Pre-coffee, but my timeline was something like this:

  • 1988-1990 lived in a travel trailer
  • 2011 - built a minimal rig in a Ford Ranger with $25 craigslist camper shell
  • 2015 - started thinking about a campervan retirement ~2028, reading forums, posting on /r/vandwellers (different username)
  • 2016 - research intensifies, RTR
  • 2017 - bought vehicle, started the build
  • 2018 - transferred job to an area where I could live in the van and save money
  • late 2019 - work got shitty, realized I had enough $$ to retire early