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How To Live in a Van! #721854
March 29th 2017 8:53 am
March 29th 2017 8:53 am
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Posts: 3,123
Connecticut
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Not for me but for all who wish to live on 4 wheels!

http://www.foxnews.com/real-estate/...what-it-really-takes-to-live-in-van.html


1973 Dodge Shorty B-100

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserve body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up,
totally worn out, and proclaiming

"Wow What a Ride"

Johnny O
"O Vanners" of Connecticut! Since 1982

Re: How To Live in a Van! [Re: OVANNER] #721856
March 29th 2017 10:14 am
March 29th 2017 10:14 am
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,212
Georgia, USA
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carpal tunnel
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Georgia, USA
We've looked into van living. Had some friends try it. A few people who try it last a little while but most hang it up after six months or so. After the excitement of outfitting the van and the first trip or two they either run outta money, their support system that allows them to not work regular dries up, or they just get lonesome for somebody/something familiar.
Most of the ones who really live in their vans for years camp/live like snowbirds and even work part-time. If you check out Amazon seasonal workers you'll find a bunch of full-timers and van-lifers before the holidays. Amazon employs them by the hundreds for the season. Most are retired pensioners looking for extra travelling money.
We've had some real full-timers here, nikothenomad is one. Check out their posts and blog. They lived in the van for about 4 or 5 years, lived in like 40something states, but are currently settled into a condo in Florida.
I wish she'd write a book as they had some real adventures.

Last edited by CatFish; March 29th 2017 10:16 am. Reason: kant spel

"Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember--the only taste of success some people will ever get is to take a bite out of you."
Re: How To Live in a Van! [Re: OVANNER] #721859
March 29th 2017 11:11 am
March 29th 2017 11:11 am
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Posts: 11,424
Fircrest, WA
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Fircrest, WA
I couldn't do it. I coudl live out of a van for an extended vacation, like a long road trip for maybe a few months, but I must have a true home to come back to. Plus I couldn't fit all my tools in my van and still have room to sleep.


Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!
Re: How To Live in a Van! [Re: OVANNER] #721862
March 29th 2017 1:00 pm
March 29th 2017 1:00 pm
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,212
Georgia, USA
CatFish Offline
carpal tunnel
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The dreaded "you can't sleep here" sign........

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Last edited by CatFish; March 29th 2017 1:00 pm.

"Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember--the only taste of success some people will ever get is to take a bite out of you."
Re: How To Live in a Van! [Re: OVANNER] #721992
April 02nd 2017 11:41 pm
April 02nd 2017 11:41 pm
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It would be very enjoyable if it can take advantage to gain income.

Re: How To Live in a Van! [Re: CatFish] #722406
April 12th 2017 5:06 pm
April 12th 2017 5:06 pm
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West Texas
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West Texas
Ouch, that's harsh there, Catfish. Breakin the law...
Clandestine and me and my Vans don't quite mesh.

I did live in the Cabin Cruiser for 6 months initially moving here. It is a lot of work.
It is nice to be able to load up a Van, and go though.
Most people just don't know

Think inside the Box


"Who New? Blue"
1990 Chevy G30 454
Church Van, maternity division

"Old Blue"
1988 Dodge B250

"Cabin Cruiser"
'94 Dodge B350 www.xplorermotorhome.com/
Xplorer MH model 230 230 hp MPI 360 LA Wedgy OD auto

Old vans never really die if we chose to let them live

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