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I started out following general RV and van stuff like Gone with the Wynns, Long Long Honeymoon, We're the Russos and CheapRVLiving. But the nature of YouTube is you find hidden gems and wacky stuff. That's stuff I like to follow now.

Here are a few I found that I enjoy.

Sofabike This is a really wacky guy who I found by searching for a video of the underside of a Promaster. He's a diver and bike racer and welder and all around wild and crazy guy. I believe he's Russian. He's hard to understand sometimes because of his accent.

He's done some modifications to his PM. Some sort of underbody insulation/undercoat that he periodically posts videos of the underside to show its progress.

https://youtu.be/SjBK7qW3VfQ

He's also reinforced his roof somehow and he posts videos of himself and others walking on it.

https://youtu.be/_cHI4zusj0M

Then there's Brad Herder

He's a mountain biker who has a Promaster, who posts van videos between biking videos and other stuff. What I like about him is he's sort of an Everyman who isn't afraid to show his mistakes and struggles with his build. Might even follow this forum for all I know.

Here's a couple videos:

https://youtu.be/0rMu-Kfgup4

https://youtu.be/5gwGHlivqnc

Then there's Solid Wood Worx. This is a professional conversion guy who posts his work on various vans and general tips.

https://youtu.be/VOjiWScTHv4

https://youtu.be/jGEyJo8krfg

And finally there's Van Tourist. He's a Russian guy with a Sprinter who has some nice ideas and videos. He's not afraid to make a few mistakes and is light hearted and easy to watch.

https://youtu.be/ZTI26kq1U4U

https://youtu.be/_Nf0VVbDIwE

Here's one even RD would watch ;)

https://youtu.be/p-30-CLal98

I'm curious to see who other people follow, or if you've found some of the same posts.
 

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The Restoration Couple (but all we ever really see is the dude) He is the best I've found so far...very detailed.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH911xvwsOXY9t5wqegdyPLynKARqFrdC

Wranglerstar (he is doing a ford transit, but good ideas)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtxTcG3rv2U
I follow the Restoration Couple, really good videos as you mention Jared, the problem I have had is finding vids on conversions that are centered around carry a dirt bike and using the van as accommodation at the races... any links gratefully received :)
 

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Cargo Van Conversion is also converting a Transit, but I have to say I'd be hard pressed to name a more capable craftsman than him. His progress is slow, and there's lots of shop time with router and table table saw etc, but the care and thought he puts into each step is fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSAwAcTpneafRiMl00C1xQA

I too enjoy Brad Herder, "everyman" describes him perfectly. His is more of a utility build for his kayaking, hiking and biking hobbies, but he's got such a great attitude I find it inspiring. His Appalachian Trail series, having almost nothing to do with his Promaster, has been entertaining to follow and seems a great way to do some of the AT.

Thumbs up for the Restoration Couple too!
 

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Vanlife Roasts

If you're sick of those pretentious and overtly sexploitive vanlife videos, Dave2D Vlogs has started doing roasts of the sillier ones. Laughed so hard at a few of them, I accidentally clicked the subscribe button.

Here's a playlist:


He also does more conventional stuff like RTR vlogs, van tours and other stuff.
 

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This guy is converting a Ducato in England and is very funny in an English way. I watch it more for comic relief and he really enjoys his build for the most part. He is up to 40 plus episodes but they are all short and consist of brilliantly connected 3-5 second shots. It gets me fired up to jump back on the build. Episode 41 is a recap and super funny.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Mevi

He is also on instagram at : https://www.instagram.com/mevi_vanlife/ ....but YouTube is his real strength
 

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Ignore the van type, how he's equipping it and the amount of disposable income he has, it's more about the process.

I just want to see how it plays out.
 

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Outdoor Wanderlust - building out a Ford Transit

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnl8CiN-Ec4zFdOlC8mVIWA/videos

Create Wonder

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkSnMB1ZmXAMq7EBa5z4K-w/featured

Sprinter build, but lots of useful information about lighting, electrical, designing a kitchen, closets, cooking, etc.

RV With Tito

https://www.youtube.com/user/rvwithtito

RV related, but does not preclude good information for van builds, including product reviews, electrical, solar. Hands on demos and build ideas. Good advice with humor
 

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Ignore the van type, how he's equipping it and the amount of disposable income he has, it's more about the process.

I just want to see how it plays out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONh2T7NeopQ
This guy sure loves himself!;) at least there’s no radio, dog, kid crying or phone ringing in the background, not to mention cheesy background music ;)
 

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I follow:
2012escapee1
sweet freedom
creativity RV
Not so much for their rv builds because all of them have regular RV's but because of where they visit and the lifestyle that they are leading.
 

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Campervan Kevin isn't bad, he just sold his RV and purchased a PM to travel/live in.

I follow:
Less Junk More Journey
C and G travels
Panda Monium
Nomad Everywhere

There are more these are all I can think of at the moment.
 
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