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The Chevy Camper Van

We bought our 1981 Chevy Camperized Van in October of 1996. The plan was to use this van to pull a trailer to haul our Model T Speedster to the car events. Of course, it was very convenient to live in on trips aside from the car events. The Chevy van burnt propane for fuel, so Pat kept a fuel consumption log to learn how far we could travel on a tank full of Propane. This little book is a good reference for where we were on every trip we made in this vehicle.
The Van had a port a pottie, a small fridge, two burner stove top, and even an oven. We slept on the couch that folded down to make a small bed. When the couch was in the up position we could sit on it, open the sliding side door and enjoy the view while having our meals or anytime while camping.
We sold our Chevy Van in June of 2003, after purchasing our first Dodge Lodge. We had travelled 68,271 kms in the Van in the time we owned it.


  • I do not seem to have taken many photos of the Chevy Van, so I will be making a small photo album of the few photos I have HERE This album includes a few snapshot of Candy and Gary's wedding in July of 2001. We took the van and stayed over night at their place. We have towed the trailer with our 1915 Model T Speedster on it to numerous car events. These events will be mentioned on the Travel Logue page The Travel logue page is PRIVATE and PASSWORD PROTECTED. (Please contact me for the password) and on the Antiques page or the Model Ts page depending on the event.
    There are a few photos of the Van from our trip up Island in 2002

  • Genoa Bay - We take at least an annual trip on the motorcycle to have lunch at Genoa Bay. I go every chance I get. Its a beautiful spot. It has a nice little art shop, on the water, of course.
  • Car stuff - RROC & BDC - We have gone many places with the Fuel Economy Meet, and the Spring Meet.
  • Car Stuff - Model Ts - We attend meets with the Can-Am group, the Model Ts day, annually.
  • Car Stuff - Antiques - The cars and the members of this group are often the same as the people in the other groups, but we go to some interesting places with a meet that lasts 5 days with the Antique chapter of the VCCC. We attend the Island Challenge with this group annually.
  • Car Stuff - The Chevy Van - We had this Van for 7 years and sold it in June of 2003.
  • Car Stuff - The 1995 Pleasure Way Dodge Lodge - We had this Van for 5 years and traded it for the 2000 Wide Body Pleasure Way Dodge Lodge in February, 2008.
  • Car Stuff - The 2000 Wide Body Pleasure Way Dodge Lodge - We purchased our 2000 wide body Pleasure Way Dodge Lodge after Pat had spotted it on Wheaton's car lot. When we got it on February 8, 2008 there was 30,800 kms on the mileage meter. We sold it privately on July 17, 2017, when it had 97,607 kms on it. In the nine years we used this vehicle we added 66,807 kms to the mileage meter. More info Here
  • Car Stuff - The 2017/18 Leisure Travel Van - We picked up our new Leisure Travel Van in August, 2017

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