Prep work for fitting wood cladding

Hey Forum, I am at a critical stage of my campervan conversion project and looking for some advice here please.

I have insulated with spray foam and now would like to proceed with cladding the walls with tongue and groove wooden cladding. I have installed the wooden framework to attach the cladding to but am a little concerned about moisture.

It would be very difficult to create a moisture barrier with the tongue and groove. It is definitely what I want however.

Just looking for general advice really on what I should do in preparation for fitting the cladding? I did think that I could put in a 3mm ply underlay and seal it around the edges but that would be a fair bit of extra work, cost and weight on a Transit Jumbo.

The van is well ventilated with two floor vents, a spinning vent on top, two skylights and two roof vents.

Should my ventilation be good enough that I don’t need to worry so much about airborne moisture or should I do some extra prep work? If so are there any good suggestions that are faster, cheaper and lighter than what I had in mind?

Appreciate your responses…

I don’t think it is good idea to add a moisture barriers between your interior and exterior walls. The exterior walls of you van is already a barrier to moisture. If you add an additional moisture barrier on the inside, you are creating a suituation where it could trap moisture where it cannot dry out, causing mold and other problems.

A better design is to construct your interior walls to be breathable and use a insulation like Havelock Wool, which is hygroscopic and can easly absorb moisture and release moisture instead of trapping it.

Hope this helps,