In the beginning
It started with a road trip my wife and I took about 15 years ago. I called it the "Grand West Tour". Starting in Santa Fe, New Mexico working our way west to four corners, Moab, Utah, then north to Salt Lake City, Utah and the half-way point was Yellow Stone Park in Wyoming. Prior to heading back to Santa Fe we met a freelance landscape photographer and his wife traveling the country in a converted minivan. The van was a little rough, but I could see the potential. I could see freedom, traveling on our own schedule, exploring things that are off the main road and it's self contained in a compact home on wheels.
This should teach me to stop thinking of things I don't actually want to happen.
Some people look and see a big black truck I see potential.
It took a year starting with a steel truck and ending with a camper van.
Three years ago I wrote a check for $33,000 and bought a truck. To late to turn back, the die was cast.
I found my truck at 495 Chrystler - Jeep - Dodge in Lowell, Massachusetts. Yes, that is 2000 miles from Orlando and no it wasn't an excuse for a road trip. You just can't buy a black truck in Florida for a very good reason. But that is what I wanted.
So how do you power this thing?
I became aware of the need to design systems such as electric, air-conditioning and water.
Solar is the foundation of the electrical system. Go Power was the equipment we purchased from their distributor Outside Supply.
These accessories make camping more enjoyable.
Dodge Ram Pro Master Camper Van design and build. Our Van Life.