WHEN WE BEGAN
We built a simple kitchen in the back of our van but left our mid row seating in tact. (JPJ and the Police will not allow you to build over the window level and removing all seating is also a big NO-NO) If you don’t want to get stopped at #RoadBlocks then follow these rules carefully.
1) DO NOT REMOVE ALL SEATS.
2) DO NOT BUILD ANYTHING ABOVE THE WINDOW LEVEL.
THE ROOF TOP TENT & JPJ
If you’re not sure about the campervan lifestyle and just want to try it out without breaking your bank, we suggest doing it this way. You won’t have to take out any seating and spend money renovating the interior. The best thing about a Roof Top Tent is that you won’t be breaking any laws with JPJ by removing seats within your Van.
In future, when the time comes that you want to sell your van off to someone, all you would need to do is remove the roof top tent & whatever small build you have inside. Remember when you sell your vehicle, you will have to send it to Puspakom for inspection. If you renovate your Van extensively into a Camper without plan submissions or legal permissions, you risk having to reset your Van back to it’s original state in order for a sale to go through.
If you have a big budget and want to go through “LEGAL” procedures for building a campervan, we suggest you visit Captain Nik Huzlan, someone who has actually done it. Visit him at his Rimba Valley Motor Campsite. Bring him some coffee and goreng pisang, stay a night and chat with him, we are sure he will explain it all to you. 🙂
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