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TINY CAMPER VAN Conversion, From Start To Finish | Nissan NV200 Small Van Build

In this video, I’m showing my ENTIRE van build from start to finish; insulating & carpeting the van, as well as building furniture and adding tons of accessories to make it a unique build. I’ve turned my Nissan NV200 from a small, empty panel van into cosy, comfortable, affordable tiny camper conversion.

I began, as most van conversions  do, with the insulation. combination of silver foil bubblewrap insulation   the silver foil was great for covering  and the thicker loft insulation filled the  i then covered these cavities over with the silver  i also used silver foil insulation under  the plywood floor (more on that later),  

Under the headliner of the cab, as these   areas just had thin metal and picked up a lot of  i should say at this point that i had stayed  in the van overnight quite a few times before   converting it properly, so had a good idea of  where condensation gathered, where i should   to insulate the roof beams i used some expanding 

Spray foam insulation, which looks really easy   after that, i added more silver  foil insulation to the ceiling   four plywood boards were cut to fit between the  beams and i used very thin plywood and insulation   it’s only a small van and anything thicker   later, i varnished the ceiling boards to  with the van

Fully insulated  i could start carpeting. worked my way along, sticking the smoke grey   four-way stretch automotive carpet to the walls  it was my first time carpeting  a van and it was a lot of work,   but after about two days of carpeting i’d done  i could then carpet the rear edge by the  next up was carpeting the doors. i

Wanted  to carpet them as i really liked the look   and wanted to make them as neat as possible,   so i chose to stick rubber u-channel around the  i was a bit apprehensive about whether  the adhesive could hold the rubber firmly   the rubber edge also helps divert rain  with the rubber down, i carpeted all  carpet i’d

Used on the walls, and  the carpet into the channel of the  rubber for a really neat finish. using some leftover carpet scraps  i fashioned pockets into the door cards creating  the pockets were made by cutting  sticking a bit of thin card in the middle for  excess flaps could then be tucked  and glued from the back so  the mess will

Never be seen. i made pockets of various shapes and sizes on   the plywood van floor was  a mess and needed covering.   down before i properly began my conversion,   holes in the foil bubblewrap insulation beneath,   with the floor out, i trimmed it to a better  fit as the carpet would be tucked underneath   the

Floor and spent ages sanding all the dirt  grime and contact adhesive overspray off,   after carpeting the rear edge of the van,  which i now had access to, to neaten it up,   i had some trouble finding an adhesive that worked  well, but in the end a standard contact adhesive   did the trick and the floor not only looks great, 

I added a rubber edge to the side  and created some circular rubber edges  sadly i didn’t film my bed build,  a three section pull-out bench/bed  with a built-in drawer underneath. the reason it’s in three sections is  because i keep a nine foot surfboard in   the bed is attached by turnbuckles to the floor  load rings which makes it

Very easily removable   but lives in the gap under the bed  behind the front passenger seat. it’s a really useful space for housing day-to-day  items, but gets messy quickly, so i created a   custom divider system so everything we use has its  for the cab divider curtain, i drilled  popped some rubber grommets in and, using an 

I sewed some magnets into both sides of  a light tight seal to the metal; it’s a very  my next bit of van furniture was a  storage box to sit over the wheel arch. not only does it provide vital storage in the van   the box doesn’t have a back, as the  wheel arch and van wall are in this area,   i added a soft close mechanism 

So it doesn’t slam and magnets   van load rings from inside the  box, so can easily be removed. and thought it could be useful for storing some   smaller items, so took a bit of scrap wood from  the wheel arch storage build ,cut it to size,   refined it a little, added some hinges and now  i bought a couple of large magnets to

Hold  now the piece of furniture  which took the most effort   i started by building the front section,   i then made the sides so they would sit flush  and then i attached the table unit into  the vehicle using some built-in threads   enjoy the full width of it as the bed  the table folds down on a piano hinge 

Whilst it might appear on first glance  they really don’t and are very strong ,so you  the table locks into its closed  position with a latch but also   the hole in the side of the unit is for my handy  battery pack which charges all of my appliances,   i purposely bought a battery pack which  so i could build it into my table and

I  added a door at a later date to protect   to help reduce condensation at night  i created a set of thermal window covers out  i stuck two layers of this  together and then carpeted   but i don’t have a sewing machine  so this was the best option . that i could push through holes in  of both blacking out the van at 

Night and reducing condensation. my favourite is this nifty door pole which stops  it’s a fairly simple construction but it does  it lives out of sight under  the table unit when not in use. they help keep the rain and wind out when  i mentioned that the van was cosy, and  i got a 12 metre-long set of usb-powered fairy  lights and strung them

Around the perimeter of the   van, and these neatly plug into my battery pack  finally, i added a ceiling net which  especially things you need  easy access to at night. some threads above the back of the front seats   so that’s my van build, and if you’ve made  it to this point you’re probably wondering   also, if you want

To see more  from my van build then i’ve got   there’s a link to my entire  van build in the description   check out yogi.the.van to see all the adventures  finally, if you’ve enjoyed this video then please  like it, leave a comment to say what you thought  

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TINY CAMPER VAN Conversion, From Start To Finish | Nissan NV200 Small Van Build By Lens Of James

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