I just dont buy into this new massive wave of peeps living on the road,we know it's no walk in the park and many will not last their 1st winter, so dont get too worried.
This site has very few active members these days and now even fewer who are full time nomadic. It’s not the hippy crew who have swelled the number of folk living in their vehicles. Many of those who now choose this way of life are escaping the property trap and prefer to spend money to reside on campsites, using unofficial stopping places when convenient.
Just attending the quirky campers festival 2019 showed me the diversity of van dwellers and those making use of converted vehicles these days to explore the country on the cheap or live closer to their place of work, even if they own property not.
During the 1980’s (convoy days) when even vehicle insurance and mot wasn’t a priority, we were experiencing negative feedback from society and local authorities, resulting in traditional stopping areas being restricted. Many large unofficial sites were closed down.
Look at the increase of parked liveaboards last year in Brighton. These folk have drawn attention to their situation and that’s a reflection of what could happen should more folk take to living in vehicles and reside in the same place for too long.
The increase in fuel costs has also reduced the activity of a lot of vehicle dwellers.