Quit job, build campervan, travel
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January 25, 2015 at 9:33 pm
All power to you. Instead of sitting around bemoaning the fact that life is dull, boring and predictable you have chosen the moment. I respect you. May you live long and prosper.
Reinhold Behringer says
November 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm
Just noticed that comment section here.
Great blog, and great project!
I have too embarked on a LDV 400 conversion project… still in the very beginning: https://myldv400convoy.blogspot.co.uk/
June 1, 2017 at 12:39 am
My girlfriend and I are planning to travel all of europe(we are from canada), but we want to do this in a camper van. We plan on traveling as long as we possibly can with a bunch of savings and earning here and there when we can. The problem i seem to be having is, how do we get a camper van in europe (i’ve found a few sites where you can buy used, especially in gemany)? Once we get a camper van, how do we get it registered in the UK (seems to be necessary to register it in the UK since most of the good camper van insurance is in the UK)
This seems simple, but it is no small task. First we need to get our IVA, than register the vehicle with a UK address, then get insurance registered to that UK address…
How strict are the guidelines to getting a vehicle approved? If i buy a 1980 camper van is it likely to be approved? i don’t want to pay any fees just to have it not approved.
Also, how would i go about getting insurance for a camper van or even registering a camper van if i am not a resident? clearly tons of people have done it as there are insurance companies that advertise specifically for travellers or short stays in europe…
If you have any knowledge on how to do this. i would VERY MUCH appreciate it!
Chris Newell says
July 7, 2018 at 7:19 am
Just finished “How to live in a van and travel”
Very informative and inspirational .
You have a good heart and it shines through in the book we only get one life and your living yours to the max.
Keep travelin see you down the road.
Ps I posted it on all the facebook vw pages I’m on. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e19a03e0feedc9978196e1a3a08f98ce24404971d07b5da89e0a7dbea9ee69dc.jpg
Micro Update says
October 8, 2018 at 9:04 am
Bought your book in May 2018. Just wondered if and when you bring out updates, how do we get these without having to buy the book again? Do you have a login or update facility please?
A. Luvonne says
April 28, 2019 at 11:03 pm
I purchased your book From Van to Home – it’s very helpful however, I’m disappointed that you didn’t provide instructions on how to construct the battery box; it would be especially beneficial to know how #4 the main control panel is slotted/configured to slide in and out of the box. Could you please provide assistance with this concern.
Mike @vandogtraveller.com says
May 31, 2019 at 10:07 am
Hey, thanks for buying the book and I’m glad it has helped you. My batteries are stored under the bench units and are not housed in another separate box. I feel like there is simply no need. It’s also a pain if you change your batteries, which I have done – you have to build a new box?
You can of course build a box if you like, what is it you need help with? I’ll try my best
April 29, 2019 at 10:08 am
Why don’t you use a 12v solenoid instead of the battery isolator – does one have advantages over the other?
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