Phew! It didn't take too long. I was able to pick up Redford today and drive it back home this afternoon. Unfortunately due to COVID they didn't have a courtesy shuttle but thanks to cousin Tony for giving me a lift out to Maple Ridge:) I started fitting the actual tanks under the van today. Not an easy job! Lots of back and forth, up and down with the tanks, sliding myself under the van, back and forth several times. Trying to measure for the clamps and supports. Barr Plastics did a very nice job making the tanks (the last two photos are of the insides showing the baffles to help prevent too much sloshing when driving.)
The shower base support also got installed today. I'll build the toilet base tomorrow and prepare to drill through the floor for the black tank entry and air vent. I want to double check everything on a full day before drilling.
On the drive back from Maple Ridge the van was really quiet on the inside. The insulation made a huge difference. There was one squeak that I could hear that was bugging me a bit. I think I found that this evening and took care of it (I had cut one piece of wood a bit too long and it was rubbing against the metal base in the corner of the wheel well.) We'll have to take it for another test drive to see if that was the solution or not.
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.