A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A Classic Camper Van

This old high-top Dodge camper van was old enough to qualify in having "Historical Vehicle" license plates.  That is evidently what they call them in Arizona.

The owner obliviously is operating on a low budget.  Cardboard to cover the tires from the sun's rays but at least he was able to afford a solar panel which is serving double duty in not only keeping his battery charged but functioning as the second tire cover.  

 I always enjoy seeing the classic camper vehicles still on the road serving their owner.  Original paint scheme and wheel covers, nice.  No need for fancy levelers when several 2x6's can do the job.

And when a part breaks or goes missing you make-do and be resourceful with a cottage cheese container cover.  The wires going inside are from the solar panel so he may have had to remove what was there for the connectors to go inside to the battery.  But it works.


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A business opportunity for someone - solar panels that fit over the wheels, or perhaps hang over the windows to protect from the sun. Maybe they could be connected up to a fan to keep things cool inside. Probably been invented already by somebody else.

Polly said...

I like this camper van, and the improvisation :-)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I wonder what year this van is? Doesn't seem old enough to be "historical", but a cool old van for sure!

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Looks in good condition too and long may it be so

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