1. Swimsushi

    Any experience being on the road and in college at the same time?

    Hey! I'm wondering if anyone has had experience or know someone who has been on the road either vandwelling or travelling while actively going to online or in person college classes.
  2. Matt Derrick

    Any mechanics out there? Looking for some advice on this van!

    Hey folks! Some of you know I've been in the market for a short bus, but due to lack of reasonably-priced options, I'm also considering doing a custom camper van; either a cargo or passenger van (post 2002 GMC savanah or Chevy express preferred) and completely gutting the insides to do a custom...
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    I’m gonna miss you...
  4. dissociatecrab

    Vanlife to rock bottom

    Hey everyone. I’m Crab, or Terra (terrajayde from kik). I started out vandwelling as a way to deal with C-PTSD but that’s being put to an end after breaking down (me AND the van) in Maryland. I don’t want to be around family, I hate asking for help so now I’m here to find a way to survive even...
  5. Matt Derrick

    Living in a Van Down by the InstagramNews & Blogs 

    Living in a Van Down by the Instagram By The Grouch February 12, 2018 It’s necessary above all to maintain the reign of the economy beyond the extinction of the wage system. This has to do with the fact that if there is less and less work, everything is all the more mediated by money, be it in...
  6. Matt Derrick

    Home Made Camper Van Build - Start to Finish DIYVideo 

    Link: A pretty extensive video showing how this guy built out his G20 van into a livable camper van. Some good stuff here if you're looking to create some basic amenities in your van.
  7. meatcomputer

    A Ramshackle Ecovillage in Rural Oklahoma

    Tobie and Neva found each other later in life, both being each others 4th marriage. Neva was born there, once a secretary in DC, she’s now back to her homesteading Oklahoma roots. She’s enchanted by these newer ideas of permaculture and ecovillage styled communal living. Tobie is a kind of...
  8. VanScribed Goat

    Moving up or changing plans? Sell me your van!

    I'm not sure if this is allowed...couldn't find a rule on "asking for tips on finding a van" ;D I'm in Texas and not having much luck acquiring my new home on wheels. I'd love something converted already with a 6 cylinder engine (or that pretty 5 in a Eurovan if I get lucky price wise). I'd...
  9. Matt Derrick

    Surprise! These two massive corporations are your van life BFFNews & Blogs 

    SURPRISE! THESE TWO MASSIVE CORPORATIONS ARE YOUR VANLIFE BFFS COLEMANMARCH 28, 2017 VAN LIFE0 COMMENTS It can’t all be mom and pop coffee shops and pristine natural campsites, sometimes you’ve gotta hop on the stellar wifi at...
  10. freegander

    solar panels: where to buyFeatured 

    So I'm in the market for a cheap 100W solar panel to put aboard my van. i've been looking at the Renogy kits, which are around $160 for 100W mono. then i found this cheap 100W semi-bendable panel with a 10a charge controller for $120...
  11. Matt Derrick

    Couple Transforms Old Campervan Into Cozy Home on WheelsVideo 

    Another good video from the Exploring Alternatives YouTube channel, check em out, lots of good stuff there. This video is a tour of a couple's van and how they converted it from scratch, so basically more vandweller porn to drool over if you're looking for ideas to convert your vehicle.
  12. wanderlovejosh

    A few modifications on the van..

    So as probably few know, because I have been slacking on being social on here, sorry its not on purpose, just busy. But the wife and I have been vandwelling after selling our travel trailer, and its been the best decision ever. We love it so much more. And the modifications to make it livable...
  13. TMG51

    So, my wheel almost fell off.Photos 

    I don't usually post these experiences here, so I'm feeling this out. Here goes. Driving down the road Sunday I started to notice my driver's side front wheel "dribbling" over every tiny bump in the road. I'd hear it bounce around on any tiny thing even a slight crack in the asphalt. I pulled...
  14. Rowan

    Any advice for locking my truck cap from the inside?

    Last year I got a really solid Chevy Silverado with a cap on the back and I've been spending the last few months very slowly fixing it up. It's about ready to hit the road! Just needs new tires, a minor repair to the tailpipe, and a locking t-handle so people can't get in and take my shit. I've...
  15. MormonWanders

    Finally got a Van!

    About a week ago I bought a 1985 Chevy G20 Tahoe on Craigslist for about 1600. It's got 113k on the odometer, but the engine and tranny only has 15k, not in the best condition otherwise, but I bought something that needs work so I can gain the mechanical experience. Things I need to fix are...
  16. BuiltForComfortNotSpeed

    New Here and Ready to Go. Any Takers?

    Hi everyone, I'm currently in NW Ohio and leaving within the next two weeks. Don't know where I'm going yet so I'm up for ideas for a warmer area and prefer being able to work. My ultimate goal would be to get back to rubber tramping. I don't have a vehicle since I haven't needed one in the...
  17. MormonWanders

    Need help finding the right van

    I've lived in my 2006 corolla S on and off, but it's about time I get something more comfortable for full timing. I can't get a whole lot out of my current car since it's a rebuilt title with problems. I've been saving up and I would like to spend between 5 -10 grand on a reliable van that will...
  18. K

    interesting van dwelling blog - Gypsy Cool

    Greetings Rubbertrampers! I tripped over this website the other day while not looking for information about rubbertramping. I spent a few moments taking it in and thought the community might find something useful here. It is mostly information regarding vandwelling on the west coast, but...