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Old 02-11-2015, 08:30 AM   #21
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I would be a little concerned criminals no know where to find a millionaire sleeping in a van. Seems like a target now.
Yea, knowing he is somewhere in a VW van will allow crooks to zero in on him in a second.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:40 AM   #22
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Yea, knowing he is somewhere in a VW van will allow crooks to zero in on him in a second.
<snicker> I am envisioning all the dirty hippie folks I know who travel in similar vans suddenly being rousted from their campfires by opportunistic thieves in search of the millionaire.
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Yea, knowing he is somewhere in a VW van will allow crooks to zero in on him in a second.
That, and I don't think he's actually carrying the money around with him.
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So many stories of guys wasting their signing bonus. Some get really lucky, like Josh Hamilton. He went to hell and back, but only for the grace of his incredible gift -- which luckily didn't leave him in the depths of addiction.

This guy is smart. Maybe he'll make it in the MLB for a long run. But maybe not. If not, he has a backup plan... or at least the assets to start something new.
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I think this guy is crazy.

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Why? Lots of out of the way areas places to explore where a big RV just won't work. I've camped in my van a few times at bicycling events where there were no local hotels.
If he enjoys it, I say good for him.
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But he's just 21. I remember doing some pretty crazy things at his age.
When I was 26 I spent a week sleeping in a tent under the wing of a single-engine airplane, ate and showered in tents, the toilets were porta-potties, and I had a ball because it was all at one of the world's largest air shows. Okay, it wasn't a lifestyle but I would have been happy to make it one.
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Millionaire who lives out of a VW camper van

When I was 28, I lived in a tent for 5 months or so while I built our first house. Wasn't too bad at that age. I can easily see living in a van as a 21 yo.


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