Build Costs

The following is a complete breakdown of the materials and cost for building out the van from scratch. The first table is an overview. Any item in bold in the first table has a more detailed table below covering individual items and associated costs. We spent a total of $7,354 purchasing the van and outfitting it entirely. These numbers do not include any mechanical repairs that were done to the van prior to leaving. We spent close to 5k more replacing the head gasket and having the transmission rebuilt among other things bringing the grand total of the van to approximately 12k.


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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. (more…)

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