Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Lynnebago to-be!

While my blog WinnieViews has followed the adventures of our Winnebago View motorhome, this new blog will track the transformation of our new adventure vehicle, a 2005 Freightliner Sprinter van, affectionately called the "Lynnebago" (as it's a blank-slate camper waiting for me to design and build it).

Initially, the Lynnebago will be a multi-functional van serving as a cargo hauler to move stuff between houses (as I'm doing an in-town move this summer), but it will also do weekend duty as a minimalist camper van (so my old tent camping gear can get some use again).  I might even try some "stealth" camping with it in the city to be easily positioned for sunrise photo shoot.  We'll see how that pans out!

A longer-term dream for the Lynnebago is to become my international travel vehicle.  Since it's the 1st-generation Mercedes Sprinter, it does not have the additional pollution controls that newer diesel engines (like my View) require.  That means I can drive it in countries that don't yet have ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel like Mexico, and those in South and Central America.  Mercedes has sold these Sprinters virtually worldwide, so there is a decent parts and service network internationally, and the engine/chassis is extremely robust (often logging up to 500,000 miles by some FedEx trucks!).

So, who knows!  Lynnebago might one day make it to Mexico, drive the Pan-Am Highway to Argentina, or be shipped to Europe to caravan there for a year!  With it's 20+ mpg fuel economy, stealthy-looks, and smaller profile than a motorhome, it's ready to take me to some new and unusual places!


  1. Do you know of any way I can follow this glog on my blogger dashboard? Could you put the follower gadget on the side?

    1. ah, finally figured it out! Google is trying to push their Google+ system nowadays and only had those options listed in the Basic widget listings for the sidebar items. But I just found the old Blogger Followers widget buried in an additional listing so have now added it to this blog. Keeping fingers crossed that Google will continue to keep the Blogger follower system for a while longer as I am still totally confused and bewildered every time I try to use Google+ !!!

  2. Wow, you have a lot of great plans. I sometimes consider going smaller with my RV.

  3. Enjoyed reading your blog, We have a 2010 Itasca Navion we love it, interested in seeing what you do with the inside of your sprinter van.