Long Live Vannie – Our Camper Van Restoration Project

Aug 28, 2015 Comments Off on Long Live Vannie – Our Camper Van Restoration Project by

Part of the reason this site has been kinda quiet this fishing season…


One of this year’s major design and construction projects was the continued restoration of our devoted camping, photography and fishing van – Vannie. Vannie has been with us for nearly 35 years, and she took us almost everywhere in the western USA, plus an extended trip to western Canada, the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island.  She has been exceptionally dependable over 200,000 miles and is still purring like a youngster.

Building the interior of a van is a tough challenge, as there are very few straight wails.  Also, the design evolved as the project went along, so the construction process was flying by the seat of Wes’s pants.

The back of the van’s interior is now complete, with the front end to be next year’s project.

Hope you enjoy the many photos and the running comments. The project was very fulfilling to accomplish. Long live Vannie!

Wes and Linda
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