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Vanlife Trends 2023

Vanlife Trends 2023

Vanlife has become a popular trend in recent years, and it continues to gain momentum as more people are drawn to the idea of living a nomadic lifestyle on the road. 

With the rise of social media, the vanlife community has grown and evolved, leading to new trends and innovations in the industry. 

Let’s explore some of the latest vanlife trends that are shaping the industry in 2023.

Vanlife Wifi

One of the biggest trends in vanlife is the increasing demand for reliable and fast wifi connections. In today's world, people rely heavily on the internet for work, entertainment, and communication, and vanlifers are no exception. With the post-pandemic rise of remote work and digital nomads, vanlife wifi has become a necessity for many people. 

To meet this demand, van builders are now offering built-in wifi systems as standard features in their van builds. Some even offer satellite internet options for those who venture off the beaten path. With vanlife wifi, you can work from the road, stay connected with friends and family, and stream your favorite shows on those rainy days.

Livable Vans

Gone are the days of cramped and uncomfortable living spaces in vans. In 2023, livable vans are a top priority for van builders and vanlifers alike. 

The new generation of van builds is all about maximizing space and creating a comfortable and functional living environment. From usable kitchens to queen-sized beds (ours are between a queen and a king…), van builders are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in a van build. 

If you want more livability and comfort out of your van, key features to look out for include:

  • Plenty of storage
  • Dedicated spots for all the essentials
  • Built-in window screens
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium insulation

Plenty of storage provided by the upper cabinets and under the bench seats – a spot for all the essentials! Dinette easily converts to a bed stretching the width of the van and 75 inches length wise (in between a Queen & King size for reference). Roll out the mattress pad topper and viola, you have a roomy sleeping space for two (or more)! The driver side mounted windows open awning style to keep the breeze flowing even if it happens to be raining. Windows also offer built in screens & black out curtains. The max air fan along with premium 3m thinsulate insulation in the build keeps this rig cool when you want and the optional diesel heater warms you up on the cold mountain nights.

Here at Sandy Vans, we prioritize both function and livability—there’s no reason why you can’t have both comfort and adventure!

Turns out, you can have an epic van rig that also drives like a fully-loaded Mercedes. Vanlife is more comfortable and enjoyable than ever before.

Custom Configurability

Whether you’re chasing snow, sunshine, waves, or wind, there are more options than ever before to tailor your van to best fit your needs. 

You no longer have to shell out five or more figures for custom components—you can buy them a la carte and customize your van yourself.

Sandy Vans Roof Rack

There are so many great exterior add-ons out there you can buy to accomplish this, including:

And of course, there are limitless ways for you to customize your van’s interior to make it feel like home. From custom wood paneling, to cushion accents, to hardware, there are more options than ever before for you to make your van yours. 

One newer growing trend is installing beautiful custom tables.

Customize your van table and make it your own.

Van Culture

Vanlife is more than just a mode of transportation: It's a culture and a way of life. As the vanlife community continues to grow, so too does the sense of community and camaraderie among vanlifers. 

In 2023, van culture is all about connection, collaboration, and creativity. Vanlife events and meetups are becoming more common, providing opportunities for vanlifers to connect with one another and share their experiences on the road. 

Social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube also continue to play a huge role in fostering the vanlife community, with vanlifers sharing their journeys and tips with others around the world.

Greetings from Baja!

Vanlife is an ever-evolving trend that continues to captivate the hearts and minds of people around the world. With vanlife wifi, livable vans, trending van models, and a strong sense of community, vanlife is more accessible, comfortable, and enjoyable than ever before.

If you're thinking about hitting the road in a van, now is the perfect time to join the vanlife movement and experience the freedom and adventure that comes with life on the road.


- Sandy Vans #FocusedonLiving

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