Blondie's Stealth camper

xfatherjack's Project
Status: Just getting started

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I have never been on a Camper-van OR Caravan holiday BUT I got the notion to convert a Van to a Motorhome, what you folks call a 'Stealth Camper'.
I bought two books... 'Build your own Motorcaravan' and 'The Motorcaravan Manual', I made sketches of my basic plan.
I wanted to get something big, like an Iveco Jumbo van but ended up with a 2001 Fiat Ducato 13 sear Mini-Bus with only 55K genuine miles on the clock, I have known the vehicle from new. The intention still is to keep it looking like a Mini-bus as far as possible, semi-stealth as I can't afford too many camping sites nights.

I had a 1999 Ford Galaxy Ghia with swivel seats, which may yet be part of the project. I bought an old Swift caravan as a 'Donor',
From the Caravan, I have usable....
Sink/drainer
Cramer 3-Ring Cooker,
Gaz Oven (a Maxol Monte Carlo 2000 Built-in Oven).
Electrolux RM212F 3 way Fridge,
12v/Gas 'Cascade 2' Water-heater,
Thetford C2 flush Toilet,
Lots of Bed-Cushions.
Only now do I start researching on the Internet and found "deepred", who had converted a New Ducato.
This was as close to what I want inside my van as I could possibly get. As far as camper-vans go, I think they have it nigh on PERFECT.
I bought most of the other components used by 'DeepRed'.
Fresh Water Tank, 66 Litre, CAK-223,
Waste Water Tank, 50 Litre, CAK-224
LPG 20 litre Gaz Tank,
Sterling Battery to Battery (B2B) charger,
Shurflo Trailking 7 ltr. 12v 30psi Water Pump,
The 12v fuse box, 12v Circuit Breakers
12v Master Switch,
Eberspacher air heater.
22Ltr Sure Cal twin coil Calorifier with 220v/500watt & 12v/250watt Immersion Water Heater.
12v100watt Solar Panel.
12v to 240v 2000watt Inverter,
I already had a 12v to 240v 300/600watt inverter from Aldi

I removed all the seats and panels, then had the van serviced.
I replacing the front disks and timing belt change.
Fitted Solar/UV protection film to all Windows.

I'm ready to fit 5cm Kingspan insulation boarding.

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