Building an Adventure Van

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Geek, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Geek oot & aboot

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    We ran into a surprising number of Sprinters in the past week.
    This couple were kayakers and had a toddler along. They had Florida plates.

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  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Sunset on Lizard Head Pass looking north east

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  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Katy definitely enjoyed the adventure. It was her first time camping.

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  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Yup.

    With Duke hors de combat, you HAVE taken over as 'king of teh suck.'

    :nod

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  7. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    I had a very active joke list. So old that at the time it was unusual to get jokes by email. Playboy used to publish my stuff.

    I well remember a dude that tracked me down and waited for me to go into Wild Bill's biker bar in Jacksonville, FL.

    He caught me in the men's room with Mr. Happy in my hand to ask me about the meaning of my jokes and to let me know that he was a fan.

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  8. RLK

    RLK 4,949

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    Its great to see you both enjoying the thing. I love the windows too.
  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Thanks Matt,

    It has been too long :freaky

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    btw Matt... you are the only person that would appreciate this - remember when we were stopped in New Mexico back in 2007 at a gas station and you were doing an "oil change" on your bike (Rose Pedal?)..
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    ... and this little dog was hanging out with us? He was so cute...

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    ...my personal romantic theory is that Katy his is offspring (we rescued her from the humane society and their papers said she was from New Mexico) :D

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    As she is getting older and filling out her body profile/stance is looking more and more like his. :D

    :freaky
  10. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    It looks like she's losing the battle with the stick. :lol3
  11. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Lucky dog!
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    RedRocker Native Texican

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  14. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    Is that the Coleman grill/stove combo? How do you like it?
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    tweetie Long timer

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    Yep!

    I like it well enough, but it doesn't have enough power to boil a pot of water while grilling hamburgers at the same time. You can audibly hear the power decrease when you turn the other burner on. So, I find myself using the stove and then switching over to use the grill when I'm finished with the stove.

    And it's pretty useless when it's cold and windy outside. I tried using it in October in UT and couldn't get a pot of water to boil. :huh

    That said, once we put the induction cooktop burner(s) in the van, I'll keep the grill or get a dedicated table top grill. It's still nice to have grilled food.
  16. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    FWIW the Kovea BBQ Stove works very well as both a BBQ and a stove.

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  18. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    This past trip we ran into more Sprinters than ever... maybe its just because we notice them more now but they seemed to be everywhere.

    Here's a Sportsmobile we ran into in Mesa Verde. I dunno if I could bring myself to put those big ugly hatches in mine... but then again I never thought I'd stick a big ugly awning on top but I did - and I love it :lol3

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  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Slice of life photos... this is the daily duty of the van right now:

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    I've gotta get my second wind and get back to work on it sometime soon :hmmmmm
  20. tweetie

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    Time to start planning another trip. :deal :lol3