VAN#2 – “Final” spec and design

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Well yes, we’ve been busy – and probably a year in the brain has now “finalised” a design spec for our next campervan which we intend to start building in September 2020. I say final, as we’ve bought 3/4 of the non-wood innards already grabbing what bargains we can and spreading the cost…. And some items, like step, towbar electrics, roof mounts are quite specific….! Oh ohhh.

A walkthrough of the CAD model has been published to YouTube HERE

The spec of the van will be:-

GAS

  • Gas-It 6kg refillable system, through body
  • Metal gas locker, 30mb regulator, manifold

240v

  • 240v 16A inlet
  • 10A/6A DP MCB 30mA RCD consumer unit
  • Fused spur for Truma Ultrastore 10GE water heater
  • Fused spur for 1kw/2kw electric heater
  • 3-4 240v sockets
  • 20A Numax charger

12v

  • 2x 100AH leisure batteries
  • Custom control panel and wiring
  • 3-way charging
    • Numax 20A 240v Charger
    • 20A Epever MPPT solar controller (+ MT50 display)
    • 30A Votronic B2B charger (with 1A backcharge)
  • 2x 150W solar panels
  • 300A isolator switches for solar, B2B, and batteries
  • Split fused circuits for lights/aux

Water

  • 70L internal fresh tank (with CBE level indicator)
  • 20psi 8llm diaphragm pump
  • Accumulator
  • Filter
  • Compressed air inlet (to clear pipes of water over winter)
  • ?? external water tank (TBD)
  • Electric dump valve
  • Truma Ultrastore 10GE gas/electric hot water
  • Hot & cold water in kitchen
  • Hot & cold water in bathroom & shower

Bathroom

  • Fully wet-room
  • Custom fibreglass shower tray (touch wood!)
  • Vinyl or PVC walls, TBD
  • Small sink, mirror, shelves
  • Hot/cold shower
  • Thetford C223S cassette loo
  • Dri-roll waterproof toilet roll holder

Kitchen

  • Vitifrigo c60i compressor fridge
  • Smev 9722 hob and sink (hot and cold)

Other

  • Thule 400 electric step and auto-close relay
  • Towbar with dedicated 7-pin electrics
  • Custom aluminium 3030 roof rack
    • Mounting solar panels
    • Mounting awning rail
  • Bluetooth amp and audio
  • ?? maybe 60″ movie projector and screen

Garage

  • Room for 2x mountain bikes
  • 240v output (for ebike charger if needed one day!)
  • Truma external shower connection
  • Waterproof / sealed lining

Heating

  • 240v – 1kw/2kw/cold plinth heater
  • Diesel –
    • 5kw diesel heater with outlets in garage, bathroom and kitchen
    • 10L dedicated fuel tank for heating fuel (Kerosene, not diesel unless desperate!)
    • Upgraded controller; pipes; filter
    • Spares pack: glow pin; gaskets; pump; controller

Lighting

  • Internal individual switched cupboard lights
  • 2 main area lights
  • 1 main light in bathroom
  • LED step light
  • White LED lights under cupboards
  • Multi-colour (RGBW) LED ceiling lighting board

Furniture / Finish

  • Lightweight ply for furniture
  • Metal click-lock handles
  • Soft close hinges
  • Edged with PVC/ABS edging
  • Ceiling scrim foam backed faux leather vinyl
  • Garage lined in zinc effect vinyl
  • Flooring TBD
  • Upholstery TBD

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