Mercedes Sprinter Campervan Conversion Update

So part 4 of my current build video series is now live on Youtube. I haven’t been documenting each step on here but thought I’d just write a quick round-up.

It’s been a long slow process so far but was expected to be with costs mounting exponentially on everything here in the UK, from the price of the base vehicle to wood and fabric and everything in between. Part of the fun of the process has been noting the prices of each item required as new and then trying to find them cheaper somewhere (often 2nd hand).

This isn’t to say that I haven’t been enjoying the work. This is my hobby not my career so you’ll often find me in the garage when I am not on the clock. It’s my man cave, and actually not having a deadline is freeing!

However I am finding that I am potentially doing things the wrong way round. For example, while I wait for the price of the new(ish) double opening DOMETIC RC10.4T 70 and the CAN FO5010 Oven with Grill I have built the spaces that they should each fit into once delivered, but I’m going by their fitting instructions online rather than the actual product and a paper guide! It just feels the round-way-wrong. A little bit like I haven’t measured twice if you know what I mean. Anyway they should both just slot in when I can afford them to magically arrive!

But right now I am finishing off building the kitchen cabinetry. I like the colour but I’m wondering if I have made the right decision about the finishing. I’ve left unpainted edge banding on the doors and drawers but it draws the eye to any minor misalignment in my fitting and I’m actually not great at this part so may well tidy up and paint the edging to help them blend in.

Anyway that’s a few steps ahead. Here’s my latest build video with the previous ones linked below for reference. Cheers.

Part Four

Part Three

Part Two

Part One

Product links:

Sticky back wood effect vinyl:
Cream colour padded faux leather (pleather):
Gloss formica sheet :
Impact adhesive:
Knock on T edging:
Rounded aluminium locker edging:
Protective flooring:…
Vinyl lino flooring: https://www.factory-direct-flooring.c…
Evo dinette seat belt frame:…
Vapour barriers:…
Scrim foam padding:
Door card fabric:
Contact adhesive:…
4 way stretch carpet:

Tim Aldiss

Sharing my passion for campervans, road trips and dreaming of the next escape

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