Author: David Black

The Jump Start System 4

The Jump Start System

I had a lot of problems when I bought the van with the battery going flat overnight and wanted an emergency jump start system. When I first bought the van it had a lot...

Batteries 4

Batteries

Because of running a PC in my van I need a fair amount of battery power. After quite a bit of thought I decided to go for four 100ah batteries. My calculations for working...

Control Panel 2

Control Panel

I looked around to see what was available in the way of control panels but couldn’t find anything that I liked. Time to make my own. What I wanted was a central point that...

The Bulkhead 1

The Bulkhead

Its now time to start on the inside of the van. First job – fit the bulkhead. I decided I wanted a bulkhead between the cab area of the van and the living area...

Underslung Gas Tank 1

Underslung Gas Tank

My Underslung Gas Tank has arrived from Gas It. This tank was recommended to me by quite a few people who have it. It fits perfectly in the bay behind the exhaust on a...

Underslung Water Tanks 11

Underslung Water Tanks

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post I ordered my underslung water tanks from Barratt Tanks. Well they have now arrived. The tanks look great and I’m really pleased with them so thank you...

The Van PC 1

The Van PC

As I mentioned in an earlier post my plan is to build a camper van that I can also work from. I work online so to be able to work from the beach I...

Rear Windows 3

Rear Windows

If you’ve already read my blog on which windows you will know I ended up going for Polyvision for the sides of the van. While I was looking I came across these for the...

Roof Lights 1

Roof Lights

Not a big post this one. In the past I’ve used most available roof lights so pretty much knew what I was going to buy. The Seitz Mini Heki – its just a really...

Layout Refined 2

Layout Refined

I decided the layout needed a little tweaking. While I was happy with the overall layout I wanted to put a bit more thought into some of the details. This is the original design....