A #Vanlife Flirtation

Our nomadic journy begins with Dodgy, a 1986 Dodge Ram commuter van. It is our flirtation with the much publicized #vanlife. The lessons we learn while banging around in this retro rig shapes what we want in the long run.

A 1986 3500 Dodgy Ram Van

In 2014, a family member has a 1985 Dodge 350 commuter van rotting away in the backyard. We think it will be fun to fix up. In fact, we do manage to get it running. Yet, it keeps breaking down and we can never get the air conditioning to consistently work. We jokingly refer to the van as ‘Dodgy' due to its unreliable nature.