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Van Conversion / "Hippe Gunn" the volkswagen LT35
« on: August 30, 2017, 12:34:53 PM »
Hello guys!

I recently started a thread here on this forum to ask a question about heating solutions. After that question was answered I asked an other, and I realize that I'm probably going to have a ton more question. I was also asked to "keep us posted" so I'm starting this new thread for two reasons. To ask a bunch more questions, and to post some pictures and updates about the conversion process.

So question time:
1. How do I post pictures saved locally on my computer to this forum?

2. I'm currently working on sound insulation, and only in the cargo hold for now (I'll do the driving compartment later). My main focus is to reduce noise while driving, and I'm not too worried about insulating the "living space". My plan is to put some anti-vibration material on 25% of the walls (see link the the bottom) and maybe spray a thin layer of foam on the walls as-well. Is this a good plan? any advice? Is it even necessary with the anti-vibration and/or foam?

Anti-vibration: http://www.biltema.no/no/Bil---MC/Bil-tilbehor/Lyddemper/Lyddempingsplate-2-stk-2000037971/

Foam: http://www.biltema.no/no/Bygg/Kjemikalier/Fugeskum/Fugeskum-2000021448/

Once I figure out how to post pictures I'll post some pictures of the van and do a introduction of my Hippe Gunn ;-)

Yes, it is a Wolksvagen LT35 (Same chassie as the Sprinter Type1 / pre 2006 model). It is totally stripped, except for a 8mm floor. Looks like this https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/spg/show_picture.pl?l=norsk&rais=1&oiu=https%3A%2F%2Fs-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2F95%2F4e%2Fcd%2F954ecd96fb108e5df648ae494407a259.jpg&sp=d257dd51e5b2fce7e292ba54208360fc. No windows, so a cargo van I guess. The floor is currently coverd in a temporary 8mm wood sheet that came with, but this will be removed when I insulate the floor.

Hmm.. I like you're idea. Definetly had not though of that. I still haven't quite given up on the wood stove though, I really like this setup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H2AXMrspFg. But I think for now I should focus on insulating, then fixing a heater later. If I dont have enough time to do something fancy before winter comes, I'll just opt for a kerosene burner.

Once again thank you so much for your advice and fast replies!

Thanks for your advice!

I'll steer clear of floor heating then. I have a couple more questions, dont know I should make a new thread or not. I think I'll just ask them here, and please let me know if I should have done diffrently.

Do you have any experience with wood ovens in campers?

Do you have advice for sound insulating with foam?


I have recently started working on a van conversion, and I need to install some sort of heating to survive a norwegian winter.

The car came with an Eberspacer hydronic with (I think) is currently used for heating the engine. Could I utilize this to heat my camper? If so what would I need to do?

My personal idea would be to install tubes along the floor or the cargoroom/my living area and pump water heated by the eberspacer through them, witch would probobaly require an extra pump?

In advance thanks!!

PS. I'm new here, so just wanted to say I'm looking forward to check out this forum  :)

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