Van Diaries 9 – Things Are Coming Together

With not much time before our trip, it’s time to start wrapping things up and call the van ready! πŸ˜Ž

We have just a few more things before we’re ready  to hit the road…

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We have a few new devices.

Dashcam

One is a dashcam to record cool things as we travel.

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It’ll sit there quietly recording as we travel and provide us any liability footage should we need it. 🚐

Who knows! Maybe we’ll capture an alien landing! πŸ‘½

Radar Love

The next item is purely for radar hobby purposes… πŸ˜‡

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We’ll try not to be too reckless. We purchased this newly released Uniden radar detector, which is a little spendy… but received an overwhelmingly positive report.

Power Distribution

We’re adding additional phone charger points.

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It’s nice having power points with the battery’s voltage displayed, to keep an eye on the battery health.

Cargo Storage Netting

To try and save some space and store our jackets/bedding we fix a cargo net to the van.

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Privacy Curtains

We’re going to be living here for a while… so we need to make sure people can’t come snooping inside.

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We’re installing some sliding privacy curtains to make operation simple and easy.

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Heated Seat Covers

We’re experimenting with some heated seat covers .

Our main concern is mostly how comfortable it’ll be sitting on these.

To compare the difference, we install a cover over the top of one seat:

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and remove the factory upholstery to install one beneath:

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We’ll try these out for a bit and see what works best…

Final Organization…

We have a feeling organization is something that we’ll continue to work through as we travel… but it’s good to plan out as much as possible now πŸ™‚

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With that… I think we’re ready to start our trip!
We’ll update the “Van Diaries” as we continue to make changes/improvements to our van!

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