Van life

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  1. SlammedZero

    SlammedZero Well-Known Member

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    What happened to the old 70s/80s van designs? My grandparents had a mid-80s van that had (in the back) 2 captain chairs, a table, a little refrigerator, and a couch in the very back that folded down to a bed. My grandparents used to always take me on Oregon Coast trips and we would just take the van and save by skipping out on hotels. I would just crash on the floor (when you're young you can get away with that lol). My uncle went on a few trips with us and he would just throw up a tent outside at night. Plus there are some great camping spots along Highway 101. Good times :)

    Anyways, I guess my point was it was very livable.
     
  2. Reality

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    They still make them. Those are called "conversion vans" and there are companies that create those from standard passenger vans.

    The only problem is the costs as a new conversion van now will run you $80,000 and up.
     
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  3. rags747

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    I Live In My Van, But My Other Car Is A Ferrari 348 With A Bike Rack
    https://petrolicious.com/articles/i...jV0YN0dpfeLzdytDlGeW60y_o3OLggnL2o5cGD3yRIiI4
     
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  4. lukin2006

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  5. Hardline

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    Me and my Great Dane live in this van.
    We travel the country investigating paranormal activity cases. [​IMG]
     
  6. Reality

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  7. GMO415

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  9. SlammedZero

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    That's pretty awesome. That would be super legit to have as a kid!
     
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  10. Reality

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    I always wanted a racing car bed when I was a kid but never got one.

    My dad and I talked about that when I was older and he said the reason he never considered it was because he knew I would be racing it constantly with loud sound effects :D

    He was right ... *laughs*
     
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  11. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    I am now wf school bus conversions. Some people do amazing work.
     
  12. Reality

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    What is "wf?"

    While there are some impressive school bus conversions (schoolies as they are called), I would never want to have one of those because of the very low gas mileage and horrible reliability. The conversions are still impressive though :)
     
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  13. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    It was supposed to be watching. I'm a poor proofreader. lol.
     
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  14. lukin2006

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  15. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    That’s not entirely true. Check out NuCamp T@B teardrop RV’s. They are very, very well made.
     
  16. Reality

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    I was talking about RVs (recreational vehicles) with engines such as Class A, B or Cs, not trailers like fifth wheels, teardrops, etc.
     
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  17. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    OK thanks for clarifying because Teardrops are RV's as well. They have kitchens, bathrooms, AC, TV'S etc.
     
  18. Reality

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    Teardrops, fifth wheels, etc. may loosely be referred to as RVs, but they really aren't a vehicle as much as a mobile home like traditional mobile homes (trailers). While I am very familiar with them, I really do not consider them a real RV because they are basically just metal tents you pull around with another actual vehicle.
     

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