The plastic hinges of the fuel door in a Ford Transit are prone to fail. Especially leaving the van when parked next to another vehicle, will force you more backwards, thus hooking the fuel door’s lip with your trouser’s pocket.
It took me a couple of weeks, from design to installation, yet the final result is better than expected.
The idea for this project started with a comment from one of my subscribers. He suggested to close the lower step-in area at the sliding door, in favor of a one-piece, flat floor. Eliminating the chance of a strained ankle from stumbling into the lower step area and gaining some more walking space in the already small living area of the van.
Taking an ordinary shower in a Van remains an unresolved issue.
things come to mind, when designing a minimal Van shower:
actual shower pan. Multiple solutions are available, like the Shower-In-A-Drawer that I installed recently. A more
elegant way is shown is this video, but this is one that involves a
major rebuild of the floor of the van; something that most of us
wouldn’t want to do.
amount of water. Even with a full built-in shower, a
boondocking van usually carries only a limited amount of water, thus
minimizing the number of showers you can take when you’re parked
on a far-away site for an extensive period of time.
The conversion of my van has been a slow-going process, primarily because the weekly videos on YouTube and the other social media are taking too much time away from the conversion.
But that was all part of the planning as I had decided that 2020 should be the year that I move into the van on a permanent basis. Currently I use my van as a daily vehicle and regularly use it to spend a weekend boondocking. With the new van, that was usually very local, as it was still an empty van; with progress of the van build, the trips have exceedingly become longer and further away from the home.
I’m continuing with the kitchen cabinet assembly in the RV. It’s mostly gluing the separate parts together, but I sometimes use screws, allowing me to access hidden parts of the kitchen cabinet. After another fit in the cargo van, I outline the location for the induction cooktop, but that’s for next time. Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Assembly→
Building kitchen cabinets and fitting them in the van. Finding out if it all works or that I have to make adjustments in the design. First time inside the van standing in the shower pan, calculating where the shower head Continue reading Campervan Kitchen Ideas→
A fold-up Murphy bed for a van is the ultimate space saver and a little effort can create a unique furniture piece.
Much work has gone into it and more is waiting to be added. So far the lower cabinets and the bed are finished and the upper cabinets will follow soon. A modern oil painting with Continue reading Murphy Bed Installation→