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Have any of you lived the van life or done research on the matter? I’m in the midst of delving into this but like to hear some realistic experiences or valid questions raised on its feasibility
>>2024769Fake Instagram marketing bullshit. Real van life is living out of truck stops and pissing in bottles. Gets old after a month or two
>>2024770>Fake Instagram marketing bullshit.This, dude. Just watch the videos of people doing it. I haven’t seen any that don’t strike me as 20 year olds with more money than sense just pretending to be “roughing it” and romanticizing the shit out of something that probably sucks ass.It’s just an extension of the plague of thots who pretend to enjoy the outdoors just to take a picture of their ass at sunset.
>>2024769Bro you have been convinced to be homeless by “online influencers”. You IQ must be <60
>>2024769your nostrils will be filled with damp and you will never have a truly comfortable shit, or have any basic facilities for that matter. your life will be entirely different, probably for the worse
>>2024769>hey guys, #vanlyfe, lol>yeah, it’s fucking bullshitI’m glad to see /out/ is healing from the damage inflicted by the lockdowns.
>>2024769Its for mentally damaged people to flee a cave of never ending pain.#citylive
>>2024769Never really lived in my truck but I did spend weeks on end travelling and living out of the bed. It is okay as a method to travel and hike and camp around different areas. In terms of living full time as many other anons said, it gets old fast. Comfort level lasts a week or two before it gets annoying.One anon said it's mostly sleeping at truck stops and pissing in bottles its pretty accurate.
>>2024769finally get rid of the fucking skater fags so we can get back to the CAN'T INTO CATALOG fags>>2023461>>2023461
>>2024903>>2005706And this one also counts. Damn, ppl are fucking lazy.
I posted this in the other vanlife threads and I'll post it again, because it appears you autistic faggots don't read.DO NOT INVEST IN A VAN TO LIVE OUT OF, it is retarded and a waste of money. A vehicle is a depreciating asset BUY LAND INSTEAD.
I did it for two years. It’s cold, lonely, and every daily task requires 5 more steps. You’ll spend a lot of time at Walmart. It’s not all women and Instagram shots. I’d never do it again
>>20249132 yrs for me also. Except I spent every Monday at a girlfriend's house for shower and roof. Every Friday and Saturday in Super 8's across the country cuz I was a touring musician. And even with shelter 3 nights a week it was shitty and undesirable without a trust fund. I was in a minivan btw. No standing up.
>>2024930>>2024913I did it for about half a year and the rain and cold is ultimately what did me in. The sound of rain against your metal roof is not comforting. Sounds like atom bombs going off
>>2024909ThisFor the price of a decent van that will last you 10 years you could be a fuckin acre
>>2024769Worth it in to you're somewhere like Australia with good climate year round, cheap vehicles and cheap/no insurance.But the point of vanlife is basically so you can camp out at that surfing or rock climbing Spot the night before to save you driving a few hours in the early morning.If you don't have an /out/ hobby to keep you out of the van most of the day you will go nuts.They're not big enough to really hang around in unless you're a manlet or a 4'11" chick.Don't even bother if you're over 6ft tall.
>>2024769realistic expectations:1) Car Wreck
>>2025387Or your battery dies while you're in the middle of nowhere. And then your transmission starts dying when you're running out of money and have no other shelter options.
>>2025413Then you move to phase 2 of the master plan
>>2024909i know youre a retarded frog poster but most people can buy a van for like 2k-6k and live out of it, removing any rent costs they have. property costs far fucking more if you dont live in some no jobs backwater economically depressed hellhole. vanlife is a perfect way for young people to go experience nature across the country and not get saddled down with oppressive financial obligations that require you to overwork yourself to death.
>>2025385>he doesnt have a poptop van
>>2025436Lol okay. Have fun sleeping in a fan, pooping at McDonalds and showering at gyms faggot. Don't let me know how it turns out cause I really don't care.
>>2025442>t. bitter indentured servant
>>2025436>vanlife is a perfect way for young people to go experience nature across the country and not get saddled down with oppressive financial obligationsSo what happens when those "young people" get older nad have no credit history, no stable job or savings and try get a house or try to retire.My mum fell in love with an old muscian hippy who lived the hippy life of not having a job and busking to earn a living and he basically got to retirement age with no money, savings etc and was basically fucked. If my mum hadnt have bought the house they lived in he would essentially be homeless in his mid 60s with no money to his name.you've got to think ahead, its all well and good wanting to live and exprience life but what happens when you reach your 30s and can only get mcjobs.
>>2024769It's good if you're doing seasonal work. I met a couple people doing this when I was backpacking in Australia. I envied them.
>>2026036>no credit historyKill yourself you slave mentality master worshipping sack of flesh. You are a man without dignity.Not even a van faggot. Rather die than think twice about my credit score.
>>2026036>One guy I know lived hand to mouth until he turned 60>Therefore you shouldn't have fun in you 20You need to rethink your life choices.
>>2026036This is your brain on wage slavery
>>2026322Or reality. Tons of hippie boomer trash have zero savings. Lots of sad cases
>>2026322And yet you are a wageslave. Keep smoking your drugs 24/7 while dreaming of living in a tin can in the Walmart parking lot while you continue wageslaving
>>2024769I van life for long road tripping/ camping/ service road exporing. Its fun for a while. People who think its fun full time haven't done it for any extended period of time. For posterity https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=astrosafariguy
i was thinking about buying suv for car camping. i have 4 months of paid vacation every year but my salary is not great but average in my country. i was thinking to use that viechle for travelung and sleeping around my country for relativly less money. like take lot of food in car and water and camp around. my longest campung was 3 days 2 nights sleeping. basicly i want tomget overlanding viachle in wich i can sleep if i dont have good place for my tent. i have already shited in wood and i have rivers and seat to wash during my trips since i live at beach and u have lot of rivers in my country. i always camp close to water so i can wash myself daily. does big suv or van make camping better? i have already house and bunch of land in the mountain... is overlanding viachle too expensive can i just buy some 4x4 suv with low gears and use it for it?
>>2026036If you're under 40 and ever thing you're "retiring" I have a bridge to sell you.
>>2026036>GUISE you gotta think of your GOY score!>You gotta work hard to satisfy Mr. Noseberg Shekelstein!
>>2025436You’re such a demoralized wageslave that you literally can only think in terms of rent. That poster advised you to BUY land, and your immediate NPC script is “muh rent”.
>>2026397Get a Chev tahoe. Still short enough to get decent performance overland, but also large enough to sleep in the back confortably. A suburban would be roomier but you're getting into a long wheelbase
I have seen bums live in a dumbster for 20 years... isnt a van with clean water kitchen oven shower fridge interweb food tv security an upgrade? i dont get this shilling.i mean these vanlife guys just dont like nigger infested ant hives with politicans that hate you all. simple as.
>>2026228>>2026233>t. clueless zum zums
>>2026584If you want to live in a dumpster then go ahead and we will continue to laugh that you value your life at zero
It ain't some dream life like Instagram would say. But it ain't some shitty existence. If you know what you're doing and picked the right van. It could honestly be the key to being able to buy house/land whilst living out the dream.Instagram has hyped it to shit, so in areas where van life makes sense, the prices for optimal vans almost outweigh the financial benefit that would come along living in one. I remember the price of a simple Vanagon being at a solid 7k-10k back in like 2015. Now they're 10k-30k and even 50k. (Seattle prices)These kids are going out, spending more than their lives savings on a van with a 60-year-old air-cooled engine because someone on the internet said they could save rent money. Expect with a Vanagon you won't because of maintenance the return on investment will be in roughly 2-3 years.
Everyone freaking out over a van is really missing the bigger picture. It doesn't have to be a choice between land or van. You can easily do both, at the same time, or one after the other. Having a van enables a lot of cool experiences, and land is obviously a good investment. Just do both.
>>2026612Yeah, it's weird how if I post my daily driver van people immediately assume I've sold my house and all my possessions for some reason. It's a comfortable place to sleep and stores more gear than a car enabling you to go further and stay out longer.
>>2024769this thread again?
>>2026612Or you could buy a house and a van
>>2026612>just do bothlol spotted the trustafarian
>>2026036>no credit historywhy the fuck would you ever want to be in debt?>no stable jobstable jobs are a myth left over from the 80s. nowadays you get fired when you turn 40 and replaced with a 16yo or a Filipino. No such thing as permanent full-time employment anymore, because employers know that you're not eligible for benefits and fair work rights if you're only part-time casual. >or savingsmost people are struggling on 2 jobs.
>>2026767cunt you can get a good condition used van on Gumtree or Facebook buy&sell for $3k
>>2026783im not a mindless sheep drone like you and deleted facebook years ago
>>2026782lol imagine having a “job” and not a career that makes you more valuable over time.
>>2026782Bigger I'm 34 have a career making 6 figures and also have 800+ credit score....wtf are you talking about
>>2026782Your life must really suck if you think this experience is average.
Shitting in a bucket with sawdust does not sound fun.