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


  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!

    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.

    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!