Wendy and Larry's Awesome Freightliner (Sprinter) Van Build

vanlife Mar 10, 2019

I recently met up with Wendy and Larry Kwiecinski, students of the Cargo Van Conversion Course (online edition), in Austin when they came down from Detroit for our first live van conference (Cargo...

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7 Pitfalls of DIY Van Conversions

vanlife Jan 14, 2019
By Ross Lukeman

Doing a DIY van conversion and hitting the road can be very fulfilling, but sometimes it's hard to get the details right the first time around. After building vans and working...

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Mercedes Sprinter Van Converted into Camper with Motorcycle Inside

vanlife Jul 09, 2018

In 2017 I was hired out in Santa Barbara, California by a student of mine named Alex. He had purchased my online van conversion training, the Cargo Van Conversion Course, and wanted to know if I...

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Digital Nomad's Hybrid Live/Work Van Conversion

vanlife Feb 24, 2017

After about 6 months on the road, I filmed a short tour of my van while visiting Sonoran Desert National Monument, one of my favorite weekend spots near Phoenix. In the video, I also go over my...

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Pro Woodworker Builds Hybrid Live/Work Van Conversion

vanlife Dec 09, 2016

I recently met with Ryan Wells, a student of the Cargo Van Conversion Course, in Seattle for a tour of his van conversion. This van is unique because Ryan uses it as a transport for tools and...

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Vanlife: How to Refill Water Tanks in the City

vanlife Dec 03, 2016

It's easy to refill your van's water tanks while staying in an RV park or visiting a friend, but how to do you keep your tank topped off while staying in a random city?

I was recently in Colorado...

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Vanlife: How to Avoid Parking Costs

vanlife Nov 21, 2016

You may be wondering if creating a "stealth" van conversion is worth it, and how it affects your bottom line. Stealth vans have the advantages of opening up your options on where to park, while...

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How to Choose the Best Solar Panels for a Van Conversion

vanlife Nov 18, 2016

A few months ago I was out on the road in my converted cargo van when I noticed a blaring red light coming from my charge controller. It was trying to tell me that my batteries were in trouble....

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The Top 7 Strangest Van Conversion Tools

vanlife Nov 18, 2015

While I recently pondered the 10 most-used tools during a van conversion, I got bored talking about how I used my drill, screwdriver, and clamps a lot. Who cares? Instead I wanted to list the top 7...

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17 Countries in 7 Months: Mike + Sophie’s Minivan Adventure

vanlife Aug 26, 2015

Mike and Sophie had always been fascinated by nomadic living, by minimalism, and by those people daring enough to craft their own path in life. After researching bike tours, backpacking, and tiny...

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