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Re: Van-na White
cornfarmer #741668 October 17th 2018 6:23 am
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I bet , keep the pics coming.


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Re: Van-na White
cornfarmer #744445 January 11th 2019 7:19 pm
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Been mooning over the damn van only because the rain has kept me from working on it.

Tearing out the carpet due to a leak around the passenger door jamb and foot well. Van-na got really smelly, and I thought I fixed the weatherstripping where the rain was coming in, but after getting a helluva lot more rain, it seems either I missed another leak around the same area or my fix didn't do jack. It's somewhere in the passenger door corner, maybe under the dash or coming from the windshield, which I got replaced early last year so I hope it isn't something with the new windshield's gasket. I haven't had a chance to put in the new carpet yet, which I've been itching to do, so I guess it's fortunate I didn't yet and ruin the new stuff. Tomorrow we get a break in the weather, so I hope I can just plug the leaks with some silicone. Her floors will get the scrub-a-dub treatment, and I'll clean & reuse the dirty 'padding' foam panels that were under the shag.......then it's just a matter of waiting to see if it all worked when the next round of rain hits us the day/week after. THEN it'll be new carpet install time....

And I gotta fix the damn window blind cords that got snapped while I was dragging out the bench seat/bed. Then we should be ready for some springtime campin'.

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Re: Van-na White
cornfarmer #744455 January 12th 2019 8:34 pm
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Seems like the new windshield gasket might be suspect. The glass guy I usually use has done me right in the past, and he's cheap, but clearly the replacement gasket he used on the new windshield last year wasn't quite an exact match, close though. Put a bead of silicone around the outside, especially in the void I noticed at the top, we'll see how it goes when the rain returns. I hope it works, because I don't want to redo the windshield again.

Ripped out the remaining carpet and cleaned some. I ended up just cutting around the brackets for the bench seat and seat belts so I wouldn't have to take out those bolts. The white foam padding between the carpet and the black deadening material on the floor is probably not salvageable because of the mildew-looking stuff that won't seem to come off it.

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Re: Van-na White
cornfarmer #744635 January 20th 2019 7:16 pm
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New carpet! I am effing tired

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Re: Van-na White
cornfarmer #744639 January 20th 2019 8:22 pm
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Looks great!


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Re: Van-na White
cornfarmer #744655 January 21st 2019 12:05 am
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Re: Van-na White
cornfarmer #745647 February 25th 2019 2:54 pm
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Short weekend getaway to christen the new carpet with sand and puppy hair. I'm thinking the IKEA sink I built isn't working out logistically, and we really need some better storage in general......it looks like a bomb went off inside once we're a day or so into camping. Thinking more and more about upgrading to a bigger vehicle in general, but I think I'd miss this guy and regret it.

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Re: Van-na White
cornfarmer #745658 February 25th 2019 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by cornfarmer
I'm thinking the IKEA sink I built isn't working out logistically,


Don't ever give up.....

Building it and changing it are part of the fun.

We would (and still do sometimes) sit out in the GMC and brainstorm how things would work and where different stuff needed to be. We took some short trips and actually set up camp in the driveway a couple of times to see what worked and what was a hassle. What we really needed and what we didn't. Talked about and planned what it would be like to be stuck inside all day on a rainy or stormy day. Came in handy too. We were caught in a tropical storm in Florida a few years back and were inside the van camped at the beach for about 3 days. The wind and rain destroyed our EZ-up and a lot of our camp gear.
Last year we spent 30 straight nights in the van during a trip out to Oregon and back. It was a great trip.
It's a very small space and that much togetherness is not for everybody.
Our number one: Don't take stuff with you that you don't need. This can sometimes take a little trial and error. And whatever it is, when you are finished with it, put it back in it's place. Otherwise you end up stepping over it.
And if you're someplace you're not happy, never forget what Sally said to Burt in Smokey and the Bandit:

"Does this thing move?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU5VSIcNsQU

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Re: Van-na White
CatFish #745677 February 26th 2019 7:46 am
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Looks great Man!

Catfish Hit the nail on the head!

Originally Posted by CatFish
Originally Posted by cornfarmer
I'm thinking the IKEA sink I built isn't working out logistically,


Building it and changing it are part of the fun.

We would (and still do sometimes) sit out in the GMC and brainstorm how things would work and where different stuff needed to be. We took some short trips and actually set up camp in the driveway a couple of times to see what worked and what was a hassle. What we really needed and what we didn't. Talked about and planned what it would be like to be stuck inside all day on a rainy or stormy day. Came in handy too. We were caught in a tropical storm in Florida a few years back and were inside the van camped at the beach for about 3 days. The wind and rain destroyed our EZ-up and a lot of our camp gear.
Last year we spent 30 straight nights in the van during a trip out to Oregon and back. It was a great trip.
It's a very small space and that much togetherness is not for everybody.
Our number one: Don't take stuff with you that you don't need. This can sometimes take a little trial and error. And whatever it is, when you are finished with it, put it back in it's place. Otherwise you end up stepping over it.
And if you're someplace you're not happy, never forget what Sally said to Burt in Smokey and the Bandit:

"Does this thing move?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU5VSIcNsQU


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