortable (ha). My questions are mostly related to cooking. Is it possible to just "pull over" to prepare a meal when you're not hooked up in a park? What about running that crockpot still, is that an option? What about a "pop-up"? Obviously not practical to set-up mid-day, guessing I could still crockpot in the van. With a pop-up are there any indoor cooking options? Is it possible to get AC in a popup? Lots of crazy questions, give me Grace please as I know absolutely nothing about this option, and am just looking to soak up all the info I can. Thanks!