The following points are in no particular order and are the main reasons for me to build my own van.

  • No main entry next to bed area
  • No seating across kitchen
  • No open living and bedroom
  • No heavy steel frame under cladding
  • No electric drum brakes
  • No shortened queen size bed
  • No noisy, inefficient roof top aircon
  • No gas vents in door
  • No LP Gas
  • No flimsy acrylic windows
  • No plywood floor
  • No aluminum cladding
  • No steel chassis
  • Mo Meranti frame
  • No MDF/particle board furniture
  • No casette toilet
  • No tiny hotwater system
  • No minimal electrical system
  • No leaf spring suspension
  • No coil suspension
  • No extra spare wheels for van
  • No fan forced heating
  • No white hospital walls
  • No unprotected piping under van
  • No unprotected cables under van
  • No unprotected taps or outlets under van
  • No antenna or AC connections outside without additional cover
  • No outdoor shower with hot/cold taps separately
  • No shower/bathroom taps with separate hot/cold water
  • No low volume water pumps to shower
  • No flimsy plastic roof hatches or skylights
  • No manual satellite dish
  • No inefficient 3 way fridge
  • No awning hanging off the side unprotected
  • No awning windows
  • No door handles on furniture
  • No manual door locks
  • No heavy glass shower doors
  • No solid sliding doors in bathroom
  • No low ceiling height
  • No insufficient payload
  • No separate key for every hole
  • No cold LED lighting
  • No alu tread plate skirting