Sunday, October 21, 2018

Propane Tank

7:52 am:
I would like a propane tank to be mounted to the bottom of Box Van's floor. There is an open area there just perfect for that purpose.

I am thinking about the Manchester #6829 tank [Link].

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Res Ipsa Loquitor

10:38 am:


Box Van The Great Stealth Guy!

9:45 pm:
Taking advantage of being completely and utterly invisible as a guy camping in his RV, I have made a Nite Camp in a residential neighborhood near the Fashion Valley Shopping mall in downtown San Diego.

I never would have dared Nite Camp in a place like this before, because of the likelihood that a neighbor would report me to police. However, Box Van is no ordinary RV.

Box Van is an RV that looks very much like a U-Haul rental truck because that is what he is!

Box Van is sooooo good looking! 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Cab Side Opening

6:43 am:
A longer saws-all blade is needed in order to cut-out the cab side pass-thru opening. The Box Van side of the opening will be used as a guide.

A rubber weather-seal will be used that joins the lips of the cab and Box Van openings. There is some disagreement between myself and the manufacturer, C.R. Laurence. I believe that the correct seal to use in this pass-thru application is [This] one. The people at C.R. Laurence believe that [This] seal is the correct one to use. So, I have ordered both seals and will see which one does the job.

These weather seals will not arrive for several weeks and I want to be using the pass-thru before then. So, I am installing the pass-thru now and plan to disassemble it and install the correct weather seal when it arrives.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cutting Pass-Thru

11:33 am:
In the pic below, I've marked the location that was transferred from laying out the pass-thru on the back wall of the cab. The pass-thru will be 24" wide x 45" high.

The layout of the pass-thru.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Propane Bottles

7:26 am:
Box Van has a skirt that runs from the front the of her box to her dual wheels. In back of the skirt the space is empty for a few feet all the way to the Ford left chassis rail.

This might be a good place to install a propane bottle rack!

Box skirt.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pass-Thru Day #2

8:19 am:
Yesterday, I had intended to begin the construction of the Pass Thru. I never got to the beginning of that construction. All sorts of other things with higher priority had to be done first.

The first thing to do this morning is to remove Box Van's jump seat.

Box Van's center jump seat.

Monday, October 15, 2018


7:56 am:
Our next project is the fabrication of a Pass-Thru. This will be a kinda tunnel from Box Van's driving area to his living/workshop area.

The first thing to do is to remove Box Van's jump-seat. Fortunately, the jump seat is fastened by [4] easily accessible hex bolts!

View of base of jump seat.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Double Minded

7:54 am:
When I write about avoiding being Double Minded in the context of my new Box Van, I am referring to thinking positively about the outcome of this project. Not wavering.

I put the possibility of making mistakes, out of my mind. Of course I Blog about what I am about to do so that you, Dear Reader, may comment. For example, I am about to begin creating a passageway from the driving area to the living quarters/workshop area.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Keeping 10-Foot Box Van

8:00 am:
In yesterday's 10:15 pm Blog post, we wrote that Reader Lisa was arriving to help unload the U-Haul 10-foot box van that we drove here from Beaverton Oregon.

However, during the nite George figured out that it would be best to leave our stuff inside the 10-foot. When we find the 17-foot that we want to buy, Lisa has volunteered to help us unload then.

Thank you, Lisa!