I took a day off van building to visit the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome show at Birmingham’s NEC. There I not only saw lots of lovely campervans but also met up with loads of YouTubers.
In this video I use Insta Stik low-expansion foam adhesive to install the cut Celotex insulation panels into my Toyota Proace campervan conversion. I also install a Fiamma Turbo 28 roof vent by jigsawing a hole in the roof then using a mastic sealing strip and cartridge sealant to stop any rain getting in.
In this vlog I continue putting the soft loft insulation into the van’s nooks and crannies plus I begin cutting the Celotex insulation boards to shape.
The time has come to start putting some insulation into the van so in this video I explain my process and thinking and I go off on a bit of a rant about the uselessness of covering up foil “insulation” products.
In this video I take advantage of the brief spell of milder weather to make a start on the campervan conversion, installing sound-deadening self-adhesive mats onto the side walls, to dampen down the “clangyness” of the walls.
An episode in which not a lot happens but I have a look at the first lot of products to have arrived for my campervan conversion (being tinted side windows, a can of WD40 degreaser and some self-adhesive sound-deadening mats). I then ponder what it takes to re-register a panel van as a camper van with the DVLA and consider the issue of insurance.
An early part of my conversion of the Toyota Proace into a campervan was to take out the factory-fitted ply lining on the walls and floor, partly so that I could have a look at the state of the metalwork, partly so that I could give it all a good clean, and partly so that I could put insulation in. It turns out that removing the ply wasn’t as straightforward as I’d imagined.
Welcome to my attempt at a DIY campervan conversion, taking a Toyota Proace panel van as the base. This series of videos will document my no doubt chaotic attempt to self-build it into a luxury mobile RV albeit on a tiny scale.