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Hi all,

Great to be on the forum with fellow NV200 lovers, I purchased my silver panel van last summer and have slowly been converting it into a day van / semi-camper of sorts - I've insulated the rear, fitted a leisure battery and electrical hookup system, with inverter, usb ports, LED lighting etc, and have been building my own completely removable bed / table system (sounds way more sophisticated than it is) - I'm not going for a full camper as I just don't really want or need cooking / sink facilities inside the van and want the ability to take everything out easily to use it as a van - A comfy bed and the electrical system will be enough for me. I'd also really like to fit a diesel driven heater as I plan to sleep in it in the Alps but I think that's beyond my mechanical ability (the fuel tank connection worries me) and i'm reluctant to spend the £1000 + for purchase and fitting - So an extra thick sleeping bag it is.

That's about it, i'd really like to upgrade the wheels so look out for my thread regarding that and i'd certainly appreciate any help and advice there.

Cheers!
Andy

ps. Here she is with a couple of kayaks on the top last summer.

 

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Welcome!
See my blog for our build, which will be a full camper. Van only 1w old, and going for bed measuring later today.
Internal photos would be useful, and also where you fitted the leisure battery and ran cables. FYI - I never recommend/use inverter - waste of space. All we have can be run from 12v/5v


As for heater, watch this space, as we plan to do just that. Probably with a Miro 2kw diesel (£609 delivered for full kit). So we've got to figure the furl issues, but drill into sender unit seems to be the recommended way. Look at Kiravans and they have detailed install instructions for T4.


We MAY install between the driver/pax seats (removing tray next to handbrake) and make a box for it that we can stand on. Free space underneath for exhausts and the like.
 

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Hi activecampers

Thanks for the welcome, very much appreciated.

Just had a quick look at your blog and definitely plan to have a thorough read through - Looks awesome, and you've been on some fantastic adventures.

Very keen to see your progress on the heater, when do you plan to do the install? If you have the time and the inclination to keep a thorough step by step log of the installation then I may well piggy back and brave my own install (i'd be happy to paypal over some beer/travel tokens for thorough NV specific instructions for a diesel heater installation). I've seen the T4 instructions but i'd be way more confident following instructions specific to the NV.

Cheers!
 

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I plan to blog and give rough instructions and tips - e.g. same as when I removed the bulkhead and installed towbar. So someone who has good DIY skills can avoid my pitfalls!




It does look straight forward, but then so has every other job!


Probably be ordering in the next few weeks.....
(Build will be hard n fast - maybe 4 full days a week)


Just constrained by seat/bed and water tanks - so once the suppliers agree to make to my specifications, I can do the rest (!)
(Planning 30L fresh & 20L waste underslung.....)
 

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Hi roohunt!

I'm another new owner of a (grey) NV200, and will be using it much as you use yours for.
Bikes loaded up in the back ready for first trip away this weekend.
Staying in hotel this time though. Bit cold for sleeping in a tent, or the van :)

My first mod will be privacy side windows.
Still undecided about 1 or 2 on each side, and whether to go for opening window on sliding doors.

Be interested to see any photos of what youve done so far.
 

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Hi there!

Your project sounds great too - I'll definitely post up some pics, be aware though it's very much an amateur job, purely carried out for my own enjoyment and ultimate flexibility... It's all a bit rough around the edges, but is working so far!

Cheers,
Andy
 
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