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

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

Building the kitchen structure

I must admit, my woodworking skills are not the greatest. The kitchen was built in a real rush (less than 4days) and I'm not 100% with the result. I thought I would share some pictures anyway  to show that even without any experience, you can build a half decent kitchen. The first step was to … Continue reading Building the kitchen structure

Installing the LED lights – IKEA Dioder

Once installed the second battery and the split charge relay (more here), my mission was to put the LED lightning on the roof. I decided to go for a set of IKEA Dioder lights as they were cheap, easy to find and had good reviews online. I wired mine directly to the leisure battery, running it through a … Continue reading Installing the LED lights – IKEA Dioder

Laying the vinyl floor

Once the van floor has been fully insulated and ply lined, you are ready to lay the vinyl floor. I've chose vinyl instead of carpet/wooden flooring as it's super easy to lay, to clean and as it doesn't easily get damaged by water. Take the measurements from your van floor and cut the vinyl. Leave … Continue reading Laying the vinyl floor

How to get electricity in your van

When i started working on Pamthevan I had no idea on how electricity worked. Even after finishing the electrical system i still have no clue. But i guess it's a bit like using a car while not knowing how it exactly works: you know it's dangerous and you know you have to be careful! Electricity can … Continue reading How to get electricity in your van

Carpeting the Sides and the Drivers cabin

To carpet the rest of the Kangoo you will need to carpet the pillars (where the seat belt lives) the sides below the windows and the roof above the driving cabin. CARPETING THE PILLARS Remove the screws holding the upper part of the seat belt. Make sure you take notice of which screws fit were. … Continue reading Carpeting the Sides and the Drivers cabin

Carpet Lining: Introduction and Technique

Now that you are done with your insulation, it is time to start carpeting your van. The carpet is also an insulator and sound dampener, but it looks much much nicer than foil bubble wrap! If done properly, the carpet will give your van a finished and homely feel. In an ideal world, I would … Continue reading Carpet Lining: Introduction and Technique