November 9, 2008 at 6:22 pm #105111
Ok,Here is the start of the conversion,Plenty of insulation “6 rolls in total” around the sides of the van.The roof was also done like this as will be shown in the later pictures.The panels were a bit of a bugger to get back on with all that insulation behind them.The third picture shows the framework starting to go up.
Cupboards and wiring were next along with more insulation.The cladding on the roof was a nightmare and had to be tacked and glued in to place.
The light in the picture is a 240 volt item with a rough surface 12 volt bulb in it and wired for 12 volts.6 Led battery lights are dotted around the van for back up.All wiring is fused by an illuminated marine 6 panel fuse box which lets you switch on or off appliances individually and also by inline fuses.
All 240 volt inlet power is protected by trip swithches.A 150 watt inverter powers the Tv,Playstation,Dvd player etc,whilst a bigger 1000 watt inverter takes care of bigger power tools.
This is fed by 2 85 amp hr batteries charged by the vans alternator through a relay and are sited under the seats in the front of the van.
A 2 burner hob with hotplate, matching sink and drainer takes care of the cooking and washing.Hot water is supplied via a kettle,A 25 litre fresh water container feeds the micro switched pump controlled by the tap and a waste 20 litre container will sit under the van.
The gas bottle is vented to the floor in its own cupboard and so are all the other units vented.A mushroom vent is shortly to be fixed to the roof.
The seat frames are split,so to lift them up you only have to lift the cushing and not remove them completely.This will be better explained in the pictures later.
Purchased a couple of stickers of ebay and it does make a difference to the van.
Also fitting a 3 way fridge had to move everything around to make it fit,just waiting for vent grilles to arrive now before making it a permanant fixture
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