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Camper Vans Part 6: Adding Windows

Camper Vans Part 6: Adding Windows

Want to build a camper van? In this series of Campervan HQ blog posts, we'll discuss doing just that. For a more detailed discussion, see my 378-page Sprinter RV Conversion Sourcebook. Now that you've started your build by getting the interior of the van ready for your camper van conversion, it's an excellent time to add openings for windows, skylights and vents. Terrifying though it is to cut into the metal of your expensive new van with a saw, it's necessary, and it's really not that difficult if you take some care while planning and performing the cuts.   IMPORTANT...

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Camper Vans Part 5: Starting the Build

Camper Vans Part 5: Starting the Build

Want to build a camper van? In this series of blog posts, we'll discuss doing just that. For a more detailed discussion, see my 378-page Sprinter RV Conversion Sourcebook. When you've chosen your base van, then found yourself a primo example of the van you want and brought it home, you'll want to think about how to start the build: If you bought the van new - You may not have a lot of work to do to get the van ready for your build. If your van came with an interior headliner and/or wall paneling and you're not going...

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Campervan HQ Gear Update: A Proper Campervan Bench Seat/Bed

Campervan HQ Gear Update: A Proper Campervan Bench Seat/Bed

The Bench Seat Problem Those of you who love getting away from it all but also have kids are probably all too familiar with the question of how to have family vacations in a small DIY camper van. There are a million advantages to a van that doubles as a camper, but accommodating extra kids is not one of them. When my kids came along, I wanted them to experience the outdoors early, like I did in my parents’ camper van. To complicate matters, my mother-in-law wanted to join in some of our adventures, so I needed seating for three...

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