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8 Critical Elements Of A Modern Van Conversion

THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO HAVE A CONVERSION VAN. MOST FOLKS WILL USE IT FOR AFFORDABLE TRAVEL, AND SOME DOING THE MORE EXTREME BOONDOCKING AND EVEN LESS LIVING IN IT PERMANENTLY.

Some use it as their mobile office, while traveling around the country, others have made it part of the Tiny House Movement.

For me it is all about mobility and extended stays, while preserving functionality and comfort.

1. Independence:

Generators have been a source of irritation for many RV’rs for a long time, but their time has come, unless you have an air-conditioner to run. Solar panels have come a long way and even the smaller RVs can support multiple panels with ease. Especially the new high efficiency flexible solar panels that can be fit and hidden on top of the roofs of most cargo vans.

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3 Reasons To Buy a 2015 Sprinter

THE NEW 2015 SPRINTER COMES IN TWO FLAVORS: MERCEDES BENZ AND FREIGHTLINER. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW MINOR STYLING DETAILS AND THE NAMES, THE VEHICLES ARE OTHERWISE IDENTICAL.

Compared to its main competitors, the new Ford Transit and the Ram ProMaster, it attracts attention for its overall size and capacity, yet several features make it stand out above the competition.

1. Unique 4WD system

It comes with an On-Demand 4×4 capability that is exclusive amongst commercial vans.
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Window frame & seat belts

027Today’s first is the passenger side, large window frame. A fairly simple job, just a lot of screws. I’ll set this frame apart until I have the correct paint to redo it.

 

028029Now we can see a little of the insulation used, some wire of the valance lighting which will be removed, and the former seat belt connection bolt.

I’ll use the latter as an attachment point for my dog’s leash/harness, when he’ll travels with me.

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The remaining rear seat belts are still attached to a heavy metal bar underneath the carpet.

 

033Lifting up the carpet, quickly reveals the bar which is attached with bolts to the chassis.

 

 

034 035At the end of the day I have some more spare parts.

 

 

Removal cont. 2

015I have two lights that switch on when the rear doors are opened. They have to be removed, but I have plans to reinstall one or both of them at a later time, so I have to be careful not to damage them.

016Everything nicely installed with connectors and screws, thus it took me only minutes to take them off.

017The remaining 12V wires will be used at a later time.

018Next, the valance over the future bed (rear passenger side). Just barely attached with 2 screws. Astonished that it never dropped down. I wonder what would have happened in an accident.

019Work done for today! Tomorrow I’ll continue with the safety belts.