Monday, October 08, 2018

Box Van-1 to Box Van-2

6:42 am:
This morning, we leave Beaverton Oregon and head south bound for San Diego California. In order get ready for that trip, we will rent a one-way U-Haul Box Van. We have named this truck, Box Van-2.

Everything that is now stored inside Box Van-1 [Our current tow vehicle] must be transferred to Box Van-2. We are doing that transfer in the Home Depot/Beaverton parking lot. Box Van-1 and Scampy are at Home Depot now.





7:35 am:
Uber To U-Haul
The U-Haul location in Hillsboro is where we rented Box Van-1. That U-Haul location does not have a one-way Box Van. But the U-Haul in Beaverton does! So, last week we made a reservation for a one-way Box Van rental to San Diego.

This morning, we used a Uber taxi to go to the U-Haul Beaverton location to pickup Box Van-2. We needed Uber to drive us because we needed to have both Box Vans together at Home Depot. When we returned to the Home Depot driving Box Van-2, we dropped Scampy. Then, attempted move Box Van-1 into position. But Box Van-1 would not start! The battery was dead!

Our jump-starter was used to start Box Van-1's engine. Then, the Box Vans were positioned, back-to-back, so that we could move all the stuff into Box Van-2 in preparation for our trip to San Diego.\

I had wanted to take a pic of the Box Vans being back to back so that you would be able to see how that looked. But I forgot! Anyway, the rear bumpers of both Box Vans were touching and in that position I was able to easily step across from one Box Van to the other.

11:30 am:
Transfer Completed!
It was not too difficult to do this transfer. But, I worked steadily for about three hour at transferring. At the end of all that, I was kinda tired!

I wanted to be on-our-way. So, I did not take a rest and took off, heading south. I had only driven about 30-miles when being tired caught up with me!

I went to KFC for some food. I am at KFC in Woodburn Oregon now typing this 7:35 am Blog post at you!



10:00 pm:
Quitting Time!
It may have been in the movie, "Cider House Rules" where the field hand shouts:
"Quittin' time! Quittin' Time!"

For me, I am the guy who shouts, "Quitting Time!" I looked at my iPhone and saw it was 10 pm and shouted, "Quitting Time!"

I had been out in Box Van trying to put some order in the stuff that Box Van is hauling. When I pulled out of the Home Depot parking lot this morning, all of the stuff stored in Box Van-2  was not in good order. I took off before it was in good order because of not wanting to hit commute traffic.

But this evening it came clear that I would have to sort things out! I needed to use my drill-motor and did not no where it was?

So, at Home Depot in Salem Oregon, I bought a 120 volt AC light fixture so that I could work in Box Van after dark. It's one of those light fixtures that has a rather large funnel shaped reflector and includes a spring clamp for attaching the fixture to things so the light is shining where it's wanted.  


An Hour To Find Drill Motor!
First I cleared a path so that I was able to walk in Box Van looking for the drill motor. I began putting things in temporary piles in order to better look for the drill motor.

Finally, after about an hour of looking, I found the drill motor underneath some dish towels. I apparently had walked right by it when I first began looking!








Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 150 feet


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14 comments:

  1. Hi George.... so with Box Van both Scampi and Twayler get sold?

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    1. Ernie,

      You are correct.

      Bye-bye Scampy and Twayler! Long live Box Van!

      George

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  2. Very exciting.... Are you going to use all new appliances and fixtures in your RV box van? Or is that question a "wait and see pudding?"

    You, in my humble opinion, are amazing!

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    1. Kent,

      You crack me up! 😉

      Are you asking if I am going to use all new appliances instead of used appliances?

      New, most likely.

      George

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  3. Hi George... oh my, oh my! I just recall all the nicks and bruises placed upon Ms. Tioga. Here a bump! There a scratch! Poles moving into her.
    I drive a Silverado 1500 with a cap. At one time I drove an F350 crew cab diesel with an oversized cap. I could literally stand up in the back. Outside storage units too. It was huge.
    I looked at YouTube videos of Box Vans that people converted to RV use. Frankly, they "loved them" but excused their limitations. I believe all persons were younger, much younger than us 80 year olds.
    It seems your new plans all came fron the lack of traction in your towing vehicle. It seemed you were happy with Scampy, in spite of the many repairs / projects.
    A Box Van is huge. One benefit is you would be up higher. Other than that, just replacing your towing vehicle seems less costly, more flexible, etc.
    Or, maybe you are missing the hotel rooms with the bathtubs... as any significant repair might mean using a hotel or motel.
    I guess I am missing something significant... did not find it in rereading your blogs.
    What caused you to pivot so much?
    P.S. I am trying to get my longer leg back in shape... oh well.

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    1. Ernie,

      I read your comment.

      Keep reading my Blog and questions that you have about what I am doing will be answered.

      George

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  4. May I suggest you keep the original U-Haul paint job and logo. This may actually enhance your stealthing capabilities, especially in residential neighborhoods. It's not unusual to see a U-Haul parked in front of a house. You could even seek out houses with for sell signs to really be stealthy. Just a thought.

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    1. Ken,

      I would love to keep the U-Haul paint job. However, I believe that when U-Haul sells their vehicles, they remove all of that.

      George

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  5. So are you towing Scampy south with Box Van 2 or did you leave him behind in Oregon?

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    1. Lou,

      Scampy is being towed. I am living in Scampy.

      George

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  6. Hello George, Those cutaway box vans look very stealthy indeed! one can walk from the cab to the box without leaving the vehicle......pretty cool, am looking forward to following your conversion. I have noticed a few used ones that were built as mobile labs with sinks, holding tanks, bathrooms and showers for very cheap at Barnone Auctions.

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    1. Mike,

      Yes! Very stealth! 😎

      George

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