BEST Van Life Camping: $25 a Month Rent NEAR YUMA While Living in a Van

BEST Van Life Camping: $25 a Month Rent NEAR YUMA While Living in a Van


Pilot Knob LTVA (which stands for Long Term Visitor Area) is only about 20 miles from Yuma, Arizona. The location is fantastic. You can stay at Pilot Knob for 7 months for $180 dollars. So you can live almost with rent free, while you work and save money! School bus driving is a great job to consider! You could drive a bus for about 7 months a year and then have the summers off.

LTVA’s require you to have a 10 gallon water tank and you might want to consider getting a generator and a window AC unit for the hotter months. This is a great option to consider! Let us know in the comments below what you think? Would you want to have cheap rent while saving up money?

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  1. JB stuff on May 23, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    What do you do for showers at a place like this?

  2. Dario Mendoza on May 23, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    here in florida georgia and most big cities people have one regular 8 hours and the other Uber doordssh or any other second Job that involves working to 12PM!!!! to barey pay for you rent or Mortgage!! its Insane, ABUSIVE you LIFE will be A SWEATSHOP IN America USA for the RESt of you life if the AmericaN goverment doesnt come and REIN IN these RENT SLUMLORDS!!!!

  3. mary mchugh on May 23, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    I’m confident in my abilities, I have camped in one way or another for over 50 yrs. Its family and friends that have the fear in my case.

  4. phjf on May 23, 2023 at 1:46 pm


  5. Walt O'Bringer on May 23, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Bob! If I stay at pilot knob, where do I dump my tanks?

  6. Brenda McChristy on May 23, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    I want this. God Bless you Bob.

  7. Aaron Miller on May 23, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Can I stay there in my car? no black tank or whatever.

  8. donald frazier on May 23, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Just don’t get your mail delivered to the chevron . The manager the dumb blonde has been caught multiple times stealing and going through other people’s mail.

  9. Richard Dibble on May 23, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    right on man! thought of camping out and finding a job in quartzsite….. but Yuma Arizona…. I’m really, really interested in….

  10. Natilee Cosine on May 23, 2023 at 1:55 pm


  11. Cynthia Aiken on May 23, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    fyi, sleep apnea will disqualify you from a cdl. also military service. get treated.

  12. Keith kowack on May 23, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    Bob the pilot Knob ๐Ÿ˜†

  13. Don Williams on May 23, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for the info. I’m getting ready to retire and I’m looking for a warm place to spend the winter.

  14. Wolf on May 23, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Great Idea!!
    I might as well give it a shot!

  15. vicki ryan on May 23, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Been to. Yuma twice loved it

  16. Jesse on May 23, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    What do you do about water ?

  17. Richard Lodwick on May 23, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    How would I go about catching up with a caravan or, since we are total newbies, find y’all out there? Would feel safer at first with others who are experienced. We’ve got some med tests coming up so we’re maybe 6 months away…. or less. Thanks

  18. Cathy Morrison on May 23, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Can not wait to become a NOMAD Bob!!!

  19. Glamper Jan on May 23, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Alwats wanted to check Out Pilot Knob!! Thanks!

  20. Kenneth Bailey on May 23, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    You areAmazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Joyce on May 23, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you!

  22. Walt O'Bringer on May 23, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks again Bob!

  23. Susan Martin on May 23, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Love This ! Thank you Bob . You have the greatest attitude for helping others , God Bless you. P.S. Loved Codyโ€™s Paw- ty Video also ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰!!

  24. Sydney Johnson on May 23, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    I’m retired don’t want to work can I still live there for 180.00 amonth for Oct thru Feb?

  25. Mike on May 23, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Cost is to high on the road.

  26. Kathy Flinn on May 23, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    How safe is it?

  27. 91stangboy on May 23, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Love this you inspire me

  28. Caroline Hannah on May 23, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Good to know thanks for sharing.

  29. crimson clover HP on May 23, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Hi, great content ; thinking of your beautiful mother and brilliant father : thankful for your arrival

  30. Dino Sanchez on May 23, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Would they care if I didn’t have good inspection stickers or insurance for my RV?

  31. JP Davis on May 23, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Yuma’s a good town (medium Az City) with locals who are down
    to earth and friendly. A lot of living options in Yuma for retiree’s.
    Yes it one of the Hotest zones in the States, but even Phoenix
    and Palm Spring is only 8 degree’s cooler, so no real difference.

  32. Adventure Seeker on May 23, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    The CDL drivers license is a great option but folks should be aware that there are quite a few medical disqualifiers that people need to be aware of. But..
    It’s a very good idea non the less.

  33. Richard Kennedy on May 23, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    This is amazing information

  34. Laurie Estes on May 23, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    2 1/2 years ago I bought 20 acres about seven tenths of a mile, north from where you filmed this video.
    It was supposed to be my retirement home, and it is right next door to the 5 acre home that my mom and stepdad built about 40 years ago.
    Long story short, couldn’t find contractors, or CA licensed well driller (Imperial county will not let you bring in, and store potable water) and had to buy a house in the foothills for my mom and I.
    I was hoping to develop it into something where friends and possibly a couple of snowbirds could spend time camping (really close to the sand dunes, and off course lots of places to explore, off road).
    It’s sad, but there have been several people that were trying to develop a home in this small area (Sidewinder road, north), and some still are. There are some folks that built at the same time as my mom and stepdad that are still there.
    Never would have thought in a million years that it would end up to be something that wouldn’t be doable.
    I’m keeping the land for now…
    Great video, and ideas!

  35. EvolveYourself on May 23, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    The rare person on YouTube who actually helps humanity instead of just chattering.

  36. Darold Carter on May 23, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Does Pilot knob have utilities and water? What about a shower and bathroom and appliances?

  37. ninjabookitty on May 23, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    But y’all running out of water lol

  38. Mc outdoors68 on May 23, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Bob I’m a Canadian with my cdl would this work for me ??

  39. Nia Mays on May 23, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Here is the other one

  40. SlowPCGaming on May 23, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Or work your butt off for several years in order to really build up your nest egg. Take some time off without worry of being stranded some place when your vehicle breaks. Or the cost of fuel skyrockets because a Democrat President took the nation off of energy independence.

  41. George Hampton on May 23, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    You’re giving me flashbacks of an old bus driver named Diane Biggs, her route caused her to pass our house twice and we use the first pass as a warning and then we would run out to catch the second pass, which conveniently put the door and the bus on our side of the street. For some reason that evil broad insisted on us being out there for the first pass. I can’t remember but I think there was a parental intervention on that. I was so glad when our previous bus driver Fran was our bus driver the next year.

  42. mike ames on May 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    Great topic Bob , I is it possible for Canadians to work in Arizona?

  43. channel view on May 23, 2023 at 2:35 pm


  44. Michael Moore on May 23, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    And it’s a lot closer to San Diego.

  45. Wideawake Totruth on May 23, 2023 at 2:39 pm


  46. vanessa Boman on May 23, 2023 at 2:41 pm


  47. Mark Lally on May 23, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    its sad we have come to this in the US

  48. Mae Hay on May 23, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Bob itโ€™s been enlightening listening to the advantages of living or working at this place. Iโ€™d like to visit it first then decide if I want to work there. For the price it seems like an inexpensive/affordable place to stay. Iโ€™m curious as to exactly what it offers so I could come prepared to work or stay. Maybe this community can help me since someone probably has stayed there.

  49. Debra Strayer on May 23, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    how do u handle your garbage?

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