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ADBrouse

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Hi.. I'm Anthony.. But friends call me Myst.. from old Facebook days when you didn't have to use real names... I am 48 have no wife, no kids , no bills.

Figured that not having any of the above expenses I would run off in a van . In that my ex and her bf ran boards for a small company out of TN I figured, wait! I can do this ! and their owner is always looking for more vans to run! I can spend my retirement role playing "Hans Solo" (minus the contraband stuff. Oh come on, before Luke and the old dude came along, you know he was running expedited!) !

I have been planning to make this move past 2 years now , so I have done my 80 tons of research on living out of vans and RV's such as heating and cooling and house battery systems ( BTW unless one plans to spend a week 15 miles away from a highway , solar is not all that . just more parts n pieces to twiddle with)

Right now, I am in the holding pattern ( I guess ya say "stuck in Laredo??") building up funds for first van. Being picky . Want a diesel. Love the smell of diesel exhaust in the mornings.
 

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Already know, Xiggi. anything newer than 2014 <?? may be wrong. clutch in mah memory slips> bad ju ju ..particulates emissions crap. If you mentioned "exhaust fluid" to a driver or mechanic back in the 70's and 80's they would have thought you were messing with them.
 

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Anything with particulate filters I think 07 on sprinters and at that time they didn't have def fluid just all the other stuff to screw up. Just do your research on whatever you look at.
 
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Better yet... Drive someone else's

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Ha HA ..um .. no... my van is going to be my primary residence ... cannot do that in somone else's van. The idea is to have a roof over head that no one can take away ..well, other than thieves. Someone Else doesn't appreciate rigging up gen sets and air con and insulation n such. Point Taken , though .. thanks jcochristoph!
 

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I have been planning to make this move past 2 years now , so I have done my 80 tons of research on living out of vans and RV's such as heating and cooling and house battery systems ( BTW unless one plans to spend a week 15 miles away from a highway , solar is not all that . just more parts n pieces to twiddle with)
Heddo Kitty. Researching RV and the stealth thing provides some good info but you need to do more research here. Living in a van is one thing, living in a van and making money is another.
 
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Make sure you have a residence of record that will at least confirm your paying some amount of rent even if it's with a wink. If not at audit they will not allow per diem deductions which add up to a lot.
Oh Got that covered .. using Mother's addy .. renting room $100 a month ... will do for a few years
 
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ADBrouse

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I have been planning to make this move past 2 years now , so I have done my 80 tons of research on living out of vans and RV's such as heating and cooling and house battery systems ( BTW unless one plans to spend a week 15 miles away from a highway , solar is not all that . just more parts n pieces to twiddle with)
Heddo Kitty. Researching RV and the stealth thing provides some good info but you need to do more research here. Living in a van is one thing, living in a van and making money is another.
YEah , Ed , is why I am here :)_ I am also getting lots of good info from ex's BF .. he been running boards and driving for several years .. and my baby brother runs dry vans for Landstar. I have learned A LOT from HIS mistakes.. like never EVER try to drag a torn trailer back home again.. eventually the weigh station office will be on the side with the visible damage :) .
 
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