Vlog 10: Batten down the hatches

A vlog in which I cover myself liberally in cobwebby spray adhesive as I try to stick foil-wrapped bubblewrap onto the walls of my Toyota Proace van in order to form a moisture barrier. I also cut up some wooden battens for the floor and begin to map out where to put them.

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Vlog 9: A Tint of Things to Come

Despite the wind, which wobbled the camera on the tripod quite a lot and caused it to go bananas at the end, I had a nice mild day at the end of January when I seized the chance to install rear windows into the campervan. This involves cutting the metal from the rear doors, preparing the windows and door surrounds, then glueing the windows on with extremely sticky adhesive.

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Vlog 8: Brum, brum

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.

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Vlog 7: Getting sticky with it

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.

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Vlog 5: Warm Fuzzies

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.

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Vlog 4: Silver Linings

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.

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Vlog 3: Tinted Love

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.

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Vlog 2: Ply me to the moon

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.

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Vlog 1: Getting Started

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.

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