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DIY, ride atire, van, Vanimal -

Cruising around in a Sprinter van built for adventure means taking some tasks into your own hands.  With solar mounted to the roof it is crucial to be able to scurry on up in the case of inclement weather or just a simple service.  Being 5'2" and having a horrible vertical won't get me up there when I might need it the most - let's face the facts. So, I had my buddy Matt custom weld a steel ladder.  Once he installed it to the Driver's side of Vanimal - and having experienced rain on raw steel the following day...

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Alaska, ride atire, van, Vanimal -

Oh, you are a picture person?  Luckily we have this great collection of Vanimal's first day out of the shop!  Take a gander at all her glory... Looking beautiful in Bozeman, MT The Galley Stainless Steel sink - equipped with HOT water Captain's chairs are a MUST Isotherm Stainless Steel fridge - marine grade The views... Bike pull-out with locking mechanisms rated for up to 500lbs So spacious! Bungees make it easy for in/out access; storage Sweet surprise from MSS: Ride Atire logo vent Locking hardware for drawers and overhead cabinets Needless to say, Mountain State Sprinter made our sprinter...

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conversion, van, Vanimal -

Alright, alright, alright!  The guys over at Mountain State Sprinter are way over the hill on Vanimal's sprinter conversion.  This may - or may not - be the last blog entry before we take you on a tour inside the completed project.  In any case, check out what has happened since Vanimal Build Series, Part 2... Justin, Dustin and Dave tell us, "it's almost bed time." *Disclosure: picture overload; may spark excitement.   LIGHTING AND ELECTRICAL The guys are keeping the lights on for us!  As mentioned in Part 2, we used the Diamond Group 65430 Slim Line Double LED...

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bike, bike check, lana -

After months of waiting for the new build, it is now time to show you what Lana is all about!  Quick back story: Meg the Megatrail was the first mountain bike I ever owned.  She was faithful, strong and righteous through the rock gardens.  One day, after a slam dunk ride up Palmer and down Section 16 in Colorado Springs, she was rear ended at a stop light while chillin' on the North Shore rack.  Yep, the NS was also put to rest.  Fortunately, all was not lost when the MTB gods came through and brought upon me the opportunity...

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Alaska, Vanimal -

Not unusual to traveling in a converted Mercedes Sprinter van (our Vanimal) for an extended period of time, is to bring your pets along.  And if you are like us we have not one, but two pooches adventuring with us - the max number of dogs in which you can bring into Canada!  This brings the planning of our road trip to Alaska to the rules, regulations and tips on making it across the Canadian borders.  THE GIRLS Lilly is almost eight years old!  She is a Multipoo ringing in at about 12lbs.  She loves playing with the covers, is...

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