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Living full-time in my rolling tiny home has been the best decision of my life. Off-Grid living offers a peace and connection to life that you just can’t explain. When i first started van life i build a stealth camper van with the mindset the you had to live a stealth van life and i soon discovered that you can just live the city van life and boondock in the countryside and as long as you are respectful of the backcountry and cities you live in. Stealth van life in not necessary. Be proud of the life you choose to live, Share this van life journey with everyone. Remember Tiny Homes and The whole tiny house lifestyle is very popular and #vanlife is no different. When you don’t hide it people will come say hi and ask you questions. The world is more curious than hateful. Well……Welcome to my everyday van life adventures. My name is Chrome Valdez and i travel full-time with Cruz the bulldog. Stay weird everyone and thank you for being here.


  1. Seastorm 1978 on June 6, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Now you k ow "who loves you, baby?" We all do!!! And you too CruzπŸ’–πŸ’–

  2. Lockon Stratos on June 6, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Hope there are more meetups

  3. TheTruthlady on June 6, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    πŸ’―πŸ‘cool beans! 😎

  4. D Bentley on June 6, 2022 at 10:45 pm


  5. Magician VAN-ish on June 6, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    One of my favorite videos! Not only some great vans but also so much *love* from all the people who where there. A great video!πŸ‘

  6. Nancy Sesson on June 6, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    That was so cool. I loved the van of the guy who has the YouTube channel big sad adventure. I really loved his van. I tried to look up his channel on YouTube but nothing popped up so I’m kind of disappointed about that because I really would want to follow him but I could not find him on YouTube

  7. John Steven Perez on June 6, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you for showing us around during your meet up, Chrome. Lots of smiles from Cali.

  8. Pieter Huysken on June 6, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    I’m a mechanic that lives in Michigan, US, just watched that guy pull the heat shield off your exhaust and it was so satisfying. I’ve wanted to do that 20 second fix for you since you mentioned that that there was a weird rattle under the van. I’d love to see you swing this way through the states some day, our state is gorgeous!!

  9. RAVEN In A Van I Am on June 6, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Love, Love, Love !

    A Singing Bowl !! ( Tibetan Bell ) ❀❀❀

    CHROME !!!! — I’m a day late telling you this but I really need to post it here,…
    …. when I was cruising through North Central Wisconsin, I stopped at a QuikTrip gas station and parked in the parking lot next to it.
    I immediately noticed 2 Van’s, a truck with a box on the back, and a big 5th wheel, all parked side-by-side …..they were hanging out talking– THEN they kept STARING at the back of my van !
    As I was walking to the gas station, I heard them yell out REALLY loud,

    " WHAAAATS –UP WEIRDOOOS !!! " …..

    It turns out they noticed the STICKERS on the back of my van 😎😁
    I was BEAMING 😁😁 and gave them a wave. …they were traveling together……. a couple of my friends having witnessed that, wish a camera would have been rolling to capture that moment, ….
    that was the bomb !!! … and there was a promise to pass this along to you ……❀❀❀❀
    That was quite unexpected !!! – WOW –

    Chrome, … DO " Get Around " πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ β€πŸ‘

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  11. Vanlife-Doglife on June 6, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    I LOVE CRUZ ❀ 😍 πŸ’– I WANT HIM LOL πŸ˜†

  12. Viking Simon on June 6, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    One weirdo and his dog turn up, then lots of weirdos turn up. Looks like fun. πŸ™‚

  13. Raetta Daws on June 6, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Nice video! Thank you! I learned a lot!

  14. Traci McMurray on June 6, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    What a great meet-up! Lots of van ideas and such a sense of community. The world needs more of that feeling. ❀️

  15. Jane d’Arc on June 6, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    What lovely energy you have, happy trails to you!

  16. Luni Bom Bom on June 6, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you for paving the way for us van lifers! You bring a bright light to the industry.

  17. Romona Safree on June 6, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Fun video!

  18. γ‚΅γƒΌγƒγƒ³γƒˆ on June 6, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    "why does he hug?" lmao

  19. Tim Chisholm on June 6, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    You must have another pair of those "two different coloured shoes"? LOL!

  20. andrew richey on June 6, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Yeah that’s awesome dude, Little get together different ideas. Super cool, appreciate you sharing I’ll be following for more happy camping

  21. Cris Bearden on June 6, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Bruce! Make a channel, you are a fresh breath of air and seem happy and I think it would be nice to see things through your eyes.

  22. thomas25082 on June 6, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Now the cops going to know what to look for when kicking you out of public spots lol

  23. Deborah Beynon on June 6, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Awesome Chrome. Great wierdo gathering. Cool.

  24. William Randall on June 6, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Hey Chrome,love your mismatched shoes

  25. Gloria Kuepper on June 6, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Just Awesome & Inspiriting "Intimidating?" LOL. You are so Awesome keep it simply. LoVE

  26. TXladywolf01 on June 6, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Chrome, this video is great! Glad the officers got to see your van and others! Amazing. Love watching you.

  27. Bob Rouse on June 6, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Interesting that you pronounce Calgary as "Cal-Gary’ when we Americans pronounce it as "Cal-ga-ree"

  28. Bearded Nomad Vanlife on June 6, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    I wish there was more full time vanlifers in my area in Pennsylvania …. I wish I had the same outcome from my local police when I started vanlife . Instead they feel the need to harass me by waking me up just to ask what I’m doing then leaving cause I’m legally parked . All started by trying to talk to a few local cops so they knew I was nothing to worry about

  29. jason puchalla on June 6, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    By chance I seen this channel yesterday. And I’m now a fan. Keep it up.

  30. Theresa Zachert on June 6, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    So glad you had a great day. ❀️

  31. Cheryl Goldman on June 6, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Great video! Love the weirdos.

  32. Vanlife-Doglife on June 6, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    How does he do this lol . Crazy and awesome πŸ‘Œ

  33. David Clay Carrithers on June 6, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Great video!

  34. Rebecca Nostrant on June 6, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    I loved Calgary, when I visited. I stayed in a hotel across from the Needle building and ate dinner in that bldg. The hotel gave us tickets to get in for free.
    Great video and meet up! Take care Chrome and Cruise. Goldie in Jacksonville Florida

  35. DjNate Aka Soybean0915 on June 6, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Weirdo over there πŸ‘‰ Weirdo over here πŸ‘ˆ Awesome πŸ‘ Wish I could’ve be there & be part of the weirdo VanLife. ❀️ Long Beach, CA.

  36. Mary Kovalovich on June 6, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Chrome, sending love from Upstate New York. 🚐❀️😎

  37. ninjabookitty on June 6, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Another van lifer I follow, Travel Snacks, crossed over into Canada from the PNW earlier this year, and the border officials really kind of put her through the wringer, as they didn’t understand what she was doing or why she was there. So I’m really glad to see you all up there spreading the word and smoothing the way with public officials so they better understand what’s going on. I plan on heading up that way at some point in an SUV no-build build, and I hope I can have a great positive experience like this one. Kisses to Cruzy!! 😍

  38. thomas25082 on June 6, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Did you bear gifts as well

  39. Sylvia Beam on June 6, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    You really need to teach that dog some manners or get him fixed. Your dog is getting to embarrassing

  40. Mizz. Person on June 6, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Those are the nicest leopard-cow print shows that I have ever seen!!! Hahah Love your shoes, Chrome!!

  41. DC Wander on June 6, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Was on Calgary once.

  42. Darren Bingley on June 6, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    VERY COOL AS ALWAYS MANY THANKS darren Northampton England

  43. o2bntexas2 on June 6, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Looks like your tennis’s are on the wrong feet lol😎😷😁

  44. Kevin Van on June 6, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Hey Chrome where can I find out when you’re having a van meet up? I’m on Vancouver Island right now, if anyone knows of any events.

  45. VANCITY VANLIFE on June 6, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Good Morning Weirdos. I know there has been a more then usual gaps in videos lately…BUT we have been super busy working on my van Paint project over this past week…SO STOKED for you all to see the van. The paint videos start in the next day or two πŸ™‚ thanks for being here….HAVE AN AWESOME DAY

  46. Big Z Vanlife on June 6, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Chrome, BigZVanlifeadventure not big sad adventure lol πŸ˜ŠπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ see you again.. take care man

  47. Jason Luhning on June 6, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    I’m sorry I missed this, man I hope you do it again next year. I’m from med hat if you ever come through, theres always a parking place here for you.

  48. David Sager on June 6, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Have fun and take care and take it easy and enjoy it

  49. Wayfarer on June 6, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Knowing you’ve inspired so many people has gotta be such an amazing feeling.

  50. Neicey Little on June 6, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    You are so dope .

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