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Tookey
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Fridge vans question

Postby Tookey » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:14 am

I am struggling to find out why people do not use ex refrigeration vehicles for conversion.

Does the ventilation requirements, difficulty of running cables and fitting a window outweigh the insulation advantages?

Crossed my mind because the quality of install and material used in a conversion is hidden away and cant be inspected. I suspect there are campers driving around with little pools of condensation water

This example with a door cut between compartments looks like a really nice blank canvas

https://www.carandvancentre.com/used-me ... re-2315573

What is the reason?

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Re: Fridge vans question

Postby Ivan C » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:47 am

There're not without merit, as you say.
Usually there's a big hole where the fridge unit was and the door configuration may or may not be suitable.
They also tend to have a thick (heavy) grp lining and will have been hosed/power washed inside on a regular basis.
Some damp, along with "other liquids" won't annoy some sides of beef but could become tedious to live with.
This will of course be influenced by what the van was used for carrying, so I'd judge each vehicle on it's own.
They are unlikely to be available in 4wd.
Ivan C
Edit, you may know, but it is possible to have a van spray foamed, quite a few on the SBMCC site have had it done.

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Re: Fridge vans question

Postby Tookey » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:26 pm

Thanks Ivan. After limited research I think I would use wool but am not going to give it too much thought unless I go down that route


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