Epic Adventure Starts Here

Not a Van, but…

  • boe4fun

    Member
    July 28, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Finally made it back to Margaritaville and got to unpacking the camper. Thought I’d show you all some more pics.

    Top left, then top right, then descending in that order:

    Bug/wind deflector

    Camper with roof raised, walls of cabover section not in place, they will fold up and lock to make a nice albeit small bedroom.

    3 drawer pull out cabinet, 12/120 volt fridge.

    3 burner stovetop with piezo ignition.

    Double SS sink.

    Lots of storage space above on drivers side.

    Table stores on ceiling when not in use.

    Storage on passenger side ceiling with smoke detector, Carbon Monoxide detector, USB ports, flatscreen TV with DVD player, LED lighting.

    In line flow control valves make the roof section raise and lower evenly.

    12 volt electric/hydraulic pump to raise/lower roof section. Additional storage between camper and pickup bed.

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    • JuanSoler

      Member
      July 30, 2022 at 7:25 am

      Not sure if I missed it but does this model have a toilet onboard?

      • boe4fun

        Member
        August 1, 2022 at 9:03 am

        Thetford brand battery operated cassette toilet.

        • JuanSoler

          Member
          August 1, 2022 at 9:13 am

          Excellent! You are all set in that rig.

  • boe4fun

    Member
    July 28, 2022 at 10:43 am

    More pics, top shows 12 volt RV battery with control box, the white plastic box is for holding water.

    More storage below where table fits.

    Pins on hydraulics support weight of roof. Before lowering the roof section is slightly raised and the 4 pins removed, then the roof is lowered as shown in the last two pics.

    Camper in lowered position, doors are then closed and grab bar locked over door and steps folded up and locked into place.

  • BajaGringo

    Organizer
    July 28, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    That is one very cool camper! And now I see what you mean about the bug deflector foil – looks like that should work quite well. I was also surprised by how much storage space that thing has.

    • boe4fun

      Member
      July 29, 2022 at 8:57 am

      On the old 8’ Alaskan that I gave to my daughter and her family I had been using the space between the camper and the truck bed to smuggle parts and supplies down to our La Paz clinic. Over the past many years (we started the clinic in 2004, with a 5 year commitment to the La Balandra Rotary Club, but still going strong!). I’ve been doing this twice a year, and so far have not been caught nor hassled by Aduana. Of course, I’ve always gotten letters from the Rotary Club and political figures like the Secretary of Special Education for Baja Sur, the Mayor of La Paz, etc, explaining what all of the stuff would be used for and how it wouldn’t have any effect on the Mexican economy as the people who we provide service for are not able to pay for these type of services elsewhere. I figure that if I ever do get caught by Aduana I would just play the “dumb gringo” and say I thought the letters covered my bringing the supplies into Mexico. So far, so good!

      • mx-rider

        Member
        July 29, 2022 at 9:38 am

        Over the years we have learned that when heading south and trying to pack something that we’d prefer that the people at the border didn’t see, we always try to pick the place they’d least likely look without it being obvious that we were trying to hide it, always leaving us with the “dumb gringo excuse” option of not knowing we needed to declare it. We often bring lots of used clothing down but after having several large bags confiscated (I still don’t understand why) we now just fold it all carefully and pack it with our own clothing, taking along very little for ourselves and mostly just for the people we give it to. We tell the agent we want to stay for a few months if they ever ask why so much clothing?

        • boe4fun

          Member
          July 29, 2022 at 10:56 am

          As far as taking down clothing it’s my understanding that Aduana has concerns that items of clothing can end up being sold at “segundos” (the tarp covered canopies that migrate from pueblo to pueblo selling used items, including clothing). Aduana is concerned that this will have a direct impact on the retail stores.

          • JuanSoler

            Member
            July 30, 2022 at 7:24 am

            That is the supposed basis for it but what are the chances that a tourist is going to bring down used clothing to sell at a swap meet? Slim to none and they know it but they still try and enforce that stupid rule.

  • mx-rider

    Member
    July 28, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Much nicer than the one I lived in.

  • ScreeSki

    Member
    July 30, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    Very nice score. I have been keeping my eye out for such a great deal but so far they are all way too expensive or way too beat up. Some are even both! LOL

    Congratulations, I would be stoked to find such a bargain.

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