March 8, 2019

What to pack on the Big Lap

February 17, 2019

Today I installed a clothes line inside the van.  As when you travelling you may have clothes that still need to dry and hence the need to have the clothes still drying inside.  One thing you will need to think about is moisture.  Mold is ugly for your van and unhealth...

January 25, 2019

Bucky the Van is itching to travel.  I have 1 Week of work left and then I am on 1 year of, leave without pay, thanks to an understanding workplace.

The Van has most modifications completed

List of things to do:

- Buy Portable BBQ plate place it behind drivers seat (Kings...

October 19, 2018

Vanlife for me

(A poem I wrote)

I want none of the 9 to 5
I want lazy days by water blue
Silent nights and ocean breeze
Van Adventure before dementia
To wake up early in the morning, greeted by natures song.
To wake alive, avoiding the grind.
A home on wheels, will open...

August 16, 2018

I need a battery to keep the free solar energy from the Sun.

I have purchased a 100AH Deep Cycle AGM Battery to begin with.  These type of batteries are quite expensive. 

This should run the 12 volt fridge and charge our phones while camping.

"Batteries plus" ha...

March 13, 2018

Bucky is going to get an upgrade soon.  I will get a 200 watt solar panel and learn how to install it by watching  youtube videos.  If you getting close to $1 per watt you are getting a good deal on solar panels. 

Well I go me a German Cert...

March 2, 2018

A turn up and hope its not busy site right on the Peel region estuary.  The care taker Les keeps the place running in top condition.  Only $7.50 per person and room for caravans.  Being only 60 mins from Perth its a great get away.  And your furry friend is welcome.  O...

February 14, 2018

On the outside you would think that my van is legal but there is one hidden factor some DIY van designers forget that could mean a hefty fine and put your life in danger. 

That is GVM - 'Gross Vehicle Mass'. 

Thats right, your vehicle must be under its GVM or you risk be...

February 3, 2018

Shower Tents so many possibilities

February 3, 2018

Purchased a Supa-Wing Awning from Perth Gumtree for $400. Normally cost around $1,000.  So I had to install the aluminium roof racks in order to hold this awning which bolts nicely into the grooves of the roof rack.

The 270 degree awnings provides shade around the...

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