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matt7591

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Posted: 10/06/13 06:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good for him - if he wants a class B, don't let anyone talk him out of it - he'll just wonder what if. They're out there. Sounds like a fun adventure.

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Not that any of these are great, but they are out there.. I used "hightop conversion van" in the search engine

2002 astro conversion van - $4250

Astro Hightop Waldoch conversion van - $1995

then I used B RV -"class C" in search tempest

over priced, I think ..Class B camper Van fully loaded fully se........f-contained Low Miles $12,500 (Rockford)

this looks good even without bathroom, but that is what porta pottys are for 1992 GMC Motorhome (B type camper van) - $4500 (Middleton)

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I suggest looking in San Diego, Inland Empire, LoscAngeles craigslists. He will find non rust class b vans or conversions. Could well be worth a trip. He could outfit a conversion van with. Porta potti, campstove (with venting) ,dc electric fridge,solar panels,extra batteries isolated from starter battery. Look in my profile for my website. Mine is a conversion van. Gym membership for showers. I also use a Coleman Black Cat lp heater but I 'm in SoCal.

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College van dweller. Lots of really good info on the wesite also.

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I think it is a reasonable idea. A van is the best option as a trailer or Class C does not offer the flexibility. Search Chris Penn on YouTube. He lived iin a van during college and offers some good tips and perspective. You will have to check his older posts. Good luck.

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stan909 wrote:

campstove (with venting) ,dc electric fridge,solar panels,extra batteries isolated from starter battery.


campstove? microwave! and electric hotplate like every other student. I do have a small electric pan I havent used yet. And dc fridges are expensive, I got an AC "dorm" type frig really cheap, put water bottles in the freezer and it keeps nearly everything cold for the 5-6 hours I am "unplugged". I like the idea of solar panels tho.

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And then there's that need for a dump station.

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charles wrote:

And then there's that need for a dump station.
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One advantage of a porta potty, I carry my tank into a bathroom with a towel over it, get into a stall and dump into the toilet. Now I do use nice blue stuff in there so the smell isnt bad.

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stan909 wrote:

College van dweller. Lots of really good info on the wesite also.


Although...knowingly violating university rules against living in vans... Or Illegally using someone unsuspecting random person's address found on Google to register for the college parking pass, a "harmless lie"? ...might not be ideal advice for embarking on a college career.


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I saw this in the Tulsa Craigslist this weekend:
'06 Roadtrek

Sportsmobile has some used ones listed, see their website. They have 3 locations. Here's the list in Indiana:
IN preowned
The Texas location has one for under $15K.


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