Today we welcomed a new addition to the family...Vinnie Van Go, a 2014 Sprinter Van that promises to be a cozy base camp for more awesome adventures.
This wasn't the van we thought we'd end up with, but it was love at first drive when we looked at her Tuesday.
The old owner had done some of the work that I wasn't super excited about doing myself...insulation, rooftop fans. And it came with a workman's package that included LED lighting in the back, an extra 12 volt plug in the back and an extra "leisure" battery that runs the fans, lights and that 12 volt plug in the back. We can charge phones without running the starting battery down.
This is a plus for me while I try to figure out what other things we'll need to plug in (fridge, heater, water pump) and how to make electricity happen in the living space.
And the former owner did a minimalist set up inside with a platform bed, some Ikea cabinets along the top and a kitchen set up.
Did I mention it's super minimalist right now? No running water or heat or fridge or cook top. Which is perfect really. Because It's functional. But it doesn't have anyone else's imprint on it so it will be amenable to making it mine.
Let the paneling begin!!!!