Random gloomy Memphis moments.🌧️
Our solar is stuck on 91% and according to the weather man it won't be going up for the next two days. ☁️ That means slow cooker stays on the shelf and a butane flame gets to work.
Yep, time to get some 69 🔥🔥flames going. Stay tuned for the next post. -
7 685 days ago
So that marks the official end of our time in our van 😥 .
7 months of build led us to 6 months of traveling before a new adventure was on our horizon. We ended up cutting our vanlife shorter than planned because we are going to be moving to San Francisco.
We had the trip of a lifetime in our van and have so many memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. The places we went, the friends we made along the way and how we grew even closer together as a couple.
We want to thank all of you who have followed our journey. It was so nice to be able to share our times with you all, this vanlife community is truly something amazing. We never expected that anyone other than our close friends would be interested to follow us. It has been so nice connecting with people through this page and we are truly grateful for all of the kind messages and comments people have sent to us.
This sounds like a goodbye, but it's more like a see you later, because we definitely aren't finished with vanlife. Maybe we should take on a more ambitious project next? Luton van? School bus? Double decker? Who knows...
Thanks for the memories Vicky, you have been the best 👋 #ourdailyvanlife
Last night we had "Lively Gammon" on our plates.🍽️
Gammon from pork meat; Lively, because it warms up the circulation. 🔥
Easy to make, no messy cleanup of the slow-cooker, and 100% solar energy. ☀️
Recipe in 69 Pleasures🍑. On the market in just a few days.
Followed ☀️and stopped at Nashville.
It was another sunny day and we parked our van "by the river". 🏞️ At 8C (46F) we couldn't forgo a long walk, 2 hours that is.
Before disappearing in the woods, we tilted the panels, so our slow-cooking pork in mustard and wine🍷could continue undisturbed.
Yep, a deliciously healthy lifestyle 🍑 is possible at any configuration, even on wheels 🚐 and in between destinations.
This is how Chicken Coc started. 🐓
Sweet potatoes at the bottom, chicken legs on top. Then spices, coconut milk, and butter.
Secure in the sink. Plug in to solar and drive.
Gourmet feasting in 4 hours.
Recipe in 69 Pleasures🍑, on Amazon in a few days.
Dining on the road. On the plates we have Chicken Coc. 😲😲😲 Gee, what on Earth are you eating?
Pure awesomeness. Chicken coconut stewed with sweet potatoes, blended with a scent of curry. 5 min prep. 4 hours slow cooking. Solar powered while driving to Cincinnati.
6 1001:05 AM Dec 10, 2018
We owe you a shot of finished interior, at least a quarter of it.😲 So here it is: the stove, the fridge, seats that fold into a king-size bed, boat hatch window that opens, multipurpose rotating table, shelves, and floor storage.
If you are going to RTR, please stop by our step van and we will provide you with first-hand experience.🚐
Tonight we had a yogurt party. Organic full fat mooo 🐄 with pecans, dates, and maple syrup. Almond chocolate on the side. Wine and music.
That's how we rock healthy 🐎 gourmet 🍑 on the road. Because oatmeal is overrated and vanlifers don't have to stick to junk. 😯
5 1091:23 AM Dec 9, 2018
Officially, we are on our way.🚐 Right after crossing the border, we got some comfort supplies, because it has been unpleasantly cold recently.
Can you tell we are craving heat? 🔥🔥 Ps. Presto logs at Menards were $2.19 for 21 pounds 😲, and we thought that Canadian Rona had an awesome presto SALE for $3.79. Oh, we Canadians are so easily fooled.🙃
Cruise with me baby in this gorgeous #eurovanweekender. Comes with all the curtains, a built in cooler and pop up table. Perfect for weekend getaways, surfing, road trips, music festivals, tournaments, musicians. Perfect for you!
❌ FOR SALE ❌
Reluctantly selling our 2007 Iveco Daily 35S12 self-converted camper van.
MWB, High roof, 117,000 miles, MOT until June 2019
Full van tour in the link in our bio.
Bodywork is in okay condition, a few spots of surface rust were treated by us and white paint colour was not a perfect match. A few dents from the previous owner. Drivers side wing mirror glass cracked. All filters replaced 12 months (14,000 miles) ago with the acceptation of the fuel filter changed last week.
Conversion only finished 6 months ago and is fitted with:
Full insulation under floor, roof, walls and cavities
Split charge relay
3 x 100W solar panels on the roof
2 x 110amp hour AMG deep cycle leisure batteries
1000W inverter allowing the use of 4 x 240v sockets
LED lighting throughout
LED multicoloured strip light with remote control
70lt Fiamma fresh water tank
25lt grey water tank
Electric water pump
Fiamma Crystal Turbo Vent with thermostat
Full size sink and tap from IKEA
Waeco CRX50 12v compressor fridge
Eberspacher Airtronic D2 12v Heater
Portable Two burner camping stove (runs on butane cans)
2 x Twin USB charging ports
Ceramic tiled kitchen area with large work surface
Lagun Adjustable Swivelling Cockpit Table Mounting System
Collapsable external table
Two large bench seats
King size bed when made up
Plenty of storage below benches and overhead
More storage above cab area
2 x single seats in cab (drivers with armrest)
Blackout curtains for side door window and cab
Bluetooth stereo and upgraded speakers
Mobile phone holder integrated into dash
2 x Camping chairs
Pots for cooking
Plates and bowls
Mugs and cups
Cutlery and cooking utensils
20lt Solar shower bag with shower curtain
2 x Jack stands
3 Tonne trolley jack
Unused camping toilet and unopened cleaner
9 x butane cans
5lt Diesel fuel can
AA Euro driving kit with 2 x high vis jackets
USB Rechargeable torch
Large tarp to use as make shift awning or for storage of van
We built this van with the intention of living in it full time after travelling around Europe over the last 6 months, but due to a change in plans, we sadly have to sell her.
Driving around with my chimney or end cap has not shown to be any problem so far. However after @this.life.on.wheels experience of loosing the end cap, I decided to find a solution to make it more secure. So I got this heavy duty, spring loaded worm gear clamp from @tridentmarine. It is specifically designed to maintain non damaging tension during heat expansion. It should allow traveling with the chimney in place during times of regular use. Also should make theft more difficult.
I have been trying to find a spot for our Batlink @travelconnector WiFi booster antenna. I didn't want it permanently mounted as there is no purpose while driving, flexibility of mounting increases usage effectiveness and it is large, which increases the risk of damage while driving. The rear bulkhead offered a long enough surface and just in case the suction cups let go I added a couple of safety harnesses.
Finishing touches and about time so we can get moving South, as the temperatures are doing the same and rather unseasonally.
Last two wall panels installed on the counter cabinet ends, to close of the seating/bed from the kitchen. I'm surprised how strong the 6 mm @coroplast.boards are, they are only backed on the edges, but have minimal deflection.
I added some anodized angle as trim around the windows and embedded rare earth magnets in behind, to hold up the window coverings. Combined with rare earth pin magnets, it manages to holds up the cloth covered Reflectix.