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How to Convert a Campervan (Complete Course for 2022)

Learn How to Build Your Own Epic Campervan!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 32m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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This course takes you from start to finish on how to convert your own campervan!
In this 50+ part series, we will be covering everything. From planning and preparation, insulation and cladding, to plumbing, electrics, and carpentry.

Why you should buy this course:
•You will learn how to build your own campervan from scratch – no prior knowledge needed!
•You will save money – Make fewer mistakes as your do your conversion by getting it right the first time! See how I did it.
•You will save time – Background research is very time-consuming. In this course you will find everything you need in one place, taking days off the groundwork time.
•You will get DIY skills for life – Learn everything from electrics and carpentry to plumbing and insulation.
•You will get creative campervan ideas – I have some unique features in my van (including a terrarium!). Get some inspiration by seeing what I do.

10 reasons to convert a van:
•Building your dream campervan is really fun!
•You get great DIY skills that will last a lifetime.
•It allows you to travel to amazing places
•And meet interesting people.
•It kickstarts adventure and gets you into the outdoors.
•It unleashes your inner creative – your campervan is totally custom!
•Campervans are environmentally friendly – reduce those airmiles!
•They’re economical too. It’s free accommodation!
•Your friends will be super jealous of your build.
•Lifestyle design – Take the first step in designing the kind of life you want to live.

What will you you learn?
• A guide to choosing a van
• How to plan and design your campervan build
• How to easily install a fan and a window
• The 3 best ways to get power: Solar Panels, Shore Power, and Split Charge Relay
• How to install gas to fuel your heater and stove
• The correct way to insulate your van
• How to clad / ply-line your van
• I will show you how to build beautiful hand-made furniture to make your campervan feel like home.
• You will find out how to install running water and hook up your tap.
• Learn how to hook up the main electrical appliances such lights, fridge, plug sockets, heater, etc.
• Other VanLife tips & tricks to help you get the most from life on the road!
• I provide supplementary materials such as a complete wiring (electrical) diagram and supplies list

Overview of the sections:
•Prepare the van
•Electrics – preparation
•Electrics – Installation
•Insulation & Wooden skeleton frame
•Wood panelling
•Electrics – permanent hook-up
•Everything else

You will learn

✓ How to Convert a Van Into a Campervan
✓ Electrics: How to Install Solar Panels, Shore Power, & Split Charge Relay
✓ Planning: How to Design Your Campervan Build
✓ Carpentry: How to Build a Bed, kitchen, Storage, and Clad your Van
✓ Insulation: How to Correctly Insulate Your Van
✓ Plumbing: How to Install Running Water, Heating, And a Toilet
✓ And More VanLife Tips & Tricks!


• There are no course prerequisites. Anyone can convert a van.

This course is for

• Travel Enthusiasts
• DIYers
• Lifestyle Designers
• Adventurers
• VanLifers
• Design enthusiasts
• Remote Workers
• Surfers, Hikers, Mountain bikers, Climbers, Skiers…
Van Conversion Instructor
Hi, I’m Shane!
I am the van conversion instructor for Udemy and a digital nomad. I live full-time in my self-build campervan Beans. I am the CEO & founder of the fintech startup Aikido Finance which I run while living on the road! It’s a crazy life, but a lot of fun.
I love all things outdoors. I am a ski instructor, mountain guide in-training, downhill skateboarder, surfer, ultra-runner, climber & mountaineer, and lifeguard.
I am consciously designing my lifestyle so that I get the most out of my life; focussing on the things that will maximise my long-term happiness.
I have a strong interest in personal development and am working towards FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early).
I love teaching, meditation, coding, and an array of other things.​
Life is for living. The dream is freedom. Wag more, bark less.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 32m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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