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Jan 25, 2016
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Perhaps it would be a good idea to add a forum header for people's DIY vans, trucks, campers, and other whatever other housing/transportation type things that people are using to live a climbing lifestyle. Sometimes I see these threads come up and disappear and then come back again. I think a forum for the van-dweller lifestyle could reduce the number of created threads, as well as provide useful info for people interested in the subject and living that lifestyle. Topics that might come up are things like "where is a good place to park my van outside yosemite for an extended period of time", "Post your diy camper here", "how do you isolate your propane tank outside your rig".

It would probably be a slow moving forum, but I think it could harbor a lot of information that would be useful to climbers on a mobile lifestyle.
Eli Buzzell
From Lives in a 4runner
Joined Nov 21, 2010
4,378 points
Jan 25, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Yours truly on Treiber's Deception.
I think this is a great idea!!! DesertRat
Joined Jul 26, 2010
193 points
Jan 25, 2016
I think it's a great idea too. TimM
Joined Jan 24, 2006
13 points
Jan 25, 2016
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totally Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
374 points
Jan 26, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: cowboy ridge
+1

You could title it something like "Climbing Life" and expand the scope to cover the frequent "Where should I live?" posts in addition to transportation.
fossana
From leeds, ut
Joined Apr 30, 2006
13,062 points
Jan 27, 2016
Good Idea! I do a lot of builds for folks and love to geek out about this stuff, i think it would be great to have this on MP, so many of us could benefit. Let's not over complicate it. Confuse them and lose them....

Main header of : "Dirtbag DIY" ???? it has a ring to it!

and everything else.... camping areas near Yosemite... showers near Joe's Valley... can be in separate sub headers
ShireSmitty
From Boulda
Joined Jan 27, 2013
73 points
Jan 27, 2016
I really do like this idea, especially since I am trying to get one set up myself. So... who wants to head it up? Zachary Burton
Joined Aug 5, 2015
14 points
Jan 27, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Horizontal in Skin the Cat (5.12-).
Seems people think it is a good idea, we'd just need to come up with header and contact Nick to see if we can make it happen. Eli Buzzell
From Lives in a 4runner
Joined Nov 21, 2010
4,378 points
Jan 27, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Buffsta
I nominate Alex Honnold. Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
374 points
Feb 10, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Horizontal in Skin the Cat (5.12-).
bump Eli Buzzell
From Lives in a 4runner
Joined Nov 21, 2010
4,378 points
Feb 10, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Hidden valley
This would be super cool. All of my ideas for inspiration for my truck camper came from the climbing community. I must admit that I love looking at other peoples conversions as well...

+1
Collonious
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 17, 2008
45 points
Feb 10, 2016
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There are 1-2 threads of that nature per month and they very rarely gain any long term traction. I don't see any downside to adding the forum.... but it's just gonna be a ghost town. Jon H
From Boulder
Joined Nov 24, 2009
138 points
Feb 10, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Yours truly on Treiber's Deception.
Not so sure it would be a ghost town. I imagine there are plenty of people out there that are interested in sharing the projects they are working on, gathering information about how to get started and complete certain parts. DesertRat
Joined Jul 26, 2010
193 points
Feb 10, 2016
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+1 +1 +1 dperry427
From La Habra, California
Joined Apr 5, 2014
71 points
Feb 10, 2016
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+1! Stephen Ackley
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Apr 21, 2011
607 points
Mar 7, 2016
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Bump. This would be awesome! violetteta8
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jul 11, 2014
90 points
Mar 7, 2016
I think it would be great to see all the threads on this subject in one place - a reference library if you will. mike again
From Berkeley, CA
Joined Dec 24, 2015
35 points
Mar 7, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Yours truly on Treiber's Deception.
My GF and I are planning on picking up a van and doing a conversion in over the next couple years. It would be really great to have the climbing community chime in. Topics such as where to find the best deals on the vehicles (say 4x4 Sprinters) and the best deals on equipment for the build, as well as layouts etc. DesertRat
Joined Jul 26, 2010
193 points
Mar 7, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Horizontal in Skin the Cat (5.12-).
How many users do we need to have before we get this section? Eli Buzzell
From Lives in a 4runner
Joined Nov 21, 2010
4,378 points
Mar 7, 2016
There are already so many dedicated van conversion websites. Not that it would hurt to have a forum here, but it seems so redundant to the already-existing websites. FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
279 points


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