Camper Van

From: ANT_THOMAS 5 Jul 13:37
To: ALL1 of 56
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 14:09
To: ANT_THOMAS 2 of 56
How will you paint it?

From: ANT_THOMAS 5 Jul 14:36
My word.
It is currently red. It will likely be staying red.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 5 Jul 16:06
To: ANT_THOMAS 4 of 56
Red works.

From: william (WILLIAMA) 5 Jul 21:18
To: ANT_THOMAS 5 of 56
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 21:51
To: william (WILLIAMA) 6 of 56
There will be some tech. Just not sure to what extent yet.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 5 Jul 22:11
To: ANT_THOMAS 7 of 56
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 22:44
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 8 of 56
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 22:44 by ANT_THOMAS
From: milko 6 Jul 22:03
To: ANT_THOMAS 9 of 56
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 10:48
To: milko 10 of 56
I think your Teh memory is better than mine!
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 7 Jul 14:12
To: ANT_THOMAS 11 of 56
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 15:22
I did indeed. I shall post some in a moment.
From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 15:30
To: ALL13 of 56

And a bonus me

From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 15:32
To: ALL14 of 56
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 16:00
To: ANT_THOMAS 15 of 56
What's with the woodwork in the back?
From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 16:26
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 16:31
To: ANT_THOMAS 17 of 56
From: ANT_THOMAS 7 Jul 17:00
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 18 of 56

Might have to get a Jess for the van.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 7 Jul 17:11
To: ANT_THOMAS 19 of 56
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 17:22
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.