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Tour Of The Ambulance Van I Bought to Live In

It's not my first van. Who knows if it will be my last. I did a thing though. I still don't know what I'm doing. Ha. I bought a 1998 Ford E350 7.3 Liter Powerstroke turbo diesel. Also it is a Quigly 4wd conversion.

When you buy an ambulance there is tons of things you don't expect. The cool parts are all the pre built cabinetry it comes with. Also the front power technically is set up to be separate from the front power but they rip all the sirens and other electrical out so quickly that I have been having some problems with the electrical side of things. Overall I was able to make this thing livable within a few days which is super awesome.

Some of the things I still have to figure out is how I will put a roof vent in, how I will mount a roof rack system and the power situation!

Overall ambulances or vanbulances are super cool and offer a really good base structure to begin with. Check out what the ambulance I bought looked like right when I first got it!


A message from the Editor

“Vanning Ain’t No Joke.” This is all my friend Brad Parker said to me after showing him photos of this 1978 Dodge Tradesman 200 I was going to buy to live in. I had no idea what this meant at the time. I had no idea what I was doing. That little saying stuck in my head. I didn’t know why he had said that originally but I sure do now. Living in a van forces you outside your comfort zone. You are constantly learning and growing. You are always facing problems you have to overcome. You are always moving, always going...

Vanning definitely Ain’t No Joke!!!


After 4 years of living in a van, many people have told me they live in vans because of me or that I have changed their lives. That’s where this magazine comes from. I thought to myself. If I could change peoples lives just from living my own life and show it on Instagram then how can I do this on a bigger scale? Not only do I have tons of stories and information to share but I know lots of people who also do. 


I called my brother Neal Eisler and asked him if they wanted to start a van life magazine with me. We could change peoples lives I told them. After getting them on board, we got to work to make something we could be proud of...something that could not only change peoples lives but change peoples mindsets. I am really excited to share this first issue with everyone and can’t wait to share future issues we haven’t written yet. 

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