Out With the Old
Hello camping friends. Thanks a bunch for making the transition here. I’m in the process of coding a delayed redirect from the old blog to this site.
Today I gutted the van that’s served so well for five years. This task had been dreaded. It was not pretty and I am not posting any pics to show what the van looked like during the cleanout phase. Let’s just say it was pretty disgusting.
Once the bed was removed (the lighter color area to the left), I found more linoleum than first thought. After re-conversion there will be an L shaped portion of carpeting in front of the armchair and bed; the old linoleum covering will still be exposed in the entry way. It will be a perfect combination for comfort and keeping things clean when entering/ exiting. Thanks a bunch to a blog friend for her comment about the need to keep the linoleum!
The measurements are encouraging. The armchair will fit perfectly between the wheel well and the mini-hump of the fuel filler (toward the front left). There will be a little nightstand / end table between the bed and chair (starting mid-wheel well).
The next step is to scrub, scrub, scrub the linoleum and finish the cleaning. Over the weekend I will construct the transverse bedframe and put it in place… but not fasten it too securely for now. This will also help me better plan how to use the storage space in the back under the bedframe.
The work on the electrical wiring will happen between work shifts. Like so many other features, it will also be simplifed.
Once this Iowa weather warms up, everything will come back out and the interior will be re-painted as necessary.
That’s about it for now. Thanks again for visiting and stay tuned as the work progresses. The next update will likely be on Saturday afternoon.
Happy and safe travels always!
Bradford, Jesse James, and Jen-Jen