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Introducing BranVan2020

What’s with the name?

The name was the brainchild of two others who know my fondness of good raisin bran muffin. They were discussing the new and yet-to-be-named van and said something along the lines of “does he just drive around in it eating bran muffins? Bran muffins in his van, the BranVan?” The van is a 2020 model-year, so it was then christened BranVan2020.

Why such a small van?

After the sudden demise of the Sprinter in January 2020, I started re-thinking what parts of #vanlife were important to me. After reflecting, I realized that size and extravagance isn’t as important to me as I thought. What is important is having a self-contained “basecamp” that serves as a mobile spot to conduct my may wilderness adventures. I don’t know when exactly I discovered the “microcampers” trend but it felt like the choice that aligned best with what I wanted.

The project is an experiment in campervan-minimalism, aka trying to distill all of the elements of a campervan into a tiny, fuel-efficient footprint. Will it work out? Follow along and see!

It doesn’t really look like a campervan

That’s because it isn’t. It’s totally just another cargo van, there’s definitely not a bed and a sink and a stove or someone sleeping in there. Nothing to see here, move along. 🙂

Email: info at branvan2020.ca

By darylchymko

Code Wrangler and ultrarunner

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