I have dreamed of vandwelling almost every day for the last nine months or so. Tonight at work a man came in who I knew had lived in a van. We talked about it at length and it seemed we had ever so much in common. I know in my heart that things are moving in the right direction. Now it is time to come up with a more concrete plan for the timing of things…
Phase I – Electrical system research (March 2011). Buy AGM batteries, inverter, and charger. Configure it all to work with CPAP machine in my bedroom. If I bail out, I will always have one honking big battery backup system for power failures! Quite useful!
Phase II – Buy a van. Purchase a relatively new and gently used cargo van from a source as close to home as possible. (March 2011).
Phase III – Start conversion. (Late March 2011) Install insulation and paneling. Install roof vent. Install bed. Take some short overnight trips.
Phase IV – Finish van conversion. (May 2011) Take a lot of short trips for fishing, camping, etc.
Phase V – Sell my trailer home and move over to Dad’s house. There I have an address and a place to use for a homebase (July 2011)