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Old 01-07-2019, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default The Everyman Van

I am naming it this because i got really annoyed with seeing all these halfass conversions that people are trying to sell for 80-100k and I think I can do better.

Goal is to build and be done with this by mid Feb for sale

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2018 144" 2wd Cargo. No windows, minor options

The Plan-
Without compromising on the quality of components and materials Build a budget camper that Has all the things (almost) I put into my vans, at a killer price. We plan to make one every 4-6 weeks.


General Parts list:
Dometic Sink and stove unit
2 6 gallon water tanks under sink for fresh and grey water
Adventure Wagon Kit
2 Roof Fans
Laminate flooring
Seat Swivels
200 watts of solar
Solar Controller
queen mattress
Dometic CFX 50 and slide
Renogy 100ah AGM battery
Ctek charger
CRL T window
All aluminum construction bed, galley, slider cabinet etc Powdercoated white in this van
Solid Wood cabinet faces and drawers with a light grey stain
And more!

Van is ordered and on the way, along with all the parts.
I'll be updating the thread (of course), as well as doing some live streams of the build so you guys can talk **** while I work!
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Default Re: The 80k van build!

Perfect concept Grant!
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: The Everyman Van

Same idea I had Grant. It is possible to have a good looking, well-built van without the absolutely ridiculous price tag. There are many ways I could have slashed the cost and time required for my conversion, and your list pretty much nails it.
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144 or 170 with 2 roof fans? just curious
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both.

but this is a 144 in particular
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both.

but this is a 144 in particular
Seemed like an instant reply haha. I was considering putting 2 roof fans in my build of a 140WB, but I have decided to just put a fan toward the front of the van, and put vertical sliding windows in the rear doors so we can get individually (my wife and I) get airflow at night over th bed if wanted
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Seemed like an instant reply haha. I was considering putting 2 roof fans in my build of a 140WB, but I have decided to just put a fan toward the front of the van, and put vertical sliding windows in the rear doors so we can get individually (my wife and I) get airflow at night over th bed if wanted
Great Idea unless it rains

can't open slider windows in the rain. Ask me how i know
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Great Idea unless it rains

can't open slider windows in the rain. Ask me how i know
Hahaha well I am planning to use that precious roof space to maximize solar capacity.

Hopefully if it is raining in the van, it will be cool enough to not need the air. Time will tell! We are a good 5-6 months out, and got a lot of rust to work on first thing.
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Hahaha well I am planning to use that precious roof space to maximize solar capacity.

Hopefully if it is raining in the van, it will be cool enough to not need the air. Time will tell! We are a good 5-6 months out, and got a lot of rust to work on first thing.
You must never be in florida lol.


We all have different needs. If someone wants one fan, i can put in one fan. We just prefer to put two.
me? Id just turn the van on for an hour to charge the batteries back up
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I’m looking forward to this thread. Thanks....
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