Camper Van

From: ANT_THOMAS 5 Jul 2019 14:37
To: ALL1 of 85
Should this go in hardware? Probably not, who cares.
Thought I'd start a thread in case anyone is even remotely interested in seeing a project progress.

Tomorrow I collect a Citroen Berlingo van and I'll be converting it into a mini campervan.

Plan is something along the lines of
Solar + electrics
Soundproof and insulate
Carpet lined walls

Then take it places
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Jul 2019 15:09
To: ANT_THOMAS 2 of 85
How will you paint it?

From: ANT_THOMAS 5 Jul 2019 15:36
My word.
It is currently red. It will likely be staying red.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Jul 2019 17:06
To: ANT_THOMAS 4 of 85
Red works.

From: william (WILLIAMA) 5 Jul 2019 22:18
To: ANT_THOMAS 5 of 85
and internet. Can't be travelling all over the place without 30 moments in Netflix movies that made audiences leave (number 7 made me barf).
From: ANT_THOMAS 5 Jul 2019 22:51
To: william (WILLIAMA) 6 of 85
There will be some tech. Just not sure to what extent yet.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 5 Jul 2019 23:11
To: ANT_THOMAS 7 of 85
Heh. They look quite small, and I don't remember you being a hobbit, so I'm curious how you'll make things fit.
From: ANT_THOMAS 5 Jul 2019 23:44
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 8 of 85
Yeah, it'll be a bit of a challenge but I'm fairly sure (or hopeful) I can make it work with a bit of imaginative design.
EDITED: 5 Jul 2019 23:44 by ANT_THOMAS
From: milko 6 Jul 2019 23:03
To: ANT_THOMAS 9 of 85
Am I mistaken or did Stevie G do something along these lines once? He was gonna actually live in it, possibly. And maybe didn’t get further than plans. Anyway. A Berlingo sounds cozy. You should have a drone hatch in the roof, I reckon.
From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 2019 11:48
To: milko 10 of 85
I think your Teh memory is better than mine!
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 7 Jul 2019 15:12
To: ANT_THOMAS 11 of 85
Did you take possession of the van? For proper project progress tracking, we need to see pictures of the virgin van, inside and out.
From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 2019 16:22
I did indeed. I shall post some in a moment.
From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 2019 16:30
To: ALL13 of 85

And a bonus me

From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 2019 16:32
To: ALL14 of 85
One discovery I have made is that the driver's seat can fold fully. I thought it was just the two passenger seats that folded. This gives a potentially longer bed area.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 7 Jul 2019 17:00
To: ANT_THOMAS 15 of 85
What's with the woodwork in the back?
From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 2019 17:26
Ply lining. Common for vans over here to have a plywood lining protection. Especially if you're carrying messy stuff.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 7 Jul 2019 17:31
To: ANT_THOMAS 17 of 85
From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 2019 18:00
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 18 of 85

Might have to get a Jess for the van.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 7 Jul 2019 18:11
To: ANT_THOMAS 19 of 85
Are you going to rip it out, or just glue carpet on it? Also, isn't it illegal to block rear windows?
From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 2019 18:22
Not illegal, no requirement for back windows in the UK. Well, certainly not for vans.
But it's the first vehicle I've had without back windows, so I'm now looking into a rear camera linked to a rear view mirror screen.

The plan at the moment is to use some sort of insulation in the cavities (behind side wall ply), then bubble insulation it (like below), then carpet line. But will possibly make use of the ply somehow. Certainly want a solid base, but don't necessarily need the ply on the sides.

Carpet lining something like this - but maybe not the floor.