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So, we’ve settled on a Long Wheel Base (LWB), Mid-Roof Ford Transit as our camper van, and we think we’ve found the one to buy. Now comes the tricky part: working out how to fit it out as a camper!

We’ve had so many ideas as to how to plan the layout – deciding exactly what we want to include. We’re trying to decide at the moment whether we want to do a proper built-in shower/toilet compartment, or just store the toilet and have an outdoor shower. We’re putting off making the decision until we actually have the van, and can walk around and get a feel for the size and living space we would have.

So far, we need to buy/consider:

  • toilet/shower
  • where to install the gas bottle and cooker
  • where to install water/wastewater tanks – how big also
  • water heater and pump?
  • electricity – having 2 batteries or more
  • lights
  • sinks and showerhead and taps
  • bed/couch design, including matresses/seat covers
  • table design
  • storage – where and what style
  • 2- or 3-way fridge
  • are we taking the Esky too?
  • curtains/mozzie net installation
  • getting window put into the van
  • flooring and walls – do we panel it?
  • I’m sure there’s more but I just can’t think of it right now!!!

So, there is a hell of a lot to consider and plan for – but our aim this week is just to buy the van and go from there. Once we move out of our house in the next week or two, we’ll be able to start working on the van full-time.

Oh yeah – we’re also in the process of choosing and buying a shipping container to keep at my parent’s place to store all our stuff in. Whew!

If you’ve got any suggestions for the van – throw them our way please!


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