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Van Life: What to Do about Showering?

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Shower

If you’re reading this because you’re thinking of living in a van and are concerned about where to shower, this might or might not be the article for you. Truthfully, I’m probably in the same boat as you. I want to try the van life thing, but am concerned about showering (My last two posts [...]

Conversion Van Portable Toilet – When Ya Gotta Go

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Gotta Go

Subsequent to the earlier post about my van’s sink, even more important than a sink is a portable toilet. I knew that if I were going to take MoCa on the road for extended trips, I would need a bathroom. Granted, there are plenty of available restrooms on the road, but if you’re in a [...]

Adding a Sink to a 1999 Chevy Conversion Van

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1999 Chevy Express Sink

I created a functioning sink for my 1999 Chevy Express conversion van.  Back when I decided I wanted to give this van traveling a try, I knew there were certain creature comforts I felt I couldn’t live without. This gal wants a sink, bathroom and shower. Of those three basic needs, I  want to talk [...]

Road Trips and Mechanical Problems

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MoCa

I finally took MoCa (my 1999 Chevy Express van) out for her maiden voyage.  The hubby, my daughter and I took a 1,800 mile round trip to Georgia to see family.  MoCa behaved beautifully. It was great getting on the open road to see what she could do. MoCa – My 1999 Chevy Express There [...]

DIY Privacy Curtains for the Mobile Cabin

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DIY Privacy Curtains

In order to make traveling in MoCa (my 1999 Chevy Express Conversion van) comfortable, I knew I needed DIY privacy curtains.  To make this happen, I went to WalMart and found “room darkening” curtains. It was my belief that room darkening curtains plus the already installed conversion van blinds would give me total privacy. I [...]

Mobile Office – Eventually I’ll Hit the Road

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Inside MoCa

I’m prepping my mobile office in hopes of taking my first trip. Unfortunately, my trip is delayed because I found out the transmission on the mobile cabin is slipping. Not wanting to damage it, I decided to put it in the shop to have the transmission tended to. Yep, that’s an expensive tending, but I’d [...]

1999 Chevy Conversion Van Repairs

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Chevy Conversion Van Repairs

One thing I’m learning is if you want to use a 1999 Chevy Conversion van as a mobile cabin, you have to keep it running properly. The upkeep is much less expensive than the upkeep of a house. But, if you don’t do things right, you can cost yourself a lot of money. The other [...]

Coleman Camping Table for Cooking and Other Stuff

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Coleman 4-in-1 Table

Now that I have the Coleman cook top, I needed a camping table to put it on. What better table than a Coleman camping table. The only problem is there are so many different types and configurations of camping tables that a gal can become overwhelmed. To prevent table overload, I had to stop and [...]

Finding the Right Cooler: Keeping Food Cold while on the Road

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Thermik Cooler

Now that I have my mobile cabin, I’m slowly preparing it for my traipsing around road trips. One of the must-haves when taking an extended road trip is a cooler. Or, if not a cooler something to keep the food cold. I didn’t want to purchase and install a refrigerator because currently, I don’t know [...]

Coleman 2 Burner Camping Stove – DIY Non Slip Bottom

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Cooking with Coleman

In preparation for traipsing around in my mobile cabin, I purchased a Coleman 2 burner classic propane camping stove.  What I like about it is it’s inexpensive, light-weight, portable and functional. Having never used an outdoor propane stove before, I made sure to read the directions thoroughly. There’s something about propane that invokes every cautious [...]