Well, I am about to begin van life. '99 E350XL built out. Finishing up moving out of my current address. I work full time and am staying here doing that for a while. Want to make the switch for freedom, money and eventually I will take to the road for adventures. I want to eventually work half the year or so, adventure the other half.
The van: I bought it mostly converted. Insulated, built in bed with nice memory foam. It’s got a little solar power. (100ah AGM, 1000w inverter one 100w panel.) Enough to power the exhaust fan, my TV and charge small electronics. I am very sensitive to sleeping in the heat so I got a Jackery 1500 that will power a Zero Breeze Mark 2 for sleeping at night. Van has a sink (5 gal fresh and gray) that I likely will never use. Outside shower apparatus mounted on roof rack that I likely will also never use. Vinyl/tile style floor. It’s got 158k on it, and in really good shape.
I know nothing. Only thing I know is to try and be prepared and I’ve done that to the best of my ability. I’m a 30 year old single guy, sky’s the limit. Currently live in NH, USA (greatest country on earth). I’m not really one for the whole hash tag van life, obviously glamorized yet bloviated Instagram nonsense. That’s not real life. I am excited for the journey, including its many challenges.