Reddit discussion: Newer van options - Front vs Rear wheel drive opinions

Posted on Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, transit, build, reddit

This is a contribution I made to a reddit.com discussion about front vs rear wheel drive vans


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Reddit discussion: Insulating a camper van

Posted on Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, transit, build, reddit

This is a contribution I made to a reddit.com discussion about insulating a camper van


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Reddit discussion: Foam mattress options for my Sprinter camper conversion

Posted on Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, transit, build, reddit

This is a contribution I made to a reddit.com discussion about foam bedding options for camper vans


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Reddit discussion: Mercedes Sprinter vs Ford Transit

Posted on Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, transit, build, reddit

This is a contribution I made to a reddit.com discussion about the Mercedes Sprinter vs the Ford Transit


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Installing solar panels, CTEK D250S charge controller and Xantrex LinkLite on a Sprinter camper van conversion

Posted on Tuesday, Aug. 09, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log


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Installing a battery charged by the alternator in a Sprinter camper van conversion

Posted on Friday, Aug. 05, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log

The electrical side of a van build is something that should be tailored your power requirements. Some people require little more than a few LED lights and obviously don’t spend much time worrying about batteries, solar panels and the like. Others want a mega-system that allows them to plug in laptops, kettles, induction stoves, etc.


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Building cabinets in a Sprinter camper van conversion

Posted on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log

As my van build progressed, I kept putting off the ceiling cabinets as I knew they were going to be a daunting task. I had no idea how I was going to accommodate the two different roof rib structures all the while keeping things in perfect alignment.


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Building a bed in a Sprinter camper van conversion

Posted on Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log

Prepare yourself, because my bed-building process winds a path through experimentation. I clock in at around 5‘9” tall. If I owned a NCV3 Sprinter van, I would orient my bed cross-ways, no question. However, since I owned an older T1N van, my height is almost exactly the width I have to work with inside the van.


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Building the walls and ceiling in a Sprinter camper van conversion

Posted on Friday, Feb. 05, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log

When planning out the walls, I had a couple big decisions stump me for awhile: color & material. I settled on color first, white. I wanted to keep the inside of the van very clean and bright. As for material, I initially thought I would install some sort of plastic-based layer – I had even purchased some thin plastic sheeting from Home Depot with the intention of glueing it over a wood surface.


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Installing the flooring in a Sprinter camper van conversion

Posted on Monday, Feb. 01, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log

The floor was one of the most gratifying parts of the install, going from bare cargo van floor to something I’d expect to see in my home. I had one minor hiccup in the flooring install, but once I realized my mistake, I completed my floor install and am still happy with it 10 months later.


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