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Vanlifer’s Guide to Sleeping, Camping, and Overnight Parking

By John & Jayme Serbell / Sep 4, 2018 / 17 Comments
Vanlife Guide to Camping and Overnight Parking

So you bought a van, converted it to your new home, and now you’re about to hit the road. But once you’ve left the comfort of stationary dwelling, you’re faced with that looming question: Where do you sleep? No need to worry – there are plenty of places all over North America for you to […]

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How to Sell Everything You Own to Travel in a Van

By Jayme Serbell / Aug 20, 2018 / 2 Comments
How to Sell all of Your Belongings

The seed has been planted! “That’s it! I’m ready for a big change! I’m going to buy a van, turn it into a tiny home on wheels and I’m going to travel wherever I desire!” Yes! Such an exciting time! Once you get your van built out you’ll have to move in all of your […]

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The Best 12V Power Inverters for DIY Campervans and RVs

By John Serbell / Aug 7, 2018 / 15 Comments
Best 12V Power Inverter for Vanlife

It’s tough to live without electricity in today’s world, even when you’re traveling in a van. And if you want to keep your laptop charged, or if you like to make super healthy smoothies for breakfast, or if you prefer to freshly grind your coffee every morning – you need an inverter. An inverter is […]

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Waste-Free Vanlife: 13 Tips for Ditching Single-Use Disposable Items

By John & Jayme Serbell / Jul 3, 2018 / 17 Comments
Waste Free Vanlife

We generate an insane amount of waste in modern society. There are all kinds of disheartening facts and statistics out there – like how the average American throws away nearly 7 pounds of trash per day. Or how we don’t recycle 91% of the plastic that we use. Or how 8 million tons of plastic […]

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Refrigeration on the Road: The Best 12V Portable Fridges for Vanlife

By John Serbell / Apr 23, 2018 / 32 Comments
the best portable 12v fridges from vanlife

There’s nothing like having a refrigerator in your van to really bring the comforts of home on the road. Refrigeration means you can store fresh food and other cold items – like vegetables, dairy, meat, “booch,” and beer. It means you don’t have to fuss with a cooler full of ice and water-logged food. And […]

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Epic Guide to DIY Van Build Electrical: How to Install a Campervan Solar Electrical System

By John Serbell / Mar 22, 2018 / 322 Comments
van build electrical

When we first started thinking about our vanlife electrical system and buying our components, we had a lot of questions. We researched online, read other van build blogs and forum posts, and watched Youtube videos. Some were very helpful, but many left us with a swirl of even more questions. We were learning a lot […]

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Insulating Your Van: Everything You Need to Know for Your DIY Van Build

By John Serbell / Jan 24, 2018 / 168 Comments
Van Build Insulation

If you want to stay comfortable in your van no matter the weather, you need to insulate. Insulation is one of the most important steps of any van build, and it pays to take the time to do it right. There’s also a lot of confusion and debate over the best way to insulate a […]

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Vanlife Essentials: Installing a Smart Battery Isolator

By John Serbell / Oct 11, 2017 / 167 Comments
installing a battery isolator in your van

Having solar power in your van is just plain awesome. It means you can live completely off the grid with lights, a fridge, phones and computers – all while not worrying about electric bills or power outages. But sometimes solar power just isn’t enough, especially if your budget doesn’t allow you to throw down for […]

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