I decided to tear out my van bed and kitchen and more-or-less start over. The insulation and paneling are good, so I’m leaving those.
You may recall the bed I had built previously (see below left). The weight was all on one side, it wasn’t anchored very well to the van structure, and we almost never collapsed it into bench mode even when driving. Furthermore, I chose the openable bench design because I wanted a hallway to get to the back door, but I never use it, which makes it pointless. Finally, in the event of a head-on collision, not much is keeping it from flying forward.
This lifestyle may be much cheaper than living in a house with a mortgage, or an apartment with a four-digit rent; but everyone still needs some money. Unless you’ve got a few hundred grand stashed away, you’ll need an ongoing supply of it. So where does it come from? Continue reading “How to Make Money While Living in your Vehicle”
Things are going to break. Things are going to fail at the worst possible time. Therefore it’s critical to have backups for everything, especially if you’re going to be dispersed camping in the middle of nowhere.
Below is a list of things you’ll need to consider, and some options for each one. For each system, you should consider having at least two choices while you’re on the road. These are just the ideas I’ve found. Continue reading “Backup Systems”