This is the month of double decker platform beds - here’s an offset double decker setup in a Promaster - serving as gear storage/bed and a bench/buddy bunk - 72x34” and 72x26”, respectively...and of this in the shortie low roof version!
Here is our outdoor table. We weren't quite sure how to make this work at first but we figured it out. Swipe to see more photos. We used a piece of IKEA butcher block found on the side of the road (thanks Andrew's Dad), hinges found in Hillary's parent's basement, a 12” piano hinge, a 3” barrel bolt, and silicone nubs. Let us know if you have questions. Thanks @rjc_mtb for some inspiration! 😁
Got my bed frame dry fitted and am quite happy with it. It a full size bed and we’ll have room for bikes and other gear underneath. Was planning on putting a sliding window on each side of the bed but have decided not to and go with only one extra window in the sliding door for ventilation and to help with a big blind spot. Between a Maxxair fan and the one venting window in the sliding door, would this be enough to create good air flow? Any advice would be appreciated. #vanbed#rampromasterconversion#promastercampervan#promasterconversion#campervanbed#campervanbuild#vanbuild
We are excited to be on the road again! After some much needed renovations to our van. Including our countertop extension that we love! Things have taken a lot longer than expected and we had our entire electrical system shut down so nothing was working in our van when we left. But after a day at AM Solar we were able to get everything up and running again. Now we are looking forward to soaking up the sun ☀️ Keep an eye out for our van tour to see our finished van, coming very soon!
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Cooking it up as we work through our first chapter on the road.
Although our car is fine, the computer is plagued by a faulty error code in the level sensor of our DEF system (diesel exhaust fuel)... and has reduced our speed to a max of 5 mph.
So we’ll be lurkin’ around “Little America” for the next day or so until we’re towed to Rocksprings, WY tomorrow. We always wonder what all those billboards were about.
Thank goodness for warranties 🙏🏼 and insurance.
Have y’all heard of @chatbooks ?! Zach will tell you I’m just a tad obsessed. I’m pretty good at this minimalism thing, but not when it comes to pictures. I made a chat book for each month of Ezra’s life, any trip we made, and just about everything in between. Using @chatbooks is super easy by using their app. It is very affordable too. I don’t want to print all my cell phone pictures, but I don’t want to lose them either. So, I print them in a chat book! You can get them in a soft cover or hard back. Chat books gave me a code to share with you all to get $10 off your first order! Use STEADYSTREAMINCASHIOS at checkout & enjoy all the picture books you want. The code is only good until January 27th! Swipe 👉🏻 to see the precious video of the kids looking at old memories ✨ also look at the progress Zach is making on the van 😱
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Here is our bed in action. We’ve received several questions on how it works so we made this video on how we pull out and make the bed. We cut a short queen foam mattress in half and use two fitted sheets as mattress covers. When the bed is pushed in the two halves are stacked on each other and we can access our dining area. The dining area consists of two storage benches and a butcher block swivel table on a lagun mount. To convert into bed mode, we slide out the wooden slats underneath the mattresses and pull the top half of the mattress into open area. Then we make the bed! Let us know if you have other questions.Oh and we used @vankookz and @gnomad_home for inspiration. Checkout theirs on their websites.
🎉Our magnet order from #supermagnete has arrived. Thanks for the tiny disc magnets freebies. Can't wait to continue with our magnetic van projects...
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Enjoying the sun on the roof👌🏼 ☀️🍹
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Après-midi de pluie, parfaite pour visiter Country Music Hall of Fame! Mon tchum était en pays de connaissance puisque son papa était un grand fan de musique Country. Je ne peux en dire autant ! 😂 pour moi, c’était plutôt le musée de chemises et bottes de cow-boy ! 😉 Après-midi tout de même agréable ! ☺️
And just like that, we are hitting the road! Well not just like that; 10 months, 2 jobs, 1 house, and a bunch of stuff later! 🤣 We couldn't be more excited to start our adventure, mixed with a little sad to leave our family. Since we left Charlotte at the beginning of December, we have been enjoying the holidays and finishing the van in Georgia. Today we head to Florida!
So this awesome map, given to me by my friend @redyogimom, is how we finished our sliding door. We installed a 1/4" piece of plywood covered in felt into the cavity. Then we used the built in hooks and Velcro to secure it. Can't wait to fill it up! (But we are going to have to make our own Alaska!)
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No more getting stuck. Here’s a load gravel that needed to be spread out for traction purposes. 👍