Thank you so much for adding me to this community. I’m really excited to have a landing place for all sorts of research and ideas of how to create the next chapter of my life. Long story short (ish), I just hit 20 years in the military and know that my time will be coming to an end soon. But, I haven’t quite figured out what’s next. I was bit by the travel bug very early on especially through my job traveling to almost all 50 states and 30+ countries. However due to a crazy work schedule (Public Affairs/Photographer), I never really EXPERIENCED these locations. So I thought what better way than through van life?
My dad is a great carpenter and has a lot of experience working on autos including MBs and Fords. He’s offered to help me build my “dream home” once I find it. I’m excited for this opportunity to live with less so I can explore more, and to help learn from and contribute to this community in any way I can. And did I mention I have a cat, Hank? Welcome any tips for her too.
First question: What equipment would you recommend buying before even acquiring a van?
Thanks in advance!