Welcome to Dusty Dodge Travels. Join me on the travels that I do in my minivan that I have converted into a stealth camper van. This year I will be going to lots of great places in Alberta, British Columbia and several states in the U.S. There will also be posts on new additions that I have put into it this year along with tips and tricks to help you make your travels more enjoyable. This year I will also be starting a Youtube channel to show video of the places that I visit.
If you didn't get a chance to see the posts I did last year I will put links below.
After months of watching YouTube videos about people who travel around living the nomadic lifestyle and camping for free on public lands, I finally broke down and bought a van. I was thinking of buying a Dodge Promaster, but decided to go the minivan route instead. It made more sense for me, more practical for daily driving and I’m only planning on using it as a camper for weekend getaways or if we travel. It’s not completely finished still have to paint all of the pieces and get a cover mad for the mattress, but it’s useable and have took it on several trips into the mountains over the summer.
I was originally going to buy a used van, but I figured I’d end up owning it for at least 8 to 10 years so I bought new instead. New meaning last year’s model. I picked up a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan (Canada Value Package), or it was supposed to be.
Welcome back to Part 2 of our blog Our Minivan Camper buildout. If you have not seen Part 1 then click on this link and there will be a link back to this post at the bottom of Part 1.
For the window coverings, I ended up using Reflectix. I bought a roll and cut pieces to the approximate size and trimmed them to fit the exact shape of the window. Then we took some black material and used some tacky spray from a craft store and ended up with coverings that are reflective on one side and blackout on the other.
This summer after completing my minivan camper buildout I went on a few trips to some of the free campsites in Alberta. I would have liked to have gone to more but between all of the smoke that was in our province from all of the fires in British Columbia and the early snow and cold at the start of September as well as some prior commitments that was all I was able to get too.
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