The outside and inside

The windows. The most striking difference at the outside is the mounting of the windows to the left at the sitting corner and at the right in the sliding door. Further 2 windows in the backdoors and a window in the roof. I have chosen fixed transparent windows (apart from the top window) as they are more beautiful and I seldom open the windows in the other camper. Usually the sliding door and/or top window are opened. If it is very hot and a lot of insects are present I can mount a mosquito net in the opening of the backdoors. This works satisfactory. Esthetically I prefer these windows to the hinged windows as the latter give the impression of pimples. Mounting these windows is relatively easy as they are made specifically for this van and they fit perfectly. From the inside it is clear which line you have to cut.

Entrance electricity and water. For electricity and water a filler cap and 230V socket have been installed. Every time it is exciting to make holes in the outside wall, as it is irreversible and has to be perfect in one go. Measuring very often, considering the supporting beams and taking care that both entrances are on the same height and not cross. 

The other side

 In the sliding door I have a fixed large window and I can only ventilate with open sliding door, but this is not very comfortable when there are a lot of insects, in particular midges. I have a screen in the back of the camper and in the roof, but when there is little wind and it is very warm, this is not enough for sufficient ventilation. For almost every van there is a fitting screen door on the market, especially for Fiat Ducato, which is very popular. It means you have to be very precise and be strict regarding the measurements of the door opening and if you have an isolating floor, you have to make sufficient space between the isolating layer and the metal floor to be able to install the lower part of the frame. Furthermore there must be sufficient space between the kitchen unit and the frame of the screen, otherwise the frame of the screen will get stuck. In my case I had to adapt the roller blind by removing the cassette. I had to remove the screen door 3 times before it fitted well. 

Ventilation in the back

Specific for Fiat Ducato there is also a fitting screen for in the back. It can be hung down at the two brackets on top of the opening and magnets fix the screen to the edges.

The awning

In my former camper I had an awning, but in the new one I postponed it as long as possible. It is a lot of money and do I really need it? It is nice to sit outside and when you have an awning on top of your head, it feels at home. It increases your living space, and you really don’t need sun or rain to feel comfortable, but of course it helps. So I decided to install one. I was aware that my solar panel could cause some problems and yes it did. First I tried a Fiamma, but the solar panel made it impossible to install it. So I returned it and tried an Omnistar for almost the same amount of money. I had to remove some parts of the ‘shoes’ of the solar panel and then I had sufficient space to install it. You have to be very precise because the awning rests on 3 holders which must be perfectly in line. So first you have to put the 2 outer holders in place, attach a very tight rope and put the third holder in line with the rope. This is extremely important, because it is almost impossible to remove the holders when they are connected with the Sika-glue. 


Intake fresh air and exhaust pipe of the diesel heater. For these pipes holes have to be drilled in the floor, and the exhaust pipe has to be covered with a heat protecting socket.

Exit pipes for the clean and dirty water tank. For both pipes exit holes have been made in the floor. Always take care that no supporting beam is in the way

Bottom passage for leaking propane. In the propane box a hole in the floor has been made to give the more heavy propane the opportunity to escape in case of leakage. Not visible in the picture 

On top

The solar panel. For the passage of the cabels a hole in the roof has been made, which is covered by a cap, glued and sealed to prevent water coming in. The panel itself has been fixed by 4 corner holders, fixed with special glue. Selftapping screws fix the panel to the holders.

The top window. The window can be opened at 3 levels and either be closed by a mosquito net or darkening panel

View from the cabine

The insight has already been described in great detail, showing that the kitchen unit and toilet are directly connected to the bed and that the  the sitting corner adjoins the toilet. In the latter the Lagune table can if necessary positioned in such a way that both kitchen and chairs can be served. I have had all curtains made to measure. The ceiling has been made of 5mm thick slats which I sawed out of 7.5 cm beams, 3 m long. All wood has been protected against discoloration.

New are the IXXI-plates that I put against the walls because of color technical reasons. That I have chosen birds is because of my passion for these descendants of the dinosaurs. The bed takes a lot space, but underneath and on top of it there is a lot of storage space. That is the reason the bed is that high. Pay attention to the colors which make the inside more vivid. A part of the storage space is used to put away the propane tanks and the battery including accessories.

Kitchen unit

The kitchen unit with refrigerator and drawers. Underneath I put the waste water tank and on top the gas burners and the sink. The water tap operates with a pressure pump and the gas is propane. The refrigerator is compression and therefore dependent on the battery.  I have had the drawers 

 made to measure. The metal parts which were not covered by wood I covered with needle felt. I mounted 7 led-lights underneath the cupboards.

The sitting corner

The sitting corner with Lagune table to be mounted at two different positions. The 80 ltr water tank is located within the sitting place and can be approached from inside for inspection, cleaning or emptying the tank. The toilet room can be opened by a door at the front and a cover on top. Two swivel seats are of course part of this area and shown in the next picture

View from the bed

View of the cabine which has been closed by curtains. The swivel seats are indispensable. Windows can be darkened by roller blinds. The transition of the former loading cargo space to the cabine has a height difference of 20 cm, which can be used to accommodate the heater, the waterpump, pipes and electric wires.