Framing the Ceiling

April 29, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I got a late start today as I spent the morning trying to find a metal fabricator to make me some brackets to attach my solar panel to the roof of the van. A shop not too far out of town was recommended to me (thanks Duane), so I took a quick drive out there. … Continue reading Framing the Ceiling

Installing a Skylight / Insulating the Doors

April 28, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I began today by packing more pink stuff into the door cavities. I want to fill as many gaps as I can to help maintain the temperature inside the van. For the rear doors, I also plan on making magnetic inserts to cover the windows which will double as both insulation and a blackout / … Continue reading Installing a Skylight / Insulating the Doors

Insulating the Walls

April 27, 2015 Categories Camper Van

After putting up the first layer of insulation onto the walls yesterday, I finished them today with four inches of fiberglass “pink stuff,” which has an R-15 rating. Combined with the Reflectix, that brings me up to an R-18. This is the rough equivalent to a new home built with 2×6 exterior walls filled with … Continue reading Insulating the Walls

Building a Raised Floor

April 26, 2015 Categories Camper Van

To add additional storage options, I’m building a raised floor in the rear half of the van. Underneath it will be a large set of drawers, a couple smaller drawers, and a few different storage and utility compartments. In addition to that, beneath each seating area will be more storage. I built the floor framing … Continue reading Building a Raised Floor

Installing the Subfloor

April 25, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I finally got around to starting on the flooring in the She-Beast today. I’ve been distracted trying to ensure the cab area isn’t leaking water (which it still is), but it has irritated me to the point I’ve decided I just need to move on and come back to it later. The driver’s door isn’t … Continue reading Installing the Subfloor

Rear View Camera

April 18, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I’ve been sick most of this past week and still hacking up a lung with a cough that’s being more persistent than the creepy guy at the bar hitting on the really, really drunk girl. Needless to say, I didn’t get much done this week. However, the last of my packages have arrived so now … Continue reading Rear View Camera

New Bumper / Re-caulked Roof

April 11, 2015 Categories Camper Van

Today was a pretty nice day out and I wanted to take advantage of the sunshine since it has been raining for the past few days, making it impossible to fix the She-Beast’s leaking roof or do much else. Some more of the packages for the conversion came in over the last couple days, mostly … Continue reading New Bumper / Re-caulked Roof

New Stereo

April 8, 2015 Categories Camper Van

Ok, I didn’t get the flooring started today, but I have a good reason and that reason is… umm… hey, look, a birdie! I did, however, get the new stereo installed. The old AM/FM one was not gonna cut it. As I’ve said before, I almost exclusively listen to all of my music via a … Continue reading New Stereo

Eight Punches (and a New Grill)

April 7, 2015 Categories Camper Van

I decided to start today by heading to Home Depot to find some possible flooring material that fits the look I want to achieve on the interior of the She-Beast (van). It rained last night, so the day was already off to a less than desirable start. I headed out to the van, opened the … Continue reading Eight Punches (and a New Grill)

I Bought a Van

April 6, 2015 Categories Camper Van

Yep, I bought a van. After searching online periodically for the past four months, I finally came across a van that fulfilled my basic desires for features: a high top roof, extended cargo area, not rusted up, and windowless paneled sides. It doesn’t have a sliding side door, which I would have preferred, but for … Continue reading I Bought a Van