It really does make it look like we’ve done nothing to this van from this angle!!
Now that’s done, we can open it again and use it for access! It also meant we could put back in the bunk beds and start working on getting those finally fitted, along with all the walls on the bathroom side of the van.
We fixed in the bunks (for good – yay!) and trimmed down all 3 walls on the wardrobe/bathroom side of the van so they fitted again (they used to fit; then we covered the ceiling!). Once they were all fitting in nicely, I felt-covered the bed side of the wardrobe wall and Nik fixed it in (for good – yay!) with angle brackets into the floor and ceiling, and some long screws into the bed frame.
Then we got the top bunk reading light and 5V USB charging point fitted and wired in.
The back end of the van is really coming together and, along with seeing one side of the van all wall-covered and done, it’s finally becoming possible to actually visualise the end result and it’s AWESOME!
Several kitchen niggly jobs were also tackled today. The kitchen unit’s back edge was trimmed in places to fit more flush to the covered and trimmed walls, and the fridge flue vent was cut into the outside of the van.
There are now officially NO more holes to be cut into the outside of the van! But shhhhh, don’t say it too loud!
We can seal in the fridge unit (once the gas has been plumbed) and that should work all hunky dory. Yay!
There’s a shelf that fits above the fridge which will help provide an all-round frame to room-seal the area and help it (hopefully!) work efficiently. That same shelf also provides the barrier between fridge and cutlery drawer (which is removable, along with the shelf, for access to the top of the fridge, if required).
I think that’s about all (ha!) we did today. It probably doesn’t seem like a lot, but it’s a fair number of things marked off the checklist. We’re gradually working our way towards the front of the van, so next we’ll do the wardrobe and the kitchen unit shelves before moving on to our next big challenge: the bathroom!