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Campervan Conversion Build

Date:  10/2015-2017

Services:  Cabinetry, CAD, 12V Electrical, Fabrication, Machining, Mechanic, Metalwork, Plumbing, Research, Sketching, Small Space Design, Sourcing, Woodworking

Client:  Personal Project

About:  Fulfilled my lifelong goal of having my very own custom camper van. Found a rare last model year Astro AWD with almost 90k miles and zero rust. I've always been fascinated with efficient, high-quality small spaces. Built on long nights after work and weekends when time allowed, I was able to apply so many of my skills into one project. It is to serve as a road trip and base camp vehicle to further explore our amazing country. All of the capacities (Water, Electricity, Food, Clothing Storage/Cleaning) are designed to last off-grid for at least 5 days for my now Wife, dog and I. It's off-road chops gets to some of the most beautiful camps. Always preferring State Forest Land/BLM free camping without any facilities. The perfect base camp for hiking, fly fishing, climbing, kayaking, cooking, and all-around exploring. Down to every little detail of how we camp and live has been brought into the build. I took my backpacking gram-counting-spreadsheet principles into making a very intentional layout—never excess. Keeping a detailed spreadsheet ensures I never over-pack nor forget anything.

Key Features:  AWD, Lifted Suspension, 245/75-16 BFGoodrich A/T KO2 Tires, Upgraded Stereo, 220A High Output Alternator, Big Three Electrical Upgrade with 0 Gauge OFC Wiring, Automatic Charging Relay, Insulated (Roof, Walls and Floor), Tinted Windows, Swivel Passenger Chair, Marine Grade Subfloor, Baltic Birch Cabinetry, Dovetailed Birch Drawers, Stainless Sink/Faucet with On-Demand Water Pump, Outside Shower, 34 Quart Refrigerator, Maxxair Fan, 80/20 Aluminum Extrusion Structures, Vinyl Flooring, 316 Stainless Hardware throughout, On-Board Charger, Fuse Block and Breaker for Camper Systems, VMAX 310Ah AGM Camper Batteries (2 @ 155Ah), Hidden (license plate) Charging Port to 20A 7 Stage Smart Battery Charger / Maintainer, 20 Gallon Fresh Water Tank, 2.5 Gallon Grey Water Tank, Heavy Duty Roof Rack, Eezi Awn Swift Awning, Recessed Lighting (2 for living space on switch, 2 for kitchen on switch).