Over the past two years, we’ve meticulously crafted our dream camper van, drawing inspiration from both our loyal YouTube community and nearly five years of full-time travel in our trusty old Sprinter. Today, we proudly present our completed Ford Transit cargo van conversion, and this blog post offers a comprehensive overview of our entire journey.
Ready to take your camper van conversion to the next level? Our tutorial on “Van Compass STAGE 4 TOPO 2.0 Lift Kit and Bigger All-Terrain Tires Installation” is here to guide you through the process. Learn how to boost your van’s off-road capabilities, enhance its clearance, and improve traction, opening up a world of adventurous possibilities. Whether you’re tackling tough terrain or seeking new horizons, this video will equip you with the knowledge and skills to elevate your van life experience.
Enhance your van’s safety and style with our “Camper Van Brush Guard Installation” tutorial. This video will walk you through the process of fortifying your van’s front end, providing protection against brush, debris, and minor impacts. Whether you’re heading off-road or simply looking to boost your van’s aesthetics, our guide ensures you can complete this essential upgrade with confidence.
Seeing the Road Ahead: Upgrading Fog and Driving Lights on Your Conversion
Enhance your camper van’s safety and style with our comprehensive tutorial on upgrading fog and driving lights. This video will guide you through the process of selecting and installing brighter, more efficient lighting options for improved visibility on the road. Whether you’re driving through adverse weather conditions or simply looking to enhance your van’s appearance, our guide equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete this essential upgrade
We Added Scene Lights for Campsite Illumination:
Illuminate your camper van conversion with our expert guide on “Installing and Wiring Scene Lights.” Discover the art of enhancing your van’s exterior with the right lighting, creating an ambiance that suits your lifestyle and preferences. From installation tips to the intricacies of wiring relays, this tutorial offers valuable insights for both beginners and seasoned van lifers, helping you make your van life experiences even brighter.
Window to Adventure: A Step-by-Step Guide to Arctic Tern Window Installation
Unlock the potential of your camper van conversion by learning how to install Arctic Tern windows with our comprehensive guide. These windows offer stunning views and ample ventilation, transforming your van into a cozy and well-illuminated space. Our tutorial covers everything from window selection to the actual installation process, empowering you to create a van that’s perfect for your adventures.
Bringing Bikes on the Road: Mountain Bike Mounts Installation Guide
Get ready to hit the trails and take your mountain biking adventures on the road with our “Mountain Bike Mount Installation” tutorial. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of installing bike mounts in your camper van conversion, providing a secure and space-efficient solution for transporting your bikes. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just getting started, this video will equip you with the knowledge and skills to bring your passion for biking into your van life.
Water on the Road: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plumbing in Your Van Conversion
Ready to hit the road with a fully functional plumbing system in your camper van conversion? Our “Building a Plumbing System” video is your roadmap to water freedom. Discover how to create a hygienic and comfortable environment for your van life adventures, with expert guidance on choosing the right components, layout, and installation. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a novice, this tutorial will help you build the perfect water system for your on-the-go lifestyle.
Wired for Van Life: A Step-by-Step Guide to Electrical Systems in Your Van Conversion
Ready to harness the power of electricity in your camper van conversion? Our “Building an Electrical System” tutorial is your roadmap to van life electrification. Learn how to design and construct a customized electrical system, from solar panels to outlets and lighting. Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or new to van life, this video offers the guidance you need to create a versatile and self-sufficient electrical system for your on-the-go lifestyle.
Van Conversion Essentials: A Guide to Insulating Your Camper Van’s Windows
Stay warm and maintain your privacy while on the road with nsulated Window Coverings for camper van conversions. You can sew coverings yourself but we decided it would be faster, easier, and not much more expensive to simply buy pre-made covers that simply attach with magnets.
Van Conversion Essentials: A Guide to Bug-Proofing Your Camper Van
Protect your home on wheels and keep pesky bugs outside with our comprehensive “Bug Net Installation” video for camper van conversions. We’ll guide you through the entire process, from selecting the right materials to installing the bug nets. Whether you’re an experienced traveler or embarking on your first van conversion project, this tutorial offers valuable insights to ensure your van life adventures are insect-free and comfortable.
Ready to charge your way to adventure with solar power? Our “Solar Panel Roof Rack Installation” tutorial is your gateway to energy independence in your camper van conversion. Learn how to design and construct a custom roof rack to accommodate your solar panels, ensuring you can hit the road with confidence. Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or new to van life, this video provides the guidance you need to harness the sun’s energy and power your van life journey.
We covered every square inch of our transit camper van roof with solar panels, but to do so… we had to use mismatched sizes of panels and this video will show you how we installed them and the math behind how it works.
Stay Connected Anywhere: Installing a WeBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster in Your Camper Van Conversion
Maintain strong cellular connectivity and stay in touch wherever your camper van adventures take you with our “WeBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster Installation” tutorial. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of selecting, mounting, and optimizing a WeBoost signal booster to enhance your van’s cell signal. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or new to van life, this video equips you with the knowledge and skills to ensure you’re always connected on the road.
Maximize Your Storage: Rear Door Cargo Box Installation for Camper Vans
Unlock extra storage space and elevate your camper van adventures by learning how to install a rear door cargo box with our “Rear Door Cargo Box Installation” tutorial. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of selecting, mounting, and optimizing a cargo box to carry all your gear and equipment. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or new to van life, this video equips you with the knowledge and skills to ensure you can pack more and explore more on the road.
Shore Power Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide to 30A Inlet Installation
Ready to enhance your van’s electrical capabilities and enjoy the convenience of shore power in your camper van? Our “Installing a 30A Shore Power Inlet” tutorial is your gateway to reliable and on-the-road electricity. Learn how to mount and wire a 30A shore power inlet that ensures you’re always connected and can power up your van life experience for times you aren’t off the grid.
Bring the Sun Closer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Electrical Port Installation for Ground Deploy Solar Panels
Experience the convenience of ground deploy solar panels in your camper van conversion by learning how to install an electrical port with our “Electrical Port Installation for Ground Deploy Solar Panels” tutorial. In this step-by-step guide, we simplify the process of selecting, mounting, and wiring an electrical port that enables you to harness solar energy more effectively.
Van Life Seating Upgrade: How to Install Swivel Seats in Your Camper Van
Experience the ultimate in seating versatility with swivel seats in your camper van conversion. Our “Seat Swivel Installation” video provides a comprehensive walkthrough of the process, from selecting the right swivels to securely mounting them. If you are simply looking to maximize your van’s interior space, this tutorial offers valuable insights to keep you comfortable during your van life adventures.
Camera-Ready Van: A Step-by-Step Guide to Modular Storage Cabinet Construction
This video will teach you how to build a camera storage cabinet for a DIY camper van conversion with one drawer, one shelf, a built-in USB charging block, a 120V outlet, and under cabinet lighting. We use a lot of camera gear and wanted the option to bring all of our gear on the road when we take the van on trips. We wanted to make sure we could charge all of our small lights, camera batteries, gimbal, and mics. With this in mind, we made sure to make an organized charging station with a USB hub inside one of the drawers to minimize the mess of wires. Instead of building multiple drawers, we decided to build a drawer with two shelves in our camper van. These shelves are perfect for sliding our packing cubes in and out, and we used a bungee cord to prevent anything from sliding out while driving the van. This camera storage cabinet build was the perfect solution for all our gear and can be modified for other uses down the line.
DIY Camper Kitchen: Comprehensive Tutorial for Your Van Conversion
This video will teach you how to build a ‘kitchen’ cabinet for a DIY camper van conversion with a sink, an induction stove top, and drawers for storage. In this van kitchen build, we were able to construct the cabinets outside of the van, install the sink, stove top, and fridge, all on our workbench before moving the entire DIY campervan kitchen into place. We secured our kitchen cabinet to the van using the L-track on the walls and on the floors. We are so happy with how this kitchen build turned out and even found some creative solutions for extra storage around our sink drain!
Going Off the Grid: Building a Modular Composting Toilet Cabinet Module for Your Camper Van
Maximize your van life sustainability with a custom-built modular composting toilet cabinet module in your camper van conversion. Our “Composting Toilet Cabinet Module Construction” video provides a comprehensive walkthrough of the process, from designing the cabinet to constructing and installing it. Whether you’re an eco-enthusiast or looking for responsible waste solutions, this tutorial offers valuable insights to keep your van life eco-friendly and self-sufficient.
Maximizing Space: Camper Van Upper Cabinet Construction
In this comprehensive video tutorial, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of building upper cabinets for your camper van conversion. Whether you’re embarking on your first van life adventure or looking to upgrade your current setup, this guide will help you maximize storage space and optimize your camper’s interior. Learn how to craft custom cabinets, select the right materials, and install them securely in your van. Elevate your camper van conversion project with our expert tips and techniques for creating functional and stylish upper cabinets that perfectly suit your needs:
DIY Camper Van Bed Frame using Unistrut: Complete How-To
This instructional video provides a detailed guide on how to build a camper van bed using Unistrut, a versatile and robust material choice for your van conversion project.
Gain valuable insights and expert guidance on crafting a comfortable and space-efficient sleeping platform that perfectly suits your needs. This comprehensive tutorial will help you design and construct a custom Unistrut bed frame, ensuring that you can rest easy and elevate your van life experience to a whole new level:
Van Conversion Essentials: Step-by-Step 3M Thinsulate Insulation Installation
Unlock the secrets to a well-insulated and cozy camper van with our in-depth tutorial on “3M Thinsulate Insulation Installation.” This video covers the essential steps and techniques to properly install this premium insulation material. Whether you’re a seasoned van lifer or embarking on your first conversion project, our guide will empower you to create a space that’s comfortable, energy-efficient, and ready for your next adventure.
Creating a Versatile Interior: L-Track Wall Installation for Your Van Conversion
Elevate your camper van’s functionality and design with our “L-Track Wall Installation Guide.” This video tutorial covers the essentials of creating a flexible interior using L-Track strips. With a clear breakdown of the installation process, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to create a van that’s not just a means of transportation but a comfortable and customizable living space for all your adventures.
Flooring and L-Track Perfection: A Comprehensive Camper Van Conversion Guide
Are you ready to take your van conversion project to the next level? Our “Insulated Flooring and L-Track Installation Tutorial” is here to guide you through the process. Learn how to insulate your van’s floor for maximum comfort and energy efficiency, while also creating a versatile interior using L-Track strips. Whether you’re embarking on your first build or looking to enhance your current setup, this video will provide the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.