What do you think of this one for a vanstead?
In other posts, I've mentioned returning to Port Angeles in the spring and starting work on the vanstead. My old van (Charlie) was to be transformed. He would become a project van complete with wood floors, a pantry, and a wood stove. Mike and I are very happy with, and will remain in Taj, our Roadtrek 170... it's our projects that need more space!
Charlie (a.k.a Van Dodgeram) and TajI've slowly been coming to the realization that Charlie will just not be a good fit for the vandstead... too many alterations are needed. For one thing, without changing his motor to diesel he can't contain a wood burning stove... else BOOM! My heart is set on wood burning cooking and heat.
The Halibut from Navigator Stove WorksSo after talking it over with my very understanding husband, the decision has been made and we'll be selling Charlie and getting something that will meet all of the needs of a vanstead... including a small mobile garden.
Just for kicks I looked up diesel vans on craigslist in our area and I found what to me would be the perfect vanstead/project van. A 1977 Mercedes Van - $5000 130,000 miles. Runs excellent and ready for road trips!
Isn't he cute... just tons of character!~ I love the lines and the possibilities are endless!
I'm sure this one will be gone by the time we get back and get around to deciding on the perfect vanstead/project van, but by this I will measure all others! :)