Ultimate Bed Lift (v2) in a Promaster Van & Update on Build Progress!
If you're in the Denver area, contact Kelly at Torpey for all your extruded aluminum needs. He's super helpful and they stock this stuff! Make sure to tell him I sent you: http://torpeydenver.com/
Why I ended up in Millersburg, Ohio (Holmes County). Maybe I stepped in some poop.
I drove to Millersburg, Ohio to adopt an American Foxhound puppy already named Luca. I stayed on an amazing private property camp spot and the link is below. I found this litter on puppyfind.com Hipcamp app spot: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/ohio/the-turkey-hollow-campground/rustic-camping-in-turkey-hollow If you'd like to learn more about the Holmes County culture and history, check out Peter Santenello's series that he recently released on Holmes County. Start with this video. Some of his Amish videos are also from Pennsylvania from earlier this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MClv6aL7TEw
You have to eat at White Castle! Van life lunch.
Driving aimlessly east bound. Ended up in Fort Wayne Indiana at an awesome private camp spot I found on AirBNB.
Why I haven’t uploaded anything in over a month. A sad story: A tribute to Levi the Hound.
Why I haven't uploaded anything in over a month. A sad story: A tribute to Levi the Hound.
In this video I show you how I put together my DIY bed lift in my Ram Promaster van build out. I discovered this cool idea from Drifter Journey's build and I modified it to suite my needs. Drifter Journey needed a smaller lift to fit their bikes in their garage and I wanted a larger lift to build a lounge/workstation area underneath my bed when it is lifted. I used actuators with a 22" stroke and DJ used a 12" stroke.
$200 DIY Roof Rack & 600w Solar Panel Install
In this video I explain how I built and installed a ~$200 roof rack for my 159" Ram Promaster using brackets from DIYVan.com, unistrut, unistrut nut inserts, 90 deg brackets, etc. Most manufactured roof racks for this van can cost upwards of 2 thousand dollars. Also cut my own brackets to mount solar panels. I used a piece of angle aluminum and cut brackets to size, then bolted them to the panels and used self tapping screws with blue thread lock to mount them to the unistrut.
Drinking beers and installing a roof fan in my van
In this episode I drink 3 beers during the installation of a MaxxAir Fan Deluxe in my 2018 Ram Promaster. I did not drive the van or operate any other vehicle or heavy machinery after consuming the beverages.
Deadbolt locks for my Ram Promaster conversion
After install of my CR Lawrence awning style window, window tint and the best option for securing your van doors from those pesky thieves!
Swivel seat installation and I am a BIG DUMMY!
In this video I install an Amazing Auto, LLC swivel seat for the passenger seat in my 2018 Ram Promaster. I come to a point where I don't know what to do and then realize that I am simply just a big dummy head.
V-TV – Episode 001 – My introduction to my van build and van life.
Welcome to my van build and website. In this first video I talk about how I've had this dream to build out a van and how I found mine. We also get started right away with the first steps of building out the van.