Q&A with Wayfarer Wanderer 

Cole Beckham

Wayfarer Vans –

Where are you from?

Cole Beckham –

Joplin, MO

WV – 

Does your van have a name?

Cole –

T-REKS (license plate)

WV – 

Favorite spot you have taken it so far and why?

Cole –

Salida. We had an awesome time in this bike-themed town. Great food, nice people, awesome bike trails!

 

 

 

 

 

 

WV – 

What was the first thing you learned when you took your van out for its maiden voyage?

Cole –

Sleeping in the back while you’re fiancé drives sounds good in theory…

WV –

What has been the biggest challenge while traveling in your Wayfarer Van and how did you overcome it?

Cole –

Not having back seats for friends to ride along 🙁

WV – 

Do you have a favorite or essential travel item that you never leave behind? If so, what is it and why?

Cole –

Hmm, it’s hard to narrow down to one item. I always try to bring my bike. We picked up a little pocket projector that we watch movies on while we go to sleep. Also, I picked up an awning from Yakima last second, it ended up coming in clutch. It’s called a Yakima Slim Shady and seems to be a universal mount.

WV – 

Do you have a big trip planned or in mind? If so, where and why?

Cole –

Just got back from Colorado, we’re headed to Florida in a couple months for our wedding, then maybe an Imagine Dragons concert in Minnesota later this year.

WV –

What has been the most memorable experience or pleasant surprise while traveling in your Wayfarer?

Cole –

We were worried about not having a campground reserved in Colorado for our Memorial Day trip. I took a chance on finding something off the radar, we get there and stumble upon a really cool walk-in campground north of Canon City that was beautiful.

Another memory was making it to the top of the Manitou Incline only to be greeted by a hail storm. We had to run all the way down the 3 mile trail to get to our car, soaking wet, with a story to tell.

WV –

What is it that you love the most about your Wayfarer Van? Could be an unexpected benefit.

Cole –

Leaving all of our camping supplies in the vehicle. It doesn’t sound like much, but not having to spend hours packing makes us much more willing to take a trip.

WV – 

Why did you choose a Wayfarer Van and what advice would you give to others?

Cole –

A premade kit is what I needed to pull the trigger on a camper van conversion. Ian was very helpful with any questions I had. Advice I would give—do a lot of research on the products you fill the van with, ask people who have used the products before, or people who also own a Wayfarer Van.