Van>Camper conversion
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  Re: Van>Camper conversion by FBranco (Seen somewhere else ...)
that's nice
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  Re: RE: Van>Camper conversion by EricU (that's nice...)
My nephew likes projects but no time and wants to do some thing like that. Just by a used one, they are a nickel 98.
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  Re: Van>Camper conversion by FBranco (Seen somewhere else ...)
That reminds me, did we see the finished pics of MsNomer's Ram? I haven't seen her post in a while, maybe on vacation.
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  Re: Van>Camper conversion by FBranco (Seen somewhere else ...)
Wow. How did I miss that one? Same vehicle as mine.

My van is 95% complete--just some cosmetics left. I have been tempted numerous times to add wood porn like the above example, but I early on decided I wanted bright and colorful with a 50’s flavor.




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Big Grin    Re: Van>Camper conversion by FBranco (Seen somewhere else ...)
Winnebago is now showing one on a Ford Transit.  The example shown is $125,000.00.  

I would assume that you built yours for $124,000.00 (or a bit less). Smile  

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  Re: Van>Camper conversion by FBranco (Seen somewhere else ...)
That build is pretty much standard cookie-cutter and exactly what I did not want. Narrow isle, bed that must be made every evening. When one person moves around, the other must sit--I've observed the awkward "dance". Not as naturally bright as photos suggest. Also, there's a reason why 2/3 to 3/4 of European RV's are on the PM chassis.

I'm guessing my total cost is about a third of that.
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Carolyn

All I can say is you did a wonderful job and I really like the Dance and it's wording.  I really could imigian how nice it would be to travel in and get up and move and just being able to travel.

I guess I did my million miles long ago with the military.
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  Re: Van>Camper conversion by FBranco (Seen somewhere else ...)
DW has been talking about a small RV or travel van (B or B+ maybe?).  Minimal luxuries, and minimal amenities other than a small galley, bed, and head.  Something like MsNomer's would probably fit the bill.



MsNomer Wrote:I have been tempted numerous times to add wood porn like the above example, but I early on decided I wanted bright and colorful with a 50’s flavor.



The 50's colors and style works.  But then, being a 50's baby boomer, I've always been partial to boomerangs.  Could use a little atomic patterning, too, come to think of it.  And some tripod or pole lamps.  Laugh

   

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  Re: Van>Camper conversion by FBranco (Seen somewhere else ...)
A large van would be nice, but this size would suit me better. 

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