Saturday, February 16, 2013

Farewell Minivan..

Goodbye you hunk of junk

I had a love hate relationship with my minivan.  I got it for what is essentially 500$, and put in probably another 3-400$ in various repairs.  It lasted me almost 2 years, so I suppose I got my moneys worth.  I used it as a daily commuter and as a sometimes bedroom.  I've now fully switched over to the cargo van, which is a little worse on gas but a lot less broken.  The accelerated move was prompted by the heating in the van giving out, even after I changed the thermastat.  It is just too cold here to be stuck with no heat, plus it would overheat and I definitely can't be on the side of the road.

I wasn't sure what to do with the thing, and just figured when i had time to cut the tank and radiator off, I would just scrap it.  Well I got a call asking if I would be willing to give it to someone who is struggling right now, they would be willing to fix what was wrong with it.  So, I gave it away to someone else, I just hope it isn't more of a problem than it is worth to them.  The guy seems pretty handy though, he even fixed the taillight on my cargo van :) 

I hope the weather heats up, can't wait to get started working on the cargo van.  I need to give it a new name...we jokingly called it "The Kidnapper" but now that i plan to be living it, this probably is a habit I should break lol

3 comments:

  1. Upgrading is always good! :)
    Happy to read you are on stage 2 van dwelling now. :) I began my van dwelling 2 years ago and managed an aggregate 7 months of living in my Ford e350. What a wonderful van. But I sold it too in favor of putting the proceeds towards either a taller van or a class B or C. So far, not found any online and I don't need it just yet. :) Cheers!

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    1. Yeah, for now it will work but i can already see myself wanting something taller lol

      Just looking forward to getting some money in the bank and stuff i've neglected taken care of.

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    2. That's my exact same feeling when I got my van home... a little taller would have been nice. But I knew that was just my "level one" vehicle home so I readily accepted its imperfections. Rock on!

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