I love nature, wildlife and travelling. So it was obvious to me that sooner or later I’ll think about vanlife
I’m rather experienced in different DIY projects, quite well equipped, so I’ll be converting the van by myself, probably sometimes with some help of my friends and I hope my girlfriend
The goal is to have a campervan (which already was named ‘Vamper’, combining words ‘camper’ and ‘van’) for travelling accross the continent, mostly to the south (I prefer warmer climate!), but not only. Probably the van will be kept warm during the winter, but I’m the ‘never say never’ type of guy We’re not planning to go full time (at the moment…), rather to use it for travelling, one to three weeks at a time.
As a biker and motorbiker I hate diesel engines. So the priority is to have a green (eco) engine.
The decision has been made: I’m looking for a CNG (methane) van The range is much shorter than with diesel engines, but ecology is important to me.
Wanting to put a fixed bed sideways in the back of the van over the garage (probably with enough space to put two mountain bikes inside) and a shower inside, I need a long and wide van.
Those two requirements led me to a LWB Fiat Ducato Natural Power (which is sold in the US as the Promaster), in the extended version (called here in Europe L4H2 or L4H3, depending on what would be available).
As for the moment, I’ve got lots of ideas for the build, need to think / discuss about them, that’s why my presence to the forum
And of course I’m in the process of looking for the best van
Stay safe, take care