posted on Sep, 7 2013 @ 02:35 AM
Originally posted by Gazrok
Consider the challenges:
1. Still have to keep the van working
2. Still have to keep it legal (tags, insurance, etc.)
3. No ability to store refrigerated food
4. Must use public toilets
5. Where do you shower?
6. Where do you wash clothes?
7. How do you wash dishes?
8. Eventually, you may be too old to drive, what then?
Not saying it's a BAD idea, just pointing out things to consider. A small camper would be cooler.
Okay I will counter your offer....
1) yes but a domestic van is cheap to fix, parts are cheap
2) yes for sure, not a big deal. That would be about 650 a year for me
3) ya true, but if you're in the wal mart parking lot then you can just go into walmrt
4) for the sake of everyone eating, lets not even go there.
5) you can shower at truckstops, but for the most part you have to learn to do spung baths. Or jump in the odd lake. The truth is in this day and age
we live far far too clean. The truth is a full bath maybe every 2 weeks, then a spong bath inbetween would be plenty. And then daily just use baby
whips or a wet rag.
6) this one is tricky for sure. you have a good point. But laundramats are one option. I think another option works like this. You get 2 buckets. fill
them with water whereever you can. Then you put the clothes in one with soap. Let that sit for several hours with the odd stir. Then after that's
done, you move them into the rinse bucket. Same thing. then you hang them whereever the frack you can. Maybe out in the woods somewhere. But again you
don't need to be perfect as long as you're cleaning them once in a while you'd be good.
7) you'd want a van that has a decent sink and a reasonable sized water container. Or you use paper plates.
8) then you might want to seattle down.
But I think the main advantage is that you'd get to see the whole country. Plus you'd be able to live for next to nothing. I figured that you could
do it for 1000 per month easy. That's a pretty easy pill to swallow. I don't know that's how I look at it.