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Discussion on: I work from a Van! Vanlife

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Anita C.

Your link was shared with me because I've been researching van life for a little over a year. When I first saw your van before I scrolled down, I said to myself, "Oh he has a van like Chrome's." And then I scrolled and you mentioned him. I follow his channel! I love him and I follow a lot Vanlifers on IG. That's so awesome you did that. When the virus started, that kinda put my van dreams on hold. I live in a hotel right now. I'm hoping that I can get a van before my birthday or at least before winter comes. *Forgot to add that I was going to be driving out in my van to Scottsdale where my godson lives. Kinda bummed that I couldn't do that. How much solar and batter power do you have that runs the fan and the George Foreman grill?

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Ha ha what a small world! I’m actually in Phoenix. Just a few miles from Scottsdale. I think you should do it! It’s been awesome. The heat is no joke but I can handle it most nights. If you are able to travel more, the a hour or two outside of AZ is nice and cool. I’m running 3 x 100 watt panels, and 2 x 200 amp hour batteries. Renogy. It’s given me plenty of power to run my fans constantly, the grill, my fridge and charge my laptops. As long as I have sunny days then I’m good. I was able to get it done pretty quick by myself working hours after the kids went to bed. It was a lot of work but I love it.