Mechanic exposes surprising DIY campervan fail

A mechanic has shared a surprising DIY campervan fail in a lesson of what to not do for those who’re becoming out a van for travelling.

Daniel Ridley, who goes by @ridleysautomotive on TikTok, shared a video of a van in his workshop with a screw proper by way of the gas tank, inflicting it to leak.

The van was fitted out with a mattress within the again.

He warned individuals pursuing what’s dubbed as “van life” on the social media to test the place they’re placing their screws.

Within the video considered nearly 140,000 occasions, Mr Ridley mentioned: “In case you’re going to construct a campervan simply don’t Tek screw into your gas tank or this occurs.”

“These individuals shouldn’t be allowed to get their arms on energy instruments,” one particular person criticised within the feedback.

“I by accident reduce by way of the brake strains on one of many work vans whereas doing the fit-out,” confessed another person.

“That was one among my major issues. It’s loopy simply drilling by way of stuff Willy-nilly,” wrote a 3rd.

The #vanlife hashtag on TikTok has greater than 18 billion views globally, with many Aussies sharing the method of changing an atypical van right into a campervan by themselves on the app.

The hashtag #vanbuild has one other 2 billion views globally, and #vanlifeaus has greater than 7 million views.

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