WildSnow Weekend – More Pics Of El Tigre, Backcountry Adventure Wheels


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | December 7, 2014      

Knock, knock. WildSnow readers wanted to step inside Stephen Dilk’s Backcountry Adventure Vehicle to check out the interior. Come on in:

The front area of Steve's 1997 Astro ProVan has airbags, 4 cigarette lighters (excellent for keeping electronic devices charged), CB radio and cup holders.

The front area of Steve’s 1997 Astro ProVan has airbags, 4 cigarette lighters (excellent for keeping electronic devices charged), CB radio and cup holders.

Vegas red velvet front seats swivel round 180 degrees.  The passenger seat folds down flat providing an additional sleeping area for one.  When the top is popped, there's room for two people to sleep over the cab.

Vegas red velvet front seats swivel round 180 degrees. The passenger seat folds down flat providing an additional sleeping area for one. When the top is popped, there’s room for two people to sleep over the cab. This little RV sleeps 5 people. Impressive!

In the back of the ProVan, three compartments under the sitting area provide storage.  A fourth compartment holds the water, approximately 20 gallons.

In the back, three compartments under the sitting area provide storage. A fourth compartment holds the water tank, approximately 20 gallons.

When popped up, two side screens can be opened for cross ventilation.

When popped up, two side screens can be opened for cross ventilation.

The kitchen area has a vent hood and two burner stove. After a day of deep powder skiing, Steve will stash his skis there and the any snow drips will go down the shower drain.

The kitchen area has a vent hood and two burner stove. Note the shower in the corner. After a day of deep powder skiing, Steve will stash his skis there and any snow drips will go neatly down the shower drain.

Ovens are available in some Astro ProVans, but not this one.  A standard toaster oven is a fine substitute.  A cookbook is smartly stashed to the side, and a photo of a rare Rwanda silverback mountain gorilla inspires Steve to take El Tigre on adventures far and wide.

Ovens are available in some Astro ProVans, but not this one. A standard toaster oven is a fine substitute. A cookbook is smartly stashed to the side. A photo of a rare Rwanda silverback mountain gorilla by Steve’s brothers is inspiration to take El Tigre on adventures far and wide.

Recap of WildSnow posts from the week of 12/1/14-12/5/14:

E Shop — Get Er Done & Go Backcountry Skiing

El Tigre–Backcountry Adventure Wheels

Winter Training Mission – EXPED Mega Mat Review

Jason Hummel — Alpine State of Mind

Avalanche Airbag Backpack Overview

Last Man Standing — Vacuum Bottle Comparo



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3 Responses to “WildSnow Weekend – More Pics Of El Tigre, Backcountry Adventure Wheels”

  1. Joe John December 7th, 2014 5:38 pm

    That grey back photo really nails it.

  2. See December 7th, 2014 8:34 pm

    Great looking van. (DBTAH? DBAAH?) Short of a Sportsmobile or custom Syncro, any suggestions for one with decent offroad capability?

  3. Mark Worley December 9th, 2014 10:38 pm

    Definitely cool and brings adventure to mind. I have seen some interesting looking Toyota chassis motorhomes as well.

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