Sunday, October 07, 2018

Living Quarters

9:34 am:
Now that I have made the decision to live in a box van, I have to decide what size the box van should be.

A 10-foot box van and a 15-foot box van appear to be similar except for the 15 foot being a cab-over configuration.

10-foot box van.

15-foot box van.



Note: I am naming my box van, Box Van. So, in my blog when I write about my box van, I will be writing Box Van. Example: Box Van had a good time yesterday.






10:25 am:
My Home Inside Box Van
As I Blogged to you yesterday, Box Van will contain two sections. A Living quarters section and a Work Shop/Storage section.


10:45 am: I will continue my 10:25 am post at the Biscuits Cafe. I'm treating myself out for Sunday breakfast. Gotta have their Belgian Waffle combo one more time before heading out of Beaverton tomorrow morning!

11:48 am: I am now in the Biscuits Cafe waiting line. Biscuits Cafe is sooooo popular!

12:04 pm: I just got seated! My hands are cold from waiting outside to get in. They brought coffee in a thick walled cup. That cup keeps the coffee hot. When I wrap my cold hands around that cup, it feels sooooo good!


Continuing 10:25 am post:
I am considering the Living Quarters section to be a little room inside Box Van. That little room will have heating and insulation. The rest of Box Van will not.

The little room will be of light-weight construction. As RV cabinets are constructed. Small frame lumber [ie: 1/2 x 1"]. Glued and pin nailed.

I am considering having the Living Quarters sit on a raised box. Inside the box will be the holding tanks.


2:24 pm:
Generator and Gasoline
Readers Robert and Lou Schneider have commented about having my Honda generator and a gasoline can stored inside Box Van.

The easiest outside place for these two items is in a box mounted on Box Van's rear bumper.


7:00 pm:
Farewell Party
Rowena and I are having a Farewell Party. Tomorrow, Scampy, Box Van and George head south out of Beaverton Oregon. We are bound for San Diego California. Our preferred Winter Camp.

George has been selected to bring Chinese take-out to the Farewell Party. 😎

This is such fun thing for that George guy. He not only gets to have a party with his friend Rowena, but he also get to play with Anzu, his parrot friend!

 Anzu seems to like that George guy!


9:14 pm:
Anzu Kissing Me!
Little Baby Anzu is kissing my chin. And walking around my chest and clinging to my shirt. She also likes to drink from my water glass.

Anzu is extremely tolerant of being touched and kissed.








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27 comments:

  1. You need a woman in your life... Boxie Roxie!

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    1. Bob,

      So, you are thinking that I don't have a woman in my life?

      George

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    2. Bob
      I Found his secret love
      She does exist

      https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003094045306

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    3. That's great. And I thought it was an original name.

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  2. The 15 foot van looks an awful lot like Mrs. Tioga. Why not buy another Tioga but a tad smaller.

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    1. Rita,

      I want to do a van conversion.

      You know me! Always looking for a project. 😎

      George

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  3. Have you considered a sprinter van? Already has windows, easier to drive, easy access, access to the cab section. With gas and the step up into the box van...among other issues such as limitations as where you can park a commercial vehicle. I do honestly think you need to take a bit more consideration into your decision.

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    1. Dawg,

      I looked at Sprinters online. Mercedes sure thinks a lot of the Sprinters. Their prices are out of sight!

      George


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    2. Sorry I meant sprinter type...Ford makes the Transit 250. Something that already has windows and easy accessible.

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  4. No no no Mr. G a 10 foot and a 15 foot are a whole different ballpark,,,, but I would pick the 15
    Your 10 foot box truck inside length is 9.11
    Bumper to bumper is 19. 6
    You're a 15 foot box truck inside is 12.5 The cab overhang is 2.7
    There is the 2 feet that I was talking about
    Bumper-to-bumper is 22.6
    I like to 17 it's 14 inside and 1 foot longer (sorry I got carried away)

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    1. Ed,

      Thanks for cluing me in on the differences between a 10 and a 15.

      George


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  5. Just cannot get over the feeling you’re having a great time scamming us with BoxVan. Reads as if the Living Quarter will be complete with a stand-up bed!
    Bill

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    1. Bill,

      So you feel that I am a scammer? Hmmmm?

      You must have seen my camping bed in a pic of the inside of Box Van.

      George

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  6. George...are you sleeping in the Box now? If so, do you just pull down the sliding door at night? What would happen if a nefarious character were to latch the sliding door from the outside while you were in the box? Can you get from the box into the cab?

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  7. George, have you considered a " toy-hauler" class C motorhome? Basically already built similar to your box van idea.

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  8. I have seen some very good box van conversion videos on YouTube. What a great thing!

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  9. Just looking around and noticed Penske has a used truck sales outlet in Chino. Maybe worth a look.
    https://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/dealers/Trucks-for-sale-at-Penske-Used-Trucks-in-Chino-California/2967524?dealerid=2967524&layoutView=listView

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  10. Hi George... I took a walk today. Wish I had a selfie. You have been pulling my leg so long I had to walk in the street with one foot on the curb... the leg pulling made my right leg 3 inches longer.
    Just hoping my leg returns to normal when you stop pulling it.
    Looking to see the awning too. Just a simple windup is best imho. The fancy motorized ones never seem to have enough power to retract them adequately.
    And a huge recliner might serve as a 3/4 sized bed. Have fun and safe travels south.

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    1. Ernie, that was soooo very funny. I had a hard time to stop laughing!

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    2. Ernie,

      I think that your comment is sooooo funny also!

      Doubly funny for me! Because I happen to know for a fact that George is not pulling your leg.

      And, I of all people should know! Because I myself am that George Guy! 😜

      George


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  11. Hi George, Just a quick comment on you picture of the 15' Uhaul.. I think that the picture you are showing is the 26' model. Not a big deal but we rented one of those for a move to TX and it's a beast! :)

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    1. Steve,

      That picture is one that I found on a U-Haul website.

      I am impressed that you are able to know that box van's length by simply looking at a photo!

      George

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  12. Hi George,
    Couple thoughts about converting a box van to RV. The few times I have rented Uhaul stuff I found it to be very high quality construction: roof, bumpers, doors.... Not sure where used Uhaul stuff can be purchased. Another thing to consider is getting some used appliances from an RV salvge yard. Buying new appliances and fitments would be very expensive. Another idea to get items to build with is: https://www.pellandent.com/ they have windows, door hatches, tanks.... and other stuff you may need. Great project.

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  13. George, if it's a good idea or bad idea, we'll see, but one thing is sure, you keep it interesting. I'm in San Diego so if you ever need an extra hand let me know.

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    1. Tom,

      "....you keep it interesting...." is a very nice compliment! Thank you sooooo much!

      I will be in San Diego in several days. I am wintering there. Maybe you and I will get together?

      George

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  14. The photo you posted of a 15 ft truck is actually a 26 ft truck.

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    1. Eddie,

      I copied a pic from a U-Haul website, and had not known the length.

      George

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