Saturday, August 31, 2019

Missing the ambulance

I must admit, there are times when I miss the ambulance/camper conversion. The other day a bunch of ambulance conversion videos popped up in my YouTube suggestions. There were some pretty good ones. Then I think back at all the money I would have had to put into mine. That takes some of the sting out of letting it go.

One of the features that was really useful was being able to dry camp just about anywhere. When traveling it was nice to be able to stop somewhere, crawl into the back and get a good night’s sleep. My lovely wife and I saved a fair bit of money on hotels.

The Chevy Blazer lacks that ability. Sure, theoretically we could fold the backseat down and stretch out in the back. The problem with that is what the heck would we do with our gear? Right now our camping stuff pretty much fills up the back.

However, we will be towing the boat. We could pull into a an overnight parking spot and spend the night in the boat’s cabin. We even have the use of the boat’s head if we needed it. It’s not something I’d like to do for too many nights in a row, but it would work well enough for a trip from New Hampshire to Florida.

The van’s solar electric system and refrigerator/freezer was moved right over to the Blazer. I’ve been using it all summer. It’s pretty neat being able to do groceries and not worry about frozen food thawing out. When set to freeze it had no difficulty keeping ice-cream frozen all day. When grocery stores are far way, that’s a neat trick.

Sometimes I get nostalgic about the ambulance. We had a great seven years with it and loads of adventures. However, I try not to get to attached to vehicles. It was time to move on.



  1. Things change and times change, that's for sure.

  2. Well, we are replacing our ambulance van (which we used to replace your last ambulance). It's gasoline though, with 200k miles on it. Still runs good though.

    1. I must admit to being a tiny bit tempted. However, I think I'll move onto other adventures. Thanks for the heads up though.