Friday, December 16, 2016

12/16/16-My Story and My Van Interior


When I first started living in my van (10/8/15) I was sleeping on the floor. Well, not directly on the floor. I had a camping air mattress. Every night I would air it up and every morning I would fold it up. It was a pain in the patooty. Trust me.

I also started with totes on the floor and no real organization. Nor did I have a heater or a stove, and no insulation. I also didn’t have a way to keep my electronics charged, and what’s worse – I didn’t even know I needed those things when I first got started! My how times have changed!

I now have a bed, 9 drawers supported on shelving platforms, a kitchen – complete with a stove and pantry, insulation covered in beautiful fabric, and a wonderful heater. When I’m boondocking, I run a 100W Renogy portable solar panel, complete with a converter and inverter. While I’m driving, I have a wonderful system that charges my house battery off my alternator through a continuous duty solenoid! Wow! That’s a mouthful! And that’s way over my head, but you can watch the video of the solenoid installation (here) on Bob Wells’ YouTube channel. I will have videos on my channel soon about the insulation and how I stay warm, but right now, here’s an overview of “my story” and a look at my van interior.

I also share how I got my brain injury, and a little about my personal history.

I hope you enjoy a glimpse of my life as a vandweller. Thanks!




7 comments:

  1. I really like how you have your van set up, all the comforts of home in one small space. I wish you well and safety

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    1. Thank you Sandra. Yes! That's exactly why I like it too! :) Happy Holidays to you and yours. HugZ!

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  2. Really like your setup. Love seeing how other people turn their vans into a home. Thanks for the tour!

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    1. Thank you very much! I have always enjoyed touring van homes too. You should see my Pinterest account and all the pics I've pinned over the years. LOL. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Wow, love your van and I think you have an adventurous spirit. It's good to know, though that you have your two furry friends to keep you company. My family and I camp a lot so I know how difficult it was to find a good camping air mattress that's durable and built for the long haul. We were picky with quality and it had to fit in with our budget. I read a lot of reviews before opting for a new air mattress for my family. Our old ones just conked out so, it was great that we found this site with a lot of reviews. Hope it helps someone today http://myoutdoorslife.com/gear/camping-and-hiking/best-camping-air-mattress.html

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  4. please call me. i would love to help you make money while on the road or standing still. my name is marsha decaires and my phone is 541-297-6381.

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