Luton Campervan Conversion – Part Two

With each day that passes, we edge closer to completing our luton campervan conversion and hitting the road again. We have now completed our cladding, put our bed in place and insulated the entire van to, hopefully, keep us cool in hot places and hot in cool places.

So far things are going to plan. One of the main things to think about with a Luton Campervan conversion is how to insulate the van. With our van, we were pleasantly surprised by the material our van walls were constructed from. The material is called Correx and is basically a tough corrugated plastic sheet. This provides our van with decent insulation from the off, so we opted for simple polystyrene sheets to insulate the interior of the van.

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The van coming along nicely.

Another massive decision to make with a luton campervan conversion, or any van conversion for that matter, is what sort of windows to install. In our last van, we skimped with the windows and installed two small, bonded windows. This time, thanks to finding a very useful caravan scrapyard, we have opted for four windows; all of which are taken from caravans and open nicely. We expected fitting these windows would be very difficult but it went surprisingly well albeit very fiddly!

The next stage of our conversion will involve fitting the solar panel and water tank, building our bathroom, fitting the laminate floor and more. It will certainly being to look and feel much more like a home in the coming weeks.

You can watch part two of our luton campervan conversion below! Be sure to subscribe for future updates.

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  1. Charles Lamb says: Reply

    I’d skip the solar, it’s all sizzle and no steak. Just a never ending money pit. It’s the most expensive power on the planet, if and when it even works. It is a very flawed system when it comes to vehicles. Now if you had enough land, and battery capacity, maybe. If you were on the grid, and selling the power to the power company, maybe, but either would take 20+ years to just break even. You’ll never break even in a vehicle, because they eat batteries too fast.

    I’ve given up on solar, except for individually solar powered items that can be sat in a window to be charged. The solar systems aren’t worth the money or the hassle, and the weather can be fickle. I’ve switched back to charging while driving, and a generator. So much more reliable, and cheaper too.

    1. We got a decent price on our 230 watt panel and,so far, (even in British spring) it is putting out a decent amount of juice and keeping our batteries charged.

      I completely agree with you however that is does come down to your battery bank. If you want your solar to work well you need a bank that will fulfill your requirements. If you have that then the next step is to get a solar panel (or two) that will keep your bank topped up. Whether or not it is cost effective depends on how much juice you need and your other options I suppose!

  2. George put in solar panel and leisure battery for our last trip of over a month. I was super chuffed with the results. Now he is installing a Relay. Wish I could tell you what it is for or does but my eyes start to glaze over when it’s explained to me. No need to rely on electricity anymore. We ran a cooler box office ours too.

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