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…

Creating Our Mobile Log Cabin: Easy Steps to Staining a Van
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Creating Our Mobile Log Cabin: Easy Steps to Staining a Van

If you’re living in a van, it’s important that it really feels like a home. And for us, there’s nothing more comfortable and homey than having wood lining every surface. Our birch plywood walls and beautiful cedar plank ceiling looked great right away, but staining and sealing them really brings out the grain patterns and…

How We Mounted Solar Panels on a Fiberglass Van Roof
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How We Mounted Solar Panels on a Fiberglass Van Roof

Every van is different, and throughout our van build we’ve found that ours poses some unique challenges with the shape and contours of its roof. Nothing is simple when you’re working with a curved surface, and mounting our solar panels was no different. Solar power is a must for van life. Electricity gives us the…

Insulating Our Conversion Van: Tips, Tricks and Step-by-Step
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Insulating Our Conversion Van: Tips, Tricks and Step-by-Step

One very important thing to consider when preparing to live in a van is temperature control. And the biggest factor in controlling your van’s temperature is insulation. A well-insulated van will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, and it will be easier to maintain a comfortable temperature. When we were researching…