John R. Havrilla 2014 Ram Promaster and Trailer Conversion

2014 Ram Promaster and Trailer Conversion

Promaster    Trailer    Home Generator    Trailer Awning


Promaster Conversion



In 2015 I purchased a new 2014 Ram Promaster. From the start I knew that I wanted to convert it into some sort of camper van. Over the years I built out the interior however in April of 2021 I decided that the interior needed a new design that opened it up to maximize the space. My Newfoundland is a fairly big dog. She needed more space to move around in the van.

I wanted an open design that with no walls or partitions. Also wanted to have a hallway from the back of the van all the way to the front. Taking advantage of the double doors, which is fairly rare for the Promaster, the new design had to have no obstructions between the two doors. With a clean sheet of paper various designs were drawn up. Over several weeks of drawing up one design after another I settled on the final version.




The new build would be completed in phases throughout the 2021 summer.

Phase 1

1. Purchase and install a Fiamma Roof Rack and Awning.
2. Modify custom solar panel frame to fit into the Fiamma roof rack.


Phase 2

1. Strip out all previous items from the van.
2. Wire for 12 volt and 120 volt outlets and accessories.
3. Build the interior per the design.
4. Paint front plastic white to match van.


Phase 3

1. Upgrade Renogy 1000 Watt inverter to a 2000 Watt.
2. Add a second 100 AH Gel Renogy Gel Battery.


Phase 4

Purchase and Install HVAC unit.


Specifications

Exterior

Solar

1 - 10' x 8' Fiammia Awning
1 - Fiamma Roof Rack
1 - Houghton HVAC - 15000 BTU Cooling - 1200 Watt Heater
1 - SumoSprings - SuperSprings SSR-313-54
2 - Renogy 100 AH Gel Batteries
1 - 2000 Watt Renogy Pure Sin Wave Inverter
3 - 100 Watt Solar Panels

Appliances

Electrical

1 - 3.3 CUFT Refrigerator
1 - Microwave
1 - KCup Coffee Maker
Wired for 30 Amp service
Power from External 110v or
2 - 2000 Watt Generators with Parallel Junction Box - 4000 Watts - 27 Amps



Exterior


Interior

   

Suspension and Tires

For winter - Firestone Winterforce tires.
Updated wheel covers to 2016 Promaster style.






SumoSprings
Replaced standard bump stops with SumoSprings to provide a softer and more stable ride.



2020 Project - Trailer Conversion


Home     Promaster    Home Generator    Trailer Awning


Specifications

Exterior

       

Solar

1 - Custom Built Generator Box
1 - 12 Volt Vent Fan
        1 - 24 AHr Gel Battery
1 - 1000 Watt Renogy Pure Sin Wave Inverter
1 - 100 Watt Solar Panels

Appliances

       

Electrical

1 - 3.3 CUFT Refrigerator - 1 CUFT Freezer
1 - 2 Burner Gas Stove
1 - Sink w/USB Faucet
        Wired for 15 Amp service
Power from External 110v or
2 - 2000 Watt Generators with Parallel Junction Box - 4000 Watts - 27 Amps


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Home Generator

Home    Promaster    Trailer    Trailer Awning


I purchased this recently for emergencies when I loose power at the house. For camping I have 2 Powermate inverter generators with a parallel junction box. That will provide 3200 watts of power.

For home use I wanted a dual fuel with electric start. The Westinghouse brand is reportedly a very high quality and reliable generator. Since I rent I do not want to power the house. When power is lost at the house for several days I can power the Promaster and camping trailer with all the essentials: both refrigerators, microwave, toaster oven, heat or AC and most important a k-cup coffer maker.



Specifications

1 - Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment WGen3600DF Dual Fuel (Gas and Propane) Electric Start Portable Generator 3600 Rated 4650 Peak Watts
1 - Suncast 4' x 2' Horizontal Storage Shed


      


Trailer Awning

Home    Promaster    Trailer    Home Generator


Custom made awning - 8' x 8' - Takes about 15 minutes to assemble and disassemble.


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