First Camping Trip – Walmart

As you can see, the van camper is coming together.  Today I added the flooring that you see.  I only installed 3 feet by 9 feet because that was all that was needed.  There is no vinyl under the bed.  Where you see the wheel well on the right is going to be covered with a small cabinet.  I am going to try to locate the microwave under the bed and the butane cooker in a position where I can slide it out to cook.

As for right now, I am parked across the street from where I live and am bummimg some free internet signal to do this post.  There is DSL at my land location but it is still fun to snitch it, too!

Now I am off to Walmart for a good night’s sleep in the van.  There is still so much to do but at this I can use my CPAP and try out this sleeping arrangement.

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About VanTrekker

I am a former vandweller in Eastern Iowa who, for several years (off and on), lived in a 2007 Chevy cargo van. I still travel around Iowa with my tortoise shell cat, Jennifer Stefanie. Our favorite place to explore is the Country Heritage Community, the four far northeastern counties of Iowa (Clayton, Winneshiek, Allamakee, and Fayette). Ride along as we fish in pristine trout streams, enjoy fine home cooked camping meals, and meet new people. It's all possible on a shoestring budget. Happy travels always! --- Brad, the "Van Trekker"

4 Responses to First Camping Trip – Walmart

  1. texascom says:

    My minivan is still in the planning stages. Due to a lack of funds to do what I want, it gives me more time to think about things and get ideas. I’ll probably test the stealth waters by parking at a nearby roadside park once I get a bed built.

  2. Bradford says:

    I like roadside parks. One of the biggest problems for me is overhead lights. You don’t notice them till you go to try and sleep.

  3. zane hodges says:

    That’s so badass. One of the most home like DIY conversions I’ve ever seen.

  4. I gotta say that looks nice. Little things like that flooring make a big difference.