Converting Van to Camper in 7 Minutes | VW Transporter T4

Am 15 Mai 2020 veröffentlicht
This is our finished self-converted camper van. Looking back over this video fills us with such a sense of pride - It's crazy to see how much work goes into a van build. Our van is truely a home on wheels for us now. Can't wait to show you the full van tour, but in the meantime, here is our journey over the winter 2019/2020
- Sophia and Morten

KOMMENTARE

  • Guys, can I ask about your cooking set up. I am looking at options for being able to cook in a van. There are alot of horror stories about gas stoves in vans etc. Obviously you only cook with ventilation, windows/door open. Is your camping gaz stove hooked up to a gas bottle? How do you store the gas bottle in the van? If you could let me know how you have done it. That would be great! Thank you!

    • We actually unplugged it when we didnt use it. We stored the gas bottles in the trunk and had no problems with it (although it would be better to ventilate them at all times just in case

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  • Looks cool! I was wondering, where and how did you install your propane/butane tank?

    • @Morten Ris Hansen yes it does make sense, thanks for your fast reply!

    • @Sylvia Suen It never has to be airtight, but It does need a ventilation hole or other kinds of ventilation if it is permanently connected. The leaks often happen in the tubing connected to the tank, which you can avoid when the tank is unplugged. It is recommended to always have ventilation anyways, but doing it our way is essentially the same as going to buy a gas tank for the barbeque and putting it in the trunk on the way home. Atleast it is so in Denmark :) I hope it makes sense :)

    • @Morten Ris Hansen ah ok I thought such a tank should be stowed in an airtight box with a ventilation hole exiting at the bottom of the bus. But perhaps this is only the case when you have it connected to your equipment at all times? And not when you unplug it everytime? Do you know anything about this?

    • Thanks. We unplugged it everytime we didn't use it and just but the tank outside or in the trunk. It was just on the floor when we used it :)

  • This is by far one of the best van conversions I’ve seen! I absolutely love your layout and am definitely going to use this as inspo as I get ready to (re)build-out my 1983 Vanagon. The previous owner had installed a floor, some shelving units, a foot pump sink etc but didn’t do much insulation which is an issue. It was also definitely done on a budget and things are starting to fall apart, lol. I also wanted to live in it a couple years so that I knew what I truly wanted/needed first. My curtains are currently hung up using curtains sewn into the fabric but they’re always dropping and blowing off if true window is cracked. I have been searching high and low for a better solution since my van doesn’t come with a track. I thought your hack was genius and loved the simplicity! What exactly was the bungee/magnet set-up you had? Ie what specific components did you purchase to make it?

    • Thank you so much. For the curtains we used something called curtain wire, which has a small thread inside so that you can cut it in length and attach something like a hook. We bought a curtain wire kit, which had everything we needed. It worked very well for us. Good luck with your build!

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  • Well done guys outstanding

  • That is awesome

  • Hej Morten - har ca den sammen Van som jer men ikke på hvide pladder endnu - super fin conversion - må jeg hør hvad i skulle betale til at får den på hvide plader ? :) mange tak Lorenz

    • Tak for svar Morten jeg prøver ;)

    • Hejsa. Priserne varierer meget da de kigger på det nuværende marked for bilerne. Vi betalte 4200 men har hørt andre har givet op imod 15000 for det samme🤔

  • Will you make the detailed video (tutorials) about your van conversion? I'd like to learn more about electricity, plumbing etc. in your van.

    • @Morten Ris Hansen I'm waiting for it so much!

    • Hmm it might come in future actually. Maybe in the spring

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  • Jullie zijn geweldige vakmensen! (You are great DIYers!) :-))) (groeten uit Rusland)

  • Hej Morten og Sophia :) Mega godt arbejde! Vi overvejer selv at lave en VW T4 eller T5 til van her i foråret og er nysgerrige på hvor lang tid i ca. brugte på at lave van og hvor meget det kostede? (Udover selve bil-købet) Bedste hilsner Mia

    • Hejsa mange tak :) Vil klart anbefale en T4 så, da den er billigere og langt mere pålidelig hvis den har minimal rust :). Jeg har en pdf med hele budgettet og alle priser jeg evt. kan sende, hvis du kan give mig en mailadresse? Vi købte bilen i september og den var færdig i slutningen af marts, men vi arbejdede kun i nogle weekender. Tror måske det tog os 6-7 hele weekender

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    • Thanks. The insulation did not make that a big a difference in this van. Maybe we’ll do it differently next time :)

  • Great job.....awesome T4.......now I'm hungry for breakfast.

  • is this a long wheel base or short wheel base version? cheers, absolutely love this conversion!

    • This is a long wheel base version, and its perfect in size👌🏻Thank you so much!

  • How amazingly cool. Wish I had such skill. A.,

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  • Simply beautiful! Subscribed

  • Ej hvor er den blevet fed! Hvad har I givet for den? Og hvad skal I give for at have den (afgifter)? :D Har selv fuldstædnig de samme tanker, men er ligesom Rasmus, bange for hvad afgifter gør ved oplevelsen!

    • Tak skal du have. Den koster 7000 halvårligt i vægtafgift dsv😔Gav 22000 i sin tid for den på gule plader :) afgifterne er ikke sjove, men det kan sagtens lade sig gøre😜Vi fortryder intet og har haft det fedeste sabatår med den

  • Fed van makker👍🏻. er det en lang eller kort t4?

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  • Bravo, fantastic job 👏👏👍

  • Great job.

  • Awesome video, awesome van! Looks exactly like mine. Hey, check out how we converted our VW Eurovan into a camper dename.info/film/0cyrbHiqnIiXd6k/video let me know what you think! thanks so much!

    • Wow! Congratulations, it sounds awesome.

    • @Morten Ris Hansen thanks so much! well, the drawer actually has huge holes drilled where the vets of the fridge are, plus the spacing between fridge, drawer and cabinet walls are good enough for air flow and cabinet is not air tight. now full time living in the van for aroung 4 month with no issues at all.

    • Yours looks great too! Nice cabins. Have you had any problems with the fridge? We didn't want to block the vent off like you did.. Hmm

  • What a great build, this was exactly what i was looking for as these transporters can get quite cheap here + my dad and i are considering building one like this. Couldn't help but notice you're danish too: håber i får nogle fantastiske minder med jeres vogn, stor respekt herfra!

    • Cheap? Wish that would be here the case.

    • Mange tak for de fine ord. Det er en dejlig vogn sådan en👌🏻❤️Har kørt 20000 km og der har ingen problemer været. Held og lykke med jeres projekt!

  • OMG it is so beautiful 😍

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  • Very nice comfortable space. Great job!

  • Fantastic van!

  • Hi wonderfull job, i also have a T4, can you tell the type of wood and measurement (thickness) of the side van covers, and cabinet? Amazing job

    • Hi, thanks alot :) I not really sure but its really thin. Maybe a bit too thin to be honest. I think the "sides" on the cabinet (where the cups are hanging, at 6:20) is 1.5 cm the actual cabinets are made from a different material and Im pretty sure its about 2.5 cm's. Hope that answers you question :)

  • Nice setup! :)

  • Awesome! Have a nice trip!

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  • Congrats,really nice work. Greetings from Germany

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  • Awesome! What is the width and length of your bed when extended?

    • @Oleksandr Pakhalchuk Good luck with it! Its so much fun. Video coming up soon actually :)

    • @Morten Ris Hansen oh, that's great, plenty of room! It's my dream to make one of those..) if not for the craze of 2020 i think i'd already have one) Anyway, best of luck to you, will look forward to vids of your adventures!)

    • Thanks! It was 1,92 m x 1, 22 m I think :)

  • Schöne Handarbeit ( Beautiful handwork ).

  • Podem dar as maketes da vossa carrinha?

    • @bruno soares We didnt make any models of it. We drew it on a piece of paper, but thats it

    • @Morten Ris Hansen good afternoon i would like to know if you have any model of the van project i am thinking about building one and i liked yours if you can send it by email? my email is 7.soares@gmail.com

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  • Fantastic!

  • Kæft det ser godt ud.👍 Blev den registreret som personbil inden eller efter ombygning. Gå med selv samme planer er bare skræmte af selve registreringen.

    • Tak skal du have😊 Den blev omregistreret inden vi byggede den så vi var sikker på vi havde råd til det😜

  • Love this build. Also have a t4 I built.

  • Beautiful conversion! Do you have made the plans yourself or got them somewhere? And if so, where would I be able to find them? :)

    • @OHLASATAN Can definetly recommend! Loved the layout

    • @Morten Ris Hansen I'll use some of your ideas in this case :)

    • Thank you for the compliment. We made everything ourselves :)

  • How much did you guys spent on material ?

    • Go for it! You do need a few tools though, luckily we already had those.

    • Morten Ris Hansen sweet! Sounds totally doable. I think I’ll try it instead of buying the original seats for mine.

    • Not that much actually. About 7500€ including van it self, batteries, fridge, tyres and everything else we bought for the conversion

  • I so want to do this with my Van right now. How did you get the exact cut for the cabinets walls? To be the shape of the van ? That’s the only thing I think I could messed up

    • Honestly we just made it a bit too big and the cut a small piece off at a time until it fit. Then we just duplicated the first one we made

  • Nice one ! How did you manage to turn the double chair in front?

    • It actually came with the brackets required. Otherwise we would have purchased them and installed it :) Its called a swivel seat :)

  • you guys did so good! Gave me a lot to think about. Do you like having the stove inside? We were thinking of having it pull out from the back. Just wasnt sure.

    • Thank you so much😊 The stove is stored under the counter, so we pull it out when we use it. The gas is in the back seperatly, so we can place it both inside and outside👌🏻We like to do it outside when the weather and surroundings allow it, but honestly, we’ve been using it inside mostly😊

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  • Great stuff, Morten and Sophia!! Nice work!

  • Det ser super sejt ud! Jeg skal til at i gang med at bygge min VW t4 om. Hvordan satte i loftbrædderne op? Jeg har lidt svært ved at gennemskue hvad der er nemmest

    • Du er velkommen til at subscribe eller vende tilbage om noget tid så laver vi en van tour hvor vi nok skal vise og fortælle om loftet også😊

    • Pomfriter Vi bare skruer det op i de røde vanger du kan se ved 0:58. Vi har brugt nogle rigtig korte selvskærende skruer fra Wurth. Vi sørgede selvfølgelig for at købe nogle der var kortere end hulrummet i vangen😊 -Morten

    • @Morten Ris Hansen Så det er bare skruet op i metallet på vangerne? Hvad for en slags skruer brugte i så, og borede i for eller noget?

    • Loftet er skruet fast til de der to tværgående vanger i bussen. Vi sørgede bare for at skruerne var kortere end hulrummet i vangerne. Sørg for at læg mærke til den kantet af taget hvor vandet kan løbe fra. Der kom vi faktisk til at bore igennem, så hold lige øje med siderne 😊

  • Mega fedt! fik i den så bare registreret som en camper? Eller personbil?

    • @Morten Ris Hansen TAK! :)

    • Den er indregistreret som personbil😊Det kostede 3500 i afgift så der var vi heldige