How to camp our van to turn it into our new home and travel nonstop this summer

For a few years the world of camping and mark yourself road trips with our van This is something that is becoming more and more on the agenda. And it is that it is a way to travel without spending so much money and in a much freer way. Because we choose where and when we sleep (always in compliance with the legislation, yes), when to stop, etc.

If we are thinking of going on a road trip with one, we have two options: rent a caravan or camp a van ourselves. This second option may seem more difficult or expensive, but the truth is that in the long run we will save money. So today we prepared an article about how to camp our van so that it is ready this summer:

General cleaning + anti-rust paint

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The first step is completely clean the interior of the van, clearing the interior of all that is not essential. After a thorough cleaning, in which we must make sure that there is nothing rusty, it is important apply a coat of anti-rust paint to prevent possible problems in the future. East enamel bow, available in different colors, allows to paint on already oxidized materials. A plus if our van was in poor condition. €18.97.

Antioxidant enamel direct on rust.  Paint over iron and rust without the need for primer.  Proanox

Antioxidant enamel direct on rust. Paint over iron and rust without the need for primer. Proanox

Isolation

Van insulation

One of the fundamental elements of the motorhome in a van is insulate it well, both thermal and acoustic, to avoid inconvenience when using it while travelling. This is a long and laborious process but of vital importance, because the habitability of the vehicle largely depends on it. The entire interior of the van must be insulated: roof, walls and floor.

Options to isolate

Axton Reflex 3 Insulation

AXTON Reflex 3 insulation

AXTON Reflex 3 insulation

sealing strip

Motorhome sealing tape 50x3mm 15 meters

Motorhome sealing tape 50x3mm 15 meters

paneling

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The next step is panel the van, to cover this insulation and act as an additional insulating layer. In addition, we will obtain a beautiful aesthetic finish on which we can start furnishing the van. When choosing what we are going to equip the van with, we must take into account the mass (the less, the better, because you will consume less), Featurethe endurance and of course the aesthetic.

Paneling Options

The three preferred options for panel vans are the drink (mostly plywood or particle board), the curly or the PVCdepending on both individual tastes and the area to be paneled (for example, the frieze is widely used in ceilings).

Agglomerate

White vintage chipboard 2 edges of 59.7x244x1.6cm

White vintage chipboard 2 edges of 59.7x244x1.6cm

Varnished Fir Frieze Box 2 M2

Varnished fir frieze 2 m²/box

Varnished fir frieze 2 m²/box

pvc panel

White PVC chipboard with 2 edges 60x200x1.6 cm (widthxheightxthickness)

White PVC chipboard with 2 edges 60x200x1.6 cm (widthxheightxthickness)

Installation of plumbing, gas and electricity

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Once we have fully insulated and paneled our van, the next step is make it habitable. something we need to water, gas and electricity connections. We can do it ourselves, if we have the necessary knowledge, or hire an expert to avoid complications.

furnish the van

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When we have everything done, our van will be habitable and the only thing we will need will be furnish and decorate it to our liking. The basics we will need will be a bed, cupboards to store our clothes and kitchen items… But in the end the decision of what to put is very personal, because it is always our own house.

Some ideas to optimize space

Kit Camper Van Table And Floor Size L Siberia 450x1200mm Table Top

Table and floor kit motorhome size L Siberia 450x1200mm

Table and floor kit motorhome size L Siberia 450x1200mm


Chest size M Pyrenees 420x375x800mm

Chest size M Pyrenees 420x375x800mm

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