Author: John Wickersham
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Mobile homes
Whether you want to fit out a van, revive an old model or build one from scratch, this manual will show you how. The text includes hands-on guidance for dealing with electrical systems and water supplies, together with ideas for storage space and weight saving.
Now you can build your own dream campervan in just ten weeks – for less than $1,250! This is the first book to give easy, step-by-step illustrated instructions for the amateur DIYer on a budget. Full of never before seen money- and time-saving ideas, including how to kit out your interior for free, and source your van for peanuts. The ideas in this book will work on any van.
Have you ever wanted to own a camper van ? In this practical new book, office worker turned camper van converter, Colin Grace shows you, step by step how to convert a van into a bespoke camper van. Learn how to do it, how long it will take and how much it will cost. Over 13 chapters the book details all the conversion jobs, skills, tools, resources and equipment needed to convert any van or minibus into a family camper van.Based on Colin's personal experience of converting, it is packed with practicaladvice, delivered in a down to earth style and illustrated with over 340 high resolution photographs and graphics, including a full leisure electrics system diagram.""If you are considering a camper van conversion, this guide is a great source of information and a good investment before you start your conversion."" - www.campervanlife.com
Author: John Wickersham
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Release Date: 2006-04-22
One way to become the proud owner of a motorcaravan or camper van is to design and build it yourself. Not only can you create a distinctive holiday home, but you can also control the cost. Whether you want to fit out a van, renovate a camper, revive an old model or build one from scratch, this manual will show you how. It gives hands-on explanations about electrical systems, water supplies, storage ideas and saving weight when working with wood. All is revealed in this practical book.
Author: Kenny Biggin
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Mobile home living
"Throw your belongings in the back, get on the road, drive to a beach, a mountain or a sunset, go for a night or a year.... More people than ever before are finding freedom in their own campervan or motorhome. This colourful book takes you step-by-step through the process of converting everyday vehicles into campervans and motorhomes. This essential guidebook is for all DIY campervan and motorhome converters. Inside you will find in-depth guidance notes on vehicle choices, joinery techniques, insulation options, heater installation, water plumbing, vehicle electrics, and everything else that you need to know to convert your own campervan. With detailed diagrams, engaging descriptions, and loads of colour photos, this book is not only an indispensable source of information but a guide that will help inspire you to create your own perfect campervan."--provided by Amazon.com.
The ultimate guide to converting your Volkswagen T4 or T5 into a camper van, at home or in the workshop. With step-by-step instructions and photography throughout, this book clearly demonstrates how to safely and effectively transform your VW van into a practical, affordable camper using DIY skills, and basic hand and power tools. Geared towards the home-builder, the book covers: buying guides and planning; tools, materials, costs and legalities; insulation, carpet lining and flooring; fitting a pop-top roof and windows; building interior units, doors and drawers; fitting a rock and roll bed, roof beds and swivel seats, and finally, installing water, gas and electricity, with safety at the forefront. Fully illustrated with 435 colour photographs and step-by-instructions.
Author: John Wickersham
Publisher: Haynes Manuals
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Motor homes
by John Wickersham This radically updated third edition encompasses the very latest developments in motorcaravans. It is full of practical information for both new and experienced owners and includes an overview of models, maintenance and repairs on habitation elements, explanations of construction methods, practical advice concerning appliances, and detailed descriptions of motorcaravan supply systems. The content is invaluable for owners of both leisure vehicles based on van conversions and coachbuilt models constructed on a separate chassis. Guidance is also given on accessories, weight restrictions, modifications, restoration work and self-build projects.
Fitting a Camper Van Interior is a definitive guide to modifying or upgrading a van interior at home. This book offers guidance and advice on how to maximise the interior space, style and functionality of any camper van model. The book breaks down each task with step-by-step photography and instructions, from the initial design stages, right through to expanding the camper van with awnings and elevating roofs. With safety tips throughout, the book covers: considerations when purchasing your camper van (classic or new model?); how to assess an existing interior and determine what you need from your camper van; designing and planning a camper van interior - ideas and suggestions to help decide what you need to include inside a camper van; preparation - how to strip the inside of a camper van and prepare it for a new interior, including fitting insulation, sound proofing, rust protection, flooring and panelling; seats and sleeping - how to make your own seats and fit them, restore a rock and roll bed and fit a hammock; kitchen equipment - step-by-step instructions on making your own kitchen units and fitting equipment such as a fridge and stove; camper van electrics - hooking up at a campsite, running a leisure battery and other ideas for operating electrical equipment; expanding a camper van - how to make a canopy and fit an elevating roof. Illustrated throughout with 753 step-by-step photographs.
This volume contains detailed, step-by-step instructions for converting a VW Transporter van or bus to a Camper. It gives advice on how to choose the best van for your needs and prepare it - how to plan the layout and choose fittings, how to fit an elevating roof, how to cut panels and fit utilities.
Author: Paul David
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-09-02
The purpose of this book, is to help any person as much as possible, to convert a panel van, into a camper van. There is information on all aspects of the conversion, as well as much needed legal requirements, and information, as to how to get your van re-classified as a Motor Caravan, with the DVLA. There are instructions on how to construct a Rock & Roll bed, how to build the cabinets, how to fit the windows, as well as details on lining out & insulation, wiring, & gas fittings. There are also several royalty free designs, for graphics, for the exterior of a camper van. Lots of detail of the costing is included, and there is information, on how to stay at approximately 690, 24hr stops, around Britain & Ireland, for FREE! There are also over 220, full colour stage photographs, included in the book. As the saying goes, "a picture paints a thousand words." and if they don't say enough, there are nearly 22,000 words as well. The print is in 12 point, which is a medium font, making for easy reading. ( no need for putting the specs on and off, if you need them ) and there are wide margins, enabling you to make notes as you go along, for reference on measurements etc. I should point out, that the actual conversion cost around £1500 , plus the cost of the van, which in my case was £1000. Anyone leaving a review of the book, can claim a fee bonus video download, showing how everything works on the Camper van, featured in this book, Hope you like it.
Author: A. J. Freedman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-12-03
Camper / Rv conversion DIY guide for Dodge Sprinter, Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit and Dodge Promaster owners. This guide gives step by step guidance, to those who would like to build their own Camper / Work van. This conversion is suitable for plumbers, electricians, house renovators, contractors and small business owners. Thiis conversion type will allow the owner of the van to use his van both for work and camping purposes.
The Camper Van Bible is THE definitive glovebox bible for anyone who owns or 'would die for' a camper van. In this book Martin Dorey, acknowledged camper van expert and presenter of BBC2's 'One Man and His Campervan', delves headfirst into the nitty gritty of camping and camper vans. The book covers all aspects of the camper van life, including: - Owning and living day to day with a camper van (LIVE) - Cooking and eating in your camper (EAT) - Sleeping in your camper (SLEEP) - Keeping you and your van going (REPEAT) Packed with stunning photography, and oodles of vital, definitive and authoritative information, plus some tasty recipes too, this book will be essential for both dreamers and do-ers alike. It will appeal to all areas of the market, from the Classic VW owners and the owners of modern VWs to owners of all makes of camper vans, smaller motorhomes, and the tented camper markets too. Heed the advice, drool over the pictures. Then go and do it.
Author: Jane Field-Lewis
Release Date: 2011-05-05
Genre: Social Science
my cool campervan celebrates the new wave of interest in campervans and motorhomes, and the diverse ways that owners are styling them. Campervans have always had a certain appeal to those who buy into the notion of the open road but the current interest in all things retro has led to a new generation exploring the freedoms which they offer. my cool campervan is unique in celebrating all types of campervan – looking beyond the VW to vans from other manufacturers and earlier eras. It includes over 30 examples from the UK, US, Europe and Australia, including classics such as the Dormobile, VW, Commervan and Winnebago. A visual voyage through time, the book features stylish photography, informative text and the owners’ stories of their love affairs with their vans. With an engaging text and beautifully styled photography, my cool campervan aims to inspire a new generation of campervan owners. The Caravan Club estimate that there are 130,000 motorhome owners in the UK and it is a fast growing sector.