Planning The Underside
My next job was planning the underside of the van so it can fit a water tank, waste water tank and underslung gas tank.
The first thing I did was get some pictures of the underside.
Then to get a better idea of how the “pro’s” do it I videoed the underside of a professionally converted van.
Then I needed to decide on what tanks to buy.
After talking with Shaun on the phone I was confident that this was the guy to go with. He talked me through the layout of my van so the holes would all be in the right place and supplies the fitting kit with the tanks. He also supplies the tanks for several pro builders including IH Motorhomes and Vantage.
Next was the gas tank
This was kind of a no brainer. A company called Gas-It supply a wide range of tanks and accessories but the tank that stood out to me was their 38Ltr model with the fixing lugs attached.
This tank fits perfectly in the bay behind the hand brake cables and looks to be a good choice.
The only other things I need to consider with the underside (beside routing the pipe work) is if while I’m under the van fitting the tanks its worth adding a layer of Waxoyl or similar? I’ll come back to this in a later post.