Help Find a used camper van for sale for under £6000 #vanlife

Help Find a used camper van for sale for under £6000 #vanlife

Help Find a Used Camper van for sale for under £6000
how to jump start a camper van with a flat battery
Everything i use in my camper van you will find here
Camper van build parts list
buy me a coffee and i will send you a sticker . your support is really appreciated
Another way to get stickers is through paypal £5.00 Remember to include name and address
Treasure hunting equipment I use
Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector
Minelab Excalibur II Metal Detector
Garrett Pro-Pointer at
Evolution 360 Sandscoop
Scubapro Nova Scotia Semi Dry 7-5 mm
Crewsaver Crewfit Sport Non-Harness Manual Life Jacket
Filming equipment that i use
Sony Alpha ZV-E10 | APS-C Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Vlog Camera
GoPro HERO 9 Black
DSLR Microphone
Heavy Duty Video Tripod with Video Fluid Head,
SOONSUN Dome Port for GoPro Hero 10 Hero 9 Black

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Jackery UK official website

MaXpeedingRods generator:
Coupon code: Melvanlife (10% discounts for generator)
MaXpeedingRods air heater:
Coupon code: Melvanlife( 10% discounts for only air heater)

I use this scanner to keep my sprinter running and on the road
iCarsoft Professional Multi-System Auto Diagnostic Tool

here’s a link to my woodstove (affiliate link)
All products

I have put together a collection of popular campervan building products in my Amazon storefront along with some great ideas for you to look through

Jackery Portable Power Station

Revolution outside Laundry Locations

Beck’s channel
0:00 waffle on wednesday
0:31 Help Find a used camper van for sale for under £6000
1:37 How to Jump start a Camper Van with A Flat Battery
4:02 Jewelry claim
4:17 hair today gone tomorrow
4:43 troll of the week
5:28 wood burner Vs Diesel Heater
7:08 where do you buy your logs for the log burner
8:48 what’s the best metal detector for a beginner
9:25 when will the new van build start

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  1. Somethingfromk on February 21, 2023 at 7:41 am

    Hei, if you do a wood burner vs diesel heater video can you pls include out door temps you have experienced? Ppl normally just say really cold or in the snow and well, you can have snow at -1 and i’ve slept in my van with no heat at that temp… Living somewhere that gets down to -15 sometimes it would be good to know if your experience is useful to compare.
    Great video again and thankyou!

  2. T Fergo on February 21, 2023 at 7:41 am

    hey mel ive come across videos on youtube where people are refilling smaller gas bottles with bigger bottles infact you made a video showing how to do this .
    so my question is i have a 47kilo (propane) bottle not getting used can you fill a 13 kilo patio gas bottle (this is propane also ) obviously at your own risk or do you think this is a little bit dodgy any feed back welcome and hey keep up they great vids love the waffle lol i must admit i prefer them with ice cream lol take care buddy — also i came across a vid on youtube an american guy was using used engine oil and diesel mix in his diesel heater and i was like wtf (by his readings it was pumping out more heat ) lol what do you think of this also love to hear the feedback

  3. Pasty Trekker on February 21, 2023 at 7:41 am

    Mel, here’s an idea for a video. I may have mentioned this before. Instead of buying a jackery or bluetti battery bank that costs quite a few hundred pounds how about building a DIY version? Maybe a lead acid or gel battery with added 12v/usb sockets ? You get the idea!

  4. James Davies on February 21, 2023 at 7:42 am

    Hey thanks Mel I really appreciate you helping me out mate. Bless you. Greatly appreciate you sharing this on your channel.

  5. Courtney Dunn on February 21, 2023 at 7:46 am

    Totally love ur videos if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have converted my own van very much appreciated

  6. robert anderson on February 21, 2023 at 7:47 am

    Hi, i have a van for sale for offers around £5000. Get in touch for more details.

  7. Tony Richard on February 21, 2023 at 7:49 am


  8. RD Music Demos on February 21, 2023 at 7:49 am

    Love the content mate. Just a quick question. With the likes of a bluetti or jackery etc. is it possible to fit a permanent solar panel to the roof but wire the connection to a 12v plug attachment or something to be able to plug into the portable power station instead of using a leisure battery setup?

    I’m Looking to charge the station when driving by the car 12v cig lighter and then when parked up just simply plug in the station to the solar panel up top.

  9. MR VANDERSON on February 21, 2023 at 7:49 am

    Blimey Mel, I just dropped a coat of at my mums friend. Your van is on that road !! I was gonna stop and say ello but thought it would be weird. lol

  10. Mary Haas on February 21, 2023 at 7:51 am

    Hi 👋

  11. smokinrider on February 21, 2023 at 7:53 am

    Regarding jump starting vehicles. The manual will state positive to positive. Negative to chassis/engine.
    Your sprinter will also have a positive hook up in the engine bay, so you would never jump to the battery. Modern cars all seem to have this, especially when battery is hidden spaces like boots or under seats.

    Never jump car to carb+~+ and -~- This will increase your risk of frying electrics, especially if battery is really low. As the lower the volts the more amps the starter and other systems draw. watts/volts = amps. Eg. 1350w(starter motor)/13.5v (charged battery)= 100A. 1350w/6.75v(flat battery) = 200A
    However bear in mind your starter on start up will probably double its standing rate figure so you could be drawing up to 400A. This is what can fry your jumping cars alternator.

  12. Equiliser on February 21, 2023 at 7:54 am

    # Waffle on a Wednesday
    Hi Mell..i notice on many van builds most people use wood tongue and groove but wonder is there a benefit over UPVC Plastic Ceiling Cladding apart from cost?

  13. Terry Here on February 21, 2023 at 7:55 am

    Hi Mel can I ask you what your long term plans are for van life, will you continue well into your old age or will you eventually go back to bricks 🧱? Many thanks

  14. James Magee on February 21, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Hi Mel, thanks for the good tip about jump starting.

  15. Steve on February 21, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Loving the curly locks mate… you could have been in Brookside! Mel aka Terry 😉

  16. Soar UK on February 21, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Campervans way overpriced at the moment ………

  17. Neilfrom1983 on February 21, 2023 at 7:59 am

    Hi Mel, when I was a panel beater in a approved BMW garage around 2005 we use to jump start using battery packs, but always put the head lights on before connect the terminals. This come about after we cooked an ecu on a brand new M3, four figure repair ££££, Since then I have always started cars that are flat with the lights on, and have faced comments from others saying ”switch the lights off” like I am stupid, I guess my 20+ years in vehicle workshops trumps their knowledge so I normally justify my reasons, yet still people think I am daft. Glad you have bought this subject of power surging vehicles to people’s attention. I can proudly say I have not damaged a car by jump starting batteries since 2005. Ere I also messaged you on Instagram few weeks back asking about your van security, probably in your message request.

  18. stu m on February 21, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Mel has a new nick name perm 😆 great look,I had hair
    Once a long time ago,solar panel for a sex machine 👌

  19. Phillip Grant on February 21, 2023 at 8:03 am

    Hi buddy I have log burner and heter I have both so I have got options

  20. Matt Margetts on February 21, 2023 at 8:03 am

    Waffle on Wednesday hi Mel I have recently got myself a mwb vw crafter 2015. Any ideas why my diff is making a slight wine at slow speeds? Or at least I think it’s the diff. I have checked it has oil in the diff and it’s full. Hope to here your thoughts and love your Chanel I alway look forward to your videos every week 👍 Matt.

  21. Michael Rees on February 21, 2023 at 8:04 am

    Talking of heating your van, I seem to remember that last winter you ran out of gas for your cooker, couldn’t get a full gas bottle, borrowed Becky’s refillable gas bottle which you couldn’t fill as the garage LPG pump failed to work because the temperature was too low. No diesel for your heater and to top it off you couldn’t use the wood burner due to smoke blow back causes by too high a wind. The perfect storm as they say. Hope you don’t line up all the holes in the Swiss cheese this year😉👍

  22. John Harris on February 21, 2023 at 8:07 am

    Mel mate, you ever delivered to Trafford park Manchester when you were driving HGV 25-30years ago!?

  23. Mark Anthony on February 21, 2023 at 8:08 am

    Hi buddy, with your log burner being quite high, is your floor a cold spot,…Why is it not situated on the floor like a standard wood burner,..??

  24. Denise Cafferky on February 21, 2023 at 8:08 am

    Great waffle. That was alot of hair you had Mel 🙂

  25. Charlie's Vanlife on February 21, 2023 at 8:09 am

    Nice waffle on a wensday mell as per usual m8 take care muka 😊🙏🙏🙏🤙👊💯😁

  26. Stella In The Cellar Woof Woof on February 21, 2023 at 8:09 am

    Yet a great waffle Mate I am looking at doing a Luton van as we need a bigger van so we can keep her mobility scooter in side the van, we have a Mercedes Sprinter with a lift at the back

  27. T Fergo on February 21, 2023 at 8:10 am

    i watched this vid for a second time because i have been having an issue with my car ( i also have a van) — my car wouldnt start i was driving down the street after a warning light came on then i suddenly hd no power and it light up like a xmas tree i took it to a local auto electrics they couldnt find the problem so i bit the bullet and had to take it to a main dealers and it came back that a sudden power surge fried the electrics that inturn fried the power control module THE CHIP IN THE DIAGNOSTIC it says that it has been jump started !!!! i found it very strange i hadnt been jump started but approx 2 weeks before i jumped some one else it was a masserati my son inlaws car not seeing your vid because it wasnt out at the time safe to say jumping his car broke mine and ive only just figured it out after talking to my buddy safe to say i wished i had seen your vid its now costing £1800 for the chip £464 for diagnostics and i still have an hour at £117 to fit the new chip a costly mistake that wont happen again my ohh my im gutted on a pluss side it should be fixed in just over a week theres no chips for my car in the uk and has to come from the eu i suppose i can give up my house move into my van to pay for it lol people should be aware of the dangers of jumping some one

  28. vando life on February 21, 2023 at 8:10 am

    another great video Mel really enjoy the waffles

  29. Steve Hughes on February 21, 2023 at 8:10 am

    How come you showed a picture of Kevin Keegan ? is he a vanlifer now 🤣😂😉

  30. David Holliday on February 21, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Hi mel I dont no if you know the exPAWers but they are stuck in Dover with van trouble dont no if you could help, ok thanks

  31. mike bourke on February 21, 2023 at 8:15 am

    Good ole Waffle Mel..who the F##k is Bill Gates..🤔✌and happiness to you

  32. trucker1950 on February 21, 2023 at 8:16 am

    Looking for a solar generator, feel I will need a powerful unit, what would you suggest..Great to listen to your travels ..

  33. Mick Smith on February 21, 2023 at 8:17 am

    Mel tbh mate…it wouldn’t be waffle on Wednesday..without the odd…clown…sorry ment troll….trouble is with us slapheads is….hair today …gone tomorrow…😃

  34. bill Mccaslin on February 21, 2023 at 8:18 am

    Don’t forget to like subscribe and share check out all of Mel’s affiliate links also go to Becks page give her a subscribe and a thumbs up and as always thanks for watching…

  35. Gary J on February 21, 2023 at 8:19 am

    Hi Mel, maybe a question to answer next week. I’m planning on converting a van to become a summer weekend warrior. Do you NEED windows in camper? Or could you get away with a single fan. I’m concerned about the condensation in the winter and the green house effect in the summer, and I saw a previous video you made saying that condensation was attracted to the glass of the windows. Please let me know your thoughts. Keep up the great work.

  36. MACK on February 21, 2023 at 8:20 am

    Excellent vid Mel.
    I have just purchased a Daf 7.5 ton box lorry to convert. So, I’m selling my 3 Berth, 3 seat, MWB HR Transit on GumtreeUK. 2009 with 120k miles. Runs like a Rolex. Solar, fridge, shower, 2 agm,
    Mack, Huddersfield.

  37. debbie62140 on February 21, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Hi Mel. One for the algorithms.👍

  38. James davison on February 21, 2023 at 8:26 am

    # Waffle on a Wednesday
    Hi Mel, it was great to meet you at the overland show thanks for the sticker
    I would like to ask if you use a generator,
    I have one but I am thinking of buying a Eco Flow Delta pro or should I buy a smaller Eco Flow with a extra battery as we prefer a CL or farmers field with our caravan and an induction hob as the gas can be a problem sometimes
    also is there a way of using the solar panel on our van to top it up


  39. MrPhenomenon1 on February 21, 2023 at 8:26 am

    got a vw caddy for 4 grand if you want it

  40. Niko Loko on February 21, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Another great waffle Mel
    Take care 👍😎

  41. charliegibbo on February 21, 2023 at 8:28 am

    "waffel on a wednesday Hi me can you tell me what van ins you have and how much , thank you .

  42. Rory Conroy on February 21, 2023 at 8:28 am

    Mel, you hijacked a perm in that photo, did you play for Liverpool too🤣🤣🤣

  43. Alessandro Pizzuti on February 21, 2023 at 8:28 am

    Hi Mell you are just a Master…….👍

  44. Mark Bajek on February 21, 2023 at 8:29 am

    "Burning Question" nice one when talking about wood stoves and diesel heaters

  45. Paul Ross on February 21, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Ldv maxus. Better just not starting it again.

  46. Glenn B on February 21, 2023 at 8:34 am

    I have got a Hymer (Renault Traffic) ideal for someone to live-in for sale.

  47. luke_D on February 21, 2023 at 8:34 am

    Hi Mel is it still legal to use red diesel in your heater Keep up the good work Luke_D

  48. Stan and Lottie's Adventures on February 21, 2023 at 8:37 am

    Great vlog Mel 👍 👌

  49. mr mobsi on February 21, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Mel, I’ve just watched The Expawers vlog and they’re stuck in Kent with a borked rear axle. I know you’re from that part of the country so wondered if you have any contacts who could help?

  50. Mike Wright on February 21, 2023 at 8:40 am

    Mel, The Expawers are stuck in Dover with a bust rear diff and axle. Do you know any Kentish axle wizards that can help or good breakers/reconditioned etc?

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