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Big White update

By | July 27th, 2015|Categories: gear, Van conversion|Tags: , , |

Big White is a 2007 long wheelbase, high roof commercial Sprinter van which got purchased used with 180,000 km on board. Right now we are sitting roughly at 265,000 km. It's a Mercedes carrying a [...]

Cabinet doors

By | July 22nd, 2013|Categories: Van conversion|Tags: , , , , , |

It took more work than I imagined initially to have the proper cabinet doors in place. We purchased the Besta aluminum frame and glass inset doors from IKEA and then replaced the glass with plexiglass. [...]

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Water

By | July 21st, 2013|Categories: Van conversion|Tags: , , , |

As I mentioned before , I do an extensive research on every item I purchase for the road. Up to now I didn’t come over any water container what I would like . The BPA [...]

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Fridge

By | July 14th, 2013|Categories: Van conversion|Tags: , , , |

After endless research and reading of reviews finally we made a decision on the fridge. Our choice was narrowed down to ARB fridge/freezer, an Aussie product. Seems like the reviews are falling mostly on the [...]

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External stuff

By | July 5th, 2013|Categories: Van conversion|Tags: , , , , |

Big White received new tires yesterday from Costco . As usually in the last 15 years I went with some Michelin. Today the solar panel arrived as well in the form of a 150W one [...]

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Wall carpet and upper cabinets

By | July 4th, 2013|Categories: Van conversion|Tags: , , , , |

Started to glue on the wall carpets and installing the upper cabinets. Yes, the cabinets are red. Everything else is grey in the van gotta bring along some contrast before the whole ting start to [...]

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A long day

By | June 27th, 2013|Categories: Van conversion|Tags: , , |

Today had a long working day. Framed out all the lower cabinets and sofa/bed. No matter how much you plan the layout when the actual work is started things will unfold on "as I go" [...]

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Cabinets

By | June 24th, 2013|Categories: Van conversion|Tags: , , , |

Cabinets came second only to electrical in the amount of had-scratching performed in the make. I am definitely no cabinet maker but the idea of ordering professionally done cabinets on CNC machinery was erased for [...]

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Conversion started

By | June 19th, 2013|Categories: Van conversion|Tags: , , |

After some scrubbing demolition started. Removed all the cargo paneling, divider wall and L channels from the side walls. The channels will be installed to the ceiling and I'm positive that down the road they [...]

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