Sandy St.Louis's Blog – September 2015 Archive (5)

Cont. Getting out

Somethings on the previous post . Notice on the seat back a board this is to level the bed and is attached to the seat . The yellow webbing is to pull the platform open and of course the potty in position . The next group of pictures will show the kitchen operation and storage . This unit works very well with a tailgate tent or a pop up . this is the final posting on the boot jump camper van I still have the boot jump and the total cost was on budget at $980 CDN.…


Added by Sandy St.Louis on September 30, 2015 at 10:44pm — 1 Comment

Cont. Getting out

On the previous post you saw the simple framing system , the building of half the boot jump as I wanted it to be able to use as a single or a double and a by product of getting older is getting weaker so 2 pieces it will be . You can see the bed platform hinged out  and the plywood has been quickly sanded and clear coated to prevent staining and slivers . The next pictures will show the next section which is storage and you will notice the open back where the potty is stored. A picture of…


Added by Sandy St.Louis on September 30, 2015 at 12:09am — 1 Comment

Cont. Getting out

It seems this will take a few posts as I learn the blog system.                                                                   Pulling the van home the first thing was to double check the fuel system and change the fuel pump .I had never changed an electric fuel pump prior to this , bought a used repair manual and did it . Once running I inspected the complete vehicle to see if it would be the one ,and it was . A very thorough cleaning was next in and out afterwards it started looking…


Added by Sandy St.Louis on September 30, 2015 at 12:07am — 2 Comments

Of Course Getting out camping and traveling can be affordable

This post will relive a project of making a camper van for under $1000. As with all of my projects the intent is to show you can do it and not brake the bank. The first requirement is to find a vehicle worthy of the effort . I look for a privately owned vehicle with maintenance records requiring a repair . The vehicle I found was a 1995 dodge caravan, only 2 owners and both used the same repair shop and they showed me all the repairs and maintenance since new . The seller couldn't get it to…


Added by Sandy St.Louis on September 29, 2015 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

What The heck Why Not

It seems as I get older it becomes more important to do many projects because I want to there are no has to's just because I feel like it . I hope to bring some of these projects out in this  forum Blog. Seven Years ago I was very ill and to keep occupied I built a small travel trailer. At first I could only work a few minutes at a time but slowly I became stronger worked more and healed myself. I finished the trailer ,and later burnt it as it was a pile of junk. But I built 8 more only…


Added by Sandy St.Louis on September 24, 2015 at 11:45pm — 7 Comments



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