The Pre-Trip Overhaul, Fayette, ME. Late August 2012
Rusty about to get a makeover
Jza testing out the back seat… just before we rip out the middle captains chairs
Captains chairs gone to make way for the desk/bed extension
Captains chairs sitting in my office… probably until we use them as arm chairs next Summer
The wood floor
Building the desk/bed and mounting it to the floor
Mary showing how the desk folds down to for the bed extension
There you have it!
Mary adds a coat of wood stain to match the existing wooden trim inside the van
The wood floor and desk/bed inside the van
The back seat folded down and the desk folded down to double the size of the bed
We had a piece of foam cut the right size to make it level with the back seat
Mary removing the TV and VCR that no longer work to make way for some additional storage space
Mary the electrician
The old TV & VCR
Removable mini kitchen we made to sit behind the back seat. This allows us to stop and make a cup of coffee or a snack on the road then when we’re camping we take it out and sit it on the bench at the campsite.
The ‘kitchen’ sitting in the back of the van
Jza constructed this centre console complete with cup holders (Astros are notorious for having crappy cup holders). It houses the auxiliary battery and power inverter which supplies us with 110v power at all times. The battery charges from the main battery while we’re driving.