This is an on-going record of how we've taken a brand-new Fiat panel van and cut big holes in it to convert what remains into a motorhome. We hope anyone contemplating building a motorhome will find encouragement here. With careful planning, modest diy skills, a few basic tools, and a little determination it can be done.
As we are building this website in parallel with doing the work on the van, some sections may be incomplete. We have to do it this way as we'd never remember in a year's time how, or why, we did things.
No, this isn't one of those fish-eye, distorted pics! But, then again, it might be - these clever modern digital cameras seem to cope with any situation to ensure the user gets a pic - it's all beyond me....
This is actually the store cupboard (lower part of wardrobe) interior as it is at present. Stay with me, folks, there is a moral to the story.
I had put our new chairs in the existing cupboard to check I could actually get them in - there's not a lot of space between the kitchen unit and wardrobe wall. The only item not in here is the table; it's too much hassle to try and get it in the space now, so it's going to live against the backwall of the new toilet partition in due course.
What is in the cupboard - you can't see it all - are: folded groundsheet; Fiamma awning winding handle; golf umbrella; long handle broom; an extending handle windscreen wash sponge thing; two wheel wedges, two wheel mud mats; Fiamma awning pegs and safety strap; Thetford toilet chemical; watering can for filling tank; two jigsaw boards; my toolbox!
You can imagine the profanity that goes on under one's breath when Mad Mumsie wants the broom....
So, moral: whatever dimension of wardrobe/store cupboard you decide upon when you first start to build a van conversion - double it!