Let's talk campervan toilet: There is quite a lot of debate about toilets in vans. There are lots of full-time van dwellers without any toilet facilities. On the other hand, one of our main motivators for getting a larger van, the Peugeot Boxer, as opposed to a VW or similar van, was to be able to fit a tiny private space for a campervan portable toilet. READ: Our … [Read more...] about Do I need a Toilet in my Campervan Conversion?
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The ambulance came with a small skylight. It was an opaque one that looked fairly dirty, but functioned well and seemed to be waterproof. However on closer inspection it was all but fine: At first glance it looked like leaves were stuck to the top, but this turner out to be a bodged repair job with fibre glass smeared over the fixings. It was only when we went on the roof that … [Read more...] about Installing a Dometic Heki Midi skylight
The ambulance came panelled and insulated. Sadly, the old insulation we had in Campy Van- rockwool haphazardly shoved in behind panels- was inadequate and prone to condensation. It needed attention if we were to enjoy using the van in more extreme temperatures. Therefore the insulation has actually been the main reason (besides the excess weight) for stripping back Campy Van … [Read more...] about Campervan Insulation with closed cell matting
It feels like I've made so little progress on the campervan conversion, yet I have: I now have a more or less blank canvas. To get this far has meant some repairs to our 7 year old Peugeot Boxer- a new exhaust, a new passenger window raising mechanism and we still need a new EGR valve. After taking out the bits wall and floor panelling there was LOTS of mastic removal and … [Read more...] about Campy Van- further deconstruction and back to barebones
That is 500kg of NVW (net vehicle weight) on Campy Van. :-) NVW is what the vehicle weights, with no pax or luggage, but with fuel tank full. The van at the last weigh-in was 2540kg...that's 500kg lighter than when we bought her. The week has been an exhausting one with lots of man hours, blood and sweat spent dismantling the ambulance. (And I do mean blood literally, … [Read more...] about Campervan Conversion: How to loose 500kg or 1100lb in a week