The Journey Ends ... for a bit!!
Selly Van is up for sale!!
I’ve lived and traveled across the country in my 2017 Ram Promaster 2500 high roof van for a year and a half. I loved it so much I thought I would continue for ten more. However, life changes have made me settle down for a couple of years. So now she awaits her next rider.
She has about 100,500 miles on her. Is insulated. Professional cabinetry. Webasto heater works awesome. It's probably my favorite part of the van. She has 300w of solar on roof 3/100amp hour Relion lithium ion batteries. 2000w Renogy inverter. I am including my induction cooktop and one burner propane stove as well as 2 camp chairs. The mini fridge is great but that should be upgraded to a dc fridge cuz it draws a lot of power. Awesome 12 speed Maxxair fan works as well as AC and uses little power.
Toilet ... I had the easiest system ever!!! Only went #2 four times in 15 months in the van ... I simply used a 5 gallon bucket with toilet seat cover, plastic bag and kitty litter ... for emergencies only. Then inside the bucket i had an ovalish juice pitcher with cover for #1. It was super easy to empty and clean. Originally i set the bucket up till i could buy a compost toilet, but it was so easy i kept it. No fuss. No smells. Early dunky/coffee runs most mornings. I also had a membership at Anytime Fitness for showers and it worked out GREAT!! No mold worries in the van and they are plentiful all across the country.
Bed is a nearly queen conversion and is super comfortable. Turns into seating for 4-6 ppl. Lagun mounted butcher block table pivots, swivels and easily comes apart.
Awesome deep sink and beautiful faucet. Water system is unfinished. I changed my mind about the system and went with easy peasy … using gallons of water for dishes. there is a four gallon water heater and waterpump onboard and there is space for a 20 gal tank. I lived in it full time happily without the full system hooked up.
Tons of storage under the bed platform and seats.
Call me with any questions.
Appointments to test drive may be made after March 1st.
Welcome to my travel site!
In September of 2021 I left my little apartment and moved into a van. I spent 3 months getting used to the lifestyle locally and on January 1st 2021, left Massachusetts to travel for a couple of years. Having just turned 60, I felt like "Now is The Time!"
I know a lot of people who have a similar desire to live more freely. So I created this site to share my experiences.
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Thanks for checking it out!
A Longheld Dream
I don't remember how the idea solidly formed. It probably began after reading Even Cowgirls Get The Blues and all those Outdoor magazines in high school. Either way it definitely was back then that I first dreamt of getting in (or on) a vehicle and meandering along the backroads across this awesome country.
In 2011, at 50 years old, I began traveling in my Jeep Renegade with 600 pounds of Selenite Crystal offering educational presentations and guided meditations with them. I LOVED IT!! For years I journeyed across the US, sometimes for several months, staying with friends and family along the way. But it was not quite the same as what I had imagined as a teenager; relaxed and freely wandering.
I was always rushing to meet a scheduled stop, and spent way too much time on the highways whizzing by all the interesting places I was drooling to stop at. And every time I returned to Massachusetts there was the challenge of finding a new place to stay. Whenever I saw a cool looking van pass by, I was inspired. That's the way to go!
Vans are small enough to drive comfortably and park stealthily, yet large enough to make a small home and Jewelry Studio in, like little condos on wheels! The pandemic pushed me even harder to make a change. My Jewelry Business was all on-line so I was free to work wherever I wanted. So in October 2020, I bit the bullet and bought a 2017 Dodge Promaster to convert into my new digs. Each month I released my possessions, letting so much go. It felt awesomely freeing!
I did most of the work on the buildout myself but had some much needed help with cabinetry, plumbing and electric. Selly was completed in September ... and off I went!!