Why pontoons make ideal camping vehicles.
Pontoons make great fl oating RVs and when compared to typical Class-A motorhomes cost a lot less. Sleeping onboard also forgoes the hassle of getting permits or making reservations that are required for most land-based campsites. Harris Pontoon Boats makes it easy to convert its models into fl oating campsites with the simple addition of a full enclosure. Not only does this turn your pontoon into a giant tent, but also makes it an all-weather cruiser, so even when it’s drizzling, you can still enjoy a day on the water. And its protection from the elements will add at least a month to both ends of all-too-short northern boating seasons.
Most floorplans include roomy benches or aft loungers that can double as sleeping platforms, and there’s usually enough space between bow settees to fi t a queen-size infl atable mattress. Equipping your pontoon with a changing room also creates the perfect place for a Porta-Potti. The addition of a rail-mounted grill takes care of cooking needs, and if your boat has an entertainment center, washing-up are easy. If your boat doesn’t have a sink, a pump dispenser on a gallon jug or moist towelettes can substitute for cleaning hands and faces.