Originally Posted by Aidan_M_M
Good start! What insulation are you using? And good to see proper clear skylights , they make a huge difference . Have you a wiring plan done for it , so as to start running cables now ?
For the Floor and roof, I used thinsulate. Like bubble wrap coated with foil both sides. Used this primarily to keep the height as big as possible. I can still stand up straight in it, and I'm 6"3'. The walls will be done with Rockwool or something similar stuck to the steel panels with carpet adhesive before the lining goes over it.
For the wiring, I'm making it up as I go. That's not to say that I don't know what I'm doing, i do. But I've no drawings as such, and as I progress through each appliance and unit, I'll pull in cables as i go
As an example, today, I've fitted the door for the thetford cassette at the back left of the van near the door. The john will fit there, and the wall in front of you as you sit on it will be slightly over the mudguard. No shower as I don't have the space but sink to go in.
I intend to put the kitchen in front of the toilet, and over the side door a bit if I need to, but it depends on how long it is. I've not decided wheather to put the controls and units above the kitchen or over the front passenger in the headspace yet, but I've run two sets of cables down to the toilet. One for the Sink and one for the Toilet. There is enough length on it to go up to the front if needs. The mains inlet will be behind the drivers seat just past the Pillar at a low ish level. easily routed wherever I decide to put the controls
I intend to build the water heater (Carver Cascade) into the kitchen unit, and it protrudes an inch and a half out from the side of the caravan currently. When the sliding door is open, there seems to be 2 inches of a void between the door and the van, so its looking good so far. The fridge exhaust and vents should also pose no problem.
The remainder of the floor level area will be for seating and beds but that will definitely be an interesting job. When I see the space left I will start to build. Overhead storage to the top then on the drivers side, and wherever else I can fit it, oh and maybe a fold down bed for the kids
Depending on the water tank that I get will depend on the amount of work and piping needed to plumb it in. If its under the van (hopefully) I'll need to plumb across the floor underneath and into the kitchen unit.
Gas is the next trick. I think I might build a sealed box at the back door opposite the toilet to house the cylinder, and again under the floor to the kitchen unit. Will see what stuff I can pick up on Saturday
What do you think? Any obvious pitfalls?