So we bought this van…

I can’t even quite remember how the conversation started….  I think I was talking about buying an old truck and restoring it.  My job had been wearing me out, and I was looking for something to do at home in my off time.

4 days later we’re in Small-Town Tennessee, 6 hours from home, buying a used 2005 Sprinter van.   We had done research as exhaustive as we could have in the time allotted – and the internet is a vast and deep place to dig for information.  I relied on my mechanical abilities, some luck, and “just do it” moxie.

Good or bad – we bought this van, and it came home with us.

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The Van, as first seen
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We’re gonna buy it.
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Time to drive home….
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…and meet the rest of the family!

Why are we here, writing another damn Van blog?

  • We want to chronicle the build, turning our van into a Family Road-Home
  • When complete, we want to document our travels for our friends and families
  • Pass on knowledge we gain, good and bad, about making this happen.
  • Maybe we inspire others to drop the shackles and live some adventure?

 

Future posts will detail:

  • How we chose this van, this style, and this particular one.
  • What are we planning on doing anyway?
  • The basic work needed to get the van ready for “conversion”
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