As I explained in a previous blog post, we purchased a used mini-van to serve as our recreational vehicle for pretirement. Since then we have spent a lot of time outfitting it. After thoroughly cleaning the inside, we purchased a cheap wooden bed frame then swapped out its four corner posts for custom cut 2×2-inch boards that keep it level on the uneven floor of the van. With an inflatable air mattress and roll-up bed slats, it won’t take up much room when not in use. As you can see in the photo there is plenty of room for storage underneath the bed, especially in the trunk where we removed the stow-and-go backseats. There are a few more improvements to be made before S.N.’s maiden voyage on our roadtrip to Arizona in December. We will keep you posted.