I’m at the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous or RTR for short. For those not familiar with the term rubber tramp, a rubber tramp is basically a hobo on wheels. The wheels can be anything from the largest RV or bus to a motorcycle. All types of person are rubber tramps from all different socio-economic classes. On one side of me is a retired circuit board designer from Intel. Across from me are hippies selling barley and beet juice shots.
I’m here because my wife Nicole and I are in the process of becoming full-time vandwellers, a subclass of rubber tramp I guess. I came down here to learn more about the lifestyle from the people who live it all the time.
In the photo above is my rig, the white cargo van. I’ll put up detailed posts about the different modifications made to it to make it into a stealth camper van. Stay tuned. Behind my white van you can see a blue-black van owned by Youtube blogger Dave2d. Check out Dave’s channel and others if you are curious about the lifestyle.
While, I am fairly new vandwelling, I do have some experience. Nicole, the cats, and I lived out of the van for 2-3 months total last year to see if living this way suited us. It did and now we are working toward becoming full-timers ourselves.
This process for us is well underway. In this blog I will document how over the next year or so we prepare for finally going full-time. I will also do flashbacks to fill you in on the journey thus far.