Rhylee Gerber is about to turn a seven-year dream into reality. In a recent Instagram post, Below Deck's fiery deckhand shared a photo of herself and her trusty dog Dolce, posing in front of the white Ford Transit that's about to become Rhylee's home.
In her caption, the Alaska native shared: "I did something yesterday I’ve been wanting to do for the past 7yrs - I bought a van!" She went on to explain that she's always wanted to experience "#vanlife," and has previously lived in a Sundowner trailer and an Acura.
"My Acura has been thru thick and thin with me offering Dolce and I [shelter] as we lived out our [adventures] on the [open road]," she explained, adding that trading in the vehicle was tough.
"This new purchase did not come as an easy decision even though it is a very exciting and fitting one," Rhylee wrote. "I’ve wanted this for years and yet, I’m nervous and scared s--tless, not to mention completely unaware of my next move, as I make the necessary moves to turn this into another beautiful shelter on wheels as I begin this new, and slow, [buildout] process with my new [Ford Transit.]"
Rhylee also posted a video of her farewell to her trusty Acura. "I'm saying goodbye to the Acura, and hello to the Ford," she said, panning over both vehicles as her dog scampered around in the back of the van, checking out her new home. "What do you think, Dolce? I'm gonna miss this car."
As she prepares for life on the open road, Rhylee doesn't foresee many occasions that will call for sparkling jumpsuits and sexy pleather dresses. On April 1, the deckhand took to Instagram Stories to open up bidding on some of the stylish designer pieces from her wardrobe. She's even selling a couple looks she's worn on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
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