WICKHAM CP, FL—My salesman, Dan, said he’d never seen one with windows all around—his customers always ordering the solid sides since they use them to haul cargo. He said I was super lucky to find one with windows at all, that there had only been one in the entire southeastern US but by some bizarre coincidence, that one just happened to be sitting on the lot of a dealer across town. I nodded and smiled and said, “Hmm, imagine that” like this stuff happens to me all the time (which of course it does, but he didn’t know that).
We finished up and Dan said it was one of the smoothest deals he’d ever done. Even though I got more for my old truck and paid less than I expected for the new van, both of us were happy and Dan said that he wished all his sales were this easy.
It was easy too… it flowed. And when it did get clunky, when the paperwork guy tried to pitch me on the extended warranty, the dent and scratch repair, theft protection… all that “be afraid, be afraid” stuff, I just smiled and shook my head and said “Yeah… I won’t be needing any of that.”
It’s a Nissan NV. A big empty box. A blank canvas. It has the same footprint as my old truck, but high enough that I can stand up in it.
It should make an excellent stealth camper.
The plan is to slap together a temporary interior: move the solar over, add a floor, some insulation, a dresser, and a sofa/bed—then hit the road by October 1 for the fall season. Come winter, I’ll return to Florida and outfit it a bit more seriously (maybe).
It's Time To Wake Up
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It's Time Let Go
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