Campervan Cool on the Cheap
December 27, 2012 3:23 PM Subscribe
Show me pictures and tell me things about really cool DIY camper van fit-outs. What does your dream hippy travel van look like?
posted by Kerasia to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Thinking of converting our Dodge/Mercedes Sprinter - a high-top, long wheel base, turbo diesel van with two passenger doors, slide-back slide door and two rear doors. The interior load dimensions are 4300mm long, 1800mm wide, 1900mm high. It has windows in the rear doors but not in the sides. It is walk through from the two seats in the cab section to the van.
We have tools, skills and materials to do a cabinetry fit out ourselves but am in need of a ideas about clever storage and utility needs/design, energy efficiency, light control etc. We want to make it a clever, stylish but simple traveller on wheels for a couple in the late 20s visiting Australia from overseas for a year.
What are the must haves? What are the useless things in many camper vans? What is unusual but brilliant once you have it? Our budget for inclusions is about $500 in scrounge dollars ($1500 in new dollars). Bonus if the fit out is easy to remove and reinstall.