Vanlife thread

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Vanlife thread
Old thread is dying veekyforums.com/thread/16152781/cars
Buy a van and convert it to 4x4 by the end of thanksgiving so you can join the caravan to the beaches of Baja.

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viagrandad
viagrandad

you need some dank airbrush titties on that fucker

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

It is kind of a blank canvas... What sort of titties do you have in mind?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

All kinds?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

If I am not mistaken those are tig ol bitties .
How do I get them on the van?

SniperGod
SniperGod

My grandpaw had an old conversion van. It's an 80s model dodge that I'm gonna try to buy of of him. He already built a bed for it. We used to take it to the lake for camping in while we fished. I'd rather it stay in the family and he's getting so old and senile no one really wants him driving. Anyways what do you guys think is better to put the extra battery storage under the bed in the back of the van or along the sides and distribute the weight evenly on both sides? Also should I try to get an upgraded alternator or just go with a generator to supplement solar when I'm camping.

SniperWish
SniperWish

Daily reminder this is not OPs van.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I'd settle for getting them in the van.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

just the other day saw a NCV3 Sprinter low roof with one of those shitty aftermarket fiberglass tops.

What's the fucking point when you can literally just order a Sprinter with the high roof straight from the factory? Or buy a used one with it?

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Dual alternators and distribute the weight over the rear axle.

My 220AH AGM batteries weigh 120lbs each.

Solar is a great idea but it isn't really practical during the summer. It gets way to hot inside the van to make use of the solar. Not enough daylight hours during spring / fall for the panels.. I removed my panel and turned it into overhead storage.

You'll find you don't really use a lot of electricity unless you're running a fridge and a full size desktop pc.

Spend the money and get a DC fridge if you want a fridge.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

First for SUV conversions w/ QT3,14 redheads.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Also first for space saving ideas.
Post em here niggers

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Jesus its this guy again. No one ever pretended it was, it was just you poor reading comprehension then you got butthurt.
Mine is the same model as I explained and I am trying to modify in a similar fashion.

5mileys
5mileys

How hard is it to remove the bulkhead off of a T5 Transporter?

Also, does anyone know/recommend good conversion companies in the UK?

likme
likme

veekyforums.com/thread/16152781/cars

There are people who live in their prius. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

veekyforums.com/thread/16152781/cars

2operator4innacity. If you could innawoods dwell that would be awesome though.

veekyforums.com/thread/16152781/cars

I feel it. I have a shared place and it is still 800. What a waste of money. When I thought of what I could buy with that kind of money every month, I became angry, and hence vanlife. But one good thing about commiefornia is the weather is mild year-round. Go for it. In commiefornia, it's actually a huge part of surf culture to live innavan, and the entire bay area is notorious for them. Well who can blame them? You have people asking if a 120k salary is enough to live on in the bay area... It's ridiculous. Thank god I don't live there. Although if you did, you would get paid the higher salary, live in the van for nearly nothing, and rake in a fortune. Good deal if you can get it.

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Nice. I paid a small premium to get an ex govt vehicle because of the great maintenance. Interior was spotless, too. Post your route.

Is it autism to not like the lifted bed platforms? You have less headroom, can't even sit up sometimes, and instead of being snug against some solid metal, you're at window level. Feels less comfy imo. They do it for storage space, but I'd rather just have less stuff to begin with.

I don't get how two people can share a van. For one it's a bedroom on wheels, but I feel like two people and two people's worth of crap is a lot to cram in there.

StonedTime
StonedTime

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I felt this. They would put 280 as the mileage and mean 280000. Or put $1 as the price and it would actually be like 300 a month lease (but they never said the total price.) Do people fall for this kikery? Or hell, I got one scam...messaged guy about a van, he said his mom was selling it and to email her, so I do and it's some cockamamie scheme she wants me to use amazon services to buy it from her, sounds fishy so I search the net, amazon doesn't even sell cars or help people sell cars and were warning about this scam going around. Messaged her back saying we could meet IRL, I could test drive it, and buy in cash, but I'm not using amazon payment service. No reply. Probably some nigerian scammer.

Every section of craigslist is infested with scammers. And yet it's less awful than some websites which are full out just scammers. And they always got some sob story. Single moms who want you to gibs them stuff for free, or someone who is deaf and can't leave the house for some retard reason, or some woman who is scared to meet to sell the product irl. Like nah, ain't fooling me.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Is it hippie hype, or real that solar panals can run a computer?

girlDog
girlDog

Is it hippie hype, or real that solar panals can run a computer?
I cannot tell what you are asking

5mileys
5mileys

Is it hippie hype, or real that solar panals can run a computer?
A battery can run a computer. You think a solar panel can't run a battery?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

A solar panel can't run a battery
Depends on the load on the battery.

No, a solar panel probably won't run a desktop gaming PC.

A laptop, sure. A low powered pc, sure.

Methnerd
Methnerd

No, a solar panel probably won't run a desktop gaming PC.
wrongo user.
There are vans with enough solar to run AC and microwaves

Snarelure
Snarelure

Figure i could stream on twich out of my van. I already stream off boingo WiFi and its stable.

Just need to math it out.

Soft_member
Soft_member

4WD Van life
towing this big 'ol thing up a big hill
in the rain
4WD engaged
1st gear
3.2L Diesel chugging away
Made it

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

towing with those bald fucking tires

Emberburn
Emberburn

Only the edge because the alignment is so fucked, and only that one tyre (^:

I have some truck tyres on the rear

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

tyre
tyres

King_Martha
King_Martha

N E W Z E A L A N D

Future upgrades include
Free wheeling front hubs
Low ratio Tcase
mud tyres all round
tinted rear windows
wood and carpeted floor in the rear
upgraded drivers seat

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka is the greatest thing of all time

SniperWish
SniperWish

shopping for shag carpet online
van is gonna be cozy

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

been in car for 8 months
need van
luckily my back seat folds flat and I can stretch out with my legs in the trunk.
#midsizesedan4lyfe

Lunatick
Lunatick

Been outside for months
Winter just hit and it's cold and shitty
Need car.
Don't want a van because it isn't discrete enough.

Bidwell
Bidwell

outside for months
on Veeky Forums instead of working 24/7

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

I'm in school I don't have time for a job right now. Probably will after this semester.

Illusionz
Illusionz

dat greenhouse
wat
does it collapse down for travel hopefully?

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Just bought this off Craigslist for 1200. It's a 93 gmc vandura with 144k miles. How'd I do?

StonedTime
StonedTime

You did as good as that gas mileage.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Supposedly 16/21, from old consumer reports. I figured I wouldn't find a van in my price range that got much better.

farquit
farquit

How'd I do?
you did great user
trick that sucker out so you can camp in it this summer.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Chevy vans get the best mileage

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

The Ford Transit Connect is rated at 21/27, but it's also based on the Focus and powered by a 2.0L Duratec I4

SniperGod
SniperGod

To me thats not a real van. Its not even a minivan really, more like a hatchback on steroids

Skullbone
Skullbone

A mobile ac unit probably draws less power than my gaming pc. Same with a microwave. And anyone can run anything with enough batteries.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Sounds fun. Except for the carpet. If your making it for off road work why would you put in the carpet. Cover the floor in bed liner or tractor paint. Something tough. Then use a rug. That way when it gets muddy you just pull the rug out and wash it Instead of having to steam clean your carpet. It's what all the off road guys do around here.

DeathDog
DeathDog

Sounds like you did great user.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Good lord user, you know nothing about electricity consumption.
Stop posting.
You must be 18 to be here.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

1966 Dodge A-100
Before

Lunatick
Lunatick

After.
Was my first car back in high school. Engine turned over by hand, so we drug it on a flat bed and fixed it up.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Of course it does, mongol.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

sweet! i hope you kept it

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

how's the inside? That's what matters with a van. Love the wheels though.

RavySnake
RavySnake

Outside is just as important for lure the ladies yes?

Firespawn
Firespawn

Hey baby want to see the inside of my van

MPmaster
MPmaster

I think you will be particularly interested in the ceiling

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

hey baby, wanna see my minivan?

DeathDog
DeathDog

How I purchased it

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

After my upgrades, in "Day Mode"

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

and "Night Mode"

StonedTime
StonedTime

COMFY
O
M
F
Y

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Buying an old van and refurbishing from the ground up during the winter then hitting the road come spring, is the best feeling you will ever feel.

Snarelure
Snarelure

From what I understand, Ford E150/250/350 vans are based on the Ford F series pick ups, frames and engines, etc.

Will kits meant for the F series trucks work for the E series vans? Like lift kits and 4x4 kits?

I'm absolutely enamored with off road vans and want to build my own. Delicas aren't exactly common here, so I'm looking at taking something common and building it up to fit my needs.

Currently looking at E250s for that sweet diesel.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

That's a sweet looking van.

Methnerd
Methnerd

Bump for interest.

5mileys
5mileys

Most likely no. They look similar but the vans and trucks are built on completely different platforms

Bidwell
Bidwell

Figure there's any way to nigger rig it to work?

It was my understanding that the only real difference between the F series and the E series was the body.

Skullbone
Skullbone

that looks 2cozy
tfw no van to go vanning through the rockies in

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Having done it, it is probably not quite as awesome as you think it is...but is it still really fucking fun.

Techpill
Techpill

I keep seeing and coming to these van threads, and now I might be getting a van pretty soon.
we're all gonna make it

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

The day a solar panel can run a gaming PC and satellite internet receiver is the day millions of NEETS buy all that and ruck out to the deep woods and are never seen again.

Centuries later it will he called "the NEETpocalypse"

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

That day is here user.
Solar power is cheap now and a good battery bank is getting lighter and lighter.
I have seen guys in the desert with 1500 watts on the roof running serious AC units and staying cool AF.
If you have a NEETBUX or a job that you can do on the net... the future is now.

Firespawn
Firespawn

me and mi girl lived in here for 3months but she just bought a van. ima do some crabbing for a couple weeks then hop in her van and go to mexico. i did just miss out on a telecommuting job 20/hr 30hr/week but she got it and that will be plenty money for us to live comfortable down there. fuck i was supposed to make like 20k this winter and ive made like 5k, fuck fuck fuck

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

we got fired from our job so we went down to the river and cooked potatoes instead

Supergrass
Supergrass

A well tuned van will embiggen your whole life user.
It is the best choice of vehicle.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Vanbump

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

How hard is it to do window conversions on standard panel vans?

takes2long
takes2long

Depends on what windows you want.
Conversion van windows are easy.
Passenger van windows would be tough

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

You could fit alot more if you just stack them

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

painting with a roller
What the fuck. I won't even paint my house with a roller.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Rustoleum paintjobs don't actually look all that bad.

It's a lot of prep work for a decent outcome though.

Some user here did a pretty good job with his project

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Is insulation needed if you only stay in warm areas?

Methnerd
Methnerd

I don't understand how that is supposed to save space... Isn't the additional space needed for dividers and drawer bearings going to trivialize any space savings? Also, since we're talking about vandwelling, there's no way that a setup like that is worth the extra weight of more drawers/shelves/etc.

Skullbone
Skullbone

No two computers consume the same amount of energy. A 2'x4' solar panel will power most laptops.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Anyone have a solar setup? Can anyone redpill me on solar power? Looking into these for camping over a generator, but I'm not sure the space needed to haul panels is worth the output.

I just so happen to have a mobile AC. This sucker will blow a 15a circuit on startup. Last time I checked gaming PCs don't draw 15a

Same here. I want to leave for the woods and never come back

Dat privacy

Seriously? I was expecting half that. It has a 350 right, not a 6.2?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Let me just start by saying that PV panels won't work if there is even a little bit of shade on them. They need full sun.

I have self installed grid tied solar system on my roof. I sell excess to the power co and haven't paid a single gas, water, or electric bill since.

PV Panels require a battery system to store power. They're not meant power something directly.

Weather you should go for Solar or a Generator depends on how much power you'll be using.

If you run high draw things occasionally, a 2 panel 500w system plus a set of batteries will do fine. It will take up your whole roof though.
You can pretty much run a computer all day.

A typical $500 6hp Cingchong generator can output 3000w continuously at idle. You'd need to spend over $4000 for 15 panel solar system to get that same continuous power. And thats on a perfect day.

The cheapest way to run something in a forest with tree cover is a diesel generator using waste oil as fuel.

Emberburn
Emberburn

it's needed everywhere.
vans/cars are metal boxes that don't keep heat in they also don't breathe well so vents or opening windows are a must

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

images of Chris Farley doing his motivational speaker thing
images of Buffalo Bill and Silence of the Lambs
being rousted for vagrancy at 3AM by state police

Just.... no.

girlDog
girlDog

The Red Dragon was the one with the van, friend

farquit
farquit

No, loser. The first one. Go watch it again.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Don't tell me what to do faggot. You're not my Dad.

iluvmen
iluvmen

he is fucking your mom thoigh

iluvmen
iluvmen

Uhh pretty sure he isn't bro. My Dad's at work and my Mom is at home so...

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Also the guy you were arguing with is a blaman

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Who is he blaming? And for what?

Flameblow
Flameblow

converting minivan because I'm a masochist
realize the headliner won't support shit so I can't just glue insulation to it
realize the ceiling is curved with a mound in the center
only means to rig this shit up is to put length-wise thin boards like wood trim that span to a solid plastic surface to hold up the foam insulation board
gonna use duct tape and liquid nails
then toss some fabric on top so it doesn't look too ghetto
realize cutting foam using a small camping knife is a bitch and a half and you can't get a clean edge because it's crumbly fuckshit
put duct tape over edges to keep the foam intact and prevent little foamballs from going all over like pink snow

On the bright side, my reflectix-foam-cardboard-felt window covers were relatively easy to make. They're half done now. Sucks nuts how everything takes 5x as long as you reckon it will.

Oh and someone already sideswiped me, my driver's side mirror is now held in by packing tape. Thank god it didn't shatter.

Got about a week and a half left in a house until the lease is up.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

When foam gets crumbly or loses its spring try running a steamer on it. It usually helps restore its shape.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Could someone link me to a mini-guide on the most reliable, common, easy-to-wrench vans I could look for on cl?

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

they are all pretty good actually.
I would go chevy for fuel efficiency but thats just me.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

What about a 1993 Previa? It may need a new differential, is that difficult in that model?

hairygrape
hairygrape

engine is under the car so a bit hard to wrench on with out jacks. Car is very reliable tho. Honda element is what you want.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Oh, okay. I was planning on taking it on a really long road trip around the states. You think the Element could handle that?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

what minivan just out of curiosity? Been looking at Grand Voyagers because that space and cheap price over here compared to vans.

Techpill
Techpill

oops

girlDog
girlDog

tfw NEET who lives alone in smalltown kansas
tfw i really want to do vandweller but there is no way i could afford a van unless i go a year without spending a dime of my extra cash
tfw i would then have to spend a year building the thing without being able to drive it because there is no way i could afford insurance and bills/rent while still buying shit.

RumChicken
RumChicken

tfw bong who lives in bongland
tfw i really wan to drive a stealth campervan around america for a year or however long my money lasts
tfw i would have to get to NY buy a van, buy tools, buy wood, make everything in week while staying at an air bnb then jet
wanna buy my van after?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Buy a van instead of paying rent.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

You will get so much pussy just because of your accent .
You could be a total beta in England and just kill it here.
You have no idea.

Spamalot
Spamalot

this must be true
I have a beta friend who went to america he didn't get as far as fucking but he certainly had his fair share of making out

idontknow
idontknow

I wouldnt have enough to buy it without ripping you off.

I cant do that. I live alone because my dad and I dont get along when we are in the same house. He would help me get the van and such (physically, not money wise, despite the fact that he lives 350 miles away) but there is no way that he would let me crash in his driveway in it when building it.

Methnerd
Methnerd

get one of those, so global warming wont flood you vehiculo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-644199756-velero-15-pies-_JM#D[S:HOME,L:RECOMITEM-MOTORS-UNO-HISTORYITEMS,V:0]

Emberburn
Emberburn

floating cuck shed

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

TFW no van dwelling GF from Washington living with you in the winter
Going to be living in an SUV, will save up for a van so I can make it a 4x4.
Until then, what SUV should I get? Will be living in it for 3 years.
Isuzu trooper
Ford excursion
Toyota 4runner
Something else like a Subaru
Please specify year as well.
3k budget.
GO!
Story please.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

You either suck at problem solving or just enjoy making up excuses.

What does it matter where your dad lives? Your van is mobile, remember? Thats the whole point.

You can crash at Walmart if you want. Sleep in the van and work on it at the same time.

eGremlin
eGremlin

True. I overthink shit sometimes.

Snarelure
Snarelure

I really like the thought of this but I'm too much of a pussy to commit to moving into a van.

Plus I just signed for the army reserve so don't think it would work out too well.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

I'm a pussy
Signed for the army reserve
Only America's finest everybody.

Spamalot
Spamalot

user thinks he is a pussy but signed up anyway.
You think you are badass but I bet the neet user could kick the shit out of you if it came down to it.
In the end he would feel like he lost the fight while you lay bloody on the floor.
Some anons dont know their own power and I hope he finds his.

happy_sad
happy_sad

I wish that was the case. I really do.

Surround yourself around military guys in the bar. It's all about how much lightweight beer they can drink while making fart jokes. None of them look like they'd be able to stick to starting strength, let alone make progress. They consider cardio challenging.

I give the user credit for trying to change his life, but he could've chosen a skilled trade or community college. He'd be better off.

I have little respect for those in the military looking for an easy ride in life.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I have little respect for those in the military

AAaannnd you're a piece of shit.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Same engine as an accord so i dont see why not. Its also not going to be as roomy as these other vans tho.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Okay CNN. At least finish the sentence.

I can do that to
a piece of shit
Odd choice for breakfast, but to each their own.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

That's pretty much what I figured. Taking into account my roof space is pretty much used up too (antennas & AC) Id have to haul them around inside and set them up separately it would be too much of a pain.

Damn, you guys and your ideas make me overwhelmed haha. At this rate this project will never leave planning stages...

Pic related, future living area. Messy as hell ATM because I just picked up a trans for another project (behind boxes)

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

You fucken know it.

Supergrass
Supergrass

I want to pee in that bag and make her shower in my pee

JunkTop
JunkTop

Dodge grand caravan. It's ... what I could get. Shame about the odyssey being affected by transmission problems in all the years I could afford. Siennas are cool but there were simply none available, they're also a bit smaller.

Main draw is you can park it absolutely anywhere and no one is the wiser. However downside is it's nigh impossible to insulate well or convert due to the curves and stupid little panels everywhere. Also less space than a true van. But I don't find those too much a problem. I did diagrams and all my stuff should fit.

What I find really neat is that the space the seats fold down into, when you remove the seats, it becomes a coldsink. All the cold air goes down there and you stay toasty warm. When summer hits I'll take the stuff I'm storing there, buy a rooftop sports box, and put the shit there. Then use the coldsinks to store stuff that ought not get 120 F. What I'm fearing for summer is that all my duct tape will start coming apart, so I'm using a redundant second adhesive where I can. Starting to think Winter will be the easier season.

Anyway black friday is fucking my plans up. Fucking consumer pigs. Traffic is too much a nightmare to bother just to go fetch some cardboard and materials. Hopefully the shopping mobs fuck off for tomorrow and I can finish this out.

Get a fucking job.

Why buy the SUV rather than just going van from the beginning? You can find conversion vans under 3k.

A lot of military guys do this. They don't want to pay rent on a place they're gone from for months at a time.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Yeah, but convertion vans are either 1 of 2 things
old with 300,000+ mi for about 3-5k
or
New and beaitful for 16k+
I'd rather get a 4x4 SUV (4x4 is important to me) and buy a van after i graduate.
I don't need much space, i just need an SUV
but would you mind taking a crack at my previous question

cum2soon
cum2soon

How do you guys get your mail? And when you have to give your adres, what do you write?

idontknow
idontknow

P.O. box or friends house.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

hella people get their old conversion vans for likw 1500bux. they sit in a lot of peoples garage and collect dust becuase theyre gas guzzlers. probably a good chance all rubber the seals are dried up

Booteefool
Booteefool

There's no such thing as a 4v4 van for less than 3-5k that has less than 300k miles on it.
All 4v4 vans prior to the ford transit and mercedes sprinters from 2015+ are just that CONVERTED vans, which means they cost a lot to make 4x4... like 9k+

Soft_member
Soft_member

I'm gonna get a ups box. If anyone asks I'll say it's because hobos kept getting into my mail. I'm moving out of my apartment and just not changing any of my address info, just mailing address I guess. The post office redirects your mail for you although that's supposed to be temporary. I'll just renew it a few times. There's a ton of options for mail services. I'm just gonna go with ups, it's kind of the fuck it option. Plus I'm in one city for the time being. "digital nomad" mail services.

Yeah I guess. Idk about SUVs, read the sticky.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

4x4 is important to me
Why?

Spamalot
Spamalot

Small story time.
Dad has ankle bracelet
after 3 yrs it comes off this august
want to take him fishing with me out in the boonies
want to go up and down small coastal outlets surfing
want to go hiking alone
need 4x4 for mountains
also, gonna go up north soon so i need it for snow weather
so your thoughts on the original question

iluvmen
iluvmen

for snow weather
No, no you don't.

after I graduate
Spend some time driving in snow for a few years. 4x4 will get you into more trouble than it'll help you out of if you're inexperienced.

Mountains, maybe. Ground clearance probably will play a bigger role than 4x4 there.

Snarelure
Snarelure

what does it matter what i want it for
can i just get an answer to the question?

5mileys
5mileys

Because you want a 4x4 suv for 3k. You're not even considering cheap junk SUVs like the s10 blazer or the Ford Explorer.

Any decent 4runner or exercusion 4x4 won't be listed for under 3k. Rotted and in need of repair, sure.

You're being unrealistic.

Bidwell
Bidwell

i've seen plenty of isuzus under 3k
not the only choices

Bidwell
Bidwell

being a fat neet sitting in your parents basement fantasizing about living in a fucking van
can it even get more pathetic than this thread?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

for snow weather
No, no you don't.

Depends, really.

An empty 2WD pickup truck with all seasons or summers won't be getting much of anywhere if there's a few inches of wet, heavy snow on the ground.

Same truck with good winter tires and 400 lbs of weight over the rear axle will get around just fine.

There have been maybe half a dozen times where I've actually needed and used 4x4 in a truck with an empty bed. All of them were with snow on the ground, trying to go uphill from a dead stop on the hill.

99% of the time, 4x4 is an expensive, useless option. But when you need it, it's nice to have.

idontknow
idontknow

being a ripped wage slave sitting in apartment fantasizing about escaping the rat race and saving easy money
soon

Evilember
Evilember

Honestly I need more room, those things are puny. Are the classic vw vans any good?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Got a chevy 07. With 26k miles for 13.5k

Did i do good? First step to van living?

cum2soon
cum2soon

Is yours a white onee? If so, congrats on the invisible stealth van. Get a ladder rack.

Spamalot
Spamalot

what engine?
1500 or bigger
AWD?

Flameblow
Flameblow

Get pic related
Add fake logistics company logos.
Camp inside

Thoughts?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

u got odometer frauded

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

if I keep posting this on every single low-mile vehicle thread I see then it'll make it true
My 2008 FJ has 11k miles on it, does that mean I got "odometer frauded" too?

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Great shape
You did well

Snarelure
Snarelure

Get CDL
Go into business for yourself as a national express courier

King_Martha
King_Martha

Why? I can't live in it if it's full of cargo dumbass

hairygrape
hairygrape

many cargo and passenger vans are low miles

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

or...
swap in multiple turbo diesel
slicks on the rear end
street race Mexican civics in a house

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Green, but work truck green.
V8 1500 awd.

RumChicken
RumChicken

Plan is to get solar get a second unlimited data plan.
Cluster and get 20 up and down speed for streaming.

Veeky Forums party van animu and vidya across the country.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

AWD shit man that's what I got!
Yes you did good.
That 5.3 is fucking sweet.
The only weak point is the transmission.
There is good reason the towing capacity is only 5000 pounds.
In fact I would advise against towing period.
The good news is you get the transmission rebuilt for pretty cheap.
Keep it under 70mph and you can get almost 19mpg.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

You want to sit in the van all day? My plan is just use libraries and coffee shops for wifi, I get a nice warm comfy place with table and chair, access to restrooms and water and drinks, free wifi, free power outlets.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Do you have a ton of cash? Cause those are expensive

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Yes i want to sit in van. Pre mounted laptop and set up, projecter even, fuzzy af rug.

Shits cash to use boingo or xfinity. Or even verisons internet.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

This green work van enough for stealth?

I love this shade

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

In my opinion it's even better because in the super cool places , people are totally on to men in white vans.

JunkTop
JunkTop

kek this

Flameblow
Flameblow

Update: I'm saying fuck it to the ceiling insulation. I just can't fucking get this shit to work. And if there's gonna be gaps anyway why fucking bother? I'm also thinking it will fall the fuck down, and what if that happens while I am driving, it would be a dick. And I think it will destroy the headliner, but really it's just a bitch and a fucking half. I'll try to make a sleeping "tent" with a blanket held about a foot over my face, that should work well and be easier than this dicking ceiling insulation. I'm just gonna repurpose the foam sheet for something else, maybe in the floor or more for the windows. Fuck this. I also don't know if it would help or hurt me for summers and it would just look like shit.

Since that was also the bulk of the workload I can get this shit done faster.

Gonna make a trip for cardboard on monday when the fucking holiday shoppers are gone.

Regarding temperature, I'm just going to use warm bedding and acclimation. There's a reason texans are grabbing a winter coat at 50 F while russians are still in T-shirts. So it gets to the teens and maybe less at night here but I can deal with it, I've done that in a tent with shitty gear and didn't die. And I'm not gonna be heating the van so what does insulation help?

Yes i want to sit in van.

Well...alright, man, you do you. I just think it would feel cramped but hey whatever.

Supergrass
Supergrass

cramped
Just get a big ford like this guy in chile
youtube.com/watch?v=aNqgkDzTaW0

Skullbone
Skullbone

You have to remove the headliner and toss it inna trash.
Then cut the foam to be a press fit in the spaces left.
Then you cut thin plywood to screw into the support ribs to cover the insulation.
No glue is involved.
Did you do any research at all?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I did but I didn't want to do that much work/damage. It probably won't be a problem. Thank you for the description though.

Damn, he fit all that shit in there? Impressive.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

You cant make an omelette without breaking a few eggs user.

askme
askme

Just sell the van and buy a Quigley or similar 4x4 van conversion.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Quigley is too expensive and uses too much gas.
Besides, AWD is plenty for my purposes.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

What insulation are you trying to use? The reflective foil kind?
Have you considered the spray foam stuff?

Bidwell
Bidwell

I doesn't really matter. If you don't remove the headliner, it won't work out.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

How much space do you dedicate to break down supplies?

I keep a tough box full of a jack and tire repairs. Any engine parts that are prone to break?

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Working two jobs to afford my own van so I can leave this terrible state. How do you avoid not getting fucked with by police or negros?

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Stay out of bad neighborhoods and obey the law.

farquit
farquit

jap shit

into the trash your life goes

happy_sad
happy_sad

I doesn't really matter. If you don't remove the headliner, it won't work out.
So is there any benefit to actually keeping a dirty cigarette smelling headliner?
Why not just remove it and replace with tongue and groove flooring?

iluvmen
iluvmen

Why do they make their beds so high that they literally have no breather room?

Emberburn
Emberburn

Platforms are just for sleeping. Trying to actually live in a van as if it were a living room or some shit is dumb.

Firespawn
Firespawn

yes i can redpill you

do your research.
make your own panel from a brand called "sunpower"
buy the individual cells on ebay. make sure they are genuine, they come from china so you need to be sure

then research power storage with 18650 cells.
everything for solar is geared for 12v
so the best setup i can recommend would be having a 35 amp hour SLA battery which charges banks of 18650 batteries via dc step down such as one of those quality 5v 2a cigarette lighter chargers on amazon

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

yes
do you actually know what the fuck you are doing?

no?

dd you know how to actually check the real milage on the shit you payed the scam artist for?
no?

dd you know how simple it is to rollback a digital odometer?
anyone can dd it, less than 30 seconds

whereismyname
whereismyname

dd you know how simple it is to rollback a digital odometer?
How?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

yes
do you actually know what the fuck you are doing?

no?

do you know how to actually check the real milage on the shit you payed the scam artist for?
no?

do you know how simple it is to rollback a digital odometer?
anyone can do it, less than 30 seconds

massdebater
massdebater

I want to drive a van around the USA right fucking now, reeeeeeeee.

Inmate
Inmate

have a big van space
waste it on high rise bed
call others dumb for pointing this point

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

a pocket j2354 device such as "Jprog" connects to the obd2 port and read/writes blocks directly to the firmware

the odometer readout is stored as unencrypted hex

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

police
99% of police just car about safety if youre not an actual threat and treat them like a human theyll empathize with you.

Soft_member
Soft_member

The headliner is really clean and nice, it was a non smoking vehicle. The interior is spotless. I was hoping to sell it in the future, maybe 2 years, dunno, so I didn't want to tear it up too bad.

It was stiff board foam. Spray foam makes a mess. If I'm not running a heater does insulation really matter? Screw it.

Because they obviously never fuck in it. Like shit you wanna sleep in a coffin... Can't get dressed like that either so they must wear dirty clothes all the fucking time or be yoga masters.

tfw need 2 years xp in my field to get online work
single city slaving it for 2 fucking years

It's a nice city but shit. I hate being in one place more than a month or two.

niggers

.45
Shoot, driiiiiive into the sunset.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

I have this.

Emberfire
Emberfire

Its not wasted.
Theres a storage area under the platform.

cum2soon
cum2soon

Both mine btw, didn't have any of the stepvan on the computer i was on.

This and are a 1963 Ford P-400.
Got it for free, turned it into a camper.
Pic dump to follow.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

muh dick
any more interior?
when I worked at UPS I always thought the smaller box vans would make nice campers

Supergrass
Supergrass

Fuck yes

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

mixed up and out of order, but I have a few

askme
askme

man fuck this rotating shit

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

looking bretty cozy

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Last one, this is how I found her. Sat for about 33 years I think, and I've brought her back to life.
Do you know that feel Veeky Forums?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

I do not, and never will. ;_;

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Bretty bretty good user.
Larrydavid.jpg

Supergrass
Supergrass

Has anyone noticed there are a ton of hot chicks living in vans making videos on youtube?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Stay tfo my country.

cum2soon
cum2soon

Links? Too lazy to google

Methshot
Methshot

That's some awesome work. Great job man.

Methnerd
Methnerd

youtube.com/watch?v=dkBsICUlHYE&t=2s

is she our girl?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Her hair is pure autism so it is a possibility.

5mileys
5mileys

this guys teeny tiny girlfriend makes me crazy horny.
this box van is pretty sweet as well

youtube.com/watch?v=ftclj1KO0mg

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

tfw no qt space saving gf for maximum vanning efficiency

TechHater
TechHater

OP

Methshot
Methshot

Wow top laugh.
Tell us the one about living by the river next.

likme
likme

You are not supposed to talk back freak.
Candy van and river van are meant to make you feel shame you disgusting filthbag.
Now go feel it.

JunkTop
JunkTop

tfw me and bro traveling in van
im 6ft 140
hes 6ft 250
Am i the tiny space saving girl?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Yes
best start investing in hot pink sweatpants

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Jesus that's almost 400 pounds of man ass

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

If that's a real van, that fucker better actually carry some candy to give away.

eGremlin
eGremlin

disgusting vagrant looking bitches
this is what all you ebin #vanlife faggots can look forward too

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Napalm death
Cool. Sounds good.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Disgusting?
Angry former cheerleader detected.
Buthurt because your thick pancake makeup has gone out of fashion?

hairygrape
hairygrape

That video doesn't do it for me anymore.
You fucking ruined it.
I hope you're happy

Techpill
Techpill

and convert it to 4x4
Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to get a pickup truck with 4x4 and put a camper in the bed?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

I smiled.

Does that mean im happy?

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

shut up pog

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Are any of you vanning guys over 6'2"?

eGremlin
eGremlin

Manlet here, but the top of am putting on my van allows you to stand if you are 6'4".

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

6'6" 480lbs
LandRover 110 Van

cum2soon
cum2soon

6ft here

I have a slouch like the undead in wow

Inmate
Inmate

How can you convert it into 4wd when it already is?

Snarelure
Snarelure

user, that's pretty cool... they're so expensive, though.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

6'6" 480lbs

This makes me wonder if its better to be a tall hamplanet or a thin manlet.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Def a tall fatso. I'm 196cm so pretty tall myself but the other day I saw a dude in the grocery store that was a head and shoulders taller than me, so fat he was huffing and puffing just walking down the aisles, probably 300kg+ and looked angry as hell. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a tad intimidated by his presence and well aware of my escape routes at all times.
And losing weight is easier than losing manletisism

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

How is having an intimidating presence a good thing?

idontknow
idontknow

People take you seriously

RumChicken
RumChicken

Lift it.

Firespawn
Firespawn

In a junkyard maybe.
IRL social status is far more important than size.
At 400 pounds it would pretty tough to get a nice suit to fit right so if anything it would be a burden.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Depends on where the 400 is distributed. Height and perceived strength are useful anywhere if combined with social skills, but they deter the stupid which a suit does not do.

People subconsciously fear what can hurt them.

iluvmen
iluvmen

ruins panties

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Deter the stupid from what?

eGremlin
eGremlin

they and their vans/buses always look too clean and don't look lived in

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

I think we are starting to lose focus.
Someone want to start a new thread?

Soft_member
Soft_member

Deter the stupid from what?

From interfering with you or worse. People are beasts to be manipulated. They tend to avoid larger beasts or defer to them. Couple size with careful assertiveness and it's persuasive even with people in academic settings. Have whatever alpha traits you can manage, use them wisely, and it's all win.

For example I want what I want. I don't give a shit about others but they exist and must be usefully interacted with to get me what I want. I must give them some of what they want, convince some to want some of what I want, and so forth. The military have a term called command presence. That works well but even better if one is not a manlet.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

I think you way overestimate the benefits of a large corporeal presence.
Sure you will find evidence here and there to back up this idea , but only when combined with a large dose of confirmation bias can you weave this into a world view.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Consider this, a manlet black man or mexican with tattoos and an angry demeanor is far more intimidating than a huge white man.
Even a black woman can be far more trouble.
These people have nothing to lose.
In my experience large white men generally very docile. Nothing to fear from them.
I suppose a large white man who was clearly a criminal of some sort might be different but I dont seem to meet up with people like that very often.

askme
askme

The reason you perceive them as docile is because they don't need to assert their power level to every person they meet.
You know a guy is a walking bulldozer just by looking at him. There is no action required on his part for you to realize this.

The opposite of this being manlets with small dog syndrome.

Nojokur
Nojokur

not cleaning before video