Paneling the Walls (Part 3)

May 11, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part three; here is part one and part two. I finished up paneling the wall this morning. All the boards today were the ones that needed special cuts to fit around either the wheel well or gas tank down tube. There’s a couple spots in the wall where two boards meet end-to-end that … Continue reading Paneling the Walls (Part 3)

Paneling the Walls (Part 2)

May 10, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part two; here is part one. After picking up some more Liquid Nails from Home Depot last night, I used this morning to finish up carpeting what I started yesterday. I only had to add a couple more small pieces to do and then carpet the divider that I’m using to protect the … Continue reading Paneling the Walls (Part 2)

Carpeting the Bed Storage

May 9, 2015 Categories Camper Van

Today I started lining the storage compartments inside the bed frame with some thin indoor/outdoor carpeting I picked up at Home Depot. I was hoping for it to be black, but the closest they had was a grey which is also nice. I chose to carpet my storage compartments mainly to give it a clean, … Continue reading Carpeting the Bed Storage

New Tires / Fixed Wipers

May 8, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I took the day off from doing any construction on the van yesterday and today. Instead I focused on some important maintenance items that I’ve been putting off while I build out the interior. Yesterday I got an oil change and scheduled a transmission filter / fluid change and a radiator coolant flush. I also … Continue reading New Tires / Fixed Wipers

Building the Bed Frame (Part 3)

May 6, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part three of building my bed frame; you may be interested in part one and part two. Today was aggravating. I spent the morning redoing what I did yesterday. I had to take apart the entire top of the bed and essentially rebuild it. Of course, after doing that I decided to change … Continue reading Building the Bed Frame (Part 3)

Building the Bed Frame (Part 2)

May 5, 2015 Categories Camper Van

This is part two of building my bed frame; part one is here. I bought some plywood last night to finish up the wheel well this morning, but first I stuffed it full of insulation. Then I screwed the plywood on top to seal it up. With the wheel well covered, I could make the … Continue reading Building the Bed Frame (Part 2)

Building the Bed Frame (Part 1)

May 4, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I decided to add a layer of Reflectix to the ceiling this morning. I was going to wait to do all the ceiling insulation until I had my solar panel installed, but the Reflectix is so thin that it shouldn’t get in my way when mounting the solar panel brackets that I’m still waiting for. … Continue reading Building the Bed Frame (Part 1)

Water Pump / Battery Box

May 3, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I finished plumbing up the water pump this morning. I ran the PEX tubing into the housing where the pump and everything will be hidden beneath the floor and got all my connectors in place. In the event something breaks, all the pipes in this area can easily disconnect so that things can be inspected, … Continue reading Water Pump / Battery Box

Under Floor Drawers

May 2, 2015 Categories Camper Van

Today I built the wooden drawers that sit under the front of the raised floor and are accessible from inside the van. The drawers have a soft closing mechanism, which is neat, but I don’t really care that they close on their own for the last inch or so. What I do care about, however, … Continue reading Under Floor Drawers

Paneling the Walls (Part 1)

May 1, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I didn’t get a lot done yesterday. In fact, shortly after starting work on the van I got sidetracked and decided to clean up the shop instead. It was getting pretty disorganized and had piles of scrap wood everywhere. All of my wood supplies that I’m using to build the van interior are in a … Continue reading Paneling the Walls (Part 1)