I continue working to finish the ceiling in small increments; this time above the wardrobe closet. The main focus this week is on the installation of the induction cooktop. The storage for this cooktop is under the kitchen countertop, where I have a tray to store it in and some more storage space under that.
Watch all my videos on YouTube! Building a box into the kitchen cabinet, that will hold the induction cooktop. Finishing it off with some Formica.
Watch all my videos on YouTube! 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
After the installation of the Murphy bed, I started working on the rear kitchen of the van. The bottom drawer will contain the shower pan that I constructed some time ago. Watch my upcoming video.
After the decision to buy the Samlex 450w inverter, it was a matter of ordering on-line. I received the SAM-450-12 Modified Sine Wave Inverter this morning and by all means, it’s a fairly small and lightweight device, but that’s to be expected when we’re dealing with these small loads. No remote start is included, but… Continue reading Samlex SAM-450-12 Modified Sine Wave Inverter
After upgrading to off-grid power and power storage, this post elaborates on the available power generating tools for a small RV. The electrical calculations are comprised into a detailed schematic overview, that serves as the basis for the installation. Alternator The extra power from the alternator can be directed to the battery bank, to… Continue reading Power Generation
Now that the different parts of the electrical system have been established, the first thing to do is calculate the number of batteries needed to support the daily energy use. Here a lot of time goes into researching all appliances that will ultimately be installed. Adding up their amperage use, will yield our daily… Continue reading Power storage
As I am struggling a bit to finish the multi-use cabinet, the next phase of the van conversion will entail some of the wiring for the off-grid electrical system. Before any new cabinets are built, cables have to be laid. At the same time, buying a battery charger, inverter, some batteries and an induction cooktop,… Continue reading Upgrading to off-grid power
After my last post, I took a short brake, but now I’m refreshed and at it again. We are in the final stretch of the multi purpose cabinet and next time I hope to have it ready to install in the (cargo) van conversion. Meanwhile, to prevent any noise made by the cooktop cover while… Continue reading Multi-Use Cabinet (8)