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The thought of doing plumbing can be a scary thing. In a van build it is fairly easy to complete your own van plumbing. I am sure you can find plenty of youtube videos. We use pex pipe and parts for our Wicked Cool Vans water systems. We plan to have all water components on one side of the van.
In the photo above we are making our plan. We will have the sink and all plumbing on the right side of this van. The hot water heater, pipes and pump all need a place. In this build we will be placing the diesel heater in a compartment behind the water system.
The thing we dislike the most is to start a project and not have all the parts on hand. Missing one part holds up the entire production. It is good to have a drawing of your plan. Nothing fancy, just a drawing of how you plan to place everything.
We work as a team and it is easier to visualize this way. By the time we are done with the drawing we both have scribbled all over it. After we have a plan that will work we bring it to scale. One key to an entire build is proper planning.
Now build the cabinet. Here are a list of supplies we have on hand for plumbing.
https://amzn.to/3lKbmHU 2 PIECES XFITTING HOT (RED) AND COLD (BLUE) OF 1/2″ PEX BRASS FULL PORT SHUT OFF BALL VALVE – 1/4″ TURN. We have at least 4 sets of these on hand. It is a good idea to have shut offs if there is ever a leak you are able to keep it under control while you repair it.
https://amzn.to/3vY16Am 5 Plastic Poly Alloy 90 Degree Swivel Elbow Pex x FPT Barb Pipe Fitting, 1/2″ x 1/2″ 5 pack. You will need two packs at least
https://amzn.to/3f9Uidh 5 Plastic PEX Poly Alloy Tee Barb Pipe Fitting, 1/2”, White, 5 Pack you will need at least two 5 packs of these.
https://amzn.to/3f74PWB 5 Plastic PEX Poly Alloy 90 Degree Elbow Barb Pipe Fitting, 1/2”, White, 5 Pack, you will want a lot of these on hand. it helps you have a clean look to your plumbing. I would say have five or six 5 packs on hand.
https://amzn.to/3tNqRSc 5 Plastic Poly Alloy 90 Degree Elbow Pex x MPT Barb Pipe Fitting, 1/2” x 1/2”, White, 5 Pack
Pick the size of your tanks. We try to get the same size for both if it will fit into the plans of the build.
What do you need for your adventures? Choosing to live a minimalist lifestyle can have some challenges. You must take a look at things you use everyday. Then ask, do I need this to make me happy? Then you realize we tend to clutter our lives with things. Things that we definitely don’t need. Things that we can live without. I like to put those things in a box. Store it away. See how long I can go without wanting it. This helps decide what is your real needs.
Van life helps you see more of what is important in your life. Taking out the clutter, leaves so much room. Room for freedom. Freedom to go, make those dreams come true.
You don’t have to go far. You will be surprised what is in your own backyard. No need to spend hours, money and time seeking out wicked cool places. Seek places around you that you have never been. It’s a great way to start #vanlife.
We get asked often how to make money while living in a van. Our Wicked Cool Van helps us promote our small businesses. The van is often used for business events on the road.
The love of travel has inspired the Bradley Family into #Vanlife Join us as we build conversion vans and share with others. Our Wicked Cool Van is used as a Mobile Boutique during our travels. Take a moment and check out our websites of the products we offer: UnicornRV Check out all of our products in one place. We are Lularoe Retailers providing the latest style & fashion with clothing. Totes4u Your Thirty-one Gifts Consultant, Totes, Bags and many storage solution products http://www.CleanWithKim.com Norwex environmentally friendly cleaning and healthy living products Maine Vinyl Company Vinyl products & Gifts, custom vinyl decals, clothing and accessories Thanks for your support in our small businesses Kimberly & Russell Bradley
Our current finished van is the 2016 Ram Promaster. It is the 159 wheelbase extended. This size is perfect for a van lived in full-time or even if you are a weekend warrior. The interior size gives enough room for all your necessities. The outside length can fit in a parking space with just a tad poking out. We find parking at the back of a parking lot, pulling in moving as far forward to the front spot works perfect. Be ready for lots of envious looks. Van life is a huge idea right now. Everyone wants to inquire or check it out. This is where our name came from. Living in New England people would approach and state Wicked Cool Van. It stuck with us now all vans we build will be part of our Wicked Cool Vans company.