Florida Vanlife – Trip 01d04

Permanent Vanlife is still about one year away, so I decided to get a feel for it, by planning multiple one-week trips in the van, throughout the US Southeast. Part of a 7-day trip to the Florida Panhandle in my Ford Transit Van Build. Day 4 Besides enjoyment, the goal of these multi-day journeys is…...

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Believe it or Not

Permanent Vanlife is still about one year away, so I decided to get a feel for it, by planning multiple one-week trips in the van, throughout the US Southeast. Part of a 7-day trip to the Florida Panhandle in my Ford Transit Van Build. Day 3 Besides enjoyment, the goal of these multi-day journeys is…...

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Water, Water, Water

Permanent Vanlife is still about one year away, so I decided to get a feel for it, by planning multiple one-week trips in the van, throughout the US Southeast. Part of a 7-day trip to the Florida Panhandle in my Ford Transit Van Build. Day 2 Besides enjoyment, the goal of these multi-day journeys is…...

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Vanlife Starts

Permanent Vanlife is still about one year away, so I decided to get a feel for it, by planning multiple one-week trips in the van, throughout the US Southeast. Part of a 7-day trip to the Florida Panhandle in my Ford Transit Van Build. Day 1 Besides enjoyment, the goal of these multi-day journeys is…...

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Sun Shade & Drawers

I continue my work on the cabinet doors and drawers, but first, I got myself a very compact sun shade (or night privacy screen) for the windshield of my Ford Transit cargo van conversion. It’s an affordable way to cover the windshield, yet still compact enough for my limited storage capacity. It doesn’t take much…...

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Victron Smart Devices

The installation of a Victron Smart Solar Controller and a Victron Orion Smart DC-DC Converter as part of my vanconversion. The “Smart” part of this, is the ability to access the settings and output values of these devices through Bluetooth. While the DC-DC Converter is a new addition to the electrical system of the van,…...

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Faucet, Clothesline & Laminate

This week three small van projects. I install a kitchen touch faucet, a clothesline and begin working on a dozen or so cabinet doors and drawer faces. Kitchen Faucet The kitchen faucet is operated by touch (once calibrated); this should be a great water-saving feature and a better replacement for a foot operated on-off switch.…...

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Onboard Compressor – Part 3

In this final episode of the Onboard Compressor installation, I resolve some issues with the Engine Run signal from the Ford Transit. Previously I guided the compressor harness through the engine bay firewall to the area behind the glove box and from there, the wiring is guided behind the center console and under the floor,…...

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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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