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What's in My Bag? Sam Pilgrim's Van

Oct 122016

Pulling into Suzuki Nine Knights this year in his Matt Black 2009 Mercedes Sprinter and after hearing that Sam Pilgrim and his dad bought the van as an empty shell and worked together to convert it into a motor home themselves, we wanted to find out more.... 

The garage has been made to fit exactly two motocross bikes in which is why it is that height, I have a bike stand in there to look like I know what I am doing, a helmet for every occasion, some skateboards in there and a bin full of spares and inner tubes

Can you describe what do you keep in the garage section? You have your full comp range of bikes?

Actually just for this event I brought each bike that I have.  I took loads of parts off my jump bike to build my Slopestyle bike so that’s just dumped in there. Then you have a carbon enduro bike, I thought I was going to use it but I destroyed my downhill bike derailleur so I had to destroy my enduro bike to make the downhill bike work so I now just have a garage of expensive broken stuff! 
The garage has been made to fit exactly two motocross bikes in which is why it is that height, I have a bike stand in there to look like I know what I am doing, a helmet for every occasion, some skateboards in there and a bin full of spares and inner tubes etc. So I can keep riding for a while!

I see you got some chairs in there too? 

Yep! I also have a couple of chairs for when you are camped up by the lake! Also a hand washing facility! You just fill it up and you can actually heat it up too! 
Also got a selection of cleaning products here. I never use them, you can see from my bike they haven’t been used for a while ha!  

You have three comp spec bikes, some chairs, some skateboards, some spares, some protective gear basically your full riding set up?

Yep pretty much. I can go to any comp in the world and be ready! And tools are all in the top there too. 

I can go to any comp in the world and be ready! And tools are all in the top there too. 

Whats going in the hospitality suite inside?

We made a double bed above the garage, cut in a window at the top there so you can open it and not die of heat exhaustion or let out any sneaky smells! 
Then we put a toilet in there in case you need a dump or a piss on your journeys! There is a few batteries in there, we took the old double front seats and moved them to the back so you can have a seating area, so it's still a 4 man vehicle! We have the hob and sink combo so you can cook in a frying pan.

What's the tastiest meal that has been prepared in the van so far?

My favourite meal is the cheese ham and egg sandwich! Eggs cooked the fastest than anywhere else in the world on that hob right there! Heats up in the matter of milliseconds. Heat it up in there and you got an egg cooked and ready to eat!

What are some of the Tunes that this van is famous for?

Constantly on techno vibes! We have way good speakers in the doors! Cruise control also for cruising on the highways, but also so I can go for a dump without having to stop! Ha!

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