I Wanna Live in a Van Down by the River

Right now, the plan is to leave from Raleigh. We’re hoping to head North during the warmer weeks and South during the cooler weeks. Really, we’re doing it for the environment. In a 15mpg van.

That combined with a great local mechanic, I’m on van hunting duty. I’ve looked at almost a half dozen so far and I have one significant lesson: When you find the van that you know will work at the price you want to pay, don’t screw around. BUY IT. I had the pleasure of learning this lesson the hard way as I found out the day before I was to take it to my mechanic that it had been sold. She was beautiful. And I cried profusely as I felt like a part of my heart and soul were ripped out.

After that didn’t happen, and the market for vans in the Triangle area declined, I began widening my search. Lo and behold, I’ve found one of the most beautiful pieces of creation that man has ever constructed with his bare, steel hands.

We had originally wanted to get your typical 80s high-top conversion van (you know, the classy-looking ones that don’t get worrisome looks from moms and babysitters at playgrounds) and had decided against getting something with any sort of plumbing since we didn’t want to deal with anyone else’s shit.

But, when I found this beaut, we decided to reconsider our stance.

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