We've had our van for almost 7 years......and for at least 6 of those years I've been dreaming of getting rid of the stock, early 90's french blue carpet.
With all of our local mountains/communities on lock down this seemed like the time to do it. So, a few weekends ago I walked out to the van with a box cutter and cut a huge hole in the carpet. It was pretty abrupt but I figured at least that would commit me to doing it.
My parent's happened to be putting new flooring in their cabin so I grabbed a bunch of their current flooring and ordered new vinyl flooring for the cab.
While I had it torn apart I covered the floor/firewall/wheel wells with a bunch of 80mil Noico.
New additions: Hella lights on the bumper and another set on Vantage Optics A-Pillar mounts. Install went well on all of it. Getting the switches mounted where I wanted them required some cutting/grinding on the steel plate behind the plastic panel but it all worked out.
Hopefully the days of searching for a campsite with a flashlight out the window are a thing of the past.
Iíve been tinkering with a cargo/bike setup on the back of my van. I wanted something that could carry one bike and a decent amount of gear......all lockable and on a swing away. Hereís what I wound up with:
Kuat Pivot hitch mounted swing away
Thule T2 tray(just one complete tray)
Harbor Freight cargo carrier
I cut the cargo carrier down a bit to create room on the 2Ē spine for the Thule tray. Once that was sorted out I had a friend weld up the cut ends and sprayed the whole thing in Rustoleum bed liner.
Next I scrounged the aisles of Home Depot looking for lockable bins that would fit properly. These Plano bins are perfect. I bolted them to the rack and have padlocks for each one.
The jerry can wedges in between the two bins perfectly, just pure luck there.