Setting up the 12v electrics makes the campervan from a shell, to a liveable space, and they need careful planning not only because electricity is dangerous, but because you’ll want to have your wiring run around the van before you start cladding it. Needless to say, I am no expert here, and you follow any information… Continue reading The Components – 12V Electronics I
We’re back – cutting a massive hole into Frank’s roof! I bolted some battens to the ceiling ribs – I want to avoid screwing into metal as much as possible – to give me a place to attach the ceiling panels AND a structure to build in the frame for the window. After marking the… Continue reading WATCH 005 //My Window Faces the Stars
He’s back! Having survived the garage, it’s onwards and upwards! First things first, a good old clean of the ceiling – it was thick with dirt, before then adding in the high quality sound dampener on the roof, to help reduce the tinny rain noise whilst sleeping in Frank. Then, having stripped out the floor,… Continue reading WATCH 004 //Pon Da Floor
After fitting bitumen flashing on all the walls, I thought I’d splash out on the Silenet Coat, 2mm panels for the roof. I still get flashbacks to staying in my nan’s caravan and the racket that used to make on the roof, so let’s dampen that noise as much as possible. But that shit’s expensive… Continue reading Venting Thoughts // Roof Vents
RUST! The contstant enemy of the #vanlifer kept at bay with a healthy dose of #kurust on the step in and out the back of the van. Wire brush the loose paint and rust off the top and bottom of the step Apply Hammerite Kurust to the top Put on goggles, mask, shower cap, old clothes and apply kurust… Continue reading CONVERSION 004 // ‘Stepping’ Up to the Rust
There’s a right way and a wrong way to remove shredded screws – Drilling out ❌ or drilling around ✅ check out that red hot screw! So eventually we were able to lift the sub-floor and… it had been screwed into the metal floor of the van… A post shared by Wander Inn (@wanderinnproject) on… Continue reading CONVERSION 003 // What Lies Beneath?
So one Sepetmber Saturday afternoon, it begins – let’s get Frank naked! Winter is coming, and the one thing I learnt from building the Studio last year is that building in Winter sucks! The best laid plans are always made in the prep work, so before we begin any of the fun, it’s time to… Continue reading CONVERSION 002 //Stripping out Frank