So I've been thinking about the type of van I would like to convert and I think I'm going to go for a Ford Escort 55, probably around the 2000-2002 age mark. They are very small compared to other campers but I really only need it for night time sleeping on my own (no cooking really... perhaps a one ring gas stove if anything... but that would be for outside use anyway) and I know they're long enough to fit a single bed sorta size mattress in so I'm happy with that.
I'm going to be sleeping in the van every night from early October through until mid December, and then again from late January until early March. I'm thinking about winter proofing. Average low temperatures for my area hover around 1-7°C throughout those months, although I guess it would drop more on occasion with our weird UK weather and wind etc. I going to be buying a decent sleeping bag and will wear appropriate night time clothing for extra warmth, but do you guys think I need to do anything in particular to the van? A lot of people are talking about insulation and heaters and whatnot on these forums but I'm wondering if that would be suitable for my use. I really don't intend to be spending much time in there aside from when I'm asleep (I work long hours in the day and spend the early mornings/late evenings in the gym).
Some Escort campers have insulation between the metal shell and the ply lining. Would there be any damp issues or anything there?
Looking forward to hearing what you guys think! Hope everyone is well.