Tag: camper van

Journal Preview #1

Journal Preview #1

November 25, 2016

After months of researching and checking craigslist we found a van that we thought we wanted to purchase. We went to the family owned dealership checked it out and gave her a test ride. Our brother in law came with us to help make our decision. The van needed some cosmetic help but seemed like a good find. They were asking $4900 excluding closing fees we ended up negotiating for $4900 tax title and license. She is a 2005 Freightliner Sprinter van. 

Notes: Our bro in law noted that it didn’t have much “pickup” but we just figured that’s how it drove. As it turns out it was in “limp home mode” because the turbo resonator needed replaced. 

We got a tremendous deal. With only 100k miles, you can’t find these vans for less than $10k in good condition. 

Today is officially 5 Weeks in the Van

Today is officially 5 Weeks in the Van

We are currently sitting at the McDonald’s in Hamilton, Montana utilizing their free Wi-Fi. We also splurged on a Sausage Biscuit sandwich & hash brown :).

We are still traveling a little too fast but we’ve kind of accepted the fact that we like see as much as possible as quickly as possible. Each day is very long.

Each day typically looks like this…

Wake up slowly around 8a.

Brush our teeth & wash our face. We can usually use a stream nearby our campground.

Eat breakfast which is usually 2 or 3 bites each of Yogurt or oatmeal.

Travel to our destination to either Hike, Bike, Kayak or generally explore an area.

Eat lunch which is usually a smoothie that always has bananas, protein powder, fruit, almond milk.

Explore some more

Travel to a campground. It typically takes us 30 minutes to an hour to arrive at our campsite.

Eat dinner around 6p. Always different. Sandwiches, Soups, Wraps, Sausages & Veggies, Pasta etc.

Recap our day and plan the next day.

Get on our phones, laptops IF we have service. About 30% of the time.

Go to bed around 10p.