The Camper Van Challenge

In our last post we told you all that we had made the decision to buy a van and convert it into a camper. From making that decision we scoured websites and social media sites for all van sales. Well our dream has started to become a reality as we have now purchased our Van!!

We found our Long Wheel Base Mercedes Sprinter on Facebook market place, and went to look at it a few days later. The person we bought it off was a really nice guy, who had already started to convert it and had done some of the work.

We also bought some of the other bits and pieces off him that he had bought to do the van, this included solar panels, batteries, heaters, windows, wood and inverters. So we spent some time cleaning out the van yesterday and locking all the extra bits we bought securely away.

Unfortunately what the previous owner started is a different design to what we need, so we will have to start again for a lot of it. First things first we need to get it checked over by the mechanic, then get a quote for the body work that needs doing.

Getting our plan with dimensions cemented and drawn out properly will also be next on the agenda. Although we already have an idea of where we want things, we are still playing around with different layouts and different ways of getting the most out of the space we have, before we set our plans in stone.

We will keep you all updated every step of the way.

As always stay safe and stay well.

Kiera & Tony

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