common mistakes: a series

This collection of posts will be updated as I continue to find mistakes or poorly thought out ideas in the van build community. In due time, I’ll probably add myself to this list as well. My intention is not throw jabs at anyone in particular, but more an opportunity for everyone to learn what not to do. I may post screenshots or images for illustrative purposes.

As you might have guessed, this may turn into a diatribe, with some strong opinions. I will try to support it with as many reasons and factual backup material as possible, but again these are just opinions. Topics we will cover:

  • Building on the wrong van
  • Underthinking safety
  • Overdoing insulation/sound deadening
  • Over-wiring, under-wiring, bad wiring in general
  • Buying van/RV equipment, because that’s what’s being sold to you