I’m Izzy, based in North Yorkshire in the UK. A few months ago I bought a Peugeot Expert Tepee, and its been slow progress so far due to starting a new job that requires me to be out of the country for long periods. I figured I needed somewhere to crash in between, but paying rent on a house doesn’t make sense when I will be away half the year and want to travel in my time off!
The van was previously a disability vehicle, and there is currently only the drivers seat in the whole van (and some sound deadening!), as the passenger seats had to be taken out for wheelchair access (struggling to find new ones- I don’t know what will fit as there are very few for my exact van model, but more for very similar ones like Peugeot expert and Citroen Dispatch…advice would be greatly appreciated!). There are also multiple holes in the floor from where I took out the wheelchair equipment…which sounds more dramatic than it is!!
My patience is already being tested when telling people I’m converting a van, I have met far too many people who tell me what I should do straight away, rather than asking what my plan is, so I’m excited to get involved in a community of actual van people to pick brains and compare notes with!