Iíve been working on my plans for the van interior for a long time. The big challenge in building out a versatile transformer is finding a way to have everything you want and make it all fit in a variety of configurations. I wanted a van that could work as a camper, a camper with 1 or 2 passengers, 2 passengers only, or an empty cargo van for hauling stuff. What would have been a lot easier but something I didnít want - was a ďpermanentlyĒ built-out camper.
All the basics are done and the expensive/difficult components are purchased and built. These include:
- Midsize CCV Poptop
-2 swiveling front seats, driver and passenger
-2 Sienna recliners on ExpoVans custom bases, with Unwin sliders
-2 double rows of L-Track embedded flush with the Loncoin floor
-1 Dometic 65 CFX dual fridge/freezer moved around as needed
-1 Dog kennel (a VERY important component in this household!)
-1 Thetford Porta-potty
-1 Sam Mulder aluminum basement storage box with locking cover
- Electrical supplies to include 2 Lithium 100Ah batts; 2000W inverter, DC-DC
Charger, various controllers, monitors, etc., 2 100W Renogy solar panels
-1 Lagun table system with two locations. Will be used to extend sink counter and
also make a desk/kitchen table for front seats
-60in wide aluminum cargo rack on a Hitchswing. Cargo boxes are being added
and one section will be used for cooking under the awning when swung around.
Next up to build:
-Electrical cabinet, passenger side
-Storage cabinet, driver side
-40-in wide folding, removable bed platform
-barn door kitchen box
-Webasto or Espar heater
And then weíll be ďdone.Ē Below are the six configurations possible with my design:
Full camper with 1 Sienna:
Full camper with 2 Siennas, no dog:
2 Siennas in-line with sink and dog:
2 Siennas, Passenger mode only:
Cargo Mode, storage modules only. The driver side large storage cabinet will be removable too.
Iím really looking forward to getting to these last components because that means weíll be able to camp without making do. As it is, weíre pretty darn happy, but itíll be nice to finish up (if thatís actually a thing).