A structurally sound, used motorhome is a less expensive alternative for touring and camping. Start by having your mechanic check the engine and make necessary repairs or do it yourself if you have experience with engines. Restoration can be as simple as updating fabrics and carpets or as complex as a complete gut of the motorhome and a rebuild from the chassis up.
Add an awning to create an outdoor living space. Install a television set in an upper cabinet so it isn't in danger of falling out, and to leave floor space available for furniture, or hang a flat panel on the wall. Consider carrying a small satellite dish to set up at remote campsites.
Update the driver's area with a comfortable captain's chair, satellite radio and GPS. Install a back-up monitor and camera so that things behind you are visible. Replace small mirrors with larger ones with increased visibility.