VanTourist blog - van conversion

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During winter time i could fully charge my batteries from solar panels (they covered in snow all the time). Also i don't like to running my van engine for charging from alternator. So i got 3kW pure sine inverter with builtin battery charger and run it with 1kW gas generator.

I finish my vantilation system for toilet and bathroom and it sucks! (in a good way).

Did some air tests to be sure it works. Not yet tested in real life tho.

Turbine 12v fan -
Fan spped controller -

Final part of shower/toilet cabin building in my van. With door installation!

Happy to finish that at last

Part 2 of building shower and toilet cabin in my diy van conversion.

This time i did inside plastic paneling, piping works, seal with silicone, mount my shower tray water equipement

Part 1 of building shower and toilet cabin in my diy van conversion.

Toilet - Thetford C-200 CW (
Shower Tray for Thetford C-200 (

I was very upset with metal walls in my van - they looks terrible. Scratches and random holes all around. But then i found out you can cover this panels with some glue end eco-leather material for cheap and easy!

This is NOT the instruction how to do this job good. It's only my way to do it for super cheap and fast. Use this knowledge carefully for your projects. For sure this work could be done better.

Is that a good idea? Lets find out

This short video shows installation 12V led lights with automatic on-off push switch in top cabinets (cupboards) for my sprinter van conversion.

Items links bellow...

50cm led lights:
5pcs for 10$ -
1pcs for 3$ -

Push switch - 10pcs for 3$

This video shows full diy guide for building top cabinets (cupboards) from a scratch with simple power tools, wood and cheap furniture.

Suits any van conversion or small house project.

Links to items: - Hydraulic Hinge - Push Button Drawer Lock - 6pcs 12-32mm Wood Flat Drill Set (or buy it local)
Ikea front panel i use -

Full manual to cheap DIY installation of auto-isolating dual battery system in my sprinter van conversion setup.

Scheme explanation -
Items used in this installation:
- 200A relay
- Automatic relay
- 200A fuse/breaker

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