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Sprinter PA 14 Motor Home Build (skylight trim, lights, cladding, cladding and more cladding, solar panel kit and charger)

Sprinter PA 14 Motor Home part 8:

Starting this part of the build on the Sprinter Motor Home we will go straight in with cladding:

I wanted to clad as much of the van as possible and just give it a nice clear light coat of varnish to keep the grain in the wood on the show and keep the van as light as possible. so I stayed away from dark colours for my build.

Because of doing various different jobs at this time on the van there will be a muddle in the pictures so please bear this in mind thanks

So as you can see in the pictures above the van is coming along nicely.

I have installed most of the cladding and given it 3 coats of varnish.
once dry I have wired in the lights for skylight surrounds and fitted the trim and blinds.

Please see the link below for the skylights I fitted and where to purchase them:

I wired in all the lights as I installed the cladding leaving them dangling down until the varnish had dried.

please link below for the touch on/off lights i fitted:

Sprinter PA 14 Motor Home part 8:

I also received my swivel seat base for the double bench seat. this was installed in no time at all and was really easy to fit

please see the link below for where you can purchase this seat base:

once the double seat base was fitted, the cladding had been installed and the varnish had dried. I fitted all the lights into the roof. these are just a push-fit.

I can’t remember the size of the hole saw needed. It says in the instructions upon purchase so you can’t go wrong.

Next on the list was my solar panel kit which finally turned up after weeks of waiting.

Solar Panel time:

Next, I went for the Victron 3 x 175watt solar panel kit with an upgraded smart solar charger.

I made some custom brackets to bolt these to the uni strut that was fitted earlier in the build.


Also, I mounted “one side” of two of the panels to the awning rail. I did this by drilling and tapping 6mm fixings into the solid aluminium rail.

I used heavy duty stainless hinges for this. So they would be a perfect fit with having to try and bend the frame I had made.

These were fitted and secured using stainless fixings and lock tight were needed.

I ran the cables around the edges of the panels and down through the roof of the van at the rear behind the living area.

This way the cables could run in the pillar with the rear lights, then out and through the bottom box to the solar charger and the leisure batteries.

Once this was all wired in and tested it was time to move on to the next part of the build.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next instalment for the build.


If you missed the last instalment of the build click here:

Thanks, Harley@Proanglerkayak.fishing

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