Floor Layout, Cabinets, Bed, Battery Box, Propane Box, Wiring, and a Surfboard Rack!!!

This build has turned from hobby to mission. I feel compelled to put long hours in as much as possible lately. I suppose it could be that the finish line is in sight. Or perhaps I miss camping and climbing nearly every weekend with Niccole. We’ve been snowboarding quite a bit but could definitely go for a trip somewhere cool. I’d sure like that to be in the fully functional van though, and so I continue to throw down in it. Read More

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Electrical System

So I’ve been working on this aspect for months and to be honest, out of everything in the van it has required the most research and time to put together. It is a sweet setup though and I’ll do my best to document it here. This is going to be simply a design post as the installation of the various components seems to be progressing naturally in phases that coincide with other aspects of the build. Read More

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And then the van got some walls!

Even as I set out to begin building the walls I wasn’t 100% sure how I was going to do it. Most of the research and blogs I read had more or less used the stock panels that came with their van. A few people had made their own but hadn’t provided much in the way of detail. So, I figured with the insulation installed I would screw some batons onto the walls and use them to attach the walls to. I chose hardboard for this because it was cheap and light. The walls don’t really need to be all that resilient considering most of them will be covered up by other stuff eventually. Read More

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After literally freezing our asses off in the tin can during the desert winter trip, next up on the install list is insulation. This was an interesting process. Not only did I want it well insulated and sound proofed, but I had to plan for walls at this point as well. Read More

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