Just a few more build projects to follow

Not sure if anyone else subscribes to build projects on YouTube and the like, but there’s loads of awesome channels on there with families documenting their conversions and self builds. Just a few I’ve come across:

The Vast Way, they are about 16 videos in to their conversion and currently working on their upper storage cabinets:

VanTastic Travelling have taken deliver of their project van and are looking forward to travelling:

Mathers on the Map have documented their entire build and now given a walkthrough tour of their completed build to New Jersey Adventures:

There’s plenty of inspiration on there and my hats off to those that have time to film their builds and then produce decent footage for everyone to watch. I firmly believe that a 20 minute video of me climbing under a van and swearing at it deciding where to cut through the chassis to run an outlet pipe really wouldn’t interest many people! Next year in the warm I get to finish our build and replace the leisure battery that exploded this year. For some reason it cooked off loosing internal fluid and then finally went bang under the van. At least it was underneath when it went. Another good reason to have it slung underneath the chassis.

Building your own batteries?

It is possible to build your own lithium ion phosphate batteries. The advantages are you can build to the size you have and beat the cost of off the shelf batteries. Yes it does require a bit of skill when it comes to electronics but it is possible. Check out this awesome YouTube video guide:

A few more reference files, and buy a coffee link added!

So I’ve added a couple of new PDFs that have been donated to the archive, these links should work and they are also on the reference link:

 NAG 722.6 Transmission information.pdf                                                 2020-10-19 18:52  6.9M  Adobe Portable Document Format
 T1N ground points.pdf                                                                  2020-10-19 18:52  124K  Adobe Portable Document Format

I do not own or have any copyright entitlements to the reference materials I get sent, I am merely keeping an archive for other adding T1N owners and camper conversions. I was somewhat distracted building a cabin for the family this year but next year I have a camper project to complete.

If you find the material useful and this site feel free to buy us a coffee. I’m not here to make a profit but if I can cover the domain registration fees then that certainly helps! There’s no onus on anyone to use the link or buy a coffee but it’s there after a couple of requests.

More files and advice on condensation

I have uploaded some more donated files to the reference section (thank you kind donators!).

Also as it is now that time of year and getting colder here is some good advice from ExploreVanUk on condensation and how to combat it.

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.