Disclaimer- I am not a professional. I am a moderately skilled DIYer. Technical wiring diagrams are not my strong suit. My Espar works great. I’m satisfied that it’s a clean, professional installation. My DIY post may contain errors. Use at your own risk. CO (carbon monoxide) leaks can be deadly- especially in small spaces. No cutting… Read More ›
I am just finishing up the latest round of DIY campervan build projects. Just a few more tweaks and trim pieces then it’s time to have fun in the van for a few months while building the final cabinetry in my garage. RadVan started as a partially converted windowless stock cargo van. I bought it… Read More ›
This is our way of storing bikes in our Sprinter Campervan. We wanted to be able to securely store four bikes in our van with easy loading and unloading. The design of our Sprinter has a platform bed and large garage for storage of bikes, surfboards, camp gear, and “stuff.” I’ve seen many cool ways of… Read More ›
Many of my blog posts about building out RadVan as our DIY Adventure Mobile could easily be retitled- “Stuff I had to figure out on my own that I wish someone had written about and saved me hours of research, experimenting, and frustration.” This post is along the same lines. Hope it helps. L-Track… Read More ›
As I’ve been working on my van build (bike/surf/camp/run/ski adventuremobile), I’ve been (slowly) working toward building upper cabinets and making use of all the potential storage space in the upper corners of the walls. Enter Adventure Wagon and an innovative solution to overhead storage! While at a bike race in Northern California (Grinduro for you fellow… Read More ›
Our Introduction to DIY Campervan Conversion Our VanLife journey started with a used 2007 Ford E-350 van (15-passenger). Our Ford van (named “RadVan 1”) was our introduction to VanLife. It served us well, and I learned a ton about DIY van conversion. We’ve since moved on to a Sprinter 170 (RadVan 2), but I wanted to… Read More ›
This is for the VanLife bike nuts. This is how I installed a bicycle work stand in my Sprinter campervan. Definitely a luxury item for the outdoor crowd. Some people want to watch TV in their Sprinters, I want to adjust my drivetrain. Something for everyone! I started by ordering a Park Professional wall mount… Read More ›
How to install rear windows in a sprinter conversion.