Van Conversion: Installing Vinyl Flooring

A guide for installing vinyl plank floors in a Ram Promaster 2500 One of the first things I notice when watching someone convert a van is that they usually start with the floor. Now, we started with installing a good, sturdy subfloor. However, it's more frugal to wait and install flooring AFTER cabinets, bathrooms, beds, …

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Van Conversion: Off-grid Plumbing for the Kitchen Sink

How to install a simple system for running water to the kitchen sink in a Ram Promaster 2500 (no hook-up required) Running water is an intimidating topic. You've invested a lot of time making sure the van looks nice. What happens if there's a leak? I had a lot of the same worries, especially having …

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Van Conversion: Building Simple, Custom Cabinets

A first-timers guide for building and installing cabinets in a Ram Promaster 2500 While I wouldn't consider myself an expert at cabinetry, I would say I'm adept at figuring out ways to do things. I had no prior experience with wood working, and I have managed to build and install some cabinets that withstood about …

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Van Conversion: Framing plus Installing the Wall and Ceiling

Attaching cedar panels to our Ram Promaster 2500 ceiling and walls for that 'homey' feel This post contains affiliate links to amazon. These are links to products we own or recommend for this project. If you purchase anything from a link, we will receive a small commission. There's nothing like seeing your van come together. …

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Van Conversion: Installing Van Windows

DIY guide for installing MotionWindows in a Ram Promaster 2500 MotionWindows pre-installation This post contains affiliate links. These are links to products we own or recommend for this project. If you purchase an item from this page, we will receive a small commission. Cutting a hole into the van sounds like the last thing anyone …

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Van Conversion Financial Report: Building our Bed and Dining Booth

How much did it cost to build a bed and dining area in our Ram Promaster 2500? In a previous post, I discussed the process involved in building the bed area that converts into a booth area for eating and lounging. This post will break down the cost of adding such an area to the …

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Van conversion: Tools to Build a Tiny Home on Wheels

The tools we used for converting a 2017 Ram Promaster 2500 into a camper van Building a van is intimidating. Building a van without any prior knowledge of building anything can seem impossible. Hopefully, this quick guide can help alleviate some of that initial anxiety by providing some information on tools we used while constructing …

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Product Review: Nature’s Head Composting Toilet

We purchased a Nature's Head composting toilet for our 2017 Ram Promaster 2500. Is it more than just expensive plastic? I won't make you read this very long to get my answer: Yes, the toilet is well engineered, but there are a few trade-offs. The Nature's Head is a zero-water toilet that requires 12v DC …

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Van Conversion: Building our Sleeping and Dining Area

How we built a seating, dining, and sleeping area in our 2017 Ram Promaster 2500 There are several things to consider when planning for your seating area. How high will the bench be? How far back can we scooch and lean? Is there enough head room underneath that cabinet we want to install? How much …

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Van conversion: How to save money during the build process

Some money saving tips we used during the conversion process for our 2017 Ram Promaster 2500 After writing some of the build process and financial reports, I realized there were some places that would be easy to save a bit of money. I am constantly trying to find ways to save just a little bit …

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