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Van Repairs – 1999 Chevy Express

Chevy Express

I started writing about my van repairs back in July of this year and never finished it. So, I’ll pretend it’s July and finish writing the post with a current update at the end. I guess when you have a 20-year-old vehicle, you should expect things to happen. Recently, after a long cold winter, I’ve [...]

First Night Sleeping in a Van

Extended Bed

OK, it’s been almost a year and I finally spent the night in my van. Yes, I was in my driveway, but so what! I’m proud of myself that I finally took the plunge and spent a night in the van that I bought for the sole purpose of traipsing around and exploring. I’ve got [...]

Swivel Seat for Passenger Chair

Swiveled Chair

I’m so thrilled the installation of the swivel base for the passenger seat in my 1999 Chevy Express went without a hitch. Because of the size and weight of the swivel base, I knew I wanted to install it correctly the first go ‘round. I had no desire to install, uninstall and reinstall because I [...]

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

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


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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

1999 Chevy Express 1500 – My Mobile Cabin

Chevy Conversion Van

I’m now the proud owner of a 1999 Chevy Express 1500 Conversion Van, my mobile cabin! Everything went according to plan. The only downer is the feelings of the prior owner. It was obvious he really loved this van. He took meticulous care of it. As he was giving me instructions on how things worked, [...]