Cindy likes the beach
The Captain's domain
The Living and
and creative clothes storage
and check out our custom wallpaper
safe journey charm - thanks Tawnie
Cindy is packed for
See Gerson's 7'10" addition
Necessities - clothes
Cindy's toys are
strapped, locked and loaded
Pantry, hall closet and
"Cindy" was the brainchild of Gerson who looked at Cindy as
Cinderella. With a little cleaning up and a new outlook, Cindy
should make it to the party, as in the South American party.
a 1978 Dodge 1-ton Sportsman van that was converted to a motor home via
Travette Corporation out of Bakersfield, CA. Travette is no longer
in business; however, Cindy is thanks to a few modifications and various
what Travette did, is they took the van and cut away everything behind the
driver's cab. Then, they slapped on a tin box constructed
suspiciously similar to a mobile home and Voila!, Cindy was created.
spacious 18', she can accommodate the two of us in her Master
Bedroom/crawl-in closet, 3/4 bath (shower, sink and toilet), extensive
kitchen/pantry and the-open-floor-plan living and dining room. You
would think that it would be difficult to fit so much into so small an
area, but we are able to find our neutral corners, when necessary.
has experienced some modifications to enhance her natural beauty. We
had a storage box and a strong box custom welded to fit into Cindy's
natural curves. We also added a bike rack and numerous shelves to
round out Cindy's shape.
replaced her roof and her windows to ensure Cindy stays dry and we gave
her much needed interior cosmetic surgery for a more youthful
Cindy's case, her beauty goes axle deep. We replaced the muffler,
front and back suspension components, radiator, water pump, fuel pump,
alternator, plugs, filters, hoses, starter, master cylinder, gaskets,
transmission cooler, tires, fuel sending unit, lights, awning, vents and we installed
tow hooks, an additional propane tank, upgraded shock
absorbers and suspension air bags to give Cindy a more comfortable ride.
Cindy, the saying "less is more" has true meaning. There
were many that doubted her attractiveness but we saw the beauty that lay
within and the possibilities of her character.