Best DC-DC Chargers and Battery Isolators for Vanlife (How to Charge Your Van While Driving)
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Best DC-DC Chargers and Battery Isolators for Vanlife (How to Charge Your Van While Driving)

Having electricity in your van is just plain awesome. It means you can live completely off the grid with lights, a fridge, phones and computers – all while not worrying about electric bills or power outages. Many vandwellers install solar power in their rigs. But sometimes solar just isn’t enough – especially if your budget…

Refrigeration on the Road: The Best 12V Portable Fridges for Vanlife
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Refrigeration on the Road: The Best 12V Portable Fridges for Vanlife

There’s nothing like having a refrigerator in your van to really bring the comforts of home on the road. Refrigeration means you can store fresh food and other cold items – like vegetables, dairy, meat, “booch,” and beer. It means you don’t have to fuss with a cooler full of ice and water-logged food. And…

Mounting an ARB Awning on a High Top Van (Without a Roof Rack)
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Mounting an ARB Awning on a High Top Van (Without a Roof Rack)

We didn’t install a roof rack when we built our van. At the time, we didn’t see the need for one. “Our roof is going to be taken over by solar panels and a vent fan,” we thought. “There’s no reason for us to get a roof rack.” How wrong we were. We know now…

The Best 12V Power Inverters for DIY Campervans and RVs
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The Best 12V Power Inverters for DIY Campervans and RVs

It’s tough to live without electricity in today’s world, even when you’re traveling in a van. And if you want to keep your laptop charged, or if you like to make super healthy smoothies for breakfast, or if you prefer to freshly grind your coffee every morning – you need an inverter. An inverter is…

Vanlife Mold Prevention and Redoing Our Floor: Tips and Lessons
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Vanlife Mold Prevention and Redoing Our Floor: Tips and Lessons

It’s every vanlifer’s worst nightmare. There’s a leak somewhere, and a good rainstorm brings a steady drip of water that might not seem like a big deal at first. But that water ends up leaching into some dark, unventilated corner of your van, and before you know it you’ve got a mold problem. This is…

Refrigeration on the Road: The Best 12V Portable Fridges for Vanlife
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Refrigeration on the Road: The Best 12V Portable Fridges for Vanlife

There’s nothing like having a refrigerator in your van to really bring the comforts of home on the road. Refrigeration means you can store fresh food and other cold items – like vegetables, dairy, meat, “booch,” and beer. It means you don’t have to fuss with a cooler full of ice and water-logged food. And…

Epic Guide to DIY Van Build Electrical: How to Install a Campervan Solar Electrical System
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Epic Guide to DIY Van Build Electrical: How to Install a Campervan Solar Electrical System

When we first started thinking about our vanlife electrical system and buying our components, we had a lot of questions. We researched online, read other van build blogs and forum posts, and watched Youtube videos. Some were very helpful, but many left us with a swirl of even more questions. We were learning a lot…

Insulating Your Van: Everything You Need to Know for Your DIY Van Build
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Insulating Your Van: Everything You Need to Know for Your DIY Van Build

If you want to stay comfortable in your van no matter the weather, you need to insulate. Insulation is one of the most important steps of any van build, and it pays to take the time to do it right. There’s also a lot of confusion and debate over the best way to insulate a…

5 Things We’d Change About Our Van Build (and 5 We Wouldn’t)
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5 Things We’d Change About Our Van Build (and 5 We Wouldn’t)

It’s officially November, and for us that means it’s time for some anniversary celebrations! A year ago we launched this blog, quit our jobs, and jumped full steam into our van build. We’re also well past six months on the road, and we thought it would be helpful to reflect on what we’ve learned about…