Chest Freezer to Fridge Conversion, Super Efficient Solar Powered Off-Grid Refrigerator

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Convert a chest freezer into a super-efficient low-cost refrigerator. A step by step guide. This video shows how we converted a Midea 3.5 Cubic Feet Chest Freezer into a refrigerator that runs completely off solar power. You don’t need a freezer to fridge conversion kit. This freezer to fridge conversion is perfect for RVs, tiny houses, boats, off-grid living, and for anyone who wants to reduce their impact on the environment.

Products featured in the video:
1. Midea 3.5 Cubic Feet Chest Freezer, WHS-129C1:
2. A19AAT Type Cooling Thermostat for Portable Applications:
3. Butyl Seal Tape (Putty Tape):
4. Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel:
5. Cobra CPI 880 800 Watt 12 Volt DC to 120 Volt AC Power Inverter:
6. Helioptrope PV HPV-22B Solar Charge Controller: this item is no longer available, the SolarEpic 40A MPPT Solar Charge Controller is well rated and would be a good choice for a solar array up to 520 watts:

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How to insulate a Minivan for Van Life | Day 3 | Stealth mini van camper conversion build!

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In this video I insulate the floors, I use a mix of rigid foam and reflectix, they are a installed with a pressure fit and glued down with construction adhesive.

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HOW TO INSULATE YOUR VAN // transit off grid diy van conversion

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What’s up guys! We are Griffin and Emily and Luna! We converted a 2015 RAM Promaster 2500 High Roof into our tiny home on wheels. We just sold that van and now we are converting a 2018 Ford Transit! Pretty sweet, right? WE LOVE IT!!!

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Tour of James’ Sweet School Bus Conversion, Roam Sweet Home – Skoolie Conversion

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We first spotted this school bus conversion, Roam Sweet Home, in a Quartzsite parking lot a day or two before our Two Meander Meetup started in December. We both noticed the bus in large part because of its paint job. Imagine our surprise when we saw the bus pulling in to Rice Ranch!

James (@Fritz Christian) attended our meetup and was kind enough to agree to both an interview and tour for this channel. In Part 1, published 1/28/19, Debra talked with James about his decision to live full-time in a skoolie conversion, as well as topics related to school bus conversions like insurance and maintenance. Now in Part 2 we are taking a tour of James’ beautiful, custom school bus conversion.

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Insulation ~ Keeping Warm ~ Winter Storm Watch ~ Shuttle Bus Conversion

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We are under a winter storm watch…Expecting single digit temperatures and 50 mile an hour winds tomorrow, need to get some work done on our conversion while we can. Insulating the floor is on the schedule for today and an explanation of how and why we do it the way we do.

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Nissan high roof van conversion for work and play!

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A customer came to me with the Nissan Nv2500 High Roof van with a specific floor plan and build in mind, and this is what we came up with. He wanted most of his electronics up near the front for more room in the back for his motorcycles and video gear for work. His wanted to have a place for his fridge, winch, battery, control panel, electronics panel, and make it able to walk through to the cab. Sine the space over the wheel wells is almost always wasted and not used to its full potential I incorporated some boxes for storage with hinged tops to access easily. I think it came out really clean for everything he wants to do with it.

Here are links to certain items used in this build that you see in the video:
Fridge/Freezer (Dometic 61 liter):
Auxiliary Battery (VMAX Marine Deep Cycle 100ah):
Marine Outlet Plug (ParkPower 15 Amp):
Battery Charger (Noco Genius G15000):
12v Panel (Cig Plug, USB, Voltmeter):
Battery Percent Meter:
Inverter (1000w Pure Sine Wave):
Fuse Block (6 Circuit with LED and Cover):
Grounding Block (100A Bus Bar):
Insulation (Reflectix 40sq ft ):
Sound Deadner (50ml thick 50sq ft):
Spray Adhesive I use for the carpeting:


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How to Convert a Van; 7 Day Conversion Challenge!

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Harriet arrived in Spain with her van and the aim was to convert it in under a week.

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Eco-Friendly Ford E250 Camper Van Conversion

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When we converted our Ford E250 Econoline Cargo Van we used Eco-Friendly material as much as possible within our budget. Our timeline was a bit tight as we had one month to build out the interior and convert the van into our new tiny home while working full time. We had to compromise with certain ideas due to limited time, a small budget plus limited availability of green building material in the area where we were living at at the time. Overall, we wanted to keep the build simple but practical.

This is what we used for the build:

Natural Sheep Wool for the walls, doors and as filler in the ceiling. Thin Polyurethane foam board for the ceiling (not Eco-friendly, but since we have a short van we did not want to lose too much head space. Wool needs more space to do its magic).
We are pretty impressed with how well the Sheep Wool has been keeping us warm, even with temperatures as low as 38F.
For the floor insulation we used Traffic Master Underlayment as a thermal and moisture barrier (not Eco-Friendly, but we did not want to lose headroom and found this to be a quick option).

Wood Paneling, Kitchen Cabinet, Bed Frame and Storage:
We re-used wood that we already had from previous constructions as much as possible for the kitchen. We re-used the whole bed frame and wooden drawer which we previously built for our truck camper.
We did not find any recycled wood in the area and the palette wood we found had mold, so that was not an option. Therefore, we bought new pine wood panels for the wall and ceiling and wood for the closet. We used Eco Advance as a wood treatment:

Linoleum aka Marmoleum, which is naturally sourced from linseed oil, pine rosin, wood flour, cork, limestone, organic pigments and jute backing spun from renewable plants.
We bought both the Sheep Wool and Linoleum flooring from Eco-Building Products. We are not sponsored by them in any way but we love what they do and were very happy with their advice and service, so here’s their website:

Interior Lights:
We used a simple LED light strip with a dimmer that draws little power but illuminates the whole van more than enough. We also use solar powered Luci Lights:

Engel AC/DC Portable Tri-Voltage Fridge/Freezer – 43 Qt: (super energy efficient)

Maxx Air Fan Deluxe:

Other Items we use in our Van:
We are sustainably solar powered with a total of 300w solar panels.
Our sink is a re-used commercial steamer pan and we use a hand-pump for the faucet, a 5 gallon fresh-water tank and 5 gallon grey-water tank.
Our mattress is a non-toxic Eco-Mattress that we ordered from Walmart.
For a shower we use a simple solar shower:
We use organic cotton bed linens and sheets:
To cook we use a camping stove with re-fillable propane bottles.
We use stainless steel plates, cups and pots, a cast-iron skillet, bamboo ware, re-usable bags, glass jars for bulk-food storage, biodegradable soap, dishwashing liquid, and laundry detergent etc.

The Solar Install was done by Simpler Solar in Tallahassee:
The Installation of our Fan was done by Justice Kustomz in Tallahassee.

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Water Lines ~ Planning ~ & More Insulation ~ Shuttle Bus Conversion

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Today we show you the Installation of plumbing from one side of our bus to the other and explain our floor plan and adjustments being made to fit in everything we need in our build. Allen will also be explaining the tools he is using in the build.

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