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#Vanlife is a trending hashtag banked on the popularity of people from all backgrounds and of all ages, downsizing their possessions and taking off in a van to travel, explore and live simply.

A search of “van life” in google or #vanlife on Instagram or Facebook will have your mouth watering with envy at the incredible set ups people have created in vans from the classic combi to the tradies hi-ace.

While lace curtains and pull out mini bars look great, they won’t help you when you’re in the middle of nowhere with no town nearby. The first thing anyone should consider when seeking to buy or do up a van is power.

Having the power supply installed and set up right for your needs can go a long way in creating a comfortable and enjoyable trip, whether for a few days or few months at a time.

A dual battery system is a must for anyone wishing to charge up accessories like lights and a small fridge and is an essential starting point.

By installing a dual battery system with a smart isolator and a power inverter, you will then be able to charge devices such as laptops, toasters and even coffee machines.

Want to be fully self-sufficient and last weeks “off the grid?” Solar panels are a great addition to for anyone wanting to be fully self-sufficient for extended periods of time.

It’s important that power supply sources such as dual batteries and solar panels are installed correctly by a professional the first time. Repairs due to incorrect wiring can be more expensive in the long run.

Click here to find out more about dual battery systems and which is the right set up for your needs.

van life sunshine coast
van life sunshine coast

Thinking about joining the #vanlife movement and not sure where to start? Give us call or pop into our Maroochydore workshop where we’ll be happy to discuss your travelling needs and point you in the right direction.

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