Incase you are not following transit trash girl on Instagram, (which I will explain where the name came from later in the series), or if you want to see more photos from our Cross Country Trip, here is the start of our Conversion Van Adventure, The Road Trip Series.
It all started with an idea that "when not working on the weekend, we head out and explore the Great Country we live in". No more Saturday chores and grocery shopping, time is too valuable, too much to see. No worries, I do chores and grocery shop. Although I love the great outdoors, I do have a problem with tent sleeping, not my thing, I need comfort :) With my 4Runner lease ending it was time to look around at options. With having to carry around a lot of camera gear, a van would be ideal. Why not make it multi purpose. Looking at Class B camper vans, ended up being a bit pricey for us. Not to get discouraged, we thought maybe, why not... buy a Ford Transit van and convert ourselves? Maybe... because we have never done anything like that before, crazy idea. But, I'm sure you know, with YouTubeand a gozillian "how to" videos you can basically learn and do anything. So that is exactly what Ed did. We bought an empty Ford Transit Van and Ed made the rest of it come to life. A nice comfy bed (of course), kitchen sink and burner, hot water, shower that attaches out back in a shower tent, cabinets, lighting, and plenty of room for camera gear measured to perfection. It's great for outdoor shoots, people can change clothes in it and, if in need of a rest room, yes, there is a way. Helped me out plenty of times on the road :) Although, I was a bit worried about how it would drive, but I have to say, I love it! I still have trouble parking, so, very end of the parking lot, and I get a walk in. Perfect.
Here are a few build out photos of Ed converting the van. Then you will see where our adventure took us. FYI- a lot of info came from Far Out Ride
Michaelangelos Photography - yep, we are professional photographers in the Cleveland area :) More photos to come of our adventure, stay tuned!
10 Cool Camper-Van Conversions You Can (Probably) Afford
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, our dream van. Airstream Interstate Nineteen starts at about $156,040 pretty laid out. Boho Camper Conversion starting at $29,000 just for the build out, not the van.Winnebago Solis around $100,677. Off Grid Adventure Vans build out start at around $33,000. Check out the EarthRoamer LTS on a Ford Chassis and 4 wheel drive, sweet. The LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van - adorable. #vanlife
Buy a van and have them build it out or rent a van fully equipped to head out and camp or glamping which I like to think. Comes with basic camping supplies as well. 4 cities right now Minneapolis, Austin, Phoenix and Nashville. Averaging around $150 a day. Good news, you can bring your dog! Just a $30 cleaning fee. Oh, and you can take the camper van to music festivals, fun! Wanna travel out of the state with your conversion van, yep looks like you can.
Along that journey, largely out of necessity, the Storyteller Overland tribe has learned quite a few things about designing, upfitting, and kitting world class overland and vanlife vehicles. And we are now fully committed to equipping fellow explorers, adventurers, overlanders, roadtrippers, daydreamers, and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts alike with access to great gear, helpful resources, and a growing community of stellar people to…
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