My sister Gail and her husband continue to improve their van. Gail has tweaked the insulation and done a lot of interior upgrading since I last posted pictures of their project.
The photo to the left is the kitchen Mike built in time for their Labor Day camping trip. It has a hand pump water system,
small gray water tank, microwave, refrigerator, and a 15″ round, deep sink. Their stove is a camp stove that can be used indoors or outdoors.
They also built a new shelf unit at the end of one of the beds to hold shampoo, soap, and other supplies. Clothes and other necessities are stored in bins under the beds.
The ledge above the cab is a storage area which also holds and supports their solar shower when in use. They can let the sun warm the water, or they can fill it with warm water from the stove. Because the water bag lies flat on the shelf, it’s well supported. And water pressure is higher than if the bag hung down on a hook. They clip a shower curtain to hooks on the ceiling, stand in a plastic pan, and can enjoy hot showers inside! The pan is small enough to easily pick up and carry to dispose of their gray water.
I am in awe of all they have accomplished, starting with a used cargo van. It suits their style of camping perfectly. And best of all, they don’t have to worry about potential plumbing problems associated with a a pressurized water system.
They have a small, free-standing air conditioner/dehumidifier that vents out the side. It’s so efficient that they were able to nap and sleep very comfortably in Texas heat last weekend!
If we are able to get our next camper before Thanksgiving, they plan to meet us at Mom’s in Florida for a family campout!
Now back to my mundane little world. The doe and two fawns that Ron saw in our yard yesterday morning sampled the toy garden’s lima beans and collards last night.