We like to use Minicell foam insulation for our floors. Minicell is fire retardant, UV stable, hydrophobic, and offers sound deadening for your van. A must for keeping a more stable temperature in all weather conditions.
The Homey Van is ready for a Queen size bed. The bed frame is attached to the L Track installed on the walls. Now the bed can be moved forward or backward depending on your needs. With multiple tracks laid, the bed can even be on different levels.
Three 100 watt panels arranged around two Maxxair fans.
Four 100 watt panels are arranged around a Winegard WiFi booster, skylight, shower vent, and air conditioning unit.
Flatline rack to accompany many components.
Maximize your van’s electrical needs with Solar. Professionally installed and guaranteed solar packages can keep you more comfortable off-grid and keep you powered up longer. There are many variations of Electrical components for every van lifer’s needs. Here at the Vanlife Collective we can help you capitalize on all of that spare room on top of your van.
Flexible solar panels are always an option if there is no rack for rigid panels and also allows for an ultra-low clearance for garage parking.
Renogy makes a great inverter we use for all base builds. The inverters come in 1000w, 2000w, and 3000w specs. We can calculate what wattage you’ll need based on the appliances being used.
Option Two: Victron
Victron components are the best option. The MultiPlus contains shore power charging (converter 120v -> 12v) and an inverter(12v -> 120v). It basically sums up what you need for your dream van. The Quattro offers higher amperage and two AC inputs (shore power & generator).
Filters air and improves indoor air quality – harmful chemicals are in your walls. The amino acids in wool irreversibly bond with formaldehyde, NOₓ and SO2 on a molecular level.
Moisture and climate control – moisture and mold happens in your walls. Wool absorbs and adsorbs it against 65% relative humidity.
Suppresses mold and mildew – natural keratin prevents against the spread of mold and mildew.
Absorbs sound – wool exceeds other forms of insulation as an acoustic buffer.
Thermal conductivity – wool batts are industry standard at 3.6 per inch; loose-fill outperforms at 4.3 per inch.
Resists fire – wool will not support a flame below 1100F; conforms to Class A of the ASTM E84 test.
All natural – wool insulation is entirely renewable and sustainable.
Long lasting – inherent characteristics allow stated R-values to exceed other forms of insulation.
No off-gassing – natural characteristics make our insulation devoid of harmful chemicals.
Installs easily – blow-in and batts are installed like other mediums but with no protection required.
3M Thinsulate SM600L has more acoustic absorption per unit weight vs. competitive products. Hydrophobic fibers resist moisture, mold and mildew. Thinsulate is FMVSS 302 certified (federal motor vehicle safety standard).
The track is made of aluminum alloy (6061-T6) with a rated Working Load Limit of 2,000 lbs.
Heavy-duty L-track is available in three profiles: regular, angled, and flange.
We recommend the flange profile to line up with your walls, ceiling or floor.
~~Recessed L-track requires you to route a channel in the floor for a flush mount. It can also be mounted directly on the floor but will stick up about 1 inch. The surface mount profile can easily be mounted to floors and walls giving you nearly limitless tie-down points.
L Track Pricing
L Track in inches
All lengths are cut to order.
The maximum single track length is 100″.
Installing L Track requires specific tools to drill the countersunk mounting holes properly. L Track comes without mounting holes to allow customization. We offer a kit with most tools needed.
L Track installation can vary from van to van depending on how many tracks desired.
Pricing is for vans with “stock” interiors. Vans with complex custom interiors or exterior items that must be removed prior to starting work may incur additional charges. It is encouraged customers remove custom items or exterior parts prior to installation appoint to avoid additional charges.
Charges will be time based on a labor rate of $135 an hour.
When it comes to power upgrades, there are many different configurations to suit your needs. The difference between 100aH battery bank and 400aH is a big difference and will really matter when you’re off grid.
BattleBorn lithium battery snug in its battery box.
Solar charger alongside the distribution fuse block with necessary breakers.
300 Ah with a Victron MultiPlus II 3000w inverter/charger
Victron MultiPlus 3000w inverter/charger
VW Eurovan TDI battery added under passenger seat
Our recommendation for different types of batteries and applications.