Getting the Van Ready for Travel

Getting the Van Ready for Travel

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The weather is gorgeous for Central Illinois in February. Yesterday’s high was 72 degrees, and it’s supposed to be in the mid to upper 60s and sunny over the next few days. I am feeling ready to travel, but, with my luck, as soon as I do leave, we’ll hit below freezing temps. However, I am using this time to do some work on the van.

WP_20141127_002So it doesn’t look so creepy — you know, being able to see a bald dude with tats riding around in a vehicle with the back curtains showing made it look like a child molester’s van — I had dark tint installed on all the back windows. Then I reinstalled the curtains with the dark side facing out so that they can’t be seen from the outside. It still could be creepy, but it doesn’t look too creepy.

I also submitted the paperwork that is required to the Illinois Secretary of State to receive vehicle plates that will allow me to tint all of my windows. Once I get those plates, I will have the front tinted as well. Unfortunately, it could take up to 90 days to get those plates. Love the bureaucracy.

As you can see, there’s not much in the cabin part — just my new cooler, 50 quart Igloo marine, and some odds and ends, like power cords and such. The last thing that I have to buy is an emergency toilet (a 5 gallon bucket with a toilet lid); and oh, and I should probably get a camping shovel for that you-never-know thing.


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