Our nephew love the van so much...whenever he sees us he says "vroom vroom" & heads for outside to see Skippy. This morning he saw us working on the van & was running as fast as his little legs could take him to help us. πŸ˜‚#skippythevanagon

Can't wait to start prowling the world in our van. Trip planning is the best!! πŸšŒπŸ†“βœ¨ / photo by @artandtheaerialist

Mounted our 100w @renogysolar solar panel on our luggage rack! A pretty nice fit πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Really excited to get connected to energy creation & consumption while on the road. #cleanworkspace #skippythevanagon #solarpower

New sticker! #skippythevanagon

We replaced the (factory) shocks today...37 years old, it was time πŸ˜‚ Going to be a bit of a smoother ride I think! #vanlife #westfalia #buildingahome #skippythevanagon

Going to get a new engine like // 🚌 #greendale #nolaws #skippysfirstdrive #skippythevanagon #vanlife #westfalia

The feeling you get when you finally pull on the canvas tent πŸ˜­πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸšŒ

VAN UPDATE: these past few weeks have been so busy for us, but whenever we can we squeeze a work-evening in with our pal Lucas (who is literally doing everything for us πŸ˜‚). We've completely replaced the fuel system (tank, lines, pump, filter, etc) & have the van starting again...begrudgingly, but starting none the less. We still haven't gotten the damn thing driving. We've decided to scratch our plans of taking him for a test drive and instead will pull the engine for a rebuild now. It's alright though, we've got an interior to build! The rest of the insulation went in today, with interior panels coming as soon as the paint dries πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸšŒ #skippythevanagon

When the van starts one week, & doesn't start the next week 😐 // cringing & realizing this is our life now lols πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ #vanlife #skippythevanagon

& here we have a rare Skippy sighting outside a garage! ft. his older brother Uzzy in the top right ✌🏼️

Skippy is getting moved to a nice warm garage today! He's a lucky little butt if you ask me. 🚌 #skippythevanagon

While bleeding the brakes yesterday a piece of the rear wheel cylinder snapped off - so we had to get some shiny new ones. After a lil brake fluid explosion (in the mouth πŸ˜‘) We got these babies are ON! So excited to continue learning the ins & outs of Vanagons. Thanks Dad for teaching me about VW life. ✌🏼️🚌 #skippythevanagon #vanlifediaries #brakefluid

Got our floor insulated & it's looking snazzy! It looks just like all the Instagrams we've seen of people insulating their floors, so that must mean we did it right, right? πŸ˜‚πŸ’ͺ🏼🚌#skippythevanagon #vanlifediaries #westfalia

Have any of you replaced your pop top canvas? If so, how long did it take you? Any videos you found helpful? Anything you wish you would have done? Lemme know-- this is our next project! #skippythevanagon #vanlifediaries #projectvanlife #westfalia

Got new registration papers printed for the van today! He's officially mine! // The lady at the insurance place was trying to figure out why on earth I had a 1980 "motor home" I was fixing up -- she obviously doesn't get it. #skippythevanagon #vanlifediaries #christianfishforlife

Packages from @gowestycampers got us like πŸ™ŒπŸΌ // University is out for the semester so we FINALLY have a solid few weeks to put some love into our boy. Time to get this baby on the road!! 🚌🚦✌🏼️#skippythevanagon #vanlifediaries

πŸ’₯QUESTION!!πŸ’₯We are replacing our van's fridge. What kind of fridge do you have in your Westy? We plan to run it solely off an aux battery that's being charged by solar. Ideally with a 'lil freezer. Please let us know!! We gotta keep our home brew cold on the road 😏 🍻

Decided to teach myself embroidery this last month! It's a little rough but I'm learning πŸ‘πŸΌ Can't wait to make some more!! #skippythevanagon

Make America vanAGAIN // Thinking of our neighbors to the south today. Make sure to vote and let your voice be heard! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

New pop-top seals going on! β˜”οΈπŸšŒ

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