SURE, VANBUILDS ARE HARD WORK —
THERE IS BLOOD, THERE IS SWEAT, AND THERE ARE TEARS.
BUT IN THE END, YOUR HOME-ON-WHEELS TRAVELS DOWN A ROAD TO ‘MORE’ . . .
AND SO VANBUILDS — THEY ARE TOTALLY WORTH IT.
↠ HERE ARE OUR VANBUILD GUIDES ↞
↠ OUR BEST-CASE TRAVEL COUNTDOWN ↞
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OUR CORTEZ ADVENTURE!
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Wanna set off for vanlife but not sure where to start? Let’s start together: Let’s start at the vanbuild.
Here, we share all information on the vanbuild of our 1965 Clark Cortez motorhome. In our process to modernize and customize our steel beast, we have tackled many jobs and offer those guides based on our first-hand experience. Other guides though have not been written yet but will be when we get there and are able to pass along our best recommendations — whether that is what we did or a better way.
In the end though, there is one important aspect to remember: Everyone’s vanbuild is different and everyone’s vanbuild is meant for that particular person so while we share our own unique build, yours may be different. We simply hope our information gets you there.
↠ EXTERIOR GUIDE ↞
- Exterior storage
- Rooftop porch
- Awnings: Are they worth it?
- Rear deck
↠ INTERIOR GUIDE ↞
- Layout and Design (for People)
- Layout and Design (for Dogs and Cats)
- Living Area
↠ ELECTRICAL GUIDE ↞
- Solar Panels
- Air Conditioning and Heat
- Switches and Sockets
↠ WATER SYSTEM GUIDE ↞
- Water Tank
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↠ A special thank you↞
To Uncle Don and Aunt Beverley for allowing us to store our Cortez on their farm.
To Cousin Josh for letting us use his tools.