Van for Conversion

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  1. Jez and Lin

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    new van

    Nice van mate are you up to the required skills :Wink:
     
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    Great if you have all the skills required .... and the patience... It will probably take you months longer than you think it will. If you do, then hope it goes well for you.:thumb:
     
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    I'm not too overfaced with it, what I don't know I can read up on & what I decide I can't do will get a man or woman who can. I think its mainly the electrics especially 12v side that will test me.
     
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    Looks like a really nice van.

    I would consider going for one without windows as well as I know a lot of people that have regretted buying a van with windows already fitted.

    The problems are the windows are a single glaze so can be a condensation nightmare and that you may not want windows everywhere - say behind where a bathroom might be?

    As for building your own van - obviously I think this is a great idea :BigGrin:

    £10k is realistic. Can be done much cheaper and I know people who have spent much more.
     
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    Too many windows for my taste and I think they look like they are only single glazed. If you want to put a shower in or wardrobes they will obscure the windows. There is also condensation issues with that many windows I would hazard a guess.

    I prefer a straight panel van for conversions and put just enough seitz windows in to give me what I need.

    Other than that, very nice van :thumb:

    PS: where did that half hour go between my opening this thread and answering it :Eeek:
     
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    Yes I have to say that the windows could be an issue, they look the same as the ones Autosleepers use (probably exactly the same) as they are factory fitted & if I remember they have some sort of thermal properties in their glass so I could do with an Auto sleeper owner to give me the low down on that but I assume it cuts down the condensation issue & keeps the heat in (or am I hoping beyond my rationale!!)
    I would be looking to do a conversion similar to the Windrush but with only one bed at the back and a storage area underneath it. I think the glass would look okay because its one way vision so from outside areas such as the shower room would be fine.
     
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    Until you get showered when its dark :BigGrin:
    yep looks a nice van -- they can and do blank the windows in part :thumb:Yes putting your own windows where you want them would be nice but also small windows cost £200 plus and larger ones £400 plus so very easy to spend a lot on windows that your van already has and looks nice :Smile:
    costs aprox what you can get done as advertised by co's on fleabay
    £1k to line all van out
    £3.5k for all units fitted
    £3k for apliences,boiler and heater
    so yes 10k would do it easy to a good standard without you having to lift a finger :Smile:
    terry
     
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