Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, United States
This van is ready for all of your travels! It can fit a queen bed. There is a Maxxair Fan Deluxe, copper handmade kitchen sink, AC refrigerator, two-burner stovetop, 400W of solar, lots of lighting, and electrical outlets. Cabinets line the entire length of the left side of the living area. There are cabinets on the right backside of the van as well. The flooring is a thin laminate to maximize vertical height.
The sink area comprises a handmade under-mount copper sink, along with a rubbed bronze kitchen faucet. It is powered by a 12v Floject Automatic 2.9 GPM pump. Enough flow to wash dishes and do anything you should need to do quickly. The sink pump is connected with an easy standard on/off house switch to make controlling a breeze. It also comes with a retro 3.2 cu ft. Frigidaire fridge, which has a freezer area as well. The whole kitchen area is topped with a beautiful custom cut hardwood oak countertop with a live edge and sealed with marine grade epoxy.
The electrical system is fed by a 400W solar system with a 138Ah Lithium battery. The main wiring throughout the van is wired with thicker wire than is needed for just about anything you would run on 12v, to future proof it. The inverter, battery charger, and anything that is getting 120v electricity are also wired with cables larger than needed but helps ensure any energy is safely transported from the solar panels into the inverter and all of the electrical system. The ceiling has to dimming LED recessed puck lights, which can either make the van super-bright down to a low light ambiance.
I built a partition wall between the cab and the back with a sliding wood door. This both significantly cuts down on the hot temperatures and the sound. Now since the door opens you can push either cool or warm air into the back without any problem. I've been in about 20-degree weather and had the heater on in the cab and it was toasty in the back.
The insulation in the van is R-6 Insulation foam board (there is a picture). It is on the ceiling, under the floor, and on the walls. This makes the van noticeably warmer and cooler than the cab area.
The van comes with all the current paint colors, extra flooring, and extra hardware for cabinetry if needed.
Here is a list of all the electrical components used:
Renogy Solar Panel Roof Mounting Brackets
Renogy 2000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter w/USB and 2 AC Pluggins
Renogy 50A DC to DC 12v with MPPT - Good For Lithium, Lead Acid or AGM batteries
2 - 200Watt 12 Volt Solar Panels (400 Watts total) - (Made in America)
12 Gauge wire for all 12V wiring
Valence Lithium Battery U27-12XP | 12V 138AH 1.766 kWh
80Amp Circuit Breaker T-Tocas
70Amp Circuit Breaker T-Tocas
Blue Seas System Busbar
Blue Sea 5026 ST Blade DC Fuse Block 12 Circuits
12v LED recessed ceiling lights
KnuKonceptz Flex 1/0 Gauge Copper Wire fine stranded Tinned Oxygen Free Copper with a Max Load of 375A @ 20 Feet
Maxxair Fan Deluxe 12V Fan
Fridgidaire 3.2 cu. ft. Retro Mini Fridge in Blue
Sink Parts Used:
Rubbed Bronze Sink Faucet
Sinkology undermount handmade copper sink
Flojet Triplex Diaphragm Water Automatic Water Pump (2.9 GPM, 50 PSI)
Other Parts Used:
R-6 Insulation Foam Board