Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083, United States of America
2019 Dodge Ram Promaster ~ 20,000 miles
Highlights of the build:
We put a strong emphasis on using materials that were non-toxic given that this is such a small space. Typical wood, paint, flooring, and other materials can “off gas” various chemicals (such as formaldehyde) for upwards of 5 years. All wood, insulation, flooring, sealant, primer, paint, etc. is of the highest quality we could find.
Insulation: Havelock Wool - in addition to helping to prevent mold and moisture, wool helps to keep air quality high by pulling toxins/chemicals out of the air. It is far safer than spray foam or pink board, which are commonly used. Floor, walls, ceiling, and all accessible space is thoroughly insulated.
From HavelockWool.com about wool:
Soundproofing: FatMat Rattletrap lining the floor, walls, doors, and ceiling
Primer: PPG General Purpose Primer – No VOC, reenguard Certified for low chemical emissions
Paint: Sherwin Williams Harmony – zero VOC, also helps to neutralize toxins AND odors in the air.
Walls: Columbia Forest Products (Home Depot’s Formaldehyde-free, untreated wood). ALL wood primed and sealed.
Ceiling: Pine Tongue and Groove (sealed/stained with Interbuild Hardwax Oil)
Countertops: Baltic Butcherblock Birch (sealed/stained with Interbuild Hardwax Oil)
Stain/Seal: Interbuild Hardwax Oil (Brown)
From Interbuild's website about Hardwax Oil:
Floor – Forbo Marmoleum Click Tile
From GreenBuildingSupply.com about Forbo Marmoleum Click Tile:
- Renogy 400 watt solar kit. Includes
o 4 100 watt monocrystalline solar panels
o 40 AMP MPPT Solar Charge Controller
- Renogy 2000 watt Pure Sinewave Inverter Charger
- 2 Renogy Gel 200 AH Batteries
- 6 Port Bluesea Systems Fuse Block
- 2 ANL Fuses
- 3 110v household outlets (6 total plugins available)
o One on side of right bench
o One on side of left bench
o One underneath the cabinets over sink/countertop
- Fans and fridge are wired on DC and can be used with Inverter turner off
- 2 Maxx Air Deluxe fans (wired DC): One to pull air in, one to pull air out.
- Fridge/Freezer: Dometic CFX3 75DZ
- Sink: 18x18 stainless steel sink
- Water system: foot pump (works very well) pulling from 5 gallon water jug with sink draining into 5 gallon gray water bucket
- Toilet: 5 Gallon Dometic Cassette
- As you will see in the pictures, we built a slide out bench underneath the bed. This serves a dual purpose of having a large storage area that can be tucked away, but also creates a couch/bed area to sit or lay on. This was built on heavy Duty 500 lb slides
- Lots of storage under bed
- ** As opposed to a majority of conversion vans, the electrical was installed in the cabinet area by the sliding door instead of under the bed. Sleeping on top of powerful electrical equipment can potentially interfere with sleep quality and contribute to health issues.
- Slide out drawer for the fridge/freezer for top access (built on heavy duty 250 lb slides)
- Blackout curtains (white on the inside)… creates complete darkness when closed.
- Four overhead cabinets above the sink
- 3 spacious slide out drawers
- Four overhead cabinets above the “foot side” of the bed for clothes, etc
- Room in the top of the electrical cabinet to store a camping stove
- Full-sized bed frame
- Pull out table
- Two benches to sit on (when middle compartment is pulled out it makes a lounge area) with storage underneath both
- There are some slight imperfections (not all perfectly even) with the cutting of the countertops, cabinet doors, etc. however, the framing of the walls, floors, and ceiling, as well as the actual walls, floor, and ceiling were cut and installed by a professional contractor.
Some of the pictures posted are of progress along the way just to see some of the design and materials, etc.
Feel free to reach out for additional pictures or with any questions. If I think of anything else noteworthy I will add to the listing.
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