Insulating a Sprinter camper van conversion

Posted on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log

The most difficult part of insulating was deciding on the materials to use. Once that was done, it was a matter of measure, cut, glue, repeat.


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Installing a Fantastic Fan roof vent in a Sprinter camper van conversion

Posted on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log

Back home in Las Vegas with my new van, it was time to get down to business. It was March 22nd and by the 1st of June, I’d be heading to British Columbia. The first task on my list was probably one of the scariest: cut a hole in the roof.


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Cleaning out the Sprinter van and prepping for the camper conversion

Posted on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log

The van was in great shape when I purchased it. However, it still needed a bit of work to strip it down and ready it for the construction process.


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Purchasing a Sprinter van for a camper van conversion

Posted on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log

At the beginning of my search for a van, the average price tag on the Craigslist listing I saw left me pretty disenchanted with the idea. I expected the prices to be higher than your average Astro van, but seeing old, rusted out, 300k mileage vans still listed for $20,000 was a shock. Luckily, these price tags only reflects the sellers hopes and dreams, not necessarily reality.


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Planning out a Sprinter camper van conversion

Posted on Wednesday, Jan. 06, 2016 in Van Building • Tagged with sprinter, build, build-log

In short, there was no plan other than a few requirements. The van went together all at once with a little bit of measuring, a little bit of drawing and a lot of luck.


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Sprinter Van: Introduction

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

Over the years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time traveling, camping and living off and on in the back of my 2001 Ford Escape. This has been my dream vehicle for over a decade now: it’s four wheel drive, seats four, sleeps two with room to spare and it’s beefy enough to tow a trailer. I’ve traveled in it for months at a time. With two people traveling long term, it’s tight and you can’t take much gear, but it’s doable without much fuss.


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