The front cab section had collapsed from the cars piled atop the van. The rear section however was empty. Wade had the good fortune of having the key to the doors and was able to lock it. Inside Wade stored his school-issued OASIS gear, a lawn chair, space heater, exercise cycle (which he adapted to generate electricity) and sundry items. He also sound proofed the walls by covering them with egg cartons.
Wade wired an antenna to the top of the pile of cars in order to gain clear wifi access for his OASIS terminal.