10 Reasons Why Van Life SUCKS

10 Reasons Why Van Life SUCKS

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Sometimes, Van Life sucks. In this video, I break down the top 10 reasons why I sometimes struggle with this lifestyle and things you might consider before moving onto the road full-time.

0:05 sometimes van life sucks
0:54 overnight parking
3:00 space
3:55 shower and bathroom
4:37 lack of normalcy
5:30 i got pulled over
7:17 legal stuff
8:20 taxes
9:42 lack of convenience
11:00 lack of privacy
12:44 mail + shipping
13:41 wifi + internet
13:12 breakdowns + maintenance
15:44 the truth about #vanlife

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  1. GroovySecondHalf on July 17, 2022 at 1:35 am

    My hubby and I traveled in our little camper full-time in Europe from April 2018 to March 2020 (yes start of covid). As much I we loved it – the life isn’t t for everyone. We’re moving our residency from Germany to Portugal and plan to get back on the road part-time soon. No words for filing taxes in the US and in Germany :(((((

  2. Francisco Gutierrez on July 17, 2022 at 1:36 am

    Your windows are tinted? Cause it looks like that guy can def see you 😂

  3. DJ Programer on July 17, 2022 at 1:38 am

    "Oh so you want to travel and see the world"

    No my home town is getting expensive af, my college said "this Diploma will get you a job" but I’ve been begging for a job for the past year, and I know that if I stay at home for a year longer I’ll go completely insane

    Basically it’s either get lucky in the next 8 months or go homeless on my own terms

  4. oscwildle1 on July 17, 2022 at 1:40 am

    This was one of the best videos I’ve seen regarding van life. I also gotta admit I kept watching because your van is super cute. But you highlighted some real sacrifices that come with a nomadic lifestyle and only a few people get to even attempt to do it. You have a great eye for directing and editing and that’s something that deserves merit all its own. Cheers to you and your adventures.

  5. monstercolorfun co on July 17, 2022 at 1:40 am

    You like a princess that cant’sleep on a pea through 10 matresses!!! Why not sleep 2 degrees upside down? it sound be fine any way round until some wheels are 10 inches different??? I am interested in slopes now. fabulous advice cheers.

  6. BKDDY on July 17, 2022 at 1:41 am

    You own more stuff than I do and I have a home.

  7. Toby Neufeldt on July 17, 2022 at 1:44 am

    Thanks for giving such a refreshing real life view of van life. It is really helpful to know the difficulties, and how to manage the daily grind. It’s not aways the bed of roses that may van lifers make it out be. I find that here in South Africa there are little to no facilities for the van life and one is completely dependent on tourist campsites, which I think don’t really exist in major cities that are not tourist attractions/tourist destinations. But I have not really tied the van life so I don’t really know…. I am in the process of setting up a tiny home community in Midrand Johannesburg & I will offer safe parking and facilities for camper vans. I love following your awesome videos and offering you encouragement as support where ever I can. I hope to be there for you when ever you are feeling down or lonely. Keep up the good work and thank you for an insight into your beautiful life. U are amazing… ❤️

  8. Mark Lennox on July 17, 2022 at 1:45 am

    I’m doing the van life thing out of necessity. Thanks for keeping it real Christian. I get lonely and depressed a lot but a good workout at PF helps a lot. 4 years and no knocks? That takes a lot of skill.

  9. GelFire QLD on July 17, 2022 at 1:53 am

    Life can be quite tiring in a van. Not so cheap at times too.
    Some days are spent solving problems that are fixed at home in 30 mins.
    I enjoyed 6 months travel, then got invited to caretake at a model airplane field that had facilities.
    I was there many months, learned to fly models I really enjoyed, then moved from the big city to that town
    1,400 km from my previous life! Still here 20 years later.
    Find that spot to park up, where you can meet people, contribute a bit and find opportunities.
    A farm may be a very smart choice the way things are going..

  10. Alfredo Sanchez on July 17, 2022 at 1:53 am

    Everything has its advantage and disadvantages. The thing I like most living in a van is RENT FREE. And you don’t have to deal with bad neighbors if you don’t like them just pack up and go. Just make sure you have a gun to protect yourself from crazy intruder.

  11. Weber Steve on July 17, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Wow! How much time does it take to produce such great content? I mean filming, cutting etc?

  12. Agusta Westland on July 17, 2022 at 1:57 am

    most funniest part is 00:01

  13. Jeff Ridens on July 17, 2022 at 1:57 am

    I think having a homebase piece of land or a little cabin somewhere while doing this will be reallly nice. I still want somewhere to get mail and hang out awhile see family etc.

  14. Dan Martin on July 17, 2022 at 1:58 am

    You are drop dead gorgeous! Just sayin!

  15. onefortheguns on July 17, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Full turkey food yum

  16. Bobby Lee Gunn on July 17, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Great info, thank you !

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  18. robyn on July 17, 2022 at 2:00 am


  19. Preston Smith on July 17, 2022 at 2:00 am

    I tried doing the car thing. It sucked. I can see a van being much better especially the way you have it where it’s much more comfortable and more thought out. Except I was in the city and if I went in the mountains I didn’t go very far from the city because I was going to work everyday. A lot of anxiety. A lot of anxiety it’s very hard to sleep. It’s much easier to sleep in a solid building where nothing can get you in your sleep. And I got pulled over once I didn’t know what the speed limit was I was going 55 come to find out it was 35 and then it turned 55 like right after where I got pulled over. So it didn’t seem like much of a difference. No ticket or anything.

    I kept feeling like I was going to wake up and there would be someone staring at me through the window. Not in the Curious way though. Then that sort of happened. Haha worse. Don’t ask. My friend bought a camper and he lives in that. It actually feels much more secure in a camper than a car.

  20. Jason K on July 17, 2022 at 2:00 am

    May God keep you safe.

  21. Guillaume Thevenot on July 17, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Im not proud of it but I still officially live at my parents, and they receive my mails and shippings, so Im a nomad with 3-6 months cycles. It helps me also to sleep in a real bed few nights per year, and in return I maintenance their hourse. That’s my way to stay "connected" to the society. Im a piano technician and I offer my services in workshops all over Europe.

  22. Feline Masseuse on July 17, 2022 at 2:01 am

    1. You live in a van.
    2. You drive a van.

  23. Francis de Briey on July 17, 2022 at 2:02 am

    Hi maybe van life sucks for some reasons and is great for others, but normal life as well, reason why so many want to go on the road. But yeah it’s good to be informed upfront about the annoying aspects of van life! One thing that has no price : feeling of freedom and beauty of nature. 2 aspects that living in society doesn’t offer.
    Thanks 😊

  24. Sarah Chung on July 17, 2022 at 2:04 am

    Thank you, I valued this video, it’s realistic and after watching your video I don’t think I can do this 😬

  25. John Nadherny on July 17, 2022 at 2:04 am

    Buy a shitkicker and eat ramen and tuna thts van life

  26. Adventures of Atorina on July 17, 2022 at 2:06 am


  27. vi zeath on July 17, 2022 at 2:07 am

    I just love watching the way people create space in their van/bus,

    But I myself would never see myself living this life in the future.

    I still prefer living inside an apartment building…

    Yes it might be expensive, but you mostly don’t need to worry about electricity problem or water problem, or wifi problem, cause the apartment manager would take care of it.

  28. MarQit Valyoue on July 17, 2022 at 2:07 am

    This was awesome!! I have been thinking of more minimal life and i thought about van-life. Watching your video you answered every single question.

  29. Marilyn Jones on July 17, 2022 at 2:09 am

    This helped me realize I don’t need van life. Car life or suv life will work fine for me. Too many extra expenses.

  30. William J. Dove, Jr. on July 17, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Have you considered trading in for a motorhome with a bathroom/ shower? Maybe a extended size so you won’t feel cramped? I’m shopping for one right now. I also use a digital mailbox that also doubles as a voicemail box. I keep a storage unit in my home state and I stockpile non perishable food and jugs of water… that’s a holdover from when I was homeless for a year. Just a few tips…loved the video.

  31. Greta Berry on July 17, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Keep plenty of baby wipes 🧻 🤣

  32. Nini L. on July 17, 2022 at 2:11 am

    I want semi van life only…😁
    I”m an introvert and am not fond of answering repeated questions by random spectators…

  33. Good ol’ Oregon Boi on July 17, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Another dummy that just wants attention. You don’t look like the type of person that would hack it anyways. There’s no spas on the road.

  34. Lisa Beare on July 17, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Thank you so much for this video. Was planning on retiring and just heading out, but because of your amazing inside. I feel that we need to keep our home base. But still head out and have fun…

  35. onefortheguns on July 17, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Full turkey food whoa

  36. Darren Yorston on July 17, 2022 at 2:12 am

    You should consider self levelling suspension for your van. Its extremly common for caravans as it will level the vehicle at the flick of a switch.

  37. kwastormayt on July 17, 2022 at 2:12 am

    where is wc

  38. ProcrastinaThor on July 17, 2022 at 2:16 am

    8:35 that has to be the most fake typing I have ever seen 😀 😀

  39. Jonathan Casillas on July 17, 2022 at 2:20 am

    I loved this video! I also want to compliment your speech! There were no filler words like “like” or “um” and made the video seem more professional and seamless. #speechgoals

  40. KAYLI Robinson on July 17, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Not for me but good luck gurl! 😇

  41. onefortheguns on July 17, 2022 at 2:23 am

    Food turkey whoa wow whoa how. Food what?!

  42. ScooterVixen on July 17, 2022 at 2:24 am

    Id put $5 tour per person sign lol
    make some cash.

  43. Pickle Tickle on July 17, 2022 at 2:26 am

    lol I live in a house and yet I don’t go outside. I guess van life is not for you.

  44. JoJo on July 17, 2022 at 2:26 am

    I did not get the bottle and the sleeping position. Can you explain that I’m interested.

  45. Jessica Kathryn on July 17, 2022 at 2:27 am

    I’ve lived in my SUV for over a year now, and lived in a tent and a Hyundai Accent before this. I love this video! It’s so accurate.

  46. JS VIDEO on July 17, 2022 at 2:28 am
  47. lorine S on July 17, 2022 at 2:31 am

    Fantastic vid!! Thank you

  48. The Warlock on July 17, 2022 at 2:33 am

    Half the problems are from having a shitty small can set up

  49. Johnathan Taylor on July 17, 2022 at 2:34 am

    I’d just call it life, shit happens. ✌❤

  50. The Casual Reviewer on July 17, 2022 at 2:34 am

    Definitely some pros and cons.
    Not all good, not all bad

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