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Adventure Van Exterior

We didn’t do a whole lot to the outside of this adventure van. It is a mid 90’s Dodge and came painted in bedliner with the fiberglass top installed, which happened to come off of a Ford. The ladder on the side is totally unnecessary but helps the vehicle look more camper and less creeper, although that’s a losing battle.

Dodge cargo van with conversion top
Beauty shot of the closed up van.
Vented window back view Dodge van
LED bar was on the front when we bought the van and looked cooler up there, but it also added to the already prevalent wind noise so we relocated it to the back. It now serves as a useful camp light for unloading supplies. Slight overkill, although we can switch it on from the bed to surprise anyone walking around back there.
Adventure van camp setup
The canopy takes 2 minutes to roll out and stand up. Twice that if you’re using guy-lines, but it’s absurdly easy to get some shade. These Sunseekers are pricey for a budget van but now I understand why.
Awning mosquitoe net
One last shot of Vannity peacocking in the fall leaves.
Eternal Flame In NY

Kate Moore

Kate is the lead content creator for and has spent over two years living in a camper van conversion. She has traveled through 48 US states and writes about van life, camping and RV living.

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Eternal Flame in NY

Hello! We are Kate, Ian and Harper. We spent over two years living in a DIY camper van and visiting 48 US states. Along the way, we've met with other van lifers, checked out their rigs, and learned a lot about adventure travel. We hope this site can help you plan your next road trip.

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