well..i realized I had not posted in here in quite a while. Long story short...the van is prettymuch done and ive been using the crap out of it all summer...its been a super busy past few months.
The wife turned out to be really happy with the comfort of the new mattress installed. So happy that she went out and bought some fleece to make a new blanket just for the van.
we plan on using this all winter long for weekends of backcountry skiing and ice climbing. since it gets dark early i worked out a setup that attaches a 36 inch projector screen and small smart projector to the ceiling with magnets. now we have in-van entertainment for when it gets dark at 4 pm and we need something to do.
also spent a lot of time working on the garage and building a new parking spot for the van to stay so its out of the way while parked.
in addition to van trips for trail running, i also got to get away for 3 days of bikepacking...which is the type of overlanding i more prefer. human powered.
Ive decided to re-do the flooring next summer with vinyl wood flooring though. the foam tiles arent working out as well as i had been hoping. thankfully they are super easy to remove though. theres still a few ideas for things i want to incorporate floating around in my head. but right now the projects are halted so we can do some housework before winter. I like to spend as much time outside as i can in the winter