Not sure how to design your campervan water system? We break down everything that you need to know to have the perfect van plumbing!
If you’re reading this, then you know that water is an absolute necessity for staying alive. And when you live in a van or RV for any amount of time you will quickly find that keeping up with your water system can be one of the most challenging tasks that remain on the forefront of your mind almost constantly.
As soon as you fill up your fresh water tank you have to start thinking about how much you use, where it goes and how long you can last before it’s time to find the next place to either fill up or empty your tanks.
And while your campervan electrical system provides you the power to enjoy many of the comforts of home while you are on the road, your water system truly gives you life on the road – plus a hot shower from time to time!
When completing a camper van conversion, there are many things you will want to consider when it comes to your water system. As tanks themselves can take up quite a bit of space, so can the plumbing to various appliances such as sinks, showers and toilets.
You’ll also need to account for wastewater and a way to monitor each of your tank capacities. Plus water weighs 8 pounds per gallon so you’ll need to keep that in mind too.
In this post, we’ll give you an overview of each component of a robust campervan water system and help you understand what you can and cannot do without.
In general, plumbing is not terribly difficult. And faucets, showers and toilets don’t have to be terribly expensive. Nor are the plumbing components to connect your water system together.
We’ll start with the basics of the entire water system and give you the framework to make the best decisions in how to plan the plumbing in your van.
DISCLAIMER: Building a water system in your campervan can be intimidating. We definitely recommend that you consult professionals for anything you do not fully understand or need help with on the installation. This post is intended to give you the outline and basic guidelines for how your water system works, what components you need to consider including in your setup and the basics of how to install these components. It is not intended to be a guide or installation manual.
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