March 18, 2022 3 min read
Your name: Wanderful Wheels
Location: Durango, CO
Rig nickname: The Wandering Blue Beauty
Vehicle Make & Model: Ram Promaster
Critical dimensions for your bed platform:
Width (at narrowest point): 60"
We love The Wandering Blue Beauty’s layout: there is lots of storage for gear, lots of counter space for whipping up delicious meals, and lots of chill zones for lounging.
Gear storage is essential to our clients. We build most of our vans around mountain bikes, skies, surf boards and SUP boards. Our large “garages” (the area under the bed) can be customized to fit all you gear at once, setting you up for ultimate adventure weekend!
It's hard to choose one detail. In a small space everything is intertwined. What makes us proud is the ability to take our clients wish list and make everything fit while preserving an airy, open, natural design.
Last summer we were able to explore Montana and Glacier National Park. That was such a nice escape from the Crazy COVID Summer. Being able to have everything you need and vanish into nature was exactly what the soul needed.
Most our builds take between 8 and 12 weeks. The Wandering Blue Beauty took around 10 weeks.
Our journey started 6 years ago with a dream to move into a van and travel up the west coast to Alaska with our dog. We bought a van, we built it out, and we only made it as far as Durango, CO. We decided we wanted to end up in this amazing town and Colleen got a job offer she could not turn down. We sold the van in order to put down roots and realized there was a business opportunity. For the next few years we built vans in our spare time and the demand just continued to grow. In 2019 we decided to take the plunge into entrepreneurship and we established Wanderful Wheels. For us van life has been about chasing our dreams, going on adventures and creating our best life. We love what we do because we help others create their dream lives as well. We see ourselves as a lifestyle company because owning a camper van changes the way you travel, adventure and live.