I have just realized that I just threw myself into this forum and started asking my burning questions - how rude! So here we go.
I am an American woman living in The Netherlands. I work in cybersecurity, have my own company and am beginning to focus in on forensics, incident response and disaster recovery. I hope to stop working in a year or two and start traveling - in the meantime - my campervan is my “project” for 2022.
This week I purchased a 2014 Mercedes Sprinter 3500 with 35,000K miles on it for $21,000. Mercedes vans are literally everywhere over here and with Germany right “next door” parts and mechanics are easy to find. And here she/he is (it hasn’t had its gender-reveal party yet. . .)
I already have a Eco Flow Delta Pro 3400wH solar generator that can be charged from an car alternator, wall socket, EV station, or solar panels. (I also purchased 800w of solar panels (it can take 1600w of solar) which are portable.) Until I am ready to load them into the van - they will help keep my energy costs down in my home.) I own an off-grid property in northern NY and am used to living on solar exclusively - so it amazes me that this solar generator is already 3x bigger than my system there.
I am hoping to find a conversion kit simply because I don’t have the carpentry skills, etc to do it myself. (I also have a deathly fear of loud, scary machinery that can render me finger-less.) A decent conversion kit seems like it might be the right balance between the expense of a custom build and multiple trips to the ER and blood transfusions.
Regardless, this forum has already been a great help and I am deeply grateful that so many people contribute their time so graciously (shout out to Van Dweller here…!!!)
Take care all - stay safe - and glad to meet you even though I don’t know you - yet!