Another last-minute task. This morning I sprayed the stainless steel bolts, that hold the sub-floor in its place, with some undercoating, to prevent future rust. In the coming weeks I’ll be posting all the details and videos. You can find the project at Mod: Insulated Floor.
Installation of the insulated floor is almost done. Today I worked on the stainless steel fasteners. In the coming weeks I’ll be posting all the details and videos. You can find the project at Mod: Insulated Floor.
The effectiveness of a floor vent in my conversion van remains uncertain, but now that my new Ford Transit has finally arrived, the right location can be established. Ventilation poses a major problem in my new Ford Transit. The factory-installed, glued-in All-Around Windows look great, yet offer few opportunities for cross-ventilation. My research has led… Continue reading Floor Vents Revisited
Creating a (sub)floor as part of the conversion of a cargo van is a fairly straightforward process. Yet many construction types and materials have to be chosen in advance, to head off any unexpected complications that can influence the integrity of the entire project. The first line of attack in a van conversion is often… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide To Flooring
Choice of a comfortable bed and a subtle integration of a workspace, are probably some of the most important features of this van conversion. As the start of the van conversion comes closer, I have begun buying some materials, as you can read in Why I Order Chinese And Get It Delivered and started making… Continue reading “What Do A Bed, Desk And Picture Frame Have In Common?”
Floor ventilation for small RV’s could be an untapped resource, that has the potential to considerably reduce interior heat gain in off-grid locations and to significantly lower energy needs for 12V refrigerators. Floor Vent Research For The Small RV Boondocking is getting more popular as a cheap alternative for the full-time RV’er. For those of… Continue reading Are Floor Vents The Solution For A Hot Problem?
When you’re seriously considering to transform your cargo van into a full-fletched RV, you really have to pay attention to your SAFETY during and after the conversion. You know, whether you’re clumsy, impatient or don’t know how to hold a hammer. In that case, this undertaking is not for you. Go and buy a fully… Continue reading Cargo Van Conversion: Safety First!
A cargo van conversion should follow basic rules during every phase of the construction. Any change or addition to the van, may impact the warranties of the van or the appliances, that are added to it. It may also affect the fuel consumption and performance of the vehicle. Aerodynamics , added weight and distribution of… Continue reading Installation Guidelines
Living in a confined space, with the outside dirt just next to your living room floor, results in constant dusty floors. Basing the selection of a flooring material on cleanliness, durability and weight, should be a priority. A common choice in RV’s is regular carpet, which is affordable, easy to install and comfortable to walk… Continue reading Is Any Floor Material Good Enough?
The last time I worked on the bed, the pull-out, sliding shelf was installed. Now I’ll continue with a door for the toilet compartment. In deliberating the hinge options, I came across a simple wooden hinge design, that looked appropriate for this application. Under the built-in, slide-out shelf is just enough space to house the portable… Continue reading Toilet Access Door