Since some years the world of camperization and marking ourselves road trips with our van It is something that is becoming more and more the order of the day. And it is that it is a way of traveling without spending so much money and in a much freer way. As we are the ones who choose where and when we sleep (always in accordance with the legislation, yes), when to stop, etc.
If we think about going on a road trip with one, we have two options: rent a caravan or camperize 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 have prepared an article about how to camperize our van to have it ready this summer:
General cleaning + anti-rust paint
The first step is fully clean the interior of the vanclearing the interior of everything that is not essential. After thorough cleaning, in which we have to make sure that there is nothing rusty, it is important apply a layer of anti-rust paint to prevent possible problems in the future. East enamel bowAvailable in different colors, it allows painting 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
One of the fundamental parts of camperizing a van is isolate it properly, both thermally and acousticallyto avoid inconvenience when using it when traveling. This is a long and laborious process but of vital importance, since 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
Sealing tape for campers 50x3mm 15 meters
The next step is panel the vanto cover this insulation and act as an extra insulating layer. In addition, we will achieve an aesthetically beautiful finish on which we can start furnishing the van. When choosing what we are going to panel the van with, we have to take into account the weight (the less the better, because you will consume less), the functionalitythe endurance and of course the esthetic.
The three favorite options for paneling vans are the wood (mostly plywood or chipboard), the soda or the POLYVINYL CHLORIDEdepending on both the tastes of each one and the area that we are going to panel (for example, the frieze is widely used in ceilings).
Vintage white chipboard 2 edges of 59.7x244x1.6cm
Varnished fir frieze 2 m²/box
White PVC chipboard with 2 corners 60x200x1.6 cm (widthxheightxthickness)
Installation of plumbing, gas and electricity
Once we have our entire van insulated and paneled, the next step is make it habitable. something we need for water, gas and electricity connections. We can do this ourselves, if we have the necessary knowledge, or hire an expert to avoid complications.
furnish the van
When we have done everything our van will be habitable and the only thing we will need will be furnish and decorate it to our liking. The basics that we will need will be a bed, cabinets to store our clothes and kitchen objects… But in the end the decision of what to put is very personal, because it is still our own house.
Some ideas to make the most of the space
Kit camper van table and floor size L Siberia 450x1200mm
Trunk size M Pyrenees 420x375x800mm
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