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Old 03-30-2014, 11:00 PM
 
Location: USA
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I would just be worried about security. Having a big RV van in a wal-mart parking lot is going to raise some eyebrows. You can always go to a campground, but the fees are nearly as much as renting an apartment, and you can't stay there forever. It sounds like a cool way to live though. I would have to buy an RV outright since I'm not crafty enough with my hands to convert a van into a livable habitat.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:59 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I would just be worried about security. Having a big RV van in a wal-mart parking lot is going to raise some eyebrows. You can always go to a campground, but the fees are nearly as much as renting an apartment, and you can't stay there forever. It sounds like a cool way to live though. I would have to buy an RV outright since I'm not crafty enough with my hands to convert a van into a livable habitat.
I see RV's in walmarts all the time, and they're noticed much less than the semi trucks with 53' trailers waiting to unload. You might be surprised how simple and quick you can convert almost any van into something you can live in? Unless you're planning on something custom, there all kinds of quick fixes and modifications you can do with few tools, a trip to walmart or farm & fleet or even stuff you have laying around.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:14 PM
 
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Um, that's cheap.
At that price, it depends on your comfort factor if you'd trust the vehicle or not.

Mine was a 2000 with 98K+ in miles.
Sold it last September for $15K.
Even $15k wouldn't be too bad considering a person wouldn't have rent and probably no car payment. Try it out for 1 yr or more and sell it when done.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:36 AM
 
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I see RV's, vans, etc. all the time in our Walmart parking lot. They just park at the far end of the parking lot.

I saw a show about people living in RV's, trailers, camper vans. The thing I really remembered was after a few years of living in them, they were rotting, floor caving in, rust everywhere. They said these vehicles were never meant to be lived in, so they do not hold up so well when lived in.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:58 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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How would you make money living like a nomad?
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:15 AM
 
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How would you make money living like a nomad?
Plenty of blogs about it.

All kinds of different skills and nontraditional employment.

I've been doing it for about a year and a half now.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:16 AM
 
Location: USA
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[quote=iNviNciBL3;34211054]How would you make money living like a nomad

I'm sure one could telecommute. But someone working a affluent white collar job can afford a proper house or apartment.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:31 AM
 
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How would you make money living like a nomad

I'm sure one could telecommute. But someone working a affluent white collar job can afford a proper house or apartment.
Some of us don't WANT it.

Had both.

I perfer my airstream.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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Where do you bathe? What do you do when you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night?
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:37 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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Where do you bathe? What do you do when you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night?
1. Baby wipes or waterless soap. 2. "Cat holes" or walmart bathrooms.
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