Finding the Right Camper Van

My fantasy of owning a camper van hasn’t gone away. Every day I search Craigslist and eBay and any other site I can think of. I’ve found several that would fit my needs. Now there’s just one thing keeping me from having a van of my own: Money.

A brand new one is out of the question, but I have hope that one day my slowly growing little cache of travel money will be ample for purchasing a good used vehicle. Of course I’ll be 95 by then.

Until that time I’ll satisfy myself with YouTube videos of those already living my dream. If you have a minute, watch the video linked below. It’s amazing, even if it’s not what I’m looking for.

My goal…
All I need is a bed and a toilet.

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36 thoughts on “Finding the Right Camper Van”

  1. My darling dreams can become reality. Did I not dream of some company, one day sitting over my morning coffee, looking out my kitchen window, that some iffy bunch of tree surgeons, or rather than iffy, should I say, honest cutters who don’t tell you a tree is unsound cos it is regular biz for them every year in our conservation area….. chapping the door having maybe pruned a neighbour’s tree and saying, would you like us to look at that maple of yours. The one that is blocking all your light, wrecking your lawn and leaning towards your annexe? The tree you have faithfully maintained at great cost for years. And then, having looked, said it is rotten and we will not even mention planning permission to remove it and being refused cos the council only look at google images that are 15 years out of date. We will just come back tomorrow and do it. Did I not wish for not being fined by the council a grand for saying,’You deal with a Fintry girl here, so drop the bull about it being rotten. How much to remove it?’ and instead in its place being told to put a little Japanese cherry??? And lo did that not all happen. Now see next time? I am wishing for nowt less than a million quid. SO dream girl, dream.

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      1. I kept reading that some trailers had a “wet bath”—now, to me, all baths are wet, right? But the term refers to the unit pictured in the post. I just picture globs of soggy toilet paper, but apparently the t.p. has its own little enclosure. Plus, there’s a shower curtain to keep most of the water from splashing onto the toilet.

        There’s a little camper trailer brand, Scamp, I believe, that features one model with a good sized shower in the bathroom, it’s very appealing (and affordable). I just don’t know if I want to tow a vehicle cross country.

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  2. After you mentioned this the last time, I did some digging and was absolutely floored at how expensive these are. I do get it. You are driving a tiny house on wheels and all that stuff that makes it a house isn’t cheap, but DANG!! There are reasons why this appeals to me as well, but I don’t think I’ll ever convince myself that it is worth those prices.

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    1. I could never spend that much either, unless it was going to be my permanent dwelling—and that’s not likely. But I could see myself buying a used van and fixing it up. There are lots of YouTube videos that provide instruction.

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    1. My husband and I enjoy watching a YouTube channel featuring a solo female motorcyclist. I think the channel is called Itchy Boots. She travel all over the world in her own. There’s a similar one called On Her Bike. Both lots of fun.

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