Dividing the Cab

May 25, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I got a late start today due to the rain. Luckily, it only lasted for part of the morning and was pretty nice the rest of the afternoon. I caved today and decided to go ahead and completely divide the cab area from the living area. The downside of this is that I won’t be … Continue reading Dividing the Cab

Re-Plumbing the Kitchen

May 24, 2015 Categories Camper Van

It’s raining today and there’s not much I can do on the van without constantly walking back and forth to the shop and getting wet. I took this opportunity to redo the plumbing in the kitchen that I ripped out when I installed the gas lines for my stove and water heater. I only made … Continue reading Re-Plumbing the Kitchen

Building the Ceiling Cabinets (Part 2)

May 23, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part two; here is part one. I got an early start today and began assembling the cabinet face that I cut out yesterday. The doweling jig I bought made drilling the holes a lot easier. Once I had all the holes made, I inserted the dowels and glued everything together. The “proper” thing … Continue reading Building the Ceiling Cabinets (Part 2)

Building the Ceiling Cabinets (Part 1)

May 22, 2015 Categories Camper Van

Today I started building the ceiling cabinet that sits above the rear doors. This cabinet will mostly be used to store bathroom items; soap, shampoo, TP, cleaning supplies, first aid kit, etc. First thing I did was add a trim piece under the shelf so I knew how tall the face of the cabinet would … Continue reading Building the Ceiling Cabinets (Part 1)

Paneling the Ceiling (Part 3)

May 21, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part three; here is part one and part two. After restocking my lumber supply and picking up a few other things last night, I started today by adding a small piece of window screen to the top of the battery vent in order to keep bugs from crawling inside. Nothing fancy. Since I … Continue reading Paneling the Ceiling (Part 3)

Paneling the Ceiling (Part 2)

May 20, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part two; here is part one. In order to panel the sides of my ceiling (“upper walls”), I first had to run the PVC pipe for my battery vent. The vent is needed because the batteries create hydrogen gas (which is explosive) while charging and the only way to get the gas out … Continue reading Paneling the Ceiling (Part 2)

Paneling the Ceiling (Part 1)

May 19, 2015 Categories Camper Van

Before reading this, you might be interested to see how I framed my ceiling. In order to start paneling the ceiling today, I first had to get the solar panel mounted on top of the van. I picked up the brackets for it last week from a local fabricating shop. I had to have special … Continue reading Paneling the Ceiling (Part 1)

Propane and Propane Accessories

May 16, 2015 Categories Camper Van

Oh. My. God. (Becky, look at her butt). Today was aggravating. For anyone who works with propane (or other gases/fuels) and has to install piping for it, I do not envy you or your job. Especially if you’re using black pipe. If you didn’t already guess it, today I dove (crashed) face first into the … Continue reading Propane and Propane Accessories

Building the Kitchen (Part 2)

May 14, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part two; here is part one. I took the van in yesterday to get the transmission filter and fluid changed out and get a coolant flush done, as I have no idea how long those fluids have been in there. I still want to bleed the brakes to get new fluid pumped into … Continue reading Building the Kitchen (Part 2)

Building the Kitchen (Part 1)

May 12, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This morning I started working on the plumbing for the kitchen. My setup is pretty simple and only requires one incoming water line, which then T’s off to form the cold water connection for my sink and one line that runs to the water heater. The water heater return line (hot water) runs back to … Continue reading Building the Kitchen (Part 1)