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DIY Camper Van Build

How to Build a DIY Camper Van

We built our Sprinter Camper Van from the Ground up. Here are the steps we took and the projects we tackled:


Monday 1st of March 2021

Hey Nate! Your videos and blog are so helpful. Thank you! I am going to be following your 3000w Inverter build, but am struggling to understand how much space it will all take up and how to build a box for it all. I came to this article to see if you had any recommendations around weight distribution if I were to build it on 1 wall of the van, or if a rectangle across the width of the van is recommended. Curious if you have any general measurements that you've used for scoping out the "electrical" area of a van :)

Best, Margot

Marc S Dorsch

Thursday 11th of July 2019

I am looking to get your wiring diagram for the 400 watt solar install with BB 12volt batteries and the inverter etc... Thank you for putting together the video and documents

Nate Yarbrough

Friday 12th of July 2019

Of course! It'll be on

Nam Nguyen

Friday 5th of July 2019

Your are amazing! You make it so simple and easy!

Chevy Petersen

Wednesday 19th of June 2019

Hi. I’ve noticed you changed some gauges of wire since your original wiring diagram. Unfortunately I used the original diagram for wires sizes and your new wiring diagram for the rest of the components. Did you find that some wire sizes were insufficient so you upsized? Or is this purely because I’m looking at the 900w solar diagram and larger sized wires are needed. Thanks!

Nate Yarbrough

Thursday 20th of June 2019

I'm not sure which "original" diagram you're referring to as there's been about 6 versions since we got did the build. Nothing has been 'dangerous' though and if your system is already installed; just enjoy it. Any changes I've made to the diagrams aren't worth going back and retroactively changing.