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Old 08-22-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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People have their own styles in the van life. Some nomads travel back and forth across the country every year, some chase warm/cool temperatures, some travel but do so slowly. Some are regional snowbirds, in Arizona you can stay in comfortable temps all year by summering in Flagstaff at 7,000 feet, then move down to Quartzite for the winter. I’m a slow traveler, I stay in a place for a month, or two, or three, then move on.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:36 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Fancy name for being a drifter.
I guess I知 a drifter then. I知 in Ecuador right now.
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I guess I知 a drifter then. I知 in Ecuador right now.
Wow, just wow.
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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People have their own styles in the van life. Some nomads travel back and forth across the country every year, some chase warm/cool temperatures, some travel but do so slowly. Some are regional snowbirds, in Arizona you can stay in comfortable temps all year by summering in Flagstaff at 7,000 feet, then move down to Quartzite for the winter. I知 a slow traveler, I stay in a place for a month, or two, or three, then move on.
That's probably what I would do. The point is to experience the outdoors but also save money. By staying put for awhile, you save a lot in gas yet have freedom to move when you want to.

That sounds like a desirable life to me.
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:53 AM
 
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No way, no how. I wasn't a vagabond before retiring and I won't be one afterward.
I former neighbor just went "full vagabond"..... he sold his house, left his wife, bought a cargo trailer to outfit as a camper and plans on squatting somewhere. Weird for sure, guy wants to be "off the grid" yet lives in a warehouse while outfitting the trailer.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:48 AM
 
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I former neighbor just went "full vagabond"..... he sold his house, left his wife, bought a cargo trailer to outfit as a camper and plans on squatting somewhere. Weird for sure, guy wants to be "off the grid" yet lives in a warehouse while outfitting the trailer.
Wow that guy made drastic changes. I would think the wife would have had something to say about selling the house.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I former neighbor just went "full vagabond"..... he sold his house, left his wife, bought a cargo trailer to outfit as a camper and plans on squatting somewhere. Weird for sure, guy wants to be "off the grid" yet lives in a warehouse while outfitting the trailer.
Midlife crisis? It used to be much simpler. A guy bought a toupee and a ridiculously expensive convertible that people called The Penis Extender. Now it’s outfitting oneself on the scale of Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition.

Congratulations to the wife on getting her life back.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Wow, just wow.
Not in the van tho.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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It works for many people who need or want to live as cheap as possible. Dont forget that unless you are 100% dry camping (no water or electricity or free government land PARKING YOUR VAN WILL COST YOU EVERY NIGHT and that adds up quickly.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:47 AM
 
Location: equator
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I guess I知 a drifter then. I知 in Ecuador right now.
Do tell. So are we. Just saw a camper van fitted out for 4-wheel drive here. From Idaho, LOL!
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