Next August I'll be doing my first multi-day ultra race (BC Explorer - Discover exactly how far you can go!). From those with experience, how important is an RV for success in such an event? I'm on a grad student budget, so I can scrape the money for an RV only if essential.
My crew will know they are in for an adventure. I was hoping I could squeak by on two minivans. I'll do my sleeping in one van, a la Dex Tooke, and my crew will camp or stay in a hotel when the weather is bad.
For those of you who have done RAAM or something similar, what has been your experience with regards to crew vehicles?