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Built To Go! A #Vanlife Podcast

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Built to Go is your #vanlife companion for long days on the road, working on your rig, or just relaxing by that perfect spot. Self-build? Living in your vehicle? Stealth Van? Our magazine format has something for every #vanlife interest.

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United States

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Built to Go is your #vanlife companion for long days on the road, working on your rig, or just relaxing by that perfect spot. Self-build? Living in your vehicle? Stealth Van? Our magazine format has something for every #vanlife interest.

Language:

English

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8027340662


Episodes
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216 Heat! Pests! Coffee Cups, Fridge Types, Stones, and Kira and the Survival Pod

6/18/2024
TWO Main features this week, how to deal with the heat and how to deal with pests. Then we'll slow down and enjoy some coffee mugs, learn about the two different fridge types, encounter some bad stones, visiting a firefighting museum and enjoy Kira and the Survival Pod. Grrrrrr.... I need a van cat. Beating the Heat https://amzn.to/3KUp0p6 PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/4eubjuU A PLACE TO VISIT https://nebraskafirefightersmuseum.org/ RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://www.youtube.com/@KiraandtheSurvivalPod Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:41:53

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215 Trailer Life? Flex Paste, Small Toilet, Stolen Tractor, Shute

6/12/2024
Is trailer life the way to go? Maybe! Let's take a look. And let's explore the realities of an inexpensive and small cassette toilet, find out where Shute fell (but not why), and steal a tractor. Realities of a 33 gallon tank NEWS https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2024/06/11/apple-ios-18-imessage-satellite-camping-hiking/https://www.autoevolution.com/news/ram-recalls-promaster-vans-for-two-separate-issues-235249.html https://www.rvtravel.com/rv-retail-sales-continue-sour-10-percent/ PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/3z6U1Ua A PLACE TO VISIT https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/where-shute-fell RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://factoryrvsurplus.com/ Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:37:28

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214 The Shakedown! Cheap Tools, Free Casino Money, Meow Wolf, Missing Ingredients

6/5/2024
Prepare for your shakedown! Your first trip will reveal all the flaws in your rig. It's OK! It's part of it. We also find some cheap and good tools, visit a few different planets, use chicken broth instead of beer, and watch a magician get free money at a casino. The rig. Shaken, not stirred. PRODUCT REVIEW https://www.menards.com/main/search.html?search=North+Tech A PLACE TO VISIT https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/nature/fireflies.htm RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://www.allrecipes.com/article/common-ingredient-substitutions/ Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:38:36

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213 All About TIRES, Fan Option, Propane Perils, Blinking Trees, PVC Wood

5/29/2024
Tires are one of the most important part of your rig, and yet they're often ignored. Let's fix that. We'll also learn a bit about propane, try some PVC wood, review some fans and watch trees blink. My beloved Nokian Outposts PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/3R4nRPs A PLACE TO VISIT https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/nature/fireflies.htm Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:35:53

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212 Scamp Lessons, Bidets, Water Pump, Pig Slime, Drive Thru Tree, Meetups

5/22/2024
I've just about done renovating the Scamp, and I've learned some things that might help your build. We'll also explore the potential of bidets, try out a small water pump, drive through at tree, and find the ultimate list of vanlife meetups. Tiny yet huge! NEWS https://vanfestusa.comhttps://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/experts-react/what-to-know-about-bidens-new-tariffs-on-chinese-evs-solar-cells-and-more/ TECH TALK https://amzn.to/3wIupfMhttps://amzn.to/3Kbpjf1 PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/3yufQgf A PLACE TO VISIT http://famousredwoods.com/tour_thru/ RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://explorevanx.com/van-life-gatherings-events/ Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:40:55

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211 Time Travel, Diesel Heater Power, Phone Holder, Lost Mine, Road Construction

5/15/2024
A thought occurred, and it must be shared. Please bear with me. We'll also talk about right-sizing diesel heaters, review a phone holder that also charges, visit a lost mine and one of the largest arcades in the world. The Scamp and Tikibago bathed in aurora. NEWS https://www.masslive.com/news/2024/05/planet-fitness-membership-increases-from-10month-for-first-time-since-1998.htmlhttps://gasprices.aaa.com/https://skeptoid.com/events/30273 PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/3wJHp4z A PLACE TO VISIT https://www.funspotnh.com/ RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:34:16

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210 Weird Van Thoughts, Kleen Tank, Leech Beach, Etsy, Drive In

5/8/2024
Every have those late night thoughts? Are they different when you're in your van? Mine are. We'll also visit Wellfleet, shop Etsy, clean our black tanks, and learn why conduit is a good thing. Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo This tree was watching me NEWS https://www.ramtrucks.com/ram-promaster/cargo.htmlhttps://www.edmunds.com/car-news/mercedes-benz-citan-compact-van-under-consideration-for-us.phtmlhttps://gmauthority.com/blog/2024/02/gm-may-have-canceled-next-generation-chevy-express-gmc-savana-vans/ TECH TALK https://amzn.to/4acADlL PRODUCT REVIEW https://kleentank.com/tank-solution-recipe/ A PLACE TO VISIT https://www.wellfleetcinemas.com/drive-in-theatre/ Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:40:21

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209 RVing VS Vanlife, Tire Screws, Undermount AC, Gates of the Arctic, Flatland

5/1/2024
Is Vanlife just RVing in smaller vehicles? Not really! Let's take a look at what's the same and what's different. We'll also play with some new "tire screws," Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo LOTS of vans waiting for repair at the Mercedes Benz dealer TECH TALK https://undermountac.com/collections/aconly/products/12v-undermount-air-conditioner-for-class-b-van-or-rv-a-c-only-ducted PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/4a3SGdL A PLACE TO VISIT https://www.nps.gov/gaar/ RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onf5xiFnIJs Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:34:36

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208 YES you can have AC!, Large Bladder, Adam Savage, Custom Mattress

4/24/2024
Folks, it's time to consider having AC for your van. Off Grid! It's never been more possible, but it's still not easy. We'll also look at a large water bladder, visit some space junk, find a mattress solution and hear a story about a Mythbuster. Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo Adam Savage, Hal Bidlack and Jeff Wagg. Photo by Sheila Dee NEWS https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2024/04/supreme-court-grants-pass-homeless-case.htmlhttps://www.southeastiowaunion.com/news/jefferson-county-to-begin-construction-on-new-14-stall-campground/https://www.slashgear.com/1563830/new-vans-surprisingly-fuel-efficient/ AC IN YOUR VAN https://amzn.to/44moSI3 PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/4dcZk47 A PLACE TO VISIT https://www.manitowoc.org/2189/About-Sputnik RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://www.tochta.com/ Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:38:09

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207 A VanLife Code? Romex, Cheap PWM, Munzee, Soporific Thoreau

4/17/2024
Is it time for a crowd-sourced code of ethics for vanlifers? Let's discuss. We'll also explain why Romex is NOT for vans, how a cheap PWM controller might be all you need, and we play a bit of Munzee. And then a Walden nap! Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo Bad picture of an amazing moment. PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/4ddjzin A PLACE TO VISIT https://www.munzee.com/ RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:36:24

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206 Getting Help, Stupid Truck Trick, American Vikings, Toilet Brush

4/10/2024
Help! You're in trouble! What do you do? Let's talk about some devices and strategies to get back to civilization. We'll also visit weird Boston, save some data on our hotspot, and play with... a toilet brush? Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo The start of an emergency satellite message on an iPhone. GETTING HELP https://amzn.to/4cMTDJW TECH TALK https://amzn.to/3vwOXay PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/4cGX4C3 A PLACE TO VISIT https://www.scandinavianaggression.com/public-service-announcement-for-new-england-monuments-to-greatness Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:36:08

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205 Propane vs. Butane vs. Electric, African Van Drive, Roll o Lights, Buckingham Fountain

4/3/2024
Propane, Butane or Electric? What's best for heat and cooking? YES! We'll also play with a new lighting idea, visit an iconic fountain, take a rid in Africa and find an easy way to check the weather. Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo The Toyota Quantum. NEWS https://www.wsj.com/personal-finance/van-life-living-96f4e986https://www.readersdigest.co.uk/inspire/life/embracing-the-van-life-helped-me-beat-the-cost-of-livinghttps://www.businessinsider.com/van-life-road-trip-convinced-nomadic-lifestyle-is-for-me-2024-3 PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/3U3axNhttps://amzn.to/3U2QAWK A PLACE TO VISIT https://loopchicago.com/listings/buckingham-fountain TALES FROM THE ROAD https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-68690454 Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:42:47

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204 AI Takes on Vanlife, Rice Krispie Kayaking, Pie Machine, Generators, CarMax

3/27/2024
What does AI have to say about Vanlife? Turns out, quite a bit, but can we trust it? Let's see. We'll also explore gas generators, and unique vending machine in Texas, encounter some powerful critters, and review CarMax. Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo A jackal in the wild. NEWS https://www.motor1.com/news/713335/vw-no-market-id-buzz-camper/https://vanfestusa.com/https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/stock-market-today-dow-jones-03-06-2024/card/rv-stocks-drop-after-airstream-parent-flashes-demand-warning-ADgKFLMUqnmGoQDQv48t RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety A PLACE TO VISIT https://berdollsquirrel.com/index.php?cID=127 Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:44:00

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203 Truck Vs. Van, Capetown, Toaster, Drill Problem, Eye Safety

3/20/2024
Whew! I did some math, and it's led me to some difficult decisions. You'll see. We'll also explore Capetown, make some toast, and learn how to not go blind. Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo The view from Robben Island. PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/49kj3Ml RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:40:00

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202 5 GREAT Driving Roads, Give Up on USB A, Wine Bottle Lights

3/13/2024
Sometimes, it's nice to remember the DRIVING part of travel. It can be fun! Here are five great drives. We'll also look at why you should NOT install USB A ports, we'll review some simple wine bottle lights, and tell three impossible stories that are all true. Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo And then there's THIS weird story... PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/48vNCOr TECH TALK https://amzn.to/3Plg4fr Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:31:42

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201 The 5V Van, Floor Glue, Moroccan Rocks, Mermaids

3/6/2024
5v Van? We’re getting to the point where it’s possible for “light” builds. It’s a great option for no builds! And you can add CarPlay Android Auto to just about any radio, why should you avoid gluing flooring, a quick geologic trip to Morocco, and a visit with some mermaids! Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo Alas... 5V VAN ◦ Lights https://amzn.to/3Ij4I7q ◦ Vents Fan https://amzn.to/3IcH6Bp ◦ Heating pads https://amzn.to/48tYtZq ◦ Cooking https://amzn.to/3UToKNC ◦ Hand Warmer https://amzn.to/3TbGWk5 NEWS • e-Sprinter • https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/electric-mercedes-benz-esprinter-a-small-step-for-van-a-giant-leap-for-van-kind/ PRODUCT REVIEW • Jensen JDASHCP adds CarPlay and Android Auto to most stock stereos • https://amzn.to/3SSY8cP TECH TALK • Solar Security Lights - these work fine, but there are many choices • https://amzn.to/4bUqiNb A PLACE TO VISIT • Mermaid Museum! • https://www.mermaidmuseum.org/ RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION • Simple Enough Explores Gig Work • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Eo2mvBqau8 Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:34:25

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200 The iOverlander Problem, Quartzsite Attack, CarPlay, Nomad Wiki

2/28/2024
iOverlander is the go to app for many of us. But there's a problem, and there may not be a way to fix it. We'll also take a look at an "attack" in Quartzsite, a way to add CarPlay to stock radios, and a great new resource, Nomad Wiki. Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo Reading signs is wise... PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/3SSY8cP TECH TALK https://amzn.to/4bUqiNb RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION http://nomadlife.wiki/ Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:38:13

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199 Trailer as Vanlife? Ottoman Cover, Dangerous Monitor, Blythe Intaglios, Lateral AGAIN

2/22/2024
Is a camping trailer part of "vanlife"? I say yes. Why not? We'll discuss the pros and cons of living the life as a toad. We'll aslo find a clever way to hide your toilet, discover a problem with winter food, visit some giants, and nearly die because of a design problem. Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 Some Skookie folks doing the do. If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo Ok, maybe not quite a "big rig." PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/3wsuZOc A PLACE TO VISIT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blythe_Intaglios RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://lateralcast.com/ Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:35:00

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BONUS - Why I'm in Florida and 10 Lessons Learned

2/19/2024
Folks - this week was eventful, and completely unanticipated. But here I sit in Florida, and I offer you a lengthy explanation and a list of lessons learned from it. This is NOT a normal episode. If you don't like the Tales from the Road! Segment, this isn't an episode you're likely to enjoy. But - if you're one of those who listens because I soothe you to sleep - yes, this is for you. :)

Duration:00:41:42

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198 Skookies!, Alternate Power for Diesel Heater, Folding Dog Pool, Chasing 70

2/8/2024
Skoolies are great! But they're not without challenges - let's explore. We'll also "ride the whirlwind," visit an art museum, encounter a Catch 22, and Chase 70º. Travel with us on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic! Details at: bit.ly/CofCDanube24 Some Skookie folks doing the do. If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit BuyMeACoffee.com/BuiltToGo NEWS https://www.wusf.org/politics-issues/2024-02-07/florida-bill-ban-public-sleeping-camping-explained PRODUCT REVIEW https://amzn.to/49jBGjM A PLACE TO VISIT https://bocamuseum.org/art/smoke-mirrors-magical-thinking-contemporary-art RESOURCE RECOMMENDATION https://www.chasing70degrees.com/ Some links are affiliate links. If you purchase anything from these links, the show will receive a small fee. This will not impact your price in any way.

Duration:00:34:00