Some people have wanted to see how the inside of my van is set up, so last night I attempted to take some pictures. It’s hard to get a picture of the whole van at once, ya know? Also it was dark, so I couldn’t really see in the view finder until after the picture was taken (yay for flashes). And my van’s messy. Sorry, but that’s part of life.
Anyways… here goes.
This is the view looking in the back door. Those are two seperate side-by-side rubbermaid two-drawer-high units (one drawer for shirts, one for pants, one for food, and one for jars of canned food and photo albums). The head of my bed rests on those, and my workbag there is kinda like a headboard. Next to them are three crates, which make a bookshelf. At the back of those three crates are three more facing the inside of the van, and they’re all zip-tied together. And, yeah, I have a yarn problem.
This is the view looking back from between the front seats, bed on one side, bookshelves on the other side, garment bag hanging from the wall for herbs and yarn, dulcimer leaning there, and crate for sitting on. Also, skirts stuffed up on top of the bookshelf.
This is underneath my bed, and you can also see how the bed rests on the dog crate in the front and the drawers in the back. See the little metal braket thing securing it to the dog crate? It’s small and it ain’t perfect, but it does a great job. Then there’s the bucket of dog food, drawers, dirty laundry, camp stove, baskets, tools, seat-crate, and the empty dog food bag is for trash.
Let’s talk about attatching things to the ceiling. I took some one by two’s along the sides. I unscrewed the hook thingies, and made little metal brackets go under them to attatch the wood to (another genius idea that wasn’t mine). I hope this picture explains it better….
Same thing down the center, with the lights, tho when we I got to the front I just stuck it under the velcro rather than doing the front light too. In the back there’s a bracket between the two AC vents. And, of course, velcro. In the winter, I hang an insulated curtain from that velcro so that my bed space is a warm little cacoon.
And… that’s all.
If you have questions, leave them in the comments section and I’ll update this post to answer them.
Also, check out the van set-up’s at http://www.cheaprvliving.com and http://www.LarenCorie.com