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Rachel Horne

Rachel is a full-time traveller, living in her self converted Peugeot Boxer transit van with her partner. Powered by solar panels and a lot of love, she travels slowly around the most beautiful places of Europe. She spends her days hiking, wild-swimming and long boarding down the oceanfront. Her blog can be found at www.highlysensitivenomad.com

How Long Do Mercedes Sprinter Vans Last?

Sprinters are famous for lasting a long time. Their engines are extremely reliable, making them a great choice for a van conversion vehicle. So, how long can a Mercedes Sprinter van’s engine really last? If you take good care of them with regular maintenance, Mercedes Sprinter vans can easily last for 300,000 miles or more. …

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Can you Live in a Ford Transit? (Meet 5 Full-Timers Making it Work)

Ford transit conversions are becoming ever more popular in the US. They’re not just a holiday vehicle! All over the world people are opting to live full time in their Ford Transit vans. A combination of easy handling, cheap replacement parts and reliability make living in a Ford Transit perfect for full time vanlife. Also, …

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Is iKamper Worth the Money? (5 Owners Share their Verdict)

The iKamper is a top of the range rooftop tent, produced in South Korea and sold to campers all over the world. The company was founded by CEO Soon Park, a South Korean engineer, professional guitar player, and absolute adventure junkie! He spent 2 years driving and camping all around the US with his wife …

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How do you get Hot Water in a Campervan? (8 Best Options)

There are several different ways that you can get hot water in your campervan. These can be roughly organized into the categories of Propane, Electricity and Engine Heat, though there are various different methods using each heat source. Your decision should come down to the space available, your personal budget and also how much comfort …

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How Much Solar do I Need for Van Life?

As the technology becomes more lightweight and affordable than ever, an increasing number of vanlifers are opting to power their vans via solar. The amount of solar that you require depends on both your climate and energy use, varying greatly depending on your van set up. For example, someone running just their lighting and water …

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Why Are Vanlifers Choosing The Sprinter Camper Van?

All over the world, people are raving about their Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van conversions. From full time vanlifers living and working on the road, to outdoor lovers that use their Sprinter for weekend visits to the mountains, no one can seem to get enough of this model. The traditional buzz around the VW campervan has given …

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How Long Does it Take to Convert a Van Into a Campervan?

As living and travelling in a van becomes increasingly popular, more and more people are deciding to do their own van conversion rather than buying a ‘ready made’ adventure vehicle. By converting your own van, you can be certain that your vehicle is designed to meet your personal needs and fits in to the lifestyle …

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Hiker Trailer Review: Pros/Cons and Owner QnA

For people who can’t get enough of the great outdoors, Hiker Trailer can make getting out into nature easier than ever. Hiker Trailer is a U.S. based company that has been manufacturing tear drop camping trailers for 14 years, designed to make camping trips affordable and comfortable. The trailers come in a range of sizes, …

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How do you Insulate a Van Conversion? (7 Best Materials + Our Experience)

Insulation is a crucial stage of any van conversion. It might be tempting to cut corners at this point, but it’s really important that you contribute as much time and money as you can afford to this critical part of the process. You can use a range of materials, including multi-foil, sheep’s wool, foam board, …

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