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Offline Frog

Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2020, 10:09:41 am »
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2020, 11:55:01 am »
Now that is nice and those Iveco’s  :drif:
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« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2020, 11:57:00 am »
Very nice Frog  :drif:
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #43 on: October 07, 2020, 12:20:49 pm »
Finally got this Kombi going just having the injectors done, then thats motor complete turbo seats clutch who knows what else, then on the market been too long now bought a transit instead 8)
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2020, 12:24:16 pm »
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2020, 12:26:47 pm »
typo :laughing4:
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2020, 12:31:34 pm »
But seeing as we here. Almost 9 months since we've taken the camper out in anger. Just can't get around to it. Trying to live the whole of 2020 in just 4 months.
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2020, 01:52:37 pm »
To little pics in this thread.

Not completely the same, but we will also be going camping in 2 weeks time, to do list is fitting roofrack to discovery, this time do tent camping and not RTT. Which means space issues inside with the drawer system and fridge and whatnot. So still need to see how and what will go on top of the roof.
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2020, 03:44:55 pm »
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Wow dit is nice maar plenty of mulla :o
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2020, 03:46:06 pm »
Finally got this Kombi going just having the injectors done, then thats motor complete turbo seats clutch who knows what else, then on the market been too long now bought a transit instead 8)

Nou waars die foto's??? Laat ons sien en wys ook die Transit asb.
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2020, 03:50:30 pm »
About 2 years ago we went camping at Kam Bati just ouside Swellendam and I must say it's a very nice spot. 

There was a old oomie and antie on retirement with a MB Sprinter but was that thing kitted out with all the bling, bells and whistles :deal: :deal:  From kitchen, bedroom, toilet, shower, fridge, freezer, DSTV with dish on the roof, solar power, warm water geyser with custom drawers and finishes.  Interior all selected by the antie >:D  She was klapped with tattoo's  you could see she had a pair of inflatables fitted where in her younger years  :laughing4: :imaposer:

Behind them they were pulling a trailer with their Suzuki Jimny on.  They were planning on staying for 3 months and then move on towards Plett for fews months.  What a life :thumleft:
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2020, 04:03:45 pm »
I dont understand the motorhome towing a small car thing. You might as well have a vehicle towing a large caravan and have a comfortable vehicle to drive around in.

It would also be a cheaper option . 
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2020, 09:32:31 pm »
I dont understand the motorhome towing a small car thing. You might as well have a vehicle towing a large caravan and have a comfortable vehicle to drive around in.

I would also be a cheaper option .

& what do you do when your motorhome needs a service or repair or , heaven forbid, you crash it ?
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #53 on: October 08, 2020, 01:18:13 pm »
I dont understand the motorhome towing a small car thing. You might as well have a vehicle towing a large caravan and have a comfortable vehicle to drive around in.

It would also be a cheaper option .

I also never get it.... must be a camper thing... ::) :biggrin:
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« Reply #54 on: October 08, 2020, 01:53:40 pm »
I suppose it is a minimalist thing. I won't want to live with a tenth of my possessions or even less, and not have a solid brick and mortar place to call my own, instead being a wanderer and nomad.
People make it sound romantic, but I have travelled a lot in my life, and I am always very happy to be at home again. I suspect that travelling around constantly will get old very fast for me, but hey, different strokes for different folks. If you dream about doing this just make damn sure you have enough funds to reverse the process if and when it gets too much.
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #55 on: October 08, 2020, 02:09:59 pm »
I've been watching a LOT of videos on Youtube .. just search for truck campers or anything  like that and literally 100's of videos come up.

There is pro's and con's to living or travelling in a van .. its very tempting but is it really worth it? My mate who lives next door has a campervan and I don't think he has used it in over a year, everytime he wants to go somewhere he finds a really cheap self catering cottage to stay in, this has put me off the expense of rigging out something when we can just bike it there and rent a cottage.. dunno, teh jury is still out.
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #56 on: October 08, 2020, 02:21:22 pm »
@Offroadrider  show us some shots of your work in progress.
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #57 on: October 08, 2020, 02:24:41 pm »
I suppose it is a minimalist thing. I won't want to live with a tenth of my possessions or even less, and not have a solid brick and mortar place to call my own, instead being a wanderer and nomad.
People make it sound romantic, but I have travelled a lot in my life, and I am always very happy to be at home again. I suspect that travelling around constantly will get old very fast for me, but hey, different strokes for different folks. If you dream about doing this just make damn sure you have enough funds to reverse the process if and when it gets too much.

The romanticizing thing is true.

But I am seriously considering it. Selling  the house and alles in about 4 years' time and get a proper van.

I suppose the van becomes your home that you just put on another plot from time to time.

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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #58 on: October 08, 2020, 02:24:42 pm »
I've been watching a LOT of videos on Youtube .. just search for truck campers or anything  like that and literally 100's of videos come up.

There is pro's and con's to living or travelling in a van .. its very tempting but is it really worth it? My mate who lives next door has a campervan and I don't think he has used it in over a year, everytime he wants to go somewhere he finds a really cheap self catering cottage to stay in, this has put me off the expense of rigging out something when we can just bike it there and rent a cottage.. dunno, teh jury is still out.

You must ne into the van life. In normal times we take our camper out just because...
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Re: VAN LIFE
« Reply #59 on: October 08, 2020, 04:50:04 pm »
There's a group in SA called Swallows or The Swallows, they follow the warm weather year round in caravans.
I think that once you get into Van Life it could be a jol but not here, Europe is wide open and safe even wild camping and if you have some kind of a business online to generate an income from what a pleasure, I'm busy converting my old race van a Peugeot Boxer into a camper for me the wife and 2 worsies, Idea is to use it once or twice a month, camping is reasonably cheap so could be great fun, once the van is finished I think I'm done with adventure riding.