We’ve told a lot about different models of caravans and motorhomes. However, there are other ways to take the road and discover the world sleeping on wheels, for example by van. But obviously, we must prepare this vehicle to travel comfortably. Today we’ll talk about camper vans. There are some considerations to be borne in mind if you already have a van or you want to buy a second-hand van: the size, the interior space, the engine power, the fuel consumption…
Let’s get to work?
First of all, we’ll design the interior, the distribution of furniture and the equipments.
But before that, it’s essential the thermal insulation of the van, for example with rock wool, plastic foam panels, cardboard, plywood, sticker foam or fiberglass. All of these materials are available in any DIY superstore.
Besides, it’s important the material of the furniture. They must be lights and resistant. PVC it’s a good option because it’s antidampness and it doesn’t weigh. Heavy wood could affect the consumption of the van and it complicates the management and mounting. But if you want to innovate with the lightest material, Decarthon will surprise you. This company designs cardboard furniture for vans. Don’t worry because this cardboard repels water and support loads of up to 500 kilograms. Another company which provides furniture and replacements is Furgomania.
We can also install WC, led lighting, an auxiliary battery, a pop-up roof, a solar panel, a kitchen, a bath… DIY and power!
We’ve given some tips to transform your van into a campervan by yourselves, but you should know that exist some companies which can do it for you. Mi camper, Furgo Karavaning o Catalunya Van works will surprise you a lot!
To sum up, we should not forget the certification of the van, it’s necessary to pass the ITV exam and travel safely.
Hopefully, we have aroused your creative and camper spirit. We would be delighted to receive photos of your vans!