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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

In a VAN down by the river!

Meep.
J and I are eagerly awaiting the call that we can go and pick up our new (to us) Mistubishi Delica L300 Exceed diesel van. It will be our new camper van/adventure podule. I am so excited. It has been many years in the making.
J has been talking about these since he saw the first one about 5 years ago. Our car can't haul a trailer, so we looked at all our options...and decided on a Delica. They're 4 wheel drive and convert nicely into camper-type vehicles and will haul all J's gear or our camping gear. We've wanted one forever and ever...so once we paid off our car we found a guy that had experience in arranging to find us one in Japan and have it brought over. They no longer meet Japan's strict emission standards so you can get one for a very decent price...and we lucked out - he got one that is in excellent shape, low miles and has all the main stuff we want option wise. We've been waiting and fidgeting since April to hear more news, but we now know that it has arrived in BC and is being made Canada worthy by him as we speak!
In a few weeks J can go on a mini adventure and go pick it up and we will have it for camping this summer. We won't get all the special little homemade modifications we want to do to it right away, but doodling off to a camping trip and not having to worry about rain (and driving on the wrong side of the cockpit)....it's going to be great.
It will develop into the most neat of things.
Me hee...
I have no pictures to post yet, but when I can I'll post 4 million pictures.
I can't wait!!

5 comments:

Pacian said...

Here are the things you will need for your new adventure podule:

1. Electroshock cage to repel giant squid/octopus attacks.

2. Turbo boost.

3. AI computer with whoosh-whoosh red lights on the front.

4. Ejector seat.

5. Rotating number plates.

6. Rock drill for underground driving.

Geosomin said...

Excellent.
I see we're on the same page here :)

Rimshot said...

That...

...looks...

...

...(wait for it)...


...

...AWESOME!

Congrats! I want one.

solarity said...

Perhaps I don't want to replace the Jeep with a 4WD pickup, after all. Hmmm.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Corey said...

Now that is some eBay purchase! How ever I am guessing the UPS shipping was killer.