A new member! But not entirely a newbie vanlife being. Artist, designer, writer and intuitive working on several projects at the moment.
Last year bought a Renault Master MKII - ex nhs minibus that was filled with all sorts of gubbins and gismos. Took me AGGESSSS to strip it out.
Originally I bought a minibus thinking that I could take out a few seats and bits, throw in a bed and some camping gear and hit the road. The idea being that I would get to know what I wanted to do with the design, layout etc as I went.
Then I discovered that the rooflights leaked - like proverbial sieves so ended up stripping it back to the metal. I also had a problem with the ambulance electrical system draining the batteries every couple of days if I didn’t drive it. Four bin bags of wiring later and the battery only goes flat if I don’t drive it for several weeks - which doesn’t exactly happen.
I’ve got as far as doing sound deadening and first layer of insulation. Now in the process of designing electrics - learning about how to do it as I go. Just about to order solar panels etc. I am sure to need lots of help along the way.
I have a garage FULL to the brim with stuff that I will either fit into the bus or sell on or use for converting a container into a tiny home.
The goal with the bus though is to create a mobile art studio, writers retreat and camper in which I plan to explore as much of the UK as I can.
In the meantime, I am looking forward to connecting, chatting and getting to know you.