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I Built My Own Camper Van for Under $3,000. Here’s How I Did It

PHOTO: Geena Truman

Geena Truman | March 1, 2021

Interested in vanlife? Here’s what it’s like building your cozy camper van.

Vanlife. By now we’ve all heard of it. It was the hottest travel trend of 2020 and, likely, 2021. But unless you have the budget to burn on a ready-made camper van, getting your vehicle road-ready is a lot of work.

Vanlife had been a notion in the back of my mind ever since I scrolled past my first Westfalia pic on Instagram. I envisioned sleeping comfortably under the stars in national parks and the freedom of the open road. But finding the time (and space in my teeny-tiny neighborhood) to search for and convert a van seemed impossible.

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My Family Has Traveled In An RV For 6 Months, And It’s Changed How We See America | HuffPost

Courtesy of Kelly Burch The family’s RV in Grand Canyon National Park on New Year’s Day 2021.
Courtesy of Kelly Burch The family’s RV in Grand Canyon National Park on New Year’s Day 2021.

“I had assumptions about which parts of the country are best and worst. But actually getting to see those places has shattered my ideas.”

It was after bedtime, but I couldn’t bring myself to call my daughters into our camper. Occasional bursts of giggles and beams from a flashlight told me they were fine. Our RV was parked at an alpaca ranch in Montana, and my girls were scaling hay bales and chasing barn cats with two Black sisters from Chicago and a gaggle of Mormon brothers who lived on the farm.

This moment — watching my kids explore new cultures, places and experiences — was exactly what I envisioned when, months earlier, I had decided to pack up my family and leave our rural New Hampshire home for an open-ended road trip around America.

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Nevada Road Trips | Scenic Drives in Nevada | Travel Nevada

Pick a Nevada Road Trip if you are looking for great American road trip ideas. Nevada’s scenic drives and byways offer unmatched views and welcoming locals. Plan a Nevada road trip today!

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Blue Ridge Parkway: A nearly 469-mile photo op

Blue Ridge Parkway
North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway There is no lack of breathtaking vistas along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Near Asheville, the 450-mile stretch connects the Shenandoah with the Great Smoky Mountains.(Photo: jaredkay, Getty Images/iStockphoto)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parkway carves a path of stunning beauty through the southern Appalachian Mountains.

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This man planned the most efficient U.S. road trip of all time – Sunset

Ah, the lure of the open road.. 48 states, 8.5 days.. who’s IN?


All the state capitols in the Lower 48, in one trip

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