Dave's Outstanding Van Conversion
For cooking I carry a one burner butane stove, as well as a two burner propane stove with a 1 gallon propane tank. An Engel refrigerator keeps my food cold. For washing I installed a sink hooked up to a 12v pump and small grey water tank. I use a solar shower and a port a potty for other necessities.
For power I have 245 watts of solar on my roof, two AGM batteries (105 AH each), a tracer controller and a tri-metric battery monitor. In order to use the power I installed 10 12v outlets, 3 USB outlets and 2 110v outlets. I have a 12v 19 inch TV/dvd and an Epson all in one printer. The 110v items run off my 750w modified sine wave inverter.
My bed is 4′ x 6′ with storage underneath. My front passenger seat swivels around to be used as a back facing recliner.
The main cabinet is 24 inches deep and 58 inches long. The wardrobe is 22 inches deep and 26 wide. Doesn’t sound too large but it holds the following.
- My hanging clothes
- a hose and two extension cords
- My porta potty
- two stunt kites
- a didgeridoo
- four tent poles
- a four foot fold up table
- a tool box and two sacks of wrenches plus has a shelf for toilet paper and garbage bags
- and a couple shelves for small bottles like vitamins
I bought my water pump from Makrios RV $34
My sink came from there also ($15)
My faucet $27
And my fresh water tank $59
This looks like the same tank from Amazon.com for $45
10 Gallon RV Fresh Water Tank