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RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

HI Mike, good to see you posting! Like you winter never got nice enough when we had time to do some winter camping.... Even though our winter was long and cold, I managed to accomplish a lot. I purchased a new large format scanner so I could scan in a full page on our scrapbooks. I got through the 40 scrapbooks my wife has kept up over all these years. I digitized them and loaded them on a portable hard drive for each of our boys to keep and look at in their old age when we are long gone. My wife always kept a commentary on each trip we took so they got those scanned in too. Then I purchased a negative and slide scanner (see attached picture). I proceeded to scan in every photo negative (several thousand) that I have taken in my entire lifetime. Also scanned in all the 35mm slides I took with my 35mm SLR camera. I used them in my science teaching for years. Most were bioloby or earth science related or the numerous national parks we visited with our boys. So my boys will get them all digitized for posterity. They may not look at them very often or never, but they will have them if they want them. I guess you could say I am digitizing our life for our family. Next winter I hope to get a digitizing scanner to scan in all of my father's and my 8mm home movies that date back to the late 1950's and early 1960's. That will be a big project too for me to get done. My father even had some of his relatives 8mm movies from the late 1940's that are in surprisingly good shape. Looking forward to next winter, but for now I will concentrate on camping this summer and the Black Hills Corvette Rally in July. My wife got us a really nice airbnb close to all the Corvette action in Spearfish, SD.
Black95 05/14/23 06:40pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: My Chevrolet Express van Class B- camper

It has been a long winter in South Dakota. I usually get to go camping in the Custer State Park area of the Black Hills of South Dakota during February or March when the weather warms up to the 60's for a day or two. Not this year, it never got nice enough for us to get our camper out of the heated garage to go camping out west. In fact our first camping trip for this new year was about a week ago. We took it out to our closest state park for our first trip to rest up and make sure everything was working right before any big trips. It was time for another upgrade. We always use an electric heater sitting on the floor for heat at night when the temps get too low. This spring I purchased a small faux fireplace style heater for the van. It was just the right size to fit in the top horizontal door area of our kitchen unit. I mounted it in and it works perfectly. It has more air space around it than it had in its original stand and draws its air from around the top, both sides, and the back of the kitchen unit so there is good circulation. The original thermostat I put in for the other heaters works with it. My wife is quite impressed with it and likes that we don't have a cord and the heater on the floor to stumble over and it is a much more even infrared heater.
Black95 05/11/23 08:14pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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