Betsy and I like to drive or fly to the east side of the Sierra Nevada for climbing and hiking adventures. We’ve camped, slept in the plane and in hotels. But last Fall we decided to get an adventure van. Sure, it will go places on its own, but we also plan to use it as a mobile airport car – for example we’ll use it in the Bishop area for climbing, then fly home and leave it for a week, returning to use it again the next weekend.
At least that is the plan.
This post is a pictorial story of how we got and built the van. We flew down to San Jose on January 1st and bought an empty cargo van. We played with it for a few months (added tires, suspension, painted part of it, added graphics, lights, etc.). Betsy designed a custom interior and then the van went to Sportsmobile West for almost 4 months for the build-out. On July 3rd we final got our new van.