Today, we finally took possession of the van.
LET’S GET THIS DONE!
We took advantage of the 2016 rainy winter to plan everything well in advance. We documented our “long term” conversion planning here
. That’s our first steps into the camper-van conversion world: components selection, decisions justification, reading notes and so on.
To help us with the van layout, we produced a 3D CAD model that can be visualized and manipulated here
According to our Cost and Labor analysis
, we need 325 man-hours to get done with the conversion. That’s probably optimistic, so let’s say 400 man-hours (still optimistic but what the heck) over 6 months (before winter) that gives us 67 hours per month. With work and mountain biking, it’s unlikely that we can spend that much time on the van… so the project might extend up to early 2017.
There is a logical sequence for the conversion: for example the awning must be installed before the insulation (for access); electrical wires after the insulation; and so on. We set up our Work and Material planning
page to ensure we do everything in the right order and also to make sure we have all the products
in hand when it’s time to do a specific task.
WE HAVE A PLAN, WE HAVE A VAN: IT’S TIME TO BUILD!
The build will be documented in our Build Journal
This is our first conversion and we are not very skilled with tools;
however we're motivated and enthusiastic to learn!! Let's see how it goes...
And thanks to all on this forum; hopefully we can give back to other members as well