Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Few More Van Pics

These are the filler pieces for the bed.

The bed is almost queen-size.
The table is not varnished or screwed into place yet. The table leg can be removed and the tabletop serves as part of the bed platform.
Another interior view.

This is the mechanical locker. There are two 100 amp batteries, a solar charge controller, fuse-box, water pump, and a 20 gallon water tank. The 600w pure-sine inverter will be mounted just forward in a small cabinet.

These little lights are brilliant; pun intended. You can buy them here. It's been a while since I was so surprised by how well a product works.

Reading lamps.
Bins behind the galley countertop.

Shelf behind the sofas to hold coffee cups, wine glasses, phones, etc.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Van Photos

Here are a few more photos of the van;
Just installed the ARB awning. It's about 8' by 8' and should provide some welcome shade.
I think the ceiling came out well. The expanded PVC sheets provide additional thermal and sound insulation and are easy to wipe clean.
Three of the four cushions are done; one needs a little adjustment.
The galley.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

We Made a Roof Rack, Updated

Here are a few photos of the roof rack for our camper van. It's 89/20 extrusions and aluminum angle. The mounting plates are high density plastic. As soon as UPS delivers some fasteners, I'll bolt on the solar panels and update this post.

The solar panels are on; see the last photo.

Van Update

I've been neglecting updates to this blog Sorry. Here is a photo of the big red van from a week ago. I didn't work on the van during winter.

The wood is mostly varnished and the cushions should have been done this week, but the upholstery shop is behind schedule. I've also trial fitted some ceiling panels and they look nice.

Floor is finished, just needs a little rug to tie things together.

Plumbing is 90% done.

I've just started on the electrical stuff. Batteries and conduit are in place, but I'm having a hard time deciding on lights.

I'm also working on an 80/20 extrusion roof rack that should be done later today. Then I can bolt on and hook up the solar panels.