Camper Van Life

Welcome to the latest chapter in the Hiking Lady family adventures! With the global covid-19 pandemic, two little boys home from school, and one huge sense of wanderlust, the Hiking Lady family made a radical move…we bought a camper van!

We are super excited about our new Winnebago Solis camper van because it enables us to go places SAFELY and comfortably. I plan to share quality content about the Solis, and just like the rest of the Hiking Lady, Hiking Baby, and Hiking Kids content, this Camper Van Life section will give unbiased and honest opinions about our experience with our Winnebago Solis, details about our modifications, and gear reviews about what we are taking with us and what stays at home.

We are looking forward to many more hiking and camping adventures in the years ahead with this new camper van life! 

Happy trails and happy travels to the trailhead! 😉

Inspecting the new Solis camper van
The boys inspected the engine of our new camper van and said it will be perfect for the adventures ahead!
First fix: these stock tires and rims had to go.
The new rims and bolts (for aesthetics) and tires to make the ride smoother, all terrain ready, and ready for the mountains! Mickey Thompson tires and Black Rhino rims
Sumo Spring Swap: Replaced the rear Sumo Springs (orange) with the black ones. Huge improvement!
Out with the old Sumo Springs…
Sumo Spring day
Jacking up the Solis to install the new Sumo Springs. Too bad the included jack is too small…
Improving the interior: paper towel rack and dish towel racks
The finished look
Toothbrush holder next..
Drilling the walls!
Nice and organized dental care 🙂
Installing rear speakers for the boys
The new Right rear speaker
The new Left rear speaker
Removing the labels…
Guardrail net for the pop tent to keep the boys safe
Easy to remove; now no one will fall!
Fridge thermometer and alarm…
Upgraded the solar input panel so we can actually use the full potential of the roof solar panel
Added the much needed passenger armrest. Did Winnebago really think we didn’t need a passenger armrest in a family camper van???

Camper Van Life: Product Reviews

Fast, Fresh Water: Hiking Lady’s Sawyer TAP Water Filter Review

March 6, 2021

What good is water unless it is drinkable?   We all need reliable, safe drinking water, whether or not we are at home, hiking in the backcountry, or at a campground.  Between the covid-19 pandemic this past year, the west coast wildfires, storms and boil alerts in Texas, emergency preparedness should… Read more…