Vlog 36: Back in the High Life Again

After many months with the campervan in secure storage while I went cruising around the canals on my narrowboat (for which, see www.CruisingTheCut.co.uk), I am now moored for winter and that means I can go and get the van again and begin my plans for what to do with it and where to go over winter.

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Products and tools used in my van build (as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
Ecotree Lithium battery: www.ecotreelithium.co.uk
New heater unit (diesel): https://geni.us/Van_Autoterm
New inverter (Renogy): https://geni.us/Van_RenogyInverter
Sink: https://geni.us/Van_NewSink
Induction hob: https://geni.us/Van_InductionHob
Fridge: https://geni.us/Van_CoolFreezeCDF26
Portable toilet: https://geni.us/Van_Toilet
Mains charger: https://geni.us/Van_MainsCharger
Solar charger: https://geni.us/Van_SolarMPPT
Old heater unit: https://geni.us/Van_PropexHS2000
Old sink / hob: https://geni.us/Van_SinkHob
Old inverter: https://geni.us/Van_Inverter
DeWalt jigsaw: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltJigsaw
DeWalt drill: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltDrill
DeWalt mitre saw: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltMitreSaw
DeWalt circular saw: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltCircSaw

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  1. Good to see you back in the van David. In regard to your slight overnight battery draw-down dilemma, perhaps it is nothing more or less than this: Most vehicles draw some battery current when the key is off, thanks to the clock and the internal memory of engine computers, body-control modules, and radio presets.

    I look forward to your new installments of Van adventures and DYI but . . . I’m still patiently awaiting perhaps your final Narrowboat video of the season describing the gearbox woes you experienced. Cheers from the US of A and wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2020 ;)

    • Cheers. Narrowboat videos will continue as usual. Re the van I should have been more clear I was talking about the leisure battery rather than the van’s own internal / starter battery; they are entirely separate to each other.

  2. Wow David…have followed you for ages on Cruising the cut but only now discovered your camper van blog !!!!!!
    LOVE IT!!!
    Carry on vlogging.
    Kind regards Colin.

  3. Have bounced back and forth from here to Cruising the Cut since the beginning of both. Your adventures are relaxing and informative for this 80+ year old for whom life never allowed such freedom nor opportunities. Anxious to see your progress on the van.

  4. I forgot. Have also really enjoyed the music you have chosen for accompanying the traveling sections when no narration is given both here and on Cruising the Cut. Would it be possible to note at the end of each vlog the songs and artists you use. Those sure provide and additional relaxing mood to the scenes flashing by. Thanks for considering the possibility.

    • Hi again; the music I use is from the YouTube music library (because that way I don’t get any problems with copyright claims) so I don’t tend to note what it’s called but I’ll try to do so in future. Cheers

  5. Well, I just viewed this Vlog the other day and it’s July , almost caught up. This tip is better late than never. You talked about improving your storage situation, well this website may help. https://www.organizedobie.com

    My husband discovered you in his travels around You Tube boating world. We binged through your Cruising the Cut and now I ham mini binging through Vendemonium. We love your Blogs – the scenery and your narration.

    WE would love to rent a narrow boat, but life is in flux with this virus. We will stay closer to home in Vermont and tour in our vintage Airstream around New England and the northeast where our cases are very low.

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