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Author: Stephanie Yarbrough

Boondocking Campsite Taos Ski Valley

Boondocking Campsite Taos Ski Valley New Mexico Coordinates: 36.5675062, -105.5225709 Main Attraction: Close proximity to Taos Ski Valley, hiking trails, and river Boondocking Near Taos Ski Valley If you are looking for free boondocking campsites near Taos New Mexico, you are in luck! There is a plethora of awesome campsites in the Carson National Forest up highway 150 toward Taos Ski Valley.  These campsites are great for tent camping or car camping in Taos Ski Valley. Car Camping and Tent Camping Taos Ski Valley We counted 3 actual campgrounds that have picnic tables and pit toilets maintained by the forest service. They were all...

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Full Body PlastiDip on Our DIY Sprinter Campervan

DIY Campervan Color Change: PlastiDip We HAD to get rid of that awful white creeper van color.  So, we painted our van ourselves… and it actually turned out really well! Okay, it wasn’t actually paint, but PlastiDip.  It was pretty easy, honestly. Total Project Cost: $765.81 What Is PlastiDip? PlastiDip is actually not a paint, but a rubberized coating.  It was originally used for dipping tool handles, but it has been used to paint cars for several years now, thanks to  The process is relatively easy and it’s a great DIY project for anyone who enjoys tinkering with...

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Boondocking Campsite near Great Sand Dunes National Park

Boondocking Campsite near Great Sand Dunes National Park Coordinates: 37.527059, -105.593612 Main Attraction: Close proximity to Great Sand Dunes National Park and beautiful views of Blanca Peak in Alamosa, Colorado   Boondocking Near Great Sand Dunes National Park We This campsite is about 15 miles outside of Great Sand Dunes National Park and has amazing views of Blanca Peak in Alamosa.  It’s on BLM Land (Bureau of Land Management), so it’s free dry camping for up to 14 nights.   If the Piñon Flats Campground inside the park is full (or if you don’t want to pay the nightly fee), this...

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Van Life Build: Building Custom Cabinets

Building Cabinets in our Sprinter Van First and foremost, this isn’t going to be a “how to build camper cabinets” blog post or video.  While the cabinets turned out beautiful (in our opinion), we do not feel qualified to give a full tutorial on cabinetry.  So, this is more for inspiration and FYI…  Designing our Campervan Cabinets Our inspiration on our cabinets was to be modern and sleek.  We wanted clean lines, slick grey faces, and modern door pulls.  We topped it all off with square, white countertops. Making to most of the small amount of space that we...

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DIY Campervan Build: Installing Ceilings

Installing ceilings in our campvervan Sometimes your fence blows over and gives you an amazing idea for your ceilings in your Sprinter buildout! Using Fence Panels for Campervan Ceiling Obviously when our fence blew over, we weren’t incredibly happy about it.  But, rather than sending all of those gorgeous cedar panels to the landfill, we decided to take the opportunity to reduce waste and reuse them in our campervan.  The panels weren’t very old, so most of them were still in great shape. Using fence panels for the ceiling turned out even better than we could’ve imagined. Tools/Items You...

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