1000 WATT SOLAR OFF GRID CAMPERVAN // van life meetup

1000 WATT SOLAR OFF GRID CAMPERVAN // van life meetup

so here I am working on the van this
morning Saturday morning beautiful day and this is my first solo vlog I’m not
sure where Becca and Eamon went to but obviously they know something
and who shows up at our good friend here Eric he doing here and he also is nice
enough to lend us this tool it’s like a zero clearance saw oscillator and sure a
lot of people know what it is the beauty of this is you can face cut straight
into the material whatever you want to do we wanted to cut this guy right off
right here that’ll do it so the bottom line is what
it does is I can attest to it we’ll save a whole bunch of your calls oh I thought
you were gonna say this puppy will correct them you have it as long as you
need it I’m sure it’ll save you some time all right thanks buddy these are funny pants good morning
tripod I just had a visitor this morning my first fan no yeah yeah yeah Eric Eric
the electrician he said he’s come to see me said the other guys got a lot enough
attention he wanted to come and see me are you putting another strap underneath
no no I oh that’s brilliant yeah yeah brilliant
thank you yeah that’s brilliant like that you
don’t get an idea that’s good only happen like once in a every decade
they’re rare all right correct me if I’m mistaken what I think
he’s done is he bolted this board onto the face of this traced out the lines
where this cross slots are gonna be I hope otherwise it’s not gonna fit and
then this is gonna be the the one that pulls out to the side bench moment of truth we just spent 20 minutes
just putting this board together it is mighty beautiful after it met these a
little love a little love and affection what do you think we got it too tight okay so let’s put this pour it on we
gotta get this cardboard on the bottom side so I’m gonna crawl underneath and
just try and fire some nails in there to get it held what a clever guy it’ll be
great if you could flip that uh yes there you go yeah I’m gonna start firing where its title as tight where I am that
was a pretty difficult job that extra support I’ve added this little cross
beam just with l-brackets all right let’s get this on here no a pizza with
your tea freestyle Friday I’m gonna do lunch on the go I’m gonna quickly pop
over to our mattress guy yeah I got a mattress guys in the same building that
we’re in it makes these really expensive organic mattresses but he gave us some
offcuts last time I’m gonna see if he has anything crust he doesn’t really
sell mattresses like offcuts like that so I don’t know if I would like to refer
you guys to go see him but if you need like a really gangster organic luxury
high-end mattress then definitely some organic mattress
it’s a place to go he does stuff for like celebrities so apparently one time
who was it something big like like Lady Gaga was like in Toronto and she didn’t
like the bed that she was on in the hotel so she called John and she was
like dude I need a mattress boa and John like rushed I was like a Sunday night or
something rushed out to get Lady Gaga’s mattress so you need like a California
king mattress give John a call and I’m all you want to try a slice of vegan
pizza we are just kind of having a little chat ski we’re actually thinking
that we’re gonna leave this situation as is so we’ve got the slots working we
don’t have anything to connect the slots to but we’ve got the concept figured out
but I don’t want to start boxing this in until we have the electrical done
because you want to have lots of room to work with so we’re gonna leave that
leave the bed and jump over to the kitchen after much discussion we have
decided we are not gonna buy the Home Depot cupboards you just have to modify
modify modify so that’s not gonna work we’re gonna serve a very cheap buy at
the end of the day you get what you pay for
we’re gonna custom-make this and we’re starting from scratch so here’s what
we’ve done to start we’ve decided that we’re gonna have the counter at 36 that
allows an extra inch for the actual countertop that we’re gonna buy from
Home Depot because that’s what I bought and it seems to work really great steeps
like 60 70 bucks and then we’re just gonna start by building a pretty basic
structure of a box and then leave you know the appropriate room for our
fridge we got the CRX 100 shutout – Dometic so I’m unqualified to be even
talking about this but I’m a handyman and a man’s son and he wanted me to open
here my dad no hi my name is Bob okay so anyway
we’re squaring this up you owe me to make a mark now yeah it is if you just
open up the back door I might have moved it into the front oh
did you maybe check the front no I moved it hey
Peter you want to say hi to the blog hello
you got a good joke yeah look at my pants I’m looking for donations so you
might you Computers like set in the trends here
for all the hipsters he’s got the socks and sandals the tar on the pants the
sweater from the 70s and the hat from Argentina this is a classic Peter of it
I’m waiting for the workup Argentina to win the World Cup
keep waiting man kind of at a standstill in regards to making stuff for the
kitchen because it’s Saturday we don’t really want to drop the Home Depot it’s
been our Saturday at Home Depot so we’re just trying to figure out some other
things we can do we got to serve maybe one electrical it’s believe it or not
we’re trying to call to the plan we’ve got some homies that just showed
up bnm van lloyd you guys met them when we were in Collingwood but now they’ve
done some serious mods their vans all done what up girl love the the top rock
there bro looks amazing check out the solar situation a thousand watts of
solar to be able to tilt that is insane that also probably makes it pretty easy
to clean oh yeah Rayna and I are gonna pop out to
Canadian Tire because we need to get a little bit of supplies because Mainers
gonna help me install a high-altitude kit on our Espar heater as well as if
you guys remember a lot of your comments we’re saying that we ran a cable through
a piece of wire or through a piece of sheet metal and it didn’t have a grommet
on it so we’re gonna get that probably too much information anyway we’re going
to Canaan tire he decided we are taking the bike I just drove around the parking
lot he told me if I dropped it at the but thankfully I didn’t drop it do I get
on this intersection here I guess these lights are still out from
a crazy storm we had yesterday freeways switch this afternoon is turning into a
band life meet up some other homies are just rolled by and it’s cool because we
met both these couples how to meet up we did and they both didn’t advance and now
they both have bands they’re doing build O’s it’s crazy what’s up dude how are
you man we got the black on black with the Dooley this thing’s huge Wow
we’re just starting out here look at all this opportunity this van is actually
longer than the standard 170 I’m Rita how are you good to see you again a
little bit gutted it’s not white no I’m just kidding
I just kiddin you be part of the crew just turn into a bit of a van life meet
up here at the HQ we’re all enjoying some spicy Indian food should we set off
the vlog Paula sheriff ascribe subscribe again let’s go fire it up you guys just
scratching each other’s backs what are you guys doing which fell out of that
truck well and so we just left their sink there it is double the size of the
fridge that we have in our band all right no good

100 thoughts on “1000 WATT SOLAR OFF GRID CAMPERVAN // van life meetup

  1. Hi I'm BOB………LMAO…..my favorite buddies are becoming world famous ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ….. Did you give all the van lifers some chiawallachia tea to drink……lol…..love you guys your super awesome

  2. Eamon,never put the word โ€œgangsterโ€ with โ€œorganicโ€ in the same sentence ever again…please,jut donโ€™t.

  3. Habitat for humanity has used kitchen cabinets. (Some are very well made). There is a location on Caledonia Road.

  4. Iโ€™m (fingers crossed) going to be buying and Renovating a van this summer !!! And your videos help so much!! Thank you !! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

  5. I made vegan pizza last night and I cannot reccomend it enough – make the camemBOSH and mix in frozen spinach and artichoke hearts, put it on your pizza dough of choice and bake! Amazing!

  6. With all due to respect,
    Watching your videos is very frustrating, very rarely you stay on topic, case in point this video here.
    The thumbnail shows in RV with a huge array of solar panels in the title suggest that they were being installed on your new build,
    When in fact they're on somebody else's vehicle. You could have at least spent a little bit more time with the strangers van considering the title of the video , personally I think you just like to Vlog a lot

  7. For one who is interested in the 1000w solar panel part the clicbait was a huge disappointment. But the vlog is great otherwise.

  8. Love how the bed extension came out! This is really coming along! In no time, Bob, you will be on the road vlogging your way through Canada and the States! And then…maybe Mexico! Bec don't throw! Sew!

  9. "keep waiting"!?!?! Eamon, really!?!?!?! What about your Argentinian fans, ah?๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Cheers from Argentina, future world cup champion ๐Ÿ˜‰โ˜บ๏ธ

  10. I'm loving your new Vlog: Eamon & Bec & Bob! Your video editing skills are amazing! Keep pumping those vids out!

  11. Wax the slats with some johnson's paste wax, so they will slide smoothly. It may help when the wood expands too

  12. Please do a legit Toronto meetup! You have noooo idea how excited I was when I read the vlog title – I squealed a bit.

  13. I called Midtown Mercedes today the guy is finding me a 170 EXT going to take a crack at building a van not telling my mom she may not think its a good idea lol

  14. Hey Guys, that box next to the bed (where you have your table in your van) could be really useful. You could make a fold out table with its top counter. As in you have piano hinges running the length of it and the counter folds outward towards you when you are in couch mode๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ. I donโ€™t know if youโ€™ll get what I mean ๐Ÿ™ˆ (like imagine the counter folds open like a book)

    Also I would suggest maybe having it in 2 pieces so that you can fold out like a half table when heโ€™s just eating alone or quickly needs a surface etc.

  15. I told my husband about Bob. He watched some of the vlog and told me he reminds me of my dad. Maybe that's why I love him so much XD I hope he starts his own channel!

  16. Peter dresses exactly like my ex husband. He always looked like a hobo. And Bec's pants look like an easy sew job.

  17. Check out, Audry. She's working ALONE 24/7 on the van while Christian parties in Mexico. Compare that with Bec who is sitting behind a desk all day while Bob and Eamon slave away on the conversion.

  18. Bec, those pants are an easy fix! Don't throw them out. Just google "how to sew an elastic waistband".

  19. Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ love, love, love that we got a bit of solo blog or bob. Haha Made me laugh.
    Van is looking awesome!!
    Also Bec get your pants fixed, they are awesome and can be saved.

  20. Bob is so cute ; ) Would love a link for the awesome saw… and a how-to vlog on the tilting kilowatt!

  21. What kind of saw did Eric lend you guys? I tried googling phase saw and face saw… (don't google face saw). ๐Ÿ˜

    Also I love those pants. I've got a pair from Africa and I totally understand Bec not wanting to let them go! ๐Ÿ˜›

  22. guys as wathing videos bob he is geting thebest building the cambervan eamon and bec good job. bob is cool doot

  23. Great to see you again guys! Fun to connect before and after our van build. Appreciate the support and encouragement. Hope our vans will cross paths again soon. You guys are awesome! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿš

  24. Omg โ€œIโ€™m Eamonโ€™s sonโ€ ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚ love your dad

  25. So many battens for the bed? How many girls do you plan to bring in? half the amount seems still plenty for two people, no?

  26. Bec. Bring them to AK and I will see them! I am joining vanlife in 7 short weeks, thanks for being incredible inspiration!

  27. Bec if the material is still in good shape take the pants to a seam stress and have them fix them. Then you can still wear them. Bob looks like he is having fun helping you out on the van rebuilt. Yes it is fun to run into people you know that are into the same thing you do. Thanks for the video.

  28. Where is Eric from? He legit has a Canadian accent…but way stronger than yours! Eh? ๐Ÿ˜‚

  29. Hey Eamon and Bec, my husband and I are about to start our sprinter van, but we are having a very difficult time finding an insurance company to cover it. Can you help us out?

  30. Hey, I really like your vlogs and other videos! In this one it looks like there's no air ventilation under the mattress and it might end up getting moldy and mold can make you sick. I hope you do something to fix it! Have a happy day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Girl save the pants and take them to your local seamstress. I am a seamstress and those pants are an easy save!

  32. A hat from Argentina! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Yeyyy… ๐Ÿ˜˜ Kisses from Argentina to Bob, Eamon and Bec….and the two lovely dogs! I hope someday i can have my van and travel ..i Will tell you when i have it and you have to come to see it!

  33. Hey guys, I'm super interested in your friends van that has the 1000 watt solar system. Particularly how the solar panels tilt up. Is there any way to get more info on his setup? Did he build the solar panel tilting mechanism himself or is it something he bought? Thanks so much!

  34. Good stuff, I binged your build series with your dad. I'll definitely be doing my own foam spray and build mine with my dad too. Might even film it all ๐Ÿ˜‰

  35. I love how much Bob drinks tea like
    Everyone: …
    literally noting
    Bob:…. I think itโ€™s time for a tea break. Tea and cookies.

  36. A video titled "1000 watt solar…" and literally only about 2 minutes of the video was about the setup. No technical info of the setup and no installation info on the setup; pretty disappointing for an almost 10 minute video.

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