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Hello /b/ >I live in a giant badass van >I live off-grid

The stories and information posted here are artistic works of fiction and falsehood.
Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact.

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Hello /b/

>I live in a giant badass van
>I live off-grid and go wherever I want
>No rent, mortgage or physical address whatsover

AMA

This is only the 3rd time I have posted such a thread on the 4shits.
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Ever go skydiving? A bunch of DZs will let you camp there.
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Exactly how bad do you smell?? (For research purposes)
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>>734177401
How do you take a poo and shower?
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>>734177401
posts photos of inside plz
I'm not a robot
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What happens when niggers decides to rob you?
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>>734177401
Pics or I call BS
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>>734177597
im curious about this as well

also paying for gas and food
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>>734177401
Where do u get the money for food and gas?
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>>734177779
Not op but I lived in a van until this year

Can answer questions if op becomes a faggot

Showered at a gym or I had a 24 gallon tank

Pooping can be done in any public restroom

For money I got a job I'm electrician and mechanic. Two jobs you can find a job just about anywhere
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>>734177549
No, no skydiving, but I'm not hard-up for places to stay. I go wherever, never plan ahead.
>>734177556
Right this second, pretty bad tbh, I'm in the desert and it is 104 degrees during the day, I'm here because I've receded to do some van repairs and I've been working and not showering. That's also why I'm posting this AMA now, kinda bored waiting to move on.
That said, I have a shower inside my van, hot water and everything, it all works off grid, my hygiene does not suffer from circumstance. Usually I smell perfectly pleasant.
>>734177597
My van actually has a toilet and full RV style holding tanks, but I choose not to use them. My preference is to poo out in the woods/desert/etc if available. If not available, I will shit in a bag and fling it in a trash can. This is perfectly legal.
>>734177614
Okay. Here's one of a sex harmess I designed because of reasons.
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I just got this thing.
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>>734178168
you the nigga that destroyed his van with the wooden interior?
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>>734177632
Gotta have some balls to rob a vandweller, man.

But, baseball bat goes a long way in times of need.

>>734177750
But I am posting pics anon.

>>734177779
I work carpentry/construction. I actually make around $50/k year. Not getting rich but with that money I do whatever I want, travel, buy expensive beer, hit up women, whatever.

>>734178168
Stop being a faggot and spreading misinformation pls.

I have my own shower in my own space. Many vandwellers do as you describe, showering at a gym. Or they use spray bottles/baby wipes. I separate myself from that as I was not willing to do this life without a shower in my own space.
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>>734178460
Well I didn't destroy it. But yeah
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you lucky motherfuckers I am sick of wasting my god damn money on rent (heavy living in anaheim california) and have been dreaming about this for some time but with a boat so I have a chance to do some backpacking in other countries

but damn im broke shitless
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>>734177401
Genuinely curious,

Have you done a cost/benefit analysis?

How much do you estimate that you save per month/year?

Where do you park for the night? (not asking coordinates but general spots)

Do you cook meth?
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Have you brought any "girls" to your van? If so reactions?
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>>734177401
Do you have solar anon? I'm curious because I have a slide-in truck camper and I want to put solar on it this month, but I am unsure how much wattage and how many batteries I would need for 1-2 people to use electricity comfortably.
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>>734178682
im going to go ahead and assume that with that sex harness he doesnt bring "home" the highest class of broads
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>>734177401
I remember one of your threads a few months ago. Was a very interesting thread. Welcome back. Any recent upgrades/changes?
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>>734178776
Also, I lived in a small van for about 9 months in 2015 in Australia. Some of the best days of my life.
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>>734178620
I don't recommend a boat if you want to live on the cheap. Apart from maintenance issues, a boat practically necessitates that you have to pay for a slip and hookups... I don't pay for these things, I live entirely off-grid with solar panels, onboard water propane etc, never pay for parking.

>>734178625
My greatest expenses are gas and beer. Analyze that one.

I park wherever I want. Generally I park somewhere *nice* like by a lake or whatever, but if I'm in a city then legal street parking is perfectly adequate.

I do not cook meth, but that joke is second only to the "van down by the river" Chris Farley sketch.

>>734178682
Oh yes. You'd be surprised how many girls would climb into the back of a van with a bearded drifter they just met.

Chicks dig the van life, bruh.
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>>734178499
>>734178168


how do you find the jobs? craigslist?
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>>734178499

did you buy your RV new? any advice for someone to find a cheap used camper / towable trailer / truck bed camper that's in decent condition?

I want to use a truck and get a truck bed camper, or second choice would be to pull something like a smaller old / used airstream trailer.

i'd rather avoid another wheelbase to register / inspect. i don't want an RV that's permanently attached to an engine. there's a youtube channel, called nomadicfanatic, ever watch it OP ?
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>>734178499
thats a bitchin van yo
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>>734178499

LONG VAN IS LOOOOOOONG lol.
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>>734177401
Badass...van.
No.
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What model is your van? Got a 73 Ford Econoline myself. I don't live in it but I travel in it
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>>734179130
Don't you have some arm pit hair to shave off kiddo?
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>>734178961
well the idea is docking on other countries (cheap to nothing) and aside from the ridiculous maintenance expenses, I can have the same setup you do minus the gas expense

my only fear is watching the fucking boat get jacked on one of my dream backpacking tours
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>>734178776
Yes, 300 watts. 210ah battery bank. How much solar you need is a question that could be discussed for ten pages but basically, think of what you want to run, figure how many amp hours that requires, then double that for the battery bank you need (as your battery bank should only be discharged to 50%) then figure out how much solar you need to keep that battery bank charged..... oooooorrrrr just get as much as you can afford. A 300 watt kit like mine is around $350 on Amazon. Then the batteries.

>>734178824
Again. Chicks dig the van.

>>734178889
Thanks man. Yeah I'm always upgrading my van. Today I repaired brakes. Control arm bushings tomorrow. As far as features? I'm pretty pleased with my automated dump valves...
>tailgaters, watch out

Picture is some of my horseshit wiring.
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>>734178222
As someone who may want to try this for a few months, where would be a good source of free water for filling up? Gas stations (I heard they charge tho)?
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How many times have the police came knocking?

It's not legal to park overnight in a city.
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>>734179314

pirates. boats are much less efficient and require a lot more $$$ to fuel, sail boats are a lot of work to maintain and you don't always have prevailing winds to sail wherever u choose. i'll never own a boat they are money pits, i know a lot of people who do own them, it's nice to go out on a boat once in awhile but i'd rather rent one.
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>>734179472
do you run some kind of refrigerator?
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>>734179472
I know I can look it up, but I'm assuming amp hours means if I have say, 30 amp hours in a battery bank, I could run a 5 amp fridge for 6 hours until it's depleted?
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>>734178974
Craigslist yeah if I'm looking for under the table work, although I have a few regular gigs on different sides of the country that pay me on the books any time I need.

>>734178987
Nah, this thing is a 1999. Paid $10k for it and that was a good deal.

I wanted something "permanently attached to the engine" as I wanted one self-contained unit with a pass through. But there are plenty of options for 5th wheels etc if that's what you want. Just look for leaks and don't buy garbage.

I know the channel.

>>734179090
Yeah man.
>>734179126
Yea man.
>>734179130
Yeah man.
>>734179219
1999 Dodge ram 3500 extended 1 ton with a 24" fiberglass high top.
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>>734179486

a lot of campgrounds and gas stations have free waste dump and potable water, there are websites that track free camping sites and places for dumping your tanks and filling up on water for RV'ers.

>>734179498

depends on the city and their local "ordinances" ... most walmarts will let you park overnight without a hassle.

I'm not OP btw.
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>>734179663
Yes ..and buy deep cycle batteries. They are made to be depleted and recharged. Buy from Walmart and get the 5 year ones so if one goes out it can be replaced free
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>>734179610
well naturally the logic behind it is to have the freedom to sail when you can (winds permitting) as for the pirates, that is something I just cannot find a damn solution to
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>>734179758

cool man. any interesting stories from your travels? favorite places you've visited?
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>>734177401
I've been thinking of doing that.

What's the worst part?

How much money would I need to do it for a year, I got some 300k ATM, no van.
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>>734179813
I was looking at golf cart batteries at costco since they are cheap and costco, in Canada anyways, gives lifetime warranty and everything. What do you think of golf cart batteries?
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>>734179821

FIREPOWER. 'MURICA!
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>>734180002
They suck. Buy marine deep cycles. You can get quit a few hours from them
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>>734179486
I fill my water wherever. Public parks, cemeteries are good locations. In the southwest water is more scarce and in that case, yes, gas stations are a good option as they have to provide it for radiators overheating. I never pay to fill my water ever.

>>734179498
You are speaking bullshit sir. If my van is legally parked then it is legally parked. It is only if a city imposes restrictions about "habitation in a vehicle" or similar that it becomes illegal.

Question: What's the difference between being legally parked and inhabiting a vehicle? ...the difference is whether you answer when the police knock.

>>734179660
Yes. 12v dc compressor refrigerator. All the cold beer I need.

Hold on a few minutes /b/ I'm making a laptop change.
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>>734180002
arnt those made for high output rather than high capacity?
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>>734179784
Walmart will let you park there pretty much as long as you want so long as you stay to the back of the parking lot. Why? Because chances are you will go in and buy shit. I knew people that would go "camping" and just hop from one Walmart lot to the next. We call these people cheapskate-charlies.
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>>734180143
are you looking for spigots when youre out at those locations refilling dude? I would imagine you have to take a good amount hearing as how you shower in that thing
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What went wrong in your life for you to put yourself through this torture?
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>>734180145
Many RV forums claim that golf cart batteries are the way to go.. So I'm not sure. But don't want to waste my money.

And although my marine battery for my boat is deep cycle, it's a starter battery so it isn't designed for long use. But I guess I can easily distinguish between a starter battery and a storage battery at the shop.
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damn you fuckers are a good source of information

the walmart parking and water filling locations have always made me wonder
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>>734178222
So basically you're a homeless dude that shits in baggies like a dog except you pick up and throw out your own shit instead of your dog doing it for you.
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>>734178222
why don't you shit in the toilet?
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>>734179784
>most walmarts will let you park overnight

I take it back, THIS is the 2nd most common after Chris Farley sketch. Please stop saying that.
1) Who wants to live at Wal-Mart?
2) Many Wal-Marts are imposing restrictions because 90% of uninformed people default there.
3) Even if Wal-Mart does not impose restrictions, the city may, and if so police will look at Wal-Mart lots to enforce first because 90% of people default there.

>>734179968
Too many! As far as big cities I like San Diego and New Orleans, but there are plenty of little niche areas I like more. Little east coast lakes where you can crash for days in your underwear cooking over a camp fire and not be bothered... can't do that on the west coast.

>>734179996
I know people who do this lifestyle on $5k/yr. You can choose to spend as much or as little as you want.
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>>734180527
a mentality like yours is difficult to explain this to but you can leave the thread with the word FREEDOM
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>>734180461
Wlamartsnare are a great place to sleep and refill when on the move .ostay there for a few days no problem.
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>>734179472

invest in some shrink wrap dude
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>>734178222
>I will shit in a bag and fling it in a trash can. This is perfectly legal.
Lost at shameless shit flinging OP lol
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>>734180619
I've overnighted in many Walmarts. I always buy something and confer with management first though. Walmart car parks are private and are only enforced through private security.. as long as I have giving my tags to management, the security guys never bother me. I've been woken up in the night at one that was closed before I arrived though.
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>>734180461
https://freecampsites.net
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>>734178620
I live in Anaheim 92805
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What does your poop feel like in a plastic bag? Is it warm? Do you mush it up? What's it like to crap in a bag. And what if feel a big diarrhea coming? Do you get out the 10 gallon zip locks!
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>>734180777
>>734180333
get thread?
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>>734180915
chapman and haster here a couple of blocks from disney
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>>734180622
Real freedom is making enough money to do whatever you want, go wherever you want, never work again, at the drop of a hat.

This guy is tied down to shitting into bags and an old van that could break down at any moment. He still works, still has to make money.

Look, I lived this lifestyle when I toured and played in bands. Showering at gyms, living in a van, where I lay my head is home shit. There were times I didn't eat for days. I know the whole deal, and I loved it because of my passion for music.

But there is no way in fuck I would do this willingly otherwise. The only things that would make me do it again are: music, and zombie apocolypse. In that order.

I live comfy now and have money to travel in airplanes and stay in nice corner suites. It's a lot better.
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>>734180459
Marine batteries are not deep cycle batteries, please stop spreading this misinformation.

>>734180109
You're on the right track. Golf cart batteries aren't the "best," but they are generally accepted as the cheapest way to get true deep cycle capacity. Marine batteries are not deep cycle batteries, they are compromised deep cycle/starter batteries.

>>734180607
Because then I'd have to empty the tank at a dump station. And I don't like being tethered to the next dump station.

>>734180622
Freedom is the gist, yes. Not just in terms of travel but also lifestyle, finances, work opportunities, etc.

Picture is my van in front of some abandoned kiddie place.
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OP, what's your innawoods setup?
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>>734177401
That's cool.

Ever seen some crazy shit while living on the road?
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>>734181016
Ball rd state college
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>>734181270
heh that a couple of miles away

creepy
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>>734181162
If you don't use deep cycle marine/RV batteries then you are doing it wrong
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>>734180777
dealwithit.gif

>>734180827
I'm not saying it can't be done I'm saying fuck you for perpetuating that this is the standard of the lifestyle.

>>734180924
I don't have that much contact with it. I line my toilet with a fresh 13 gallon trash bag, shit, (piss separately), tie it off, then put that into a quart ziplock bag. Could juggle the package and not get any on you.

>>734181156
I have never been for want of money and if needed I could live for a dollar a day and just not drive my van anywhere. Instead I work because I choose to fund my adventures and I gallivant all across the country with that.

Picture is saluting my beer collage in the van.
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does it often get lonely? how do/did your family/friends feel?
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hey OP what do you do about the loneliness factor? do you spend most of your time on the web or do you hit the bars in the area and chat up the locals?
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>>734181172
Marlin .45-70
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>>734181156

living in an RV with a bathroom and shower, is way different than touring in a shitty van without amenities. it's glamping if you have a nice RV. living in a new airstream is living in luxury. all depends how much you put into it, people spend $200k on luxury RV's and i assure you they aren't starving or lacking for anything.

now if you're dirt poor and essentially homeless and this is the only thing you can afford, that's another matter.
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>>734181603
Marine batteries are not deep cycle batteries.

>>734181690
Not really. I have friends all over the country at this point. And picking up chicks is easy.

Long-term relationships are difficult. I've tried that in a couple different forms with limited success.

I don't have much family left. My mom is alive, she thinks it's awesome. She's a crazy old lady though. "I wish I'd done that when I was your age!" she says.

>>734181741
I live out and about. If anything the van life enables you to do that more.

>>734181830
>without amenities

Please read the thread. I have solar power, battery reserves, onboard water, propane, toilet, holding tanks, shower, water heater, refrigerator, stove top, sink, furnace, catalytic heater, etc.... all the amenities needed. I can have a hot shower and a cold beer in the middle of the desert. I designed this very deliberately to have everything I need but to fit in a parking space.
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>>734180441

not OP, but i'll list several. Getting away from:

> 9-5 workdays at the same place
> credit cards and debt
> city lights and pollution
> small-minded individuals
> talk talk talk
> constant advertisements
> consumer-driven culture
> sitcom laugh tracks
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>>734182213
>dat fridge

you son of a bitch thats the coziest thing ive seen all month

ah fuck sooner or later the pressures of life will make me snap and force me to pull off a venture like this

I can easily pass as a freelance graphics designer so there is very little holding me back as it is
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>>734182213
https://www.batteriesplus.com/battery/marine-and-boat/deep-cycle
12 Volt deep cycle batteries are specifically engineered for heavy charge/discharge cycling; perfect as a house battery or running a trolling motor, depth finder, live well pump, bilge pump, or fish locator.
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>>734181156

"real freedom"

> spends majority of hours on this earth at work.
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how many gilrs did you rape in that van? how much consensual sex?
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>>734182213

OP you are living a very chill life.
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>>734182437
Go for it! I'm totally serious, this lifestyle only enables one to find greater opportunities.

>>734182475
>quoting marketing literature
The marine battery/deep cycle battery is a highly prevalent conflation. They are different types of batteries.
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real freedom does come from building a remote self sustaining system with the potential to generate a non stop income that would fund whatever lifestyle you would consider paradise for the rest of your life
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>>734177401
if your off the grid hhow are you on the internet?
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more pics of the inside ?
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>>734182675
Not many. I suppose a few times I've railed some drunk chick which might be construed as technical rape but she 100% wanted it before getting wasted.

I have lots of consensual sex. I've lost count of how many girls I've had in the back of my van.

Picture is some girl I picked up one night. I had sex with her, pierced her nipples, and fucked her in the ass all on the first day I met her. All in the back of my van. I don't even remember her name. Just digging through pics randomly.

>>734182745
Yeah man. I recommend it to all.
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>>734182759
>Be me
> Work at Auto center
> On the coast
> Sell deep cycle batteries of the same type for rvs and boats
> Because they use the same batteries
>Deep cycle
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Do you find job wherever you are or do you have shitloads of money saved up? What is your profession?
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>>734182911
I have mobile 4G LTE internet. Off-grid means without an address, conventional services, self-sustaining etc, not "underground." I still pretend to be a normal person on paper. I pretend to have an address, I file taxes, have a credit score of 760, whatever. I just happen to live in a van and do whatever I want.

>>734183026
Yeah I have a bunch of interior pics but I'm having a hard time finding them. Hold on.

Could take more but I'm trying to keep up with replies. Here's a tasty friggin' dinner I made one night.
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>>734183296
post more nudes chicks you banged in the van
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>>734183296
dude stop I can only get so hard

Im actually on craigslist right now looking at winnebagos
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>>734183109
Correct, this is how deep the misinformation runs.

>>734183286
As said, carpenter/construction. I don't have much money saved up - actually I had more saved before ever doing this lifestyle. Now I find it comforting knowing that I don't really need money so I don't worry about it.

What's the worst case scenario for most people? "Ohh I hate my job, but I have to go, if I don't go I'll get fired, won't be able to pay my mortgage blah blah..."

Me? Nope, fuck it, fire me, don't care.

>>734183368
This seems untoward, anon.

Although here is one passed out in the back of my van.
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Hey OP if you're ever traveling through where I am can we drink a beer and hang out for a night? I'd like to kick it with you... in Texas ATM
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>>734183558
I remember this broad from a sleeping chicks thread. noice
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>>734180694
You mean heat shrink tubing?
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>>734177401
If legit, you're cool.
I remember your earlier thread.
Hope all is going good for you.
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>>734183705
Sure. I am actually about to drive across Texas in the next week or so.

Currently I am laid over in the desert near Yuma for repairs, which is why I'm bored enough to post this thread.

Picture related. Where I am right this second.

>>734183714
Yeah I posted that earlier tonight dicking around because as mentioned, I'm bored and in the desert.

It is 104 degrees during the day while performing repairs, 94 degrees right now well after sunset.
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>>734183952
Texas Anon here. I live close to a couple state parks that are in Somerville, Texas... not sure how you could contact me...
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>>734183952
do you have a generator and air conditioning?

i have an old ambulance i use as an rv and want to hit the open road soon.
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>>734183851
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>>734177401
It's true watches at $ 0?

http://watch.barbaforte.org
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>>734183558
Hooker?
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>>734177401

what's the deal with the come along and ladders?
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>>734184225
get on the p2p bandwagon and start downloading gigs of movies/tv shows

heres the only thing I got you beat on I have a 4tb drive filled to the last 30 gigs with nothing but old sitcoms, cartoons, anime and another 4tb drive with games (windows, roms, visual novels) and a +30k size music library on top of gigs of ebooks and lynda tutorials, documentaries enough to kill the boredom for the rest of my life
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>>734181680
What do you do if a girl ever wants to poop in your toilet? Does she get a bag?
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>>734184602
hes in construction
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>>734184136
Kik o.reyn51

>>734184160
A few things from which I deliberately abstain:
>generator
>air conditioning
>inverter
>microwave
>awning

All of these items are commonly associated with vehicle life but there are solutions to all respective issues which are less cumbersome than those things.
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>>734184494
No, she was my girlfriend at the time. Halloween. Hence outfit.

>>734184602
Ladders are for construction, yes, but the comealong is used for vehicle recovery mostly. Maybe six weeks ago I had my van buried up to the frame in the desert east of the Salton Sea. I went out on foot, found some old tires, dug a hole about 6' deep, filled the tires with sand, wrapped a rope around them, threw them in the hole, filled it in, hitched my comealong to the rope and the van at the other end, pulled it free...

>>734184674
How often does a girl come over for date night and want to take a grunt? Girls pee all the time and I let them pee in my toilet but I tell those bitches not to put other shit down there. Hasn't been a problem yet.
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>>734184729
great thread, thank you

been thinking about doing this same thing, selling my house and just being more free
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>>734184729

please elaborate on those solutions. having your RV / van somewhere that is over 100 F .. how do you keep the inside of the vehicle cool without A/C ?

i would rather use gas to cook food than a microwave, and solar might make a generator mostly unnecessary, but i imagine cooling the van would be an issue.
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>>734184652
>get on the p2p bandwagon and start downloading gigs of movies/tv shows

Who says I haven't?

When I want to do as such, btw, I connect to public wifi. I keep a mental list of businesses which do not secure their wifi against p2p traffic.
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>>734185006
my apologies
she's hawt
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>>734183952

I respect your lifestyle. Good for you man. Questions: Why do you need two ladders? What happens when Mom dies and you have nowhere to receive mail \ file taxes \ register the van \ etc? Is this a long term plan or?
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>>734184225
Cool bro. I also read the rest of the that. Totally legit.
Good to hear life is good.
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>>734185057
Do it!

>>734185140
Okay, yes, you're not going to cool the van interior without A/C. And you're not going to run A/C without a generator. It's too energy intensive for solar to be viable. But my 12v fan will exhaust many times greater than the volume of my van per minute, I can choose which windows to open/close to get airflow where I'm sitting, and if I'm *really* too hot I'll mist myself with a spray bottle while doing so.

But again, this lifestyle for me is to live outside of a van, not inside one all day. I go do other things.

Where a microwave is concerned, use a double boiler. When I cook I put leftovers in a glass pyrex container. When I want to reheat it, I put that pyrex container in a pot of boiling water.

>>734185232
It's all good man.

P.S. she also liked it in the ass.

>>734185270
Ladders for carpentry work. Yes this is for the long term. You correctly assume that I am using my mother's address. This is only for convenience, not necessity. There are many mail forwarding services that will allow full-time RV'ers to use a real physical address, for around $100/yr, and they will forward your mail to any address specified when requested.

Different states are known for catering to this lifestyle, for different reasons. South Dakota is the most prominent.
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>>734177401
how much did it cost and what did it take?
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how do you deal with condensation?
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>>734185270
Just noticed emphasis on *two* ladders.

One is a regular 6ft step ladder.

The other is bigger than it looks. It is an adjustable A-frame ladder, or extendable as an extension ladder up to 22ft.
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>>734185929
>how much did it cost
$10.5k for the van when I bought it, plus $8.4k when the fucker blew up and I put a new engine and trans into it, plus solar/batteries/etc, so like $20k total.

Some might say that's expensive for an old van. But it's cheap for a house, and my house goes faster than your house.

>and what did it take?
Cojones.

>>734186030
During the day if cooking and such I have a Fantastic Fan I installed in the roof which exhausts well greater than the volume of the van interior per minute. At night though, for sleeping and such (and to remain plausible deniability if I need to pretend I'm not inside around police) I use computer fans to exhaust condensation from my sleeping quarters away from my windows. These use very little electricity and make very little noise.
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>>734177401
generally speaking, who are the biggest assholes whether its on the driving on the highway, camping at parks or walmart?
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>>734185006
I only asked the question about girls pooping cause I thought your answer would be cool.
Let us know if the problem comes up. Kek
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>>734186484
The two areas with the worst driving are SoCal (LA through San Diego) and the whole strip of the east coast through like NYC to DC.

Those two areas both bite balls for inconsiderate drivers.

That said, many in traffic will assume because of my vehicle that I am some hapless old fuck who can't keep up in traffic. They soon find themselves crushed by the battlevan. I can weave this thing between vehicles and drive like an asshole no problem.

I don't ever stay at campgrounds or Wal-Mart, so I'm not sure I can answer your question there. But the worst campers are the ones that run generators all goddamn hours of the night. Generators are unnecessary and they're the loudest fucking thing associated with this lifestyle.
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my place...
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>>734183952
Yuma Arizona?
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>>734186943
Doesn't the cab on that tip forward to access the engine? How to do perform repairs without dismounting your house?

But also get your own damn thread.
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>>734183952
Does your 420 plate get unwanted police activity?
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>>734187081
Yep.
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This a pretty great thread OP, looks like a great way to live. I wouldn't mind doing something like this after college, also post more pics of inside and outside also if you have pictures of cool places you've been id like to see them.
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>>734187155
nah fixed cab... access engine from passenger seat
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what's your biggest gripe about the lifestyle in which you have chosen and what would you like others to know or understand before making this leap?
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>>734187291
I couldn't believe that shit when I opened up the package from the DMV. 420 on a license plate... on a giant-ass van...

They were not vanity plates and it was purely coincidence but I fully expected pothead retards to steal them or something. So far no one has pointed it out but I do joke about it sometimes.

Maybe someone at the DMV was having fun that day.

Picture is my stove top.
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>>734186417

You don't get hot as fuck at night trying to sleep? How do you sleep in the desert?
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>>734187344

why do you keep your shovel and tools attached to your hood like that.. could be a hazard if there's an accident.
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>>734187583
There are a few things I was worried about getting into this lifestyle. One, Internet. I'd looked at my usage while in a residence and (at 100+gb/month) realized it was not feasible off-grid. However this is totally doable for me managing what I need on my own 4G LTE, and the rest on public wifi.

Same for cooking. I like to cook, and worried it would be difficult. It isn't. Clean up is a little more difficult while conserving water, but, still doable.

People should understand two things. This is a lifestyle that is what you make of it. If you're a shut-in introvert and you want to become more open, then, become more open first, and live in a van second. Otherwise you might just be a shut-in in a van.

Second this is a lifestyle that necessitates some degree of self-reliance. If you break down, you either fix it yourself, or give your van to a mechanic and resign yourself to being homeless while it's fixed (or get a hotel, or couch hop or whatever).

I mentioned recovering my van with a comealong and a tire. I've jump-started it off my solar setup before. Hacked out a clogged catalytic converter when it wouldn't run on the side of the road. Troubleshot a melted ignition wire grounding out to the manifold. Stuff like that.
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>>734177401
Probably gets food stamps, welfare, or some other form of handout
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>>734188343

if he was smart he would, work for cash / under the table. carpentry / construction, you can find a lot of work laboring for cash. fuck taxes, taxes are theft. but op has already said he pays taxes.

a bit part of the appeal of this sort of lifestyle to me is not only the self reliance aspect of it, but the ability to avoid a lot of government shake downs, like property taxes and the like. then again, when you're traveling on the road they get you with various fees, tolls, fuel / consumption taxes.. and the various fees that must be paid to keep a vehicle registered, insured, inspected, etc...
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>>734187893
Normally I am not in places that are so hot. Coastal California for example stays 65-70 degrees this time of year. I just came from there two days ago.

But when you have to sleep in heat, you sleep in heat. Fans to circulate air help a great deal. It's only when air is stagnant that I really can't sleep.

>>734188050
>why do you keep your shovel and tools attached to your hood like that..

Because I need them, and because they wouldn't fit nicely in my living room.

>could be a hazard if there's an accident.
This is true. As soon as I finish the garage and tool shed addition out back I will reconsider their location. Until then, have fun eating my overweighted hood in your back glass.
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>>734183043
> lives in portable apartment
> freely travels country with it
> meets women and pierces their nipples/fucks their asses

You are my hero, dude. I live in San Diego. If you're back in SD soon, let me know. I'll buy you a burrito. I'll restock your beer fridge. Just teach me how I can get women to give up the booty on day one.
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>>734188343
>>734188491

I have never received food stamps, welfare or any other form of handout. I work roughly 50/50 on the books and under the table. The only reason I work on the books at all is because it conveniences me to receive a W2 to file taxes and continue pretending to be a normal person on paper. Why continue to be a normal person on paper? I ask myself the same thing. Every day I'm closer and closer to falling off the grid entirely and omit any such bothersome paperwork.

Attached is a picture I took from my van of a girl going poop in the bushes.
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>>734188707

take them to the desert in a van with no A/C .. they will have to shed their clothes so they don't die of heat stroke, and they will neither have the energy to resist, nor the inclination, for fear they may end up buried in said desert.
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>>734182759
how do you pay insurance
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>>734188910

i would imagine op pays insurance like any other vehicle owner. but i am curious, if the insurance rates for recreational vehicles are different / more costly. can you get special insurance, like renters insurance, to insure your RV / mobile home / trailer, and that also insures all your valuables within it?
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>>734177401
Are yoh the guy with the dong piercing or did you just steal his pics to get (you)'s?
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>>734188707
I have been to San Diego many times, and I just left on Sunday for this year, but I will likely be around again. I would teach you my ways over a few beers sometime.

Been considering writing a book on it, in fact.

>>734188830
Funny, I have had a girl or two fear that they would end up buried in the desert.

I don't hurt women that way though.

>>734188910
With money. I do all of my bill paying online/paperless when possible. Checks can be deposited with mobile apps. Banking in general is real easy.

Of course, technically I am committing insurance fraud because my vehicle is not parked where I say it is. But if I ever had to make a claim the phone conversation would go "Hi, I was vacationing in East Bumfuck, Ohio and...."
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>>734189031
well he said he doesnt care if he gets fired etc so im mainly wondering how he keeps the funds up for insurance and shit
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>>734189031
Good question. Actually, your valuables are insured under your homeowner's policy. Someone steals your car, that's auto insurance. Someone vandalizes your car, auto insurance. Someone breaks your car window and steals your laptop, the laptop is covered under homeowner's insurance. For this reason I maintain a renter's insurance policy. Again, technically fraud, but they'll only deny it if they find grounds to do so.

>>734189061
I am that guy.
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>>734189307
what are your thoughts on a Winnebago Rialta? I've considered getting one of those specifically, and going on a similar journey
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>>734189482
Honestly I would recommend against one. They are underpowered and expensive to maintain.

If you want prebuilt, there are many class C RVs I would consider before a Rialta.
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>>734189650
ok thank you. a non-rialta class c rv it shall be
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>>734189131
Let me know when your book is published. I'd enjoy narrating this audio book.
Here's a sample of my work. contact details contained therein. -jake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyYaANLEyAY
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>>734189890
>that deep grating voice

This makes me think that I would be accused of misogyny that much more, were you to narrate my book. However I would commission you nonetheless because idgaf and I like the cut of your jib.

Except, I live in a van and any plans I have are written in crayon. I can't say I'll be publishing a book any time soon.

P.S. Your voice reminds me of the narration voice from Diablo 2 for the Moldy Tome and similar.
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>>734177401
Have ever thought about just going on tour with the band Phish or Widespread panic? Be a good time
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>>734190224
I have actually done work on one of the members of Phish's house. He has a summer home in Vermont. I fixed his deck.

But nah I'm not really a band roadie that way.
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>>734177401
You are fucking lucky. I always wanted to live in van :(
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>>734190163
Alright, now THAT is a fuckin' compliment. THANK YOU.
Much appreciated, man.
So yeah, just save that link/info and when the copy is ready, I'll say it
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>>734181156
>This guy is tied down to shitting into bags and an old van that could break down at any moment.

I lost it at that line.
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>>734190467
Me too I've been rolling at anon's comments.
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>>734177401
You are living my dream life. I'm not even trolling. I'm honestly envious. I watch van dwellers, rv guys, and truck camper guys on youtube literally EVERY day. I want that life so fucking bad... but i'm poor as fuck. I dunno how you guys do it.
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>>734190603
>So poor you can't live in a van

Dude, WTF happened?
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>>734190351
No luck needed. Just go do it.

>>734190439
Which, the D2 bit? Wasn't even sure kids these days would get the reference.

>>734190467
You don't understand though. My van has broken down. And I've resurrected it. I'm not tied down. I do whatever I want and go wherever I want. And when something goes wrong, I'm able to pay for it because I have no living expenses.

Picture related, it is my van getting a new engine.
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>>734190603
Most people I talk to are on some level either cautiously interested or outright jealous. Nobody is ever like "that's just dumb." People tend to envy this lifestyle in some way.

And that's great. There are lots of different reasons for it. Wanderlust, hippy nostalgia, what-have-you. My way of coming here was not the same as most. I never had ambitions of travel and my highschool friends are still surprised I wear sandals now. But I ended up here and I can't see life any other way now. For me it is self-sufficiency and freedom to do what I want.

If you want to do it, just do it. What's the worst that could happen? You don't need any grand plan for income, you can work however you need along the way.

Picture is not my van but from someone else's at a vandweller convention.
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>>734190720

that engine block is purdy.

seriously though, that is why i want my RV to be modular.. if it's cheaper to just get a new vehicle / drivetrain, then u can just hook up your camper / trailer to a new vehicle.. otherwise you're tied to the chassis and must do engine / tranny swap, etc.. or your "home" is gone.

if you can work on trucks, you can find pretty reasonably priced used trucks, probably cheaper than dropping new engines and transmissions into a van. just saiyan' ... i understand the appeal of an all-in-one solution but i think for self reliance modularity means options.
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>>734190854
My vehicle is still registered in Vermont.

Vermont allows one to renew registration through the mail or online, so that's not difficult. However in order to remain VT legal my vehicle requires an inspection once per year, which happens in person. This means I return to Vermont every year. That's not an issue for me, since I go there anyway, to see my mom, and for the nice New England summers.

But as I said, different states have different perks which cater to this lifestyle (such as South Dakota). One day I will transfer my residency to such a state. When I need to or I feel like it.
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>>734190720
Yeah, that. The reference was perfect because D2 is actually the last PC game I played. 17 years ago holy shit
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>>734183043
I'm so cool I don't remember the names of fat girls that let dudes fuck them in the ass the first day they meet them
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>>734190999
> that is why i want my RV to be modular.. if it's cheaper to just get a new vehicle / drivetrain, then u can just hook up your camper / trailer to a new vehicle.. otherwise you're tied to the chassis and must do engine / tranny swap, etc.. or your "home" is gone.

Yes, I understand that thinking. However it is only strictly applicable if you intend to go stay at campgrounds or BLM land. I am from the east coast, where BLM doesn't exist, and I never pay for parking. I wanted a vehicle that was self-contained and legal to park anywhere.

To each his own.

>>734191117
Yep. Used to play it myself, back in the day. Even had an original build once. I still fire it up occasionally.
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OP I want to get down on my knees and suck your virtual cock over the net

If it was in any way possible, I would offer you my anus for you to ravage

I would do anything to be passed out in the back of your van

I love your thread so much I will keep the tab open after it gets pruned like a dog sitting by his murdered owners side on the floor

You will forever own my genitalia

and my heart
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Folks took us outta school when I was 13 for a year, did a lap around Australia. It's an awesome life. No tv or PC, but there was always shit to do. Caravan park 2 nighs a week or when in town, but mostly free camps, national parks etc.

No real itnery, we had a few spots we had to hit, but mostly just following our nose. If it was nice stay a week. If it was shit, move on.

Pretty much everyone you spoke to in that community were really cool, swapping stories, tips, places. countless meals with random folk you'll never see again.

The only real douchebags you met were people in rental campers.

Totally changes your perspective on life. If you can, go for it. Campervans don't deprecate much (I think our bus was 32k, sold for 29k, but we also downsized the 4x4 and boat.). Food is food. Fuel was way cheaper than rent, provided you free camps, n there are alot more suitable places than you'd think. We only got harrased by rangers twice in 12 months. Just don't stay in towns. Why would you want to?

One of my biggest regrets is I didn't do a trade, my skillset isn't really suited for short-term/cash jobs. Still, the temptation to up stumps n buy a bus n sign out of normie life gets pretty huge. Do it if you can.
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>>734191297
She was a little chubby, I'll give you that.

>if /b/ had any idea the stuff I choose NOT to share
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>>734191455
Jesus. How long is your dick?
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>>734191455
come on I know you got pics of that harness being put to good work

break em out already
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>>734191307

sure, even then there are pretty good options.. truck bed campers for example. the larger ones have about the same amount of room as most camper vans, and u can park such a truck in most of the same places you can a van. pic related.

only real downside i can see is you can't usually go directly from the truck cab to the camper. there's lots of reasonably priced used truck bed campers on craigslist.
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>>734191403

Okay but are you like a 43 year-old neckbeard or someone with a vagina?

Picture from Georgia
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>>734177401
What happens when it breaks down? I imagine that happens frequently. AAA?
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>>734191617
maybe someone laughing at all the ass licking on this thread?

Ive never seen a hobo praised so fucking hard

and on a board full of degenerates
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How much did it cost? Need one for when the government start microchipping us
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>>734191588
holy fuck now thats a rig
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>>734191748
What are you on, man?
This is the best thread on /b/ right now.
Look at the other ones. just look.
no good stories. just traps and furries and pure faggotry
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>>734191939
I agree. This is actually something worth reading.
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Threads like these remind me of old /b/

Quality content.

You are a very good man, OP.
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>>734191558
Long enough.

>>734191585
That would be untoward, anon.

>>734191588
Yeah, a pass through from the cab to the "house" was part of my criteria.

Trust me, I've been very deliberate about what I want and what works legally.

When the day comes that my van no longer meets my needs, I'm going to buy a big gnarly diesel pick-up, rip the bed off it, and stick build a fuckin' house on the back with a pass through to the cab.

>>734191618
Usually, I fix it myself.

I'm surprised no one has asked me yet how long I've been living in a van.

Three years in this van. One summer in a vehicle prior to that. There's a back story there.

In the three years in this van, I've only had to give it up to a mechanic (i.e. get a hotel and not sleep in my van) once, and that was when the engine blew itself the fuck up.

>>734191748
But I am a presentable hobo.

>>734191779
As mentioned, $10.5k originally, roughly $20k currently with upgrades/repairs.

>>734191939
Thanks brah.
Let this be a reminder. If you complain about the quality of b, you are part of the problem. Either contribute OC or lurk moar.
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>>734191588
meh it lacks the pedo aesthetic

>>734191939
nobody is debating that Im just saying at a certain point praise turns to ass munching and I see a lot of mouths full of ass in this thread
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>>734177401
Eat any good peyote out there in the desert?
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>>734192061
>Let this be a reminder.
*an example


learn from the old man faggots

creativity
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>>734191988
Danke.

>>734192009
Yes. I am a time traveler. From old /b/. I do not post often.

>>734192068
Similarly, I take issue when I see a van playing ice cream music.

"Hey! Get out! My van is the creepiest allowed here."
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>>734192061

i know not what this "untoward" is you speak of, but i do not like it one bit. i add my vote to "MOAR" of the last girl you posted.. she was nice, but that pic was a little more blurry than i would have liked.
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>>734192346
That one, I remember her name.

I have many more of her, including high res videos.

But I don't post such things without permission. That would be untoward.
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>>734192435
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What does it feel like to be living the american dream?
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>>734190687
I would be here all night if I tried to explain that. SIMPLE SHORT explanation? I have a lot of health issues that prevent me from working and I have zero income...you have to have money to live in a van. Have to be able to BUY said van, insure it, AND have money for gas, food, etc... none of which I can do right now.

>>734190938
I am definitely jealous. As I said, I watch a lot of the main guys on youtube. (Nomadic Fanatic, Living Free, Justincredible, One Awesome Inch, etc...) guys like that. I crave that lifestyle more than anything else in the world but I don't have an income (I have a lot of shit wrong with me and I have a hard time holding down a job). So life is EXTREMELY stagnant for me. Even if I managed to get some kind of income, I still don't know how you guys are able to travel all over the USA and make money. I fear not having a source of income, so the idea of being out in the middle of no where just trying to find random jobs scares the fuck out of me.

Anyway... I just have MASSIVE wanderlust. I love trees, I like the idea of parking out in a wooded area, having a campfire and just relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. I like the idea of not being stuck in one place, where I can go wherever the fuck I want to... but see.. it's that lack of income that prevents me from just getting out there and doing it. I think if I could ever afford it, a Class C RV is definitely the way I would go. (Much like Eric Jacobs - Nomadic Fanatic). That would be how i'd wanna go about things. But again... I don't have the money to buy a rig and live that lifestyle.

Anyway....... this is the best thread on /b/ i've seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing your story and pictures and answering questions. Stay cool man... I live vicariously though guys like you. Keep doing what you do.
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>>734177401
nice one OP

I've been wanting to do this all my life, i had a half start in my 20s rolling around Canada in a Kombi.

But i gotta say you yanks have the best van market out there, if that's your ride it's killer.

Here in Aus the best we can probably get is about half the size of those.
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>>734192633
That's actually an interesting commentary. The previous American Dream, the 1950s nuclear family, 2.5 kids and a white picket fence, has given way to something else entirely. Not we see more and more people wanting to break free and live a lifestyle like this. Free of government regulation.

Vandwelling is the new American Dream, and you are not the first to say so.

At times I consider leading a violent upheaval.
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>>734177401

Love your lifestyle /b/ro.

I'm close to where you are in terms of lifestyle.

I work 6 months a year, broken into 8-10 week outages/shutdowns, and enjoy equal time off living life how it should be rather than being tied down with a fear of the gubbernment telling me how to live, jews and their banking dictatorships threatening me with taking my house from me, and societal norms telling me I'm not doing it right.

Keep doing yo thing man, fuck everyone else.
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>>734182350
good on you mate you're better than all of us for making a change in your life.

damn you!
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>>734192747
a lot of the main guys on youtube. (Nomadic Fanatic, Living Free, Justincredible, One Awesome Inch, etc...)

I know some of them personally. If you watch those guys, you may well run into a video interview of me.

>Anyway....... this is the best thread on /b/ i've seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing your story and pictures and answering questions. Stay cool man... I live vicariously though guys like you. Keep doing what you do.

Thanks man. In all seriousness, I have precisely two pieces of life advice to give to you or two anyone else. They are:
1) If you're not happy, it's time to move on.
2) Anything you've given serious though to, do it or you'll regret more later not following through.

That's all I have in earnest.

Picture is from my home turf.
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>>734177401
hey man have you ever considered leaving the continent of north america in your van? like europe or south americas? the most interesting/relatively cheap way to get a van to europe I guess would be ferries from canada to greanland/icelannd and than to great britain.. also cheers from Latvia. I have been wishing to do a trip around europe in a estate/wagon subbie myself in a similar fasshion.
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>>734193033
>I work 6 months a year

And what do you do the rest of the year?

Right now I work most of the year with a few random weeks off whenever I feel like it or am traveling. Working under the table has these advantages. But more and more I consider saving up for 6 months and spending the other 6 months living cheap in Mexico - with the exchange rate, I could take a few grand, park my van on the beach, eat fish tacos and have a little brown girl keeping me company.

Just one of the options I consider.

Time for pie.

Does anyone know the time for pie guy?
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>>734193171

thanks for OC / legit OG thread AWP. keep livin' the dream and good luck with your repairs, may they go smoothly and have you back on the road asap.
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>>734192829
I'm from england and government regulation is huge here. I'd love to get a van and just live off the land. The conservative government wants to regulate internet access and increase security cameras and other Orwellian legislation (still probably a better option than the labour party).

In this country, if your van surpasses 3.5 tonnes (metric) you have to get another license. Add insurance and huge road tax on top of the price of the actual van.

Pic related, all the license types
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Well Op, i just read all this post and now i am quite upset.
I live in europe and a van life in europe is litteraly impossible: regulation, tons of regulation. If you have a RV you need to parc specific places, fuel cost a lot of shit, if you travel a bit language is a big barriere.
the gipsy in europe are seen with a bad eye around here, and if you are not one of them you cas quickly be in big trouble.

Now two question:
would it be possible for a europoor to head US buy a rv and follow your lifestyle for few years ? papers would be a problem i guess.

how old are you & do you plan to settle down maybe one day if you meet thre right one ?
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>>734191455
wtf, not only are you living the dream but you also have a fucking huge dong
I'm ready to kill myself now
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>>734193344
yeah i wonder what the deal is with driving this beast down to S America.
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>>734193344
nevar izbraukt pa eiropu, ja neatstāj mammas pagrabu

>back to english
EU van life is possible, but it's going to be so much more miserable. we don't have much uninhabited land left. remember eurokids, if land isn't owned by anyone here, it's owned by the government! who can just put a sign in front of a road and impose fines for those who trespass.

I used to be a camper, but eventually I stopped because it became near impossible to camp near nice places like lakes, scenic views, parks, etc. Cops just show up, give you a fine and send you on your way.

Shit, can't even put up a tent in the middle of a nice field without someone coming up to you and starting to nag about muh property
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>>734193425
Thanks! I did a great deal of it today. I will be rolling again soon.

>>734193428
It is time for violent revolution, anon.

>>734193583
It is time for violent revolution, anon.

Actually, in more seriousness - it is illegal to do what I do in all of San Diego county (where I spent the last several months). I did it anyway. There is a difference between what is illegal, where it is enforced and what you can get away with. Use common sense.

>>734193632
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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>>734193583
Come to Aus! Plenty doable, Lotsa space.
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>>734193344
I often have people ask me about travel abroad. My usual answer is, "My van can't swim."

But South America, yes, I could drive there. I've had some hippy chicks try to talk me into it. I dunno. For me, the van life is about sustainability and self-sufficiency. I can do that perfectly well in the continental 48.

I'd stilll travel down to South America under the right circumstances. I guess I just haven't had enough of those circumstances crop up to outweigh the threat of being stranded somewhere without mechanical parts or in the middle of a civil war. Or worse, stranded without decent beer.
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>>734194034
we've got our fair share of quirks like the eurocucks.

but agreed we're one massive beautiful country.
if you look past the deadly wildlife.
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>>734179472
That's some expensive PBR you got there. Are you an alcoholic by chance?
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>>734193583

Come to the US on a tourist visa (or waiver) and just never leave. The US is so fucking stupid on immigration that they literally don't track who leaves the country. You can stay for decades without getting caught. You might even get citizenship if you are here for an amnesty. But if you get caught, there are ZERO criminal penalties.
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>>734194353
What about health care/banking/public services? Let's say I jump on a plane and come to Freedomland. I sprain my ankle somewhere and I need medical help. No SSN number, no place of residence, thus no medical insurance. How does that work?
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>>734194251
>Are you an alcoholic by chance?

Yes. I suppose I am now.

My dad was a hardcore alcoholic before I was born. But a high functioning alcoholic, making $100k/yr. I was always opposed to him drinking and talked him into sobriety a couple of times.

tl;dr he drank himself to death

tl;dr I'm an alcoholic now

Ran out of beer tonight, and I'm in the middle of the desert, so I am currently drinking a bottle of gin I had in my refrigerator for some readhead milf a few weeks back.
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>>734193406

I fish, ride the jetski, fish, take the dog and my boy out into the wild to shoot deer, pigs, goats to fill the freezer. I live life how I want to for the "Equal time off" I spend away from working.

For contexts sake, I'm a Rigger/Scaffolder/Crane Operator. Work is mainly scheduled maintenance outages for up to 10-12 weeks at a time, usually makes me in the area of 28-20k AUD, yep Aussie /b/ro here.

I own my little home on 30 acres, and I figure when i'm approaching the arse end of my thirties and living a life that a lot of my mates and work colleagues envy, I must be doing it right. Mind you I did live like a fucking jew for 11 long years, flogging myself into the ground to own everything I have.

Now it's my fucking time, and fuck everyone else.

Like I said in my OP, you are doing it right bud, fuck everyone else and their opinions.

Here's some proper buffalo t-bone (yeah he has a few head over here) that we "rustled" off the guy behind the grill a while back, I built him a hide so he could shoot the boars who were eating his spring lambs, cost me 2 hours and 6 rounds for the 7mm RemMag, we lived off buffalo for months hahaha.
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>>734194496
Basically, if you claim you have insurance/a job/residence/are a functioning person but you can't come up with insurance info then the bill gets sent to you and you are responsible.

If you can't afford medical care, are homeless, or brown and don't want to pay, then the state pays for you and there are no repercussions.

I hope this has been helpful.
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>>734194353
WOW THIS is really insane, i would not have thought of this one second! From europe i have always thought US is very strict on immigration policy and i would get my ass banged if i stay 1 day too much "out" of visa.

French welder here, i think i could do like OP but working steel instead of wood logs.
Thank you, i now have a glimpse of dream in my life :)
Keep beeing cool VanBro.
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>>734194604
Wait. People in Ausland shoot goats recreationally?

But seriously though thanks.

But seriously though wut.

>>734194649
Pretty much, just go for it & you're welcome.
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>>734194530

You're a cool dude. I might try this out for a year.

Got 70k in the bank, prob grab a decent rig for 10k and live off another 10k.
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>>734194604

Just in case you 404 before my lappy recharges, this is the best thread I've seen on here since 2012.

I'm also a rare lurker/poster, can't deal with the rubbish and summer here.

Good luck with your Mexico plan bud, it's doable, and fuck it, why not, if I was a seppo I'd be heading there for sure.

Have fun, stay safe, Aus/b/ro out.
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>>734194530
Pics of MILF!

>love redheads
>love MILFS
>love pussy

Also, I lived in a van for 7 months in LA, for 4 months in SF, and for 3 months in Mexico. Was mostly a good time.
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>>734194767

Yeah goats are a problem in some areas.

Refer to my last post.

Battery critical.

I'm out.>>734194849
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https://youtu.be/BFjEzNTxxYg ¨¨
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>>734194893

Dang, guess thats it.

Anybody going to save this thread?
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>>734194849
Thanks man. Like I said, we should all contribute.

>>734195089
That was not OP you are responding to. I am OP, and my battery reserves are not to be trifled with.
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HI bro,

I live in Logan City, south of Brisbane in Australia. I've wanted to do this for a long time. But the cost of vans here are very high, and I'm almost always broke.

I do have a little money saved, and think I'll buy a small van to start with and start saving my money, I could not stand up in it like you can.

Keep living the dream bro.
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>>734194878
I also love milfs and redheads, anon.

Catch me another time and we'll see.
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>>734194604
where abouts in aus mate?
good on ya by the way.
Or are my wires crossed with some other /b/ros comments?
>>734194849
Second that, been ages since some great content here.
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>>734194496

11 million illegal aliens do it every day.
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>>734177401
Have you ever heard a wolf cry to the blue corn moon?
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>>734194649

I'm not VanBro, I'm a white supremacist immigration officer tired of seeing shitskins abuse the system.

Since you're French, come in on a Visa Waiver. If you get caught, you will be deported immediately. But as long as you don't commit a crime, you won't get caught.

Fuck, my country's fucked up
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Broke anonbros envious of OP's van.

Here's some little truth. OP is more self sufficient than you imagine. He's in carpentry/construction business, which means he can find work anywhere, even outside of large cities. He can find jobs that pay under the table. He can find odd jobs now and then to make a buck or two.

If you majored in gender studies or feminist dance therapy, then you need to start by sorting this aspect of your life out.

Professions that can(and should) live a nomadic lifestyle:
carpenters
contruction workers
electricians
programmers
freelance artists aka people who can draw shit that SELLS
translators
freemasons

I'm pretty sure there are more professions/skills to add to this list, but it's not that exhaustive. The key to living on your own is to be able to get money on your own. There are more people that don't want to meet you in person/don't want you walking in their office every day, but want shit done, than you can imagine. Trust me bros. Start with learning a trade that does not require wageslaving in one, fixed place. It's a beginning.
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>>734195626
fuck you and your privilege, i'm a snowflake and can be anyone i want to be.
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>>734195626
This is all very true. I've gone on similar rants to people in person before.

You will be invited into my army for the revolution.
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>>734195451
well i am a white french guy, i know it is hard to believe but there are still few of these around.

Vanbro, do you take hitchhikers some times?
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>>734177401
you're a faggot.

Nah, I'm just kidding OP you're alright.

I'd never be able to do this, not self-sufficient really at all.

I do appreciate the lifestyle though and have often thought what it would be like to have it.
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>>734195389

So cool, the thread is still alive.

Not OP, but Aus/b/ro here. As OP mentioned, he has a fuck off solar bank and his battery is always replenished.

Lake Mac area as the home base, but I'm all over the shop most of the year.

Someone mentioned wanting to escape Logan. Do it while you can hahahaha.
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