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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.
It's cool to know how much power you use from your battery system, and i found the way how to do it.
Cheap, cool thing with easy installation that makes me happy. What could i wish for more!
Video #20: New ceiling lights
Replace led ceiling lights in my van
New lights have much more power, separate switch buttons and looks much better!
It was quite long and tricky job to do, but with my friends we did it! Two fans now installed in the roof of my van
They are pricie, but extremely good quality and functional
My tank is black and not transparent, and i want to know how much water left in it. For this purpose i male water level sensors with led indication for just $17
It cheap and great working. Happy with the result!
Video #17: Second floor in bed area
My bed was to high so i decide to build a second floor there
It also helps to future table and makes some storage between the floors!
How to make a cheap very handy device for your van or workplace
Enjoy! All the items in the youtube video description
Video #14: Building a bed frame
In this video i show how i build a bed frame from wood in all details
Tried to make it more fun and informative this time, enjoy!
This video shows detail process and result of mounting 8 sensors parking system by DIY mercedes sprinter van conversion.
Very useful modification of my van
In this video you can find some information about insulating your van for temperature and sound proof control.
I show to you some insulation types and actually put layers of material in my van during campervan conversion
This video shows installation of TRIK-L-START 12V-12V battery charger & maintainer.
I install it in my system because my van start battery becomes empty time to time and i need some power source to charge it.
You can read more about device here http://www.lslproducts.net/TLSPage.html">www.lslproducts.net/TLSPage.html
All other information provided in video
In this video i actually installing 420W solar panels, charging controller and 400Ah batteries system in my van!
Enjoy and leave your questions if you have any!
It has 5 parts: Solar panels, Batteries, Charging controllers, Wires & Power calculation. After watching this 35 minute movie you will know all the basic needs to choose and install solar power in your van a small house.
This video made for answering all basic solar theory question before i publish actual video of mounting solar panels on my van. Enjoy!
Video #8: Hardwood floor installing in my van
I love wooden floors and from very start of my project i decided that my floor will be wooden no matter what. I choose hardwood floor for total 180 euros to install in my van by myself with help from my friends and we did the great job!
Feels and looks very nice
This video quickly shows recent changes in my van conversion project: installed tinted windows, new leather ceiling, diesel heater and other small things.
Feel free to ask me anything about my project and subscribe for next videos!
When you going reverse with 7 meters van you definitely need something to control distance behind. For this purpose i bought and installed myself two backup cameras (one for reverse and one as back mirror for normal driving) and 7" monitor
Really big difference and much easier for driving now!
When i remove floor panels in cargo area of my van i saw some rust and dirty condition, so i decide to repaint whole floor
Now my floor ready for insulation!
I need to put insulation on sides of my van, so i have to remove wooden panels there
Next step will be floor removing and putting insulation!
Dreams become true - now i'm proud owner of 2008 Mercedes Sprinter long base high roof van!
This is my future home and partner in travel. So many plans in mind!
Video #2: review of my tools for van conversion
In this video i show you my tools, that i bought to do my project of building motorhome
Enjoy! More video coming soon!
This is a first video in my blog, where i want to introduce myself and my project. I tell about my future ideas, needs and plans.
It ia s quite long video - about 24mins and i hope you not bored while watching. I already have next 3 videos in production, so subscribe to my youtube channel and you will see them in a week or two!