Vlog 24: Finished

After several months of building (and quite a lot of procrastination), I have declared my DIY camper van complete and ready for use. True there are still some small things I will update, change or fix but basically it’s done so here is the tour of the finished van.

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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. I’m curious… Is there some sort of toggle you could install when you shut off the solar charger – to switch it over to a trickle down charge to the van 12 volt? It seems (to me at least) you could make use of the solars and have a readily charged car battery to use as a secondary source instead of relying on the engine to keep them charged up

    • I’m not quite sure whether you’re suggesting the van battery should be a standby leisure battery but the difficulty with doing that is that the solar charger is set up a profile for an AGM battery (the leisure battery) whereas the vehicle battery is a standard wet type, and they have slightly different charge profiles. It’s not a huge issue because the Victron app lets you create custom profiles so you’d not only have to switch the connections but also remember to swap the profile in the app (and swap back again when reconnecting)

  2. Not Heinz Baked Bens?? Struth!
    Otherwise, very nice project.

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