Onboard Compressor – Part 2

In this second part of the Onboard Compressor installation, I show you how I extend some of the wires in the wiring harness of the compressor. The lengthening of the wiring harness is necessary to comply with Ford’s requirements to directly connect the harness to the vehicle battery (through the CCP – Customer Connection Point),…...

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Kitchen Cabinet & OBD2 Scanner

Still working to finish the kitchen area by constructing a ceiling cabinet on the side wall behind the wardrobe. It will function as a storage area for plates, bowls, mugs and other items, that I use on a daily basis during food preparation. Kitchen Cabinet One limitation I have, is that the finish material Formica…...

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Onboard Compressor

Besides the traction boards and the come-a-long, I still have an issue with deflating and inflating of the tires, in case I get stuck in mud or sand or when I drive over long stretches of washboard road. Not long ago I decided to bring along my old, but oh-so good working 110V Campbell compressor…...

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RV Kitchen Cleanup

In this final stretch, I finish and install the countertop, add some Formica around the fridge and a panel surrounding the side kitchen window. Countertop The countertop is finished with four coats of Shellac and three thin coats of Poly-Urethane on top. Before I install it, one or two coats of regular furniture wax, will…...

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Traction Boards Hardware, Wiring and Countertop

I am working around the kitchen area of the van, to finish the countertop, pull a remaining wire behind the fridge to the battery compartment below it, add some Formica strips to finish the fridge cabinet and to install the traction board hardware. Previously I had temporarily installed the half-finished cover of the induction cooktop,…...

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Desk Seat Cushion

This week I’m finishing up my desk seat, by adding a cushion. The seat can be used as part of a lounge chair, in combination with the rear-facing passenger seat, but it’s primary use is at the fold-down desk, that will be attached to the Murphy bed. I chose a 4-inch, high-density foam core as…...

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Mobile Router Table 2

The foldable router table is taking shape and will play its part in my life on the road. I continue to assemble the box by adding supports for the hinged router plate. The top of the box consists of two 1/2 inch plywood panels. Build I finish the wings, while the glue-up is drying. More…...

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Mobile Router Table

To take one of my hobbies on the road, I need to build a mobile router table, that folds up small and fits into a small cabinet. Build The design first has to be adjusted to the storage area and some hardware needs to be ordered. Only then can I start with the build by…...

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Safety & Rescue Gadgets

After working some more on the kitchen countertop, I sit down and show some of the safety and rescue items that should be part of any Vanlife experience. Especially, when you head out to boondock or while off-road driving. Kitchen Countertop The movable part of the countertop, that hides the induction cooktop, returns to the…...

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Kitchen Countertop

It’s time to finish the kitchen area of the van and that also means a new hardwood countertop! As always, I start rough-sawn hardwood and I chose Mahogany again, to stay consistent with the other countertop at the sliding door. It’s easy to work with and has usually an attractive pattern. I had one piece…...

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