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May 11th, 2014 at 10:55 pm

First and foremost, Happy Mother's Day to all you hard-working moms out there!

So I had a chance to go out of the car dealership and take a look at the vehicle I am interested in, and I have to say the space feels much smaller than I anticipated. The vehicle I have in mind is capable of hauling 4' x 8' plywood panels with the doors close. As far as cargo vans go, that is fairly impressive. However, as I sat in there, the space feels much more restrictive than I imagined.

To make things worse, the interior needs to be insulated as well, and the insulation I have in mind will effectively shave off another precious feet off from the total length, width, and height.

With some hesitation, I say I can still make it work. I just have to be extremely clever about using all the possible nook and cranny that is available to me.

In the meantime, I've sectioned off a 3' x 7' space on the carpet with duct tape to get a better feel of what the layout should look like... and I admit this looks like somewhere between madness and not-gonna-happen. It's literally just enough space for a twin sized mattress.

Maybe this is too crazy to work....

3 Responses to “Preliminaries”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That does seem pretty small. Living only on your twin bed? It seems you would want a little more than that.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Haha yeah, I am checking online right now for how other people pulled this off. It would seem though, that they did exactly that: Just slept in these vehicles mostly. Full-timers usually opt for bigger vans with more space....

    While pictures like
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    THIS makes it seem quite doable, I am starting to see how
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    THIS is in fact closer to reality.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, I would want to go with option #1 vs option #2.

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