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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 (http://amzn.to/2wnbW4N)
Shower Tray for Thetford C-200 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//200980897309)


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$ - http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/eYZ3VFi
1pcs for 3$ - http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/UBqfYzZ

Push switch - 10pcs for 3$ http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/mmURf2j


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:

http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Ey3ZFI6 - Hydraulic Hinge
http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/UvNFURR - Push Button Drawer Lock
http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/m2fyfYr - 6pcs 12-32mm Wood Flat Drill Set (or buy it local)
Ikea front panel i use - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70266789/


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


Scheme explanation - https://youtu.be/FWTvoyIrRXo
Items used in this installation:
- 200A relay http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/mYV7uvb
- Automatic relay http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/jMJ6u3Z
- 200A fuse/breaker http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/3faeyfI


This video opens 3rd season of my build, shows my progress and reveals plans & ideas for future conversion


Many things to do!


This video review shows in action Power Bank that able to start your car engine (Jump Starter function). There we actualy start some cars!


Links to the device on Amazon and Aliexpress:

- https://goo.gl/90X1S3 - looks exactly like mine and cost 45$ (Aliexpress) or 50$ https://goo.gl/zI7lMH (Amazon)

- https://goo.gl/UrmJtJ - looks like best product with many orders and positive reviews. Has a best carrying bag btw. Looks like updated version of my power bank - 85$ (Aliexress)

- https://goo.gl/jVTRDj - some kind of middle option with many orders and reviews. Also has nice hard case - 50$ (Aliexpress)

- https://goo.gl/5hmu27 - Upgraded version of my powerbank with 2usb ports and better carrying case - 60$ (Amazon)

- https://goo.gl/jCqWH2 - New version with better capacity - 73$ (Amazon)

- https://goo.gl/DoVCMO - some kind of brand product - another looks but same purpose power bank - 90$ (Amazon)


Hey! This episode is special for me, cause i reach 1000+ subs on this channel and also got a new video recording equipment (which is obviously new camera).


There also will be link to Olympus omd e-m5 mark II camera + 12-40 f2.8 zuiko pro lens unboxing and small review when it will be ready.

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