TruckFridge Refrigerator Installation

There are many opinions and preferences on what the best refrigerator might be for a DIY RV van. Some people like the chest style refrigerators, while others prefer an upright fridge with a standard door. For us, the more standard RV fridge with a door on the front seemed to work best with our van …

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Diesel Air Heater Installation in a DIY RV Van

Diesel Parking Air Heater Install in our Promaster Van: There are three major energy users in most RVs. These are cooking, heating water, and heating the interior air. Our DIY RV Promaster van needs to do all three of these tasks. We have already tackled our water heater solution. This blog post will cover how …

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Hot Roof Solution for our Promaster RV Van

Our DIY RV build continues on our Dodge Ram 2500 Promaster cargo van. As winter fades, spring has brought some occasional hot days to Oklahoma. The van is still mostly un-insulated. The ceiling has no insulation, and the bare metal roof gets quite hot in the sun. I decided that a detour in my build …

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Water Heater Installation in a DIY RV Van

Marine Style IsoTemp Spa Van Water Heater Install in our Promaster: Hot water was a non-negotiable in our DIY RV Van design. You can see from our floor plan that we had designed a wet bath with a shower, and this definitely required a hot water heater installation in the DIY RV. We considered on …

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Promaster Flooring Install

Insulation, Plywood, and Vinyl Floor Install in a DIY RV Van: One of the first construction projects on our RV Promaster van was the flooring installation. We chose to install a floor consisting of one inch polyisocyanurate rigid foam insulation board (R-6), followed by 3/4 inch tongue and groove plywood, and then finished with a …

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Promaster Seat Swivel Install

CTA Promaster Seat Swivels

Promaster Seat Swivel Install in a DIY RV: In order to have additional seating and usable living space for our floor plan in our DIY RV Promaster van, we opted to install Promaster seat swivels on both seats. Swivel seats are an option on the Promaster, but it is rare to find vans with that …

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DIY RV Window Install

DIY RV Window Install in a Ram Promaster: Our Ram Promaster 2500 was a cargo van, with the only windows in the cargo area located in the back doors. We knew that we wanted additional RV windows installed for light and ventilation. We first finalized our floor plan, which then allowed us to determine the …

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RV Roof Vent Fan Install

One of the first modifications to our RAM Promaster van was to install a roof vent fan. These are quite common in RVs to provide ventilation and fresh air. We wanted to cut the hole in the roof to install the vent while we still had an empty shell since cutting overhead creates a lot …

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DIY RV Floor Plan

DIY RV Floor Plan Promaster

DIY Promaster RV Van Floor Plan: We spent a considerable amount of time trying to determine which Promaster van floor plan would be best for our RV build out. There are many pros and cons of different layouts, and we drew and considered half a dozen floor plan designs before deciding on our final plan. …

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