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A Practical Guide to Campervan Ovens & Alternatives

A buyer’s guide to the 6 best campervan ovens for van life. Living in a campervan doesn’t mean giving up Sunday roasts, homemade muffins, or crispy, fluffy roasties.  With a campervan oven, you can bake and roast to your heart’s content. The best ovens for your campervan depends on a few things. Do you want …

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Charging a Leisure Battery Bank | RV Battery Charging

Charging a leisure battery bank in motorhomes, RVs, campervans and caravans is essential. Without an effective means of replacing the energy used, the batteries will flatten.  Not only is it important to recharge them so you can continue to use them, but if left too deeply discharged for too long, their lifespan will shorten. This …

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The Best Battery to Battery Chargers for Campervan Conversions

Maintaining the charge in the leisure batteries of a campervan electrical system can make or break your van living lifestyle. If you want to keep the lights on, have chilled beers for sundowners and keep your electrical gadgets charged a well sized system is imperative. And a means to effectively charge the batteries is as …

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Split Charge Relay | A Complete Guide for Campervan Conversions

When it comes to campervan conversions and living in a van, nothing is more important than the electrical system. A well sized setup, suited for your lifestyle, will keep the lights and fridge running, start up the heater, provide running water and keep your gadgets fully charged. For off grid living, the campervan electrics are …

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The Best RV Inverter Charger for Van Life

If you’ve read what we have, you’ll be convinced that if you’re serious about boondocking, an RV inverter charger is an essential bit of kit. Well we’ve been living in our camper full time since 2018 and we don’t have an RV inverter charger so they’re not what we’d call essential. Living in a van …

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RV Converter & Battery Chargers | A Complete Guide

If you’re planning to live in a van full time or even for a few weeks at a time, you’ve probably already got your solar setup worked out to keep the battery bank charged. But what about when the weather is against you for days on end? Watching the battery monitor and the overall battery …

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How to Choose a Campervan Power Inverter for a DIY Campervan Electrical System

If you’re planning on living in a van full time or even for a few weeks at a time, you might want to think about buying and installing an inverter. Most campervan conversions include at least a small battery bank for charging 12v DC appliances and devices.  But what about household appliances like charging laptops …

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11 Campervan Electrical Components You Need In A Conversion

Need a crash course on campervan electrical components? This post is the perfect place to start for a quick overview of the parts of a campervan electrical system. With a summary of what each component is, what is does and why it’s needed, alongside simple diagrams showing how they fit together, this post helps build …

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Inverter vs Converter & How to Tell the Difference

Choosing components for a campervan electrical system can become confusing, especially if you’re not familiar with all the terminology. And then you hear about parts like converters, inverters, and inverter chargers. It’s enough to boggle the brain! It doesn’t help when it’s common practice to use these terms interchangeably or use completely different names for …

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DIY Campervan Conversion Kits | Furniture Modules to Kit Out a Van, Fast

Converting a van into a camper takes a lot of accomplished DIY skills. You’ll need to be a carpenter, metalworker, electrician and plumber. At times you’ll wish you were a magician! If you have all of these skills in abundance, a conversion might be relatively straight forward. Not everyone knows how to build a camper …

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Electrical Calculators for Campervan Conversions

The most important aspect of creating the perfect campervan electrical design is getting the size right. But it’s a bit of a minefield. Here’s just an example of some of the typical questions asked when designing and building a DIY campervan conversion: How many batteries do I need? What type of battery do I need? …

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