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

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…

The Best 12 Volt Portable Refrigerators for Vanlife, Camping, or RVing

The Best 12 Volt Portable Refrigerators for Vanlife, Camping, or RVing

There’s nothing like having a 12 volt refrigerator in your van or at your campsite 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…

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

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

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 diy van conversion. 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 a power inverter….

Vanlife Mold Prevention and Redoing Our Floor: Tips and Lessons

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…

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

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…