How to: shower while travelling in a van

So, this is probably one of the most frequently asked question: how can you travel without having your B.O. your announcing your arrival? Well, let me start by saying one thing: if you are an hygiene freak that showers twice a day using dozens of beauty products, van life might not be for you. Things get … Continue reading How to: shower while travelling in a van

Travelling in the EU with your dog

So, you have seen wonderful pictures of people exploring the world with their furry friends and you cannot wait to start your own journey.  You saved up for it, you are happy with your van setup and have a clear idea of where you want to go. Sorry to be a killjoy but there is still one thing … Continue reading Travelling in the EU with your dog

How to install simple DIY curtains

You might not believe this, but out of all the works done to the van, installing the curtains was the most time consuming process . The Kangoo has 4 lateral and 1 back windows all in weird, fiddly shapes. Finding a cheap solution to install curtains was a real hassle. You can find prepared curtain … Continue reading How to install simple DIY curtains

Pros and Cons of travelling with your dog friend

The main reason why I chose to be travelling by van was that I wanted to have Odie with me. A van seemed the most viable option. Too many bus, train, plane companies do not accept dogs, not to mention the difficulties you might have to find a suitable accommodation. Despite being the most practical solution, … Continue reading Pros and Cons of travelling with your dog friend

Changing the oil filter for Dummies – Kangoo

idelines recommend changing the oil and oil filter every 7000-10 000 miles. This can cost you about £50-£60. If you are on a budget or just want to know how your van/car better you would be pleased to know that you can do it yourself. Just find those clothes you once used to paint your auntie's kitchen, and … Continue reading Changing the oil filter for Dummies – Kangoo

Changing the air filter for Dummies -Kangoo

Checking the state of your air filter is an important step to maintain your van happy. It is advisable to change it every 15.000 to 30.000 miles or every year, depending on how much you use it and where (eg. driving in the desert? better check it more often!). I didn't know when was Pamthevan's … Continue reading Changing the air filter for Dummies -Kangoo

Building the bed structure (build 1)

The bed was the last thing i attempted building as in my mind it was the simpler structure. Well, surprise surprise, once again I was proved wrong. It only took me 2  days to build it but oh dear, how i struggled! As with everything else during the conversion, this was my first attempt building … Continue reading Building the bed structure (build 1)

How to get gas in your van – Campingaz 907

Another scary step of your van conversion: installing the gas to use for the kitchen. It i VERY important to plan thoroughly were and how to install your gas bottle and to be aware all of the necessary safety rules. You really don't want to mess up with gas! In the UK anyone can install its own … Continue reading How to get gas in your van – Campingaz 907

Changing spark plugs for Dummies

Having difficulties switching on your van especially when it's cold outside? If your battery is working fine, it's probably your spark plugs that need changing. The spark plugs are those little things that produce the spark needed to ignite the fuel and air in the engine hence initiating the combustion. I think of it like the … Continue reading Changing spark plugs for Dummies