I bought a van!

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I (took a giant risk and) bought a converted box van off eBay! This is the very first step on the road to full-time touring, and I couldn’t be more excited.

This is a 1995 GMC G-Series Cutaway Van. The picture makes her look smaller than she is – she’s about 9 feet high and an estimated 20 feet long, I haven’t had the chance to take a tape measure to her just yet. The interior is unbelievable and I can’t believe I stumbled upon this awesome find.

A full-sized bed, table/desk, microwave, fridge, sink, toilet, shower, & over cab storage! It’s got the works. Plus crank windows (so retro!), lots of heavy , lockable doors, and giant orange work lights. It’s pretty eclectic but I’m happy with the purchase! We drove out to a town south of Cleveland yesterday and picked her up – took some getting used to going from driving a Honda Civic to this beast, but after an hour or so I settled into it. It’s not a bad ride.

We’ve got some electrical issues to work on – right now the speedometer and engine temperature gauge don’t read correctly in the slightest, and the inverter and air conditioner don’t seem to be working either. Plus she needs a bigger water tank & hot water heater. Overall though, it shouldn’t take too long to get her on the road!

– Jess

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