Installing the seat swivel

Selecting and installing a seat swivel in the van.  WOW – these are expensive, but now that it is done – very much worth the expense.  Also, this is a … Read more

Installing the pull out table

From cutting steel threaded rod, to installing the  drawer slides on the bed rails.  This video shows step by step installing the pull out table in the van.  Also, a … Read more

Installing the bed frame

Installing the bed frame in the van.  I used steel expandable rails from IKEA, and wood slats, also from IKEA.   This was a cost effective and easily adaptable solution.  Check … Read more

Promaster 3500 Dimensions

This video provides the build dimensions of the Promaster 3500, including the roof, and underbelly (for water and grey tanks).

Promaster Options

When purchasing your van there are some specific options and features you will want.   There are also some you may want to avoid.  This video explains these features.

Pull out table design

The design of the slide out dining table. Drawer slides for pullout table:  

Van life Bike Storage solution

I this video I explain how I created the pull out bike rack for the van.   VADANIA Industrial Ultra Heavy Duty Drawer Slides with Lock 52″    I … Read more

Custom Fuse Covers, and removing logos

In this video – the making of custom fuse covers. Acrylic sheets  – Fuse holder Disconnect switch What to remove logo from … Read more

Van Mockup Walk Through

This video shows the mock up of our van design. The idea of converting our own van came about after a vacation to the Canadian Rockies.  We rented a 15 … Read more

Bed Design

This video shows the design of the bed platform. Products seen in this video: Bed Mattress I was worried about ordering a mattress online.  Its a big deal having … Read more

Wire size, AC and DC circuits

You need to have the correct size wire for the amperage and voltage that will run through the wire.  Remember every wire should be protected by a fuse, limiting the … Read more

Charging with the Alternator

You can charge your batteries from your vehicles alternator.  The alternator delivers power to all the vehicles electrical components and keeps the starter battery charged.  The vehicles alternator may deliver … Read more

Solar Controller

I will use a MPPT charge controller.  Based on my research this type of charge controller does a better job when it receives high voltage.  So my solar panels will … Read more