ProMaster Camper Van Conversion -- A Comfortable Way to Work on the ProMaster In the Winter

This section covers the van's plumbing system, including the fresh water and grey water tanks.

camper van with Maxx Fan


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Important Update

The material on these pages describing our camper van conversion has been moved to our new new site dedicated to efficient RVs and camper vans.

The new site covers all the material here and adds a lot of new material on other camper van conversions, camper van design and build, resources for people converting vans, other efficient camping vehicles, new ideas in efficient RVs and camper van travel hints.

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I'm leaving these pages here as you may have bookmarked them and the Comments section has some good suggestions, but I suggest that you go to the new site -- I won't be updating this material anymore.

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Working on the ProMaster in the Snow and Cold

Trying to get work done on the conversion when the weather is cold and snowy outside can be a pain. After a few cold sessions, I stumbled onto this idea of backing the ProMaster up to the shop/garage door and building a poly film tunnel between the two.

With this setup, you can step back and forth from the PM to the shop without going outside at all. And, the PM can be kept warm with its furnace and the shop with its heater (or solar when the the sun is out).


work tunnel
This shows the poly film tunnel between the shop solar doors and the ProMaster.

The tunnel is made with 6 mil poly. Wood battens secure the poly to the garage door frame.

The rope around the PM does a pretty good job of holding the poly tarp to the PM without letting too much wind get in.


Sheltered workspace
The other side of the poly tunnel.


The tunnel from inside the shop looking into the ProMaster.

Can't say how nice an arrangement this is compared to having the PM parked outside the shop and having to continually go outside to get to the ProMaster -- well worth the time and money to build it.





November 25, 2014