VAN LIFE'S Most Powerful OFF-GRID Electrical Setup ⚡️

DIY Campervan Electrical System Complete ✔️ After 4 weeks of full-time van life we FINALLY HAVE POWER & can live Off-Grid in our Tiny Home on Wheels 🚐 ►SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a video 💜 A big thank you to Erick for all of his electrical work. If you live in the GTA and are looking for van build electrical help email him:
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After a long 17 weeks of this VAN LIFE BUILD project, we are living in our 170 Sprinter Campervan and are readjusting to tiny living! We are beyond thrilled to finally have electricity in our 80 s-ft... we can now charge our phones at night, run our water system, turn on the lights, cook on our stovetop, run the blender and so much more!! AHHHHH, can you FEEL the excitement?!
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Get Caught up on this Van Life Build Project:
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VAN LIFE BUILD: Insulating Off-Grid Tiny House
VAN LIFE BUILD: Framing our Off-Grid Tiny House
VAN LIFE BUILD: Full Bathroom w/ Indoor Shower & Toilet
How Did We Get Here?
Abandoning our Van in Africa
After an incredible 3 years of living, working, and traveling in our self converted Sprinter Van we made the very tough decision to abandon it in Africa to take a rescue flight back to Canada. As it has for all of us this global pandemic has flipped our world upside down. When our Prime Minister announced that he was sending repatriation flights over to Africa to pick up Canadians who were stuck (due to border closures) we consulted with friends and family closest to us and realized that in this time of crisis we should be back in our home country. Halting our dream of driving around the world was a hard pill to swallow which is why we knew we needed a big project to keep our mind + body busy while social distancing back here in Toronto. Enter building an off-grid tiny house on wheels!! This is going to be our 3rd time converting an empty cargo van into a campervan and we are both excited and nervous to take on this project. We want this build to be the ULTIMATE OFF-GRID VAN 🚐
Tour the renovations we've done to our self converted sprinter van:
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We're Eamon and Bec, a Toronto-based couple who live full-time in our self converted Sprinter Van!! SUBSCRIBE for wanderlust travel, behind the scenes of what it's really like to live in a van, and videos all about the yummy vegan food we make + eat! VAN LIFE COUPLE.
Our goal here is to inspire you to chase after your own dreams however big (or small... tiny homes anyone?) they may be! We hope to create a community of like-minded, positive individuals who will grow to love and support one another on their own journeys.
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  1. Georgia Bryant

    Georgia Bryant2 months ago

    This week’s ep. was so good I just watched it through TWICE and it still made me laugh out loud again 😂 I love Bob, I love Eamon’s dancing, I love Bec being a #badass errand gal, I LOVED the music and the transitions (so good guys, honestly), and I loved that no matter how frustrating everything got, you guys stayed positive! Such an inspiration. Keep it up, already can’t wait for next week!!!!!! 😍

  2. Witkes Kids

    Witkes KidsMonth ago


  3. morkd07

    morkd072 months ago

    It took almost a week to get to watch this weeks episode, man alive you've got some great friends and your positive attitude is inspirational. Enjoy the lye in when you get chance to grab one Eamon, but I don't think errand girl is going to allow you one anytime soon.

  4. #garyinavan.

    #garyinavan.2 months ago

    With a vsr you can run a cable from the RV to the vsr then to the back batteries. The job of the vsr is when the main battery reaches 13.8v it switches over to start charging the back batteries.

  5. Gary B Reptilian

    Gary B Reptilian2 months ago

    Is this a couple of days from the future?

  6. Ian Walls

    Ian Walls2 months ago

    Couldn't have put it better myself!

  7. Belinda Chappell

    Belinda Chappell2 days ago

    I love Bob so much. He’s super sweet & funny. So cute how he asks at the start if he’s screwed something up. Love you Buddy 🥰

  8. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour11 days ago

    So what was the actual cable size problem ? What size was you originally using ? It looked heavy stuff on the first attempt ? Any details ?

  9. Maitland Moore

    Maitland Moore14 days ago

    I think I've got you beat , my rig is very small 26 square feet with a 24 volt system , running a 24 volt freezer ( drawing only 1.5 amps ) a 24 to 12 volt converter a 250 , and 2500 watt inverters I also have 680 watts of solar . I built mine so I can run saws , drills , misc. carpenter tools . Etc. I prefer a 24 over 12 volt system for several reasons .

  10. Pepins Spot

    Pepins Spot16 days ago

    For extra protection they could've cover the exposed knotts and bolts from the battery with liquid plastic.

  11. Talking Apes Podcast

    Talking Apes Podcast17 days ago

    Can I ask why Victron over Renogy and did you need the 5000 Watt or do you think a 3000 watt would have worked as well. I am just about to install a similar setup but only went with the 3000 Watt. I'm considering Renogy because of the lower price in Canada ($1000 difference)

  12. Ashley Erin

    Ashley Erin17 days ago

    Omg you guys know Trent and Allie!!! I love their channel!! How cool 2 of my favorite channels!

  13. SydneySustainably

    SydneySustainably19 days ago

    Disappointed in the mildly sexist comment. 10 times more disappointed it wasn't addressed in the comments after so many people were clearly bothered by it. Accountability is so important as influencers...

  14. SydneySustainably

    SydneySustainably19 days ago

    No snoozin' here! In fact, I wouldn't have minded seeing MORE electrical. I plan to do some for my RV. Biggest challenge in my build will probably be how others view what I'm capable of because I'm a girl and what they're willing to teach me. So I often go to USlikes to learn. Kinda disappointing seeing the stereotypes here too. Huge fan of you guys, but not a fan of that remark, and I hope the mistake is recognized 🙂

  15. Phillip Wolmarans

    Phillip Wolmarans21 day ago

    Hey guys, love watching you video's. Would you help me with some info on your Solar panels. What make are they? So I can find them here in the UK 🇬🇧 Thank you for any help. Please keep traveling

  16. Monus Brewer

    Monus Brewer21 day ago

    Just a FYI, the "hard" heat shrink is called Raycam. Just be careful if you're using it, it has a hot glue on the inside that melts and helps adhere to the surface. 👍

  17. Godfrey Slater

    Godfrey SlaterMonth ago

    I am working at a university and we're not quarantine at all

  18. Daydream About Nice Things

    Daydream About Nice ThingsMonth ago

    You Got Power ! It's great to have friends !

  19. Mitch Pugliese

    Mitch PuglieseMonth ago

    Hey might of missed it but what b2b charger did you go with?? Thanks

  20. Clarissa Sprangers

    Clarissa SprangersMonth ago

    Only I would notice that I have the same sticky notes as bob 😂 if he finds a little forklift to drive them around let me know haha

  21. Aaliyah Payne

    Aaliyah PayneMonth ago

    Love your van that’s how I want my van to look when I’m older

  22. Fin Jan

    Fin JanMonth ago

    Oh boy, you spent money, and tied some batteries together... The Nobel committee should be calling any day now.

  23. Stephanie Ebner

    Stephanie EbnerMonth ago

    anyone know how much power this is?

  24. Michael Frymus

    Michael FrymusMonth ago

    Alright. When I start my van build, Ill call Erick up! I'm only the next city, (well, two) over. :D Ill have to put him in my vlogs

  25. Brianna De'Lynn

    Brianna De'LynnMonth ago

    Soooooo are you going to give us your playlist, or nah? 👀

  26. Brianna De'Lynn

    Brianna De'LynnMonth ago

    AND I LOVE ERIK!!😩😩😭❤️

  27. Brianna De'Lynn

    Brianna De'LynnMonth ago

    I love the old man in the chair!! ❤️ he’s adorable and seems super sweet

  28. Robert

    RobertMonth ago

    What kind of alternator do you have? :) (brand/Amp/..)

  29. darren meyers

    darren meyersMonth ago

    I’m new to your channel ... went from a video from 2 years ago to 2 weeks ago I think. Anyway, congrats on the light ( Eric 👍👍 shout out ). You guys are amazing. New Sub ‼️

  30. Ryan Omar Colasito Vinuya

    Ryan Omar Colasito VinuyaMonth ago

    No new vid. So this was REUPLOADED?

  31. TJ Ellis

    TJ EllisMonth ago

    it's called a BUS BAR+/-

  32. Coco Chanel

    Coco ChanelMonth ago

    Bob: How are ya? Eamon: Not good. Bob: You got Covid? Awesome. Bob is the best.

  33. Nicholas Gandhi

    Nicholas GandhiMonth ago

    Just found this channel! Literally binged 3 hours lol

  34. NurseStar RN

    NurseStar RNMonth ago

    How many watts of solar ?

  35. Raya Marie

    Raya MarieMonth ago

    How much was the cost of everything in total the van and everything you did to it?

  36. Lisa Bailey

    Lisa BaileyMonth ago

    ok been watching the van folks, but nice to see how they really are all friends, love it!

  37. Mel Zzi

    Mel ZziMonth ago

    Looks like Eric really helped you out!! His email doesnt seem to be in the description below and Im sure he would really appreciate it. :)

  38. Kimberli Maultsby

    Kimberli MaultsbyMonth ago

    It was so exciting to watch the lights come on! Loved seeing Trent on the video.

  39. KC Scoot

    KC ScootMonth ago

    Lol, I heard toner and thought of the movie pitch perfect. Musical boner 😂

  40. Hayden Pruitt

    Hayden PruittMonth ago

    Hey quick suggestion if you have room around your piping you could use foam like a pool noodle ish. To help with temperature and condensation around your pex

  41. Kaneel Senevirathne

    Kaneel SenevirathneMonth ago

    enjoyed the whole video. specially 0:16

  42. Simon Lee

    Simon LeeMonth ago

    Sofia stole the show!

  43. Geoffrey Lyford

    Geoffrey LyfordMonth ago

    Eamon was right to check the wire sizes !!!! There was another remedy, which I am using for our system, inspired by you guys in general if not specifically. If the electrical system were configured at 24V instead of 12V, you could have used half the size of wire. Most things in a van can run at 24V and if you need 12V or any other voltage, then a voltage converter is an adaptation for various other loads at any other voltage. For instance, inverters, fridges, compressors and other heavier loads will run at 24V. This is efficient and saves wire. The way to set up a 24V battery bank in this case is to run not all six Battleborn units in parallel, but to link two parallel groups of three in series. This cuts the amps in half and doubles the voltage. Performance would be the same, if not improved. It also matches the higher voltage produced by a massive bank of solar panels, given the solar controller you have. Anyway, loved the adventure, as usual!

  44. gabriela Cabral

    gabriela CabralMonth ago

    I 💙 Bob!

  45. The Fullers

    The FullersMonth ago

    how long can u guys stay off grid?

  46. Audrey Suiter

    Audrey SuiterMonth ago

    I love becś laugh

  47. Audrey Suiter

    Audrey SuiterMonth ago

    thumbs up

  48. Rob Reighter

    Rob ReighterMonth ago

    Fun Adventure! Thank you!!

  49. Jernej Burkeljca

    Jernej BurkeljcaMonth ago

    The level of electrical incompetence all around is just painful to watch. And the guy is an electrician?? All for DIY bragging rights I guess, but sometimes it really is better/safer to get professional help.

  50. Jelly Bean

    Jelly BeanMonth ago

    Great stuff. I was worried that the solder you used looks like acid core, plumbers solder. Hope not. I'm getting ready to install my solar setup. Only going to have 4 BB Batts, so, you definatly still hold the record for most powerful. Nice rig guys!

  51. Jelly Bean

    Jelly BeanMonth ago

    Ahhh! Problem solved! Crimp me baby

  52. Billy Mech

    Billy Mech2 months ago

    Some men can’t pull off long hair. And he’s one of them.

  53. flexjay87

    flexjay872 months ago

    I know a little about electricity, from school and my tech job. Gotta say, you guys are doing good for not being a pro electrician. also your overall efforts of van conversion are well done ! Really enjoy your channel. You guys are energetic and a great couple, keep up the good work :)

  54. Peach Leaf

    Peach Leaf2 months ago

    Oh my goodness no Bob: “did I screw up?”😭 Bob you could never screw up, protect this man at all costs

  55. Faith Miletello

    Faith Miletello2 months ago

    Why did you go with the 2 ot wire instead of 2 gauge?

  56. Narrowboat Freya

    Narrowboat Freya2 months ago

    Eamon aka the Victron electrical ninja . . . . . . . . how you fixed to come wire up a 68ft Narrowboat and save me the fried braincells and inevitable hair loss from too much head scratching! :)

  57. Ian Towers

    Ian Towers2 months ago

    What's happened too lee now??i think it was lee,the girl who was with you when you left your old van abroad??is she still working for you at chaiwala ??and is she living in her van now??👍🏻🇬🇧🙏🏻🙏🏻

  58. Yelesom Eus

    Yelesom Eus2 months ago

    Perfect, what are you going to do to the back doors to make them more homeley?

  59. Rebecca Bahama

    Rebecca Bahama2 months ago

    Guys you should put a fire alarm in the back where the electrics are under your bed.. You can buy magnet stickers to attach them which means no screwing and easy to change the battery. It would give you peace of mind and is definitely good for safety..


    JAICE JARRAH2 months ago

    guys what brand and where did you get your black stove top coffee maker or kettle thing from? thank youuuu

  61. Joe Thomas

    Joe Thomas2 months ago

    great video. you may want to check your amazon links to make sure they all work :)

  62. Natures Beats Meditation

    Natures Beats Meditation2 months ago

    Now, im, a fan can, i, have a, shout out next time, maam, and, sir.. I im, from the Philippines i like your content its a stress reliever for me thank be, safe, always

  63. Just Passing Thru.

    Just Passing Thru.2 months ago

    Y'all got $$$$ cause yeah half of US Couldn't. So Again ha, ha, false Hope video. Carry on......

  64. Seren mia

    Seren mia2 months ago

    That food looked so good I need a recipe!!! 😍🍲

  65. Miss Kiff

    Miss Kiff2 months ago

    Brilliant, fuck that was a mission hey. Yoooooo sooo lucky you picked that up or it would have been a disaster 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  66. Audrey Guzman

    Audrey Guzman2 months ago

    I love Trent and Allie I didn’t know y’all knew each other! I watch both of y’all channels!!

  67. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec2 months ago

    We’ve been buddies for a few years now 😊

  68. NappilyBareKissed

    NappilyBareKissed2 months ago

    Awwww Bob really did ask "did i mess up", gosh i just wanna hug him. This video was awesome to watch, and thanks for showing the guest youtubers, with greg and trent and everyone else. You can tell how big this community really is. Thank you so much to you and the electrician for giving us an incite on electrical wiring, it was very interesting for sure. Great video guys and go to CityHall and get marry!!!!! xD

  69. Will Pearce

    Will Pearce2 months ago

    hey trent and allie on eamon and beck 2 of my favorite youtubers

  70. Tegan Jade

    Tegan Jade2 months ago

    When bob said 'did i screw up' my heart broke😭😭😭

  71. amandalacandles

    amandalacandles2 months ago

    Whoa nelly. This week's episode was WILD but I love that yalls energy is so positive!

  72. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec2 months ago

    Thank you!!

  73. Richard Scott

    Richard Scott2 months ago

    Great channel, you guys are awesome. Maybe I missed it but is there a link to the bed?

  74. Siobhan Desmond

    Siobhan Desmond2 months ago

    Greg is the man!

  75. O'Driscoll Family

    O'Driscoll Family2 months ago

    Bob: you got covid? 😂😂😂

  76. David Marquez

    David Marquez2 months ago

    "All the girls are probably snoozing" just because its more "feminine" doesn't mean anything I personally rather watch what you were doing instead of electricity and I'm just watching it cause I enjoy you guys but its very sexist and yes I'm gay but I'm into a lot of masculine things to and we need to stop saying you got to be a certain way just because you a girl or a boy or gay and lesbian and stop stereotyping people like period 😤

  77. Jessie Marie

    Jessie Marie2 months ago

    Surprisingly bobs personality showed a little more in the video and him and eamon have such similar mannerism

  78. M

    M2 months ago

    Ok you two. My husband has been super addicted to your channel; now it's the both of us. You two are so genuine and fun. I really love everything you're doing. Keep going. You bring heart and happiness just by the fact that you're you. Also, cried the ugly cry when Rojo went to his new home. Thank you for bringing us into your lives. Amazing.

  79. Amber Frazier

    Amber Frazier2 months ago

    If you two are in Oregon along I-5 I thought I saw you two! You should lmk if you are! I’d love to say hello!

  80. rrrrrhino

    rrrrrhino2 months ago

    Did you get your batteries from Battle Born USA or is there a Canadian distributor? (I'm working on my humble truck camper build in Kitchener ON.)

  81. cat mc

    cat mc2 months ago

    I hope they will one day sell these electrical plans and the cables, etc...

  82. johnny lee

    johnny lee2 months ago

    This channels increasing t&a tease and materialism is getting old

  83. Fancy Wolsun

    Fancy Wolsun2 months ago

    I’m a senior who enjoy watching you young people. Life is very depressing with the state of this government, so I watch USlikes to keep my spirits up. PS: I watch Trent & Ally as well and was surprised to see him on the phone in the video.

  84. Walking In The Darkness

    Walking In The Darkness2 months ago

    I will just leave this here for others:

  85. A Nomad Life

    A Nomad Life2 months ago

    In one of your earlier videos you had mentioned that you had a "van guy" who sourced the Sprinter for you. Would you mind posting his contact info? Thanks!

  86. أم كوثر

    أم كوثر2 months ago

    I thank the Moroccan Sheikh Rouhani, Sousi Allah. I am fine. Thanks to you, I have returned my husband from a divorce and my family is reunited again. I am Moroccan. I live in an European country. +212610255562

  87. Carol Bunten

    Carol Bunten2 months ago

    The pink sheets! I have searched all the linked items but can't find the sheets! They are so sweet pinkish... Love Bob! And super happy to see mention of Trent& Allie🤎

  88. Mac Coolmac

    Mac Coolmac2 months ago

    Hi, again all large , high current connections should be crimped and soldered.

  89. Mac Coolmac

    Mac Coolmac2 months ago

    Hi, using a relay that activates when the van starts When the van engine is off. the relay drops out and isolates the van's battery.

  90. Choon Yong Mun

    Choon Yong Mun2 months ago

    Can't wait for you guys to hit the road soon with your new home! Stay safe and looking forward to your next video!❤

  91. Carole M

    Carole M2 months ago

    Dude, Send some rain to Fort Worth, TX. We need it bad to at least cool it off. Got up to 104 today, about 106 tomorrow.

  92. Sled Head

    Sled Head2 months ago

    Good plan to crimp the wires (at 15:56 in the video). Also not really necessary to use the alternator to charge the batteries (at 17:25 in video). Batteries will charge as you drive (or sit), via the solar panels on your roof :) Sure enjoy your videos!!! Cheers!!

  93. calvin knox

    calvin knox2 months ago

    as a mechanic, when doing anything on the van, if its hard, your doing it wrong, wise word from my master tech in my young years. also minge means female parts down below in scotland! covid year been shitee, but kept busy rebuilding old camper citreon c15 romehome and now onto rebuilding ford ranger then custom camper on back to come!

  94. Genevieve Chase

    Genevieve Chase2 months ago

    When this van is done, can you guys do a video showing us how much it cost to build? Including bits a bobs like hiring someone to put in insulation and having so many batteries and buying the van itself?

  95. Tori Mcconnell

    Tori Mcconnell2 months ago

    Love the electric set up!! I always notice you brushing your teeth in the morning, and you should get a Burst electric toothbrush! I’m a dental hygienist and HIGHLY recommended one instead of a manual toothbrush. It also holds a charge for an entire month so it uses such little electricity which makes it great for #vanlife 😉

  96. pinkfloydcamel

    pinkfloydcamel2 months ago

    I've spent many hours watching, Van tour videos, tiny home videos, DIY Camper groups and all sorts of content. I must say you have my favorite layout and design I've seen so far. Really awesome stuff and the electrical is impressive. it also looks boss! Respect!

  97. Hey Ray

    Hey Ray2 months ago

    One time a week is not enough Do you guys ever go live Can I get a follow back

  98. Debora Root

    Debora Root2 months ago

    I think I would like some sort of cover over the bedding once you put the one end down for the bench.

  99. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown2 months ago

    You can never have to much energy.. great job. Thats a 5000 right?


    CHEFLIFE VANLIFE2 months ago

    Whoa, that electric system was crazy complicated but y'all got it done. No way is power ever going to be a problem.

  101. Raven Conacher

    Raven Conacher2 months ago

    FML bro.

  102. Sunshine Beats

    Sunshine Beats2 months ago

    I Love it - all hands on deck! Greg Virgoe, Trent, & Scott Adamson! (Literally everyone I studied for my electrical) :D

  103. Spiro Ndimaris

    Spiro Ndimaris2 months ago

    woe hi bob whats up soon is you hear the electrical had to be done you r eyes get what open hahaha

  104. Ricardo Hermida

    Ricardo Hermida2 months ago

    En español!!! Siempre veo sus videos! Son mi inspiración para mi proyecto, espero que estéis disfrutando mucho de vuestra van!! Saludos!! ❤️💪👍

  105. Emily Gibson

    Emily Gibson2 months ago

    I love how Bob always has some kind of drink in his hand at all times

  106. Mantu Gangharia

    Mantu Gangharia2 months ago

    Marvelous 👍🤘🤘🍉🥤

  107. lagilbing

    lagilbing2 months ago

    Would maybe be cool if you attached some rattan or something over the inside of the back doors so when the doors are closed it looks like a headboard.

  108. majmune4

    majmune42 months ago

    Loved this episode!! Erics a true friend for helping you guys out for what it looked like a few days! Its a shame everythings so far from where you guys are! 40 min to go to another princess auto..I guess im just used to that small city life hahaha 3 home depots within 10 min of eachother 🤣if one doesnt have it move on to bmr lol