The original equipment for our van (Part 3: rear garage)


Learn in this post what we have in our rear garage on the long road trips through the North of Europe and use.


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After ordering is also always before the considerations, for the perfect first set up and equipment. Do you know that: Somehow the rear garage looked bigger with the demonstration vehicles ...? In order to make the best possible use of the space, we consider in advance how each centimeter can be usefully used. Some space has already been lost through our reserve gas cylinder. Nevertheless, we are happy and partly rely on always having a second bottle with us. In many countries of northern Europe we have no chance to exchange or fill our butane gas cylinder. Therefore, the replacement bottle gives us the necessary flexibility.

I do not even know how many times Sirko measured the inch in the rear garage until he found the optimal variant or layout. Fixed shelves were out of the question for us as we wanted to stay flexible. In our opinion, shelf systems also provide space that we would rather use elsewhere, because for the week-long tours, we actually need any storage space. That's why we opted for a system with standardized Euro boxes on a non-slip surface and are thus extremely satisfied after more than 40,000 kilometers and many weeks in the van.

The most important items in the rear garage at a glance

In our van we are just as in the interior - in the rear garage not much space available. Therefore, you have to limit yourself and think in detail which items make sense and are useful for the respective road trip. On our travels, we have more and more found our routine and so our packing system gradually optimized. Now our system is quite sophisticated and practical, because nothing is more annoying than having to clear out the entire rear garage for a frequently used item. Meanwhile, we only switch between "summer package" (with barbecue and camping furniture) and the "winter package" (with additional heating and snow chains etc.).

  • Euro Boxes: It was not that easy to find the right size for our rear garage to really make the most of every inch of space. But we have found it, now have a good space-saving solution from the floor plan (2 x longitudinal and 1 x cross) and so provide the six boxes enough storage space. 3 x Eurobox closed 60x40x22 cm (44 liters)

By clicking on the following picture you can download all products and recommendations from this article in a clear PDF form as a checklist - to print or online:

With this equipment we are currently on the road and have over weeks our experience in the "hard" everyday life, especially in northern Europe at different seasons, collect. All items and items find a good place in our van. We hope that we have helped you with our overview and have given some suggestions for your own institution.

Do you miss something or do you have specific questions? Do you have a good tip for us? We look forward to your feedback in the comments below.


Conny and Sirko

"Yes, we love this country ..." - that's the beginning of the Norwegian national anthem, and yes, we too - Conny Sirko - love this country, its inhabitants, the magnificent scenery, the peace and tranquility that we enjoy there and throughout Scandinavia Find. We've been touring the North more than 20 times - at different times, in many regions and in all variations. The idea for this homepage came to us last year, because then we have the opportunity to write the permanent wanderlust to the north of the soul and hopefully inspire you for it. So: heading north!

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