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September 21, 2009 at 11:10 pm #1048051
Moving back into a van (just got me an old 608d 🙂 ) for a while to get out the rat race and do some more travelling about. Not sure where im gonna go yet. Is many PV members on the move?
Toying with the idea of Ireland/Somerset/Dorset/Devon/Cornwall then down to France to visit some mates. Good feeling to have a van again and not have to use tents! This year has reminded me how much of a pain in the arse tents are as my old van was laying in the drive broke down for most of the year causing my back much soreness!September 22, 2009 at 12:15 am #1206932BuzzParticipant
sounds like you have a good setup mate, partying round the country xDSeptember 22, 2009 at 1:01 am #1206925Tank GirlParticipant
@Mr Mojo Risin 352201 wrote:
Is many PV members on the move?
do you know tribal living forum?
might be worth a gander if not :group_hugSeptember 22, 2009 at 8:02 am #1206933WormfoodParticipant
Ah man, I’ve been toying with doing that for ages, except that I never bothered to learn to drive when I had money. I’ve lived out of a tent for time on end, touring on the bike like, but having a van… well, basically paying rent gets me down.September 22, 2009 at 10:12 am #1206927
@Tank Girl 352221 wrote:
do you know tribal living forum?
might be worth a gander if not :group_hug
Cheers tankgirl, yeah i know tribal living :wink:- cool site and helpful peoples on it 🙂
I guess alot of folk in trucks/vans etc dont bother with the internet as its a bit of an arse to keep charging lappys etc when you are ‘square wheeled’ and just use the old tried and tested method of finding out if theres something on – talking to people face to face!! I cant see me living without the internet again so a new tiny laptop is in order for me on the move i thinks. Ive ordered a wifi aerial for outside the van so hopefully i can blag a few open internets without having to park up right outside the hotspot.
Wormfood – get yerself a van mate. Fuck the license. Even if its parked up outside a mates or in a a nice spot off the road to live in. Its such a good feeling to wake up in yer van knowing you aint giving away all your hard earned (or not hard earned 😉 ) cash to Mr Brown and his cronies and the people ya meet along the way are great.
I never had any idea of the amount of folks living in vans until i lived in mine and met heaps and EVERY one of them were sound as a pound and all helping each other out like proper wee communities should. raaa
Boy racers can be bit bit arseholey sometimes though, thinking its funny to wake ya up with horns and revs outside yer van until they see a half naked scotsman charging out a van at 3am screaming some choice words with a large piece of metal in hard. They usually get the message pretty quickly..
Some of the proper old school travellers must of had some great times back in the day when there wasnt so much red tape about where you can and cant park/party etc eh..
-Mr Mojo Risin- coming to town town near you soon 😀September 22, 2009 at 10:22 am #1206922General LightingModerator
@Mr Mojo Risin 352239 wrote:
Wormfood – get yerself a van mate. Fuck the license. Even if its parked up outside a mates or in a a nice spot off the road to live in.
In other parts of the UK, especially suburbs just outside metropolitan areas, this is a very quick way to end up getting your vehicle seized and either sold off for the benefit of Gordon Brown (even the cops don’t always get to keep the money) or worse, put in the crusher or having a skip “accidentally” dropped on it by Council contractors (this happened to a friend of mines live-in in SE England as recently as 2001).
I think Northumbria were one of the first constabularies to use extensive fixed and mobile CCTV surveillance and ANPR equipment, if the ANPR doesn’t get you the neighbours will often dob you in – even more so the case down south these days.September 22, 2009 at 10:56 am #1206929
hiyas mate (ive saw you posting over at Tribal living too 😉 )
if the van is legal theres no way they can tow and crush it- its not theirs. they can impound it if its illegally parked but you can go back round the compound with your 100 odd quid and get it back from them and find a new place to live. im not suggesting anyone drives without a license but living in a van doesnt mean ya need a ticket to drive – a good park up off the road is all ya need or stay TOTALLY legal and keep 2 fingers nice and clean so they sparkle when yer giving the council them from the comfort of yer legal van 😀
But yeah as ya say – England is really fucked up when it comes to camping eh. I lived in my van down in Cornwall/SW for a while and fuck the hassles i got were unreal! I knew EVERY one of the clampers by name and even had environmental health waking me up at between 1-5am a few times trying to move me on! wtf is that about? It doesnt take long to figure out where is hot and wheres not though and how to avoid being clamped/towed.
And finally – A big boo hoo to the governments and councils though who are trying to squeeze every penny out of us all. Even when we are trying not to take anything to do with them they still want our blood. Fuck them allSeptember 22, 2009 at 11:06 am #1206923General LightingModerator
@Mr Mojo Risin 352244 wrote:
im not suggesting anyone drives without a license but living in a van doesnt mean ya need a ticket to drive – a good park up off the road is all ya need or stay TOTALLY legal and keep 2 fingers nice and clean so they sparkle when yer giving the council them from the comfort of yer legal van :Dl
I understand what you’re saying there, but if you were 18/19 again, with a motor vehicle, and the keys to it and a “bit” of driving experience if not a full license, would you not be tempted to take it for a spin at least once, whether or not you had a license? what about the effects of peer pressure?
I know I would in that situation… 😉September 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm #1206931greenelfParticipant
I moved out of my bus on sunday, and into a flat. I still have my bus but not for long, she’s being SORNed on the 30th and then byebye…
I’ll be going on my mum’s insurance for her Ka, she’s only 15 miles away so if I need a car that badly, I can steal hers 🙂
Feels vert peculiar being in a flat, but my bus didn’t feel like my home for the last few weeks, anyway. Strange one, that.
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