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Vandwelling – Urban Stealth Camping

My objection to vandwelling is that it doesn’t look fun. But, for a single person in a largely urban environment, it can work as an ultra low-cost lifestyle. Vans are stealthier than a camper or RV and fit in a … Continue reading

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Four Awesome Things About Mobile Living

The work continues on our cargo trailer to camper conversion and it’s going well. Now that we’re a couple weeks of chasing water leaks away from actually going camping again, I started remembering why mobile living is such a luxury. … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

As the camper build progresses I’ve run into some interesting problems. I’ve gotten past the angst of cutting holes in either the floor or aluminum. What I haven’t done, and won’t do, is cut a hole in my one-piece aluminum … Continue reading

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The Cargo Trailer Conversion Begins

Our cargo trailer finally arrived and the conversion to a camper is underway. In case you don’t keep up with the blog, we bought an all-aluminum cargo trailer and are converting it into a camper. So far the conversion is … Continue reading

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Five Things I Hate About RVs

Building a camper gives you a lot of respect for the craftsmen who assemble campers and RVs. Not only do they do good work but they work fast. Most campers and RVs are assembled in just 30 to 45 man … Continue reading

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Five Hard Lessons From Hurricane Irma

South Florida is still a mess. We were without power for five days and were among the lucky ones to get it back that soon. Many areas in the Keys were simply destroyed, the storm covered the entire state and … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For The Road

Mobile living demands sacrifice and that sacrifice is all the junk you’ve accumulated for years. Surprisingly, this will be one of the hardest parts of your mobile experience and the one for which you are least prepared. Everyone underestimates the … Continue reading

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Planning Your Mobile Lifestyle

Mobile living is easy but that doesn’t mean the decision process is simple. There are a myriad of decisions that go into choosing your path when it comes to living on the road. Each one of those decision points can … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside The Box

The camper build has commenced. No, the cargo trailer shell hasn’t arrived yet, but our house is starting to look like a camp store. The portable toilet, refrigerator, toilet chemical, and leveling jacks are out on the porch. The A/C … Continue reading

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RV Industry’s Big Year Rolls On

America is going camping and the latest reports confirm the trend I wrote about in an earlier story. Winnebago and Thor both posted record earnings in their latest quarters with sales up over 20%. Overall, the RV industry is crushing … Continue reading

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