Preparing for WINTER Van Life (Our next BIG Adventure)

Preparing for WINTER Van Life (Our next BIG Adventure)

This week we have been preparing our bus for a WINTER Van life adventure! We are so excited to be getting back out on the road living the full time van life for the next three months at least! In this week’s video we announce where it is we’ll be taking our bus and the renovations that are going into winterising it so we can survive winter van life and be ready for a cold winter somewhere in Europe! Of course not everything goes to plan.. this is Kinging-It 😂

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2001 Mercedes Vario 814
4.2 Litre turbo Diesel
Was 24 seats (now 2)
Air Suspension

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  1. Noele R on November 2, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Glad to see you back Craig and Aimee, thanks for the laughs again. Like others, I laughed at Aimee falling over with the overweight bag of 💩💩😆🤣 Love the banter between Gary and you two, you have a great channel and I am looking forward to following you through Norway !

  2. Arnstein Thomassen on November 2, 2022 at 7:53 am

    The island Lovund in north of Norway, right under the arctic circle

  3. Max and Jacqueline on November 2, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Wishing you all the best and we cannot wait for that adventure!!

  4. john creaco on November 2, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Good luck with diesel fuel running out

  5. Humppanen on November 2, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Snowchains on Custard! And learn to use them before going anywhere.

    Welcome to Finland! I have a sauna and a lake for ice-swimming ready for you guys. 😄

  6. Van wheels on tour on November 2, 2022 at 8:03 am

    I can’t believe that you clean Custard so many weeks after your last trip🙈🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

  7. Deanna Porter on November 2, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Soooo happy to see a video from you today❣ I can’t wait for your next adventure 😁

  8. Zirie on November 2, 2022 at 8:04 am

    OMG Kinging-it, come say Hi to me/us in Gothenburg. 😀 How lovely wouldn’t that be. 😀

  9. KIRK and RA on November 2, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Me: Grinning the whole video 🥰

  10. Laura Numan on November 2, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Exciting plans guys! We’ve actually spent the last 4 months working our 🍑s off in a salmon factory while living in our van in North Norway 🇳🇴 (Skjervøy 70° North)! No winter experience so far, but be prepared that when the snow comes, lots of free camping spots will be inaccessible and campsites and truckstops will be your best friends! Also plan ahead where you’re going to do your service, in case the watertaps are shut off 🧊 Snow chains will be very helpful as well… We will be leaving the North in a few weeks, hopefully we will bump into each other along the way somewhere!

  11. Colleen on November 2, 2022 at 8:05 am

    So happy to see you back and looking great. Thank you 🙏💜

  12. Free To Travel on November 2, 2022 at 8:05 am

    Heater Pad for water outlet.

  13. forever nicki on November 2, 2022 at 8:06 am

    Go to olden stryn and as well to hudewik there is every were camping spots have fun and I just subscribed to you guys

  14. Mr&Mrs_H_on_tour on November 2, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Great to see you guys back, cannot wait to see you Norway trip. We have been to Bergen as a couple, fanstastic colourful houses on the wharfe try the funicular up to Floyen mountain it has fantastic views. I myself have been all the way up to Tromsø its amazing. You guys will love it.

  15. C Kay on November 2, 2022 at 8:08 am

    OK..I have a recommendation for when you go to Scandinavia. Do NOT eat the SHARK appetizers!!!! That is my recommendation. Trust me on that one. 😬

  16. The Sand Van on November 2, 2022 at 8:08 am

    Loving the most expensive toilet , we’re upgrading ours to the natures head toilet as well ❤❤❤💩💩🚽

  17. Therese Grepperud on November 2, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Soo excited you are coming to Norway!! It will be amazing! If there is anything you need please let me know – love watching your authentic and honest videos – and live along the Oslo-fjord – so if you need a stop and a rest before heading north you are always welcome! 🤩

  18. Linda Duffy-Crook on November 2, 2022 at 8:11 am

    RE: Cofree maker… I suggest a mokapot plus a Breville Milk Frother. Takes up far less space than a big Espresso machine and way less expensive. And delicious!!!! The mokapot makes great espresso, and the Breville milk frother works great to warm and froth the milk.

  19. Carin Olsson on November 2, 2022 at 8:12 am

    Hello from Sweden! Try the Finnish (or Swedish) sauna and then cool down by jumping in a cold lake … this is done all year around as they cut a whole in the ice!

  20. Megan Miller on November 2, 2022 at 8:12 am

    My favorite legends 💜

  21. laura jalava on November 2, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Welcome to Finland! 🇫🇮❤️ Here in Taivalkoski-village, North-Eastern Finland, we just had our first snow last week. Days are getting darker and colder, so we’ve seen some fantastic Northern Lights already this year. Hope you have a wonderful trip, can’t wait to see the videos! ❤

  22. BigDave_T4 on November 2, 2022 at 8:14 am

    U dirty buggers 🤢🤢🤢🤢 why did u get so close to grey waster!!!

  23. cguilliams on November 2, 2022 at 8:16 am

    I enjoy your you tube channel so much Thank you!!

  24. John Straw on November 2, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Trent’s the coffee man

  25. Penelope the Truck on November 2, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Hey both…. Top tip for you with regards to the Imass heater! We have one and also know of other who do too, if your water pressure is too high it will not heat the water, you need a low pressure system so the water passes through the heating element slowly. Looking at your kitchen tap running it’ll be fine, you might encounter issues when running the shower though if it has high pressure. 👍🏻

  26. Mispronounced Adventures on November 2, 2022 at 8:19 am

    I went last year to Arctic Norway, Sweden and Finland in my van . Made a travel series and upgrades series getting ready for the extreme cold last winter. I’m heading back out in January.

    Feel free to shoot me a message on instagram, happy to share tips and advise on taking British vans up there and upgrades, things I learnt, all the good and bad points and locations to visit.

  27. R B on November 2, 2022 at 8:21 am

    The trick is to have a second plug hole in the other corner

  28. Brittany Winn on November 2, 2022 at 8:21 am

    "on our big trip to Canada next year"
    I heard that lady! Whoot whoot!

  29. April Abrahamsen on November 2, 2022 at 8:21 am

    Always make me smile!

  30. C Kay on November 2, 2022 at 8:21 am

    I like your cute sherpa vest. 🥰

  31. Joe Mark on November 2, 2022 at 8:22 am

    idubbz looks different

  32. Paul Williams on November 2, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Fabulous 👌

  33. Gary Joyce on November 2, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Just got back from Tromso, the scenery in Norway is beautiful, you will love it! Hope you get to see the Northern Lights! Don’t forget you’ll need winter tyres!

  34. Pegge Merkling on November 2, 2022 at 8:27 am

    At 14 I was very blessed to go to Norway with my mom to visit my brother and sister-in-law and her family. We spent Christmas in Norway they lived in Nesodden. My niece,Trien Rein,
    Is a fairly well know pop singer in Norway. Her husband, Lars Monsens, is a well know adventurer and journalist in Norway. No doubt if u Google him you’ll get some great adventuring tips and advice. I live in the US and would love to go back to Norway some day. I’m really looking forward to ur series. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  35. Ingrida on November 2, 2022 at 8:31 am

    We have been to Norway twice and each time we fell in love with the country and people. Would definitely recommend – the Reinebringen hike, the views are simply insane. Henningsvær village and Trevarefabrikken. Also Bergsbotn utsiktsplattform, Kvalvika Beach, Hauklandstranda, Lofotr Vikingmuseum. These are the campsites we have been to: Moskenes Camping, Lofoten Beach Camp, Love Camping – Vesterålen Kysthotell, Midnattsol Camping Bleik. Basically, everywhere you go, the beauty of nature blows your mind.

    I would also definitely do a tour of Norway’s most beautiful public toilets. They are like an art installation.

    Tromsø: Fjellheisen cable car, to see the city from above. Frø cafe – the best vegan fresh buns and coffee. Raketten Bar & Pølse – hot wine by the fire. And the silent whale watching tour. It is a peaceful and breathtaking experience to see whales with the fjords in the background. And finally, Sauna Pust Tromsø – such a relaxing way to spend few hours, sauna with a view and a swim in the cold water.

    Norway is something out of this world, we can’t wait to see your adventures. Good luck preparing the van!

  36. LI oN on November 2, 2022 at 8:32 am

    okay ; i have ‘ cold adventure experience ; get a couple of minus 20 deg. cel. sleeping bags ( in case ) and invest in one of those tiny tiny wood stoves ….. lOOK forward to this new adventure ! ….

  37. David AG on November 2, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Did I really have any other choice than to watch this video and subscribe to your channel? No, I did not. One of my long time and dearest friends is from Wales. I love your story and am excited about your upcoming journey. 😊

  38. Victoria Arebalo on November 2, 2022 at 8:32 am

    So very glad you got some much needed rest for all levels of healing health, you all do so much! 💕💜 I just so can’t wait to see where you take us and show us on all your next adventures! 💜💖💕 for the loaned pup 🐾💜

  39. Annie Powell on November 2, 2022 at 8:33 am


  40. Alien Technology on November 2, 2022 at 8:35 am

    Batten down the hatches lads…

  41. Rebecca Lockley on November 2, 2022 at 8:37 am

    I don’t know what it’s like in the Nordic countries, but when I was in the Alps I noticed that even with snow tires, snow chains were still required October-April. So you might want to check! We only camped in a tent in September, so I don’t have many suggestions for van life in the north, but I used to live in a static caravan and one thing I did in the winter was covered the wall behind my bed with a fleece blanket to add some insulation. Maybe you could hang one up when you go to bed for an extra bit of insulation? I’m guessing an electric blanket would use too much power to have, so maybe get a hot water bottle to tuck into bed, too! Sounds like a great adventure, I can’t wait to see more!

  42. Erin on November 2, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Your windows are going to leak heat like crazy. I’d see what other people do to keep warm. It’s going to be a real struggle up north. But I’m looking forward to seeing how you get on!! 🇨🇦

  43. Kinging- It on November 2, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Glad to be back lads – thanks for waiting for us!
    So! If anyones been before – please let us know where we should visit – any animal or water related actives we’ll be WELL up for!
    Also – if anyone wants to lend us their dog for 3 months.. we’d appreciate it. Cheers.

  44. Scandi Van on November 2, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Oh wow, you`re going to freeze up here with those big windows. Might be an idea to get some polystyrene sheets to cover a few of them at night to increase the R value. Get yourself a good fan heater and hook up Cable, there is plenty of ”ställplatser” open during the Winter to park overnight to plug in for a warm up and to charge everything. Välkommen 🇸🇪🇬🇧👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

  45. Bruno Brussels on November 2, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Here’s a very good tip. Take along bubble wrap covers for the inside of custard. There will be a lot of condensation since I presume you have single glazing. The wrap will cling to your windows and it will reduce condensation. It also may be a good idea to buy a Kärcher window cleaner to dry up your windows. And traveling in the cold… don’t forget to air custard !!!

  46. Planning for Adventure on November 2, 2022 at 8:45 am

    That’s so cool welcome to our neck if the woods!!! If you come anywhere close to Stockholm or Norrtälje give us a hollar! We would love to show you around 🥰

  47. pat vrabel on November 2, 2022 at 8:46 am

    So glad you’re back in Custard!!!! Missed you!

  48. Blake Houchens on November 2, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Good video

  49. Lynn Hamps on November 2, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Things you probably already have but just in case…the best oversized duvet you can afford, thick socks, hot water bottles, sachets of hot chocolate, natural fibre hats for sleeping in, lemsip, soft tissues and lots of choc bars for emergencies…you’re bound to have everything else like torches etc..The falling over with the black bag had me laughing out loud…you really should be on the stage 😁

  50. Patrick Olsen on November 2, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Hey guys. Let me know if you want some tips for vanlife in Norway. I got some secret spots that are great

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