Cabbunk in a Sprinter

We have one in ours and highly recommend them. It folds up and makes a great bunk bed over the captain’s chairs for the kids.

The Campervan Builder: Truma Ultrastore install

So next year will be the year we finish our van (that’s the plan). In the meantime I’ve been loitering on Facebook Sprinter build groups and came across a builder who’s adding videos to his channel as he goes. This week’s video is the installation of the Truma water heater.

Have a look and like and subscribe if you like his work:

In this video, I fit a Truma Ultrastore 10l water heater in a campervan conversion (See links below for items used). The Truma Ultrastore is a 10l water heater which is designed for campervans and caravans. The Truma ultrastore is fitted next to an external wall of the campervan so the flue can be fitted through the wall to ensure all combustion fumes are pushed out of the van for safety. The Truma ultrastore is connected to the campervan water system via John Guest semi-rigid pipe and using John Guest speed fittings. The water is fed from a Shurflo water pump via a Fiamma water accumulator to ensure a smooth flow of water. Once the Truma Ultrastore is fitted, the water is given a test fire and lovely warm water is now available in the van.

Summer is here, lets get cracking!

The summer is here so it’s time to get on with the Sprinter build. Lots to do, a lots of cabinets to build, main wiring, gas and hot water to set up as well. Sadly the spare 200Ah battery that was going to double our leisure capacity died over the winter due to my failed attempts to trickle charge it prior to install as it sat in the garage. I’ve now picked up a decent 20A Ring charger now. My fault, never should have trusted a low ampage charger to look after a huge truck battery!

On a separate note, picked up a book by the name of Van Life by foster Huntingdon in a local shop and was rather suprised to see it had an entire Sprinter section and additions there from blogs I’ve sen and keep an eye on.

The solar panels have kept the batteries charged on the van all winter and the fridge has held up to the repairs made to it prior to it’s install. So it’s not all bad news. Thanks go out to the forums dwelllers for the updated material that I’ve added to the reference section as well. It’s dead easy to find the new material as you can sort the documentation by date.