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Tanked Up

Tanked Up

After a lot of deliberation we have decided to fit an underslung freshwater tank, mainly for when we stop anywhere en-route, we will have water on tap to make drinks, without having to use bottled water. The waste water will be going into a portable tank when we are...

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I Can See Clearly Now

I Can See Clearly Now

Its time to put some windows in, to start with, we will insert the rear windows, as we are not going to be carpeting the rear doors. In preparation for the fitting, firstly we had to mask up and paint the edges of the door recesses black, this is so you can't see the...

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Sound Investment

Sound Investment

Now its time for the last of the sound deadening and an upgrade to the sound system, so in order to sound deaden the cab floor, we had to remove most of the trim. Firstly we had to remove the passenger seats, the swivel seat base (again) the leisure battery, and the...

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Floored it

Floored it

In order to have a nice solid base for the furniture to sit on, and the floor not to flex when we walk on it, we needed to ditch the 9mm ply floor, that came with the van and replace it with a nice 12mm ply one. We have had a 10' x 5' sheet of 12mm ply taking up all...

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On the Pull – Part One

On the Pull – Part One

One of our requirements for our van, was a Towbar, we needed this to fit a bicycle carrier that will our hold four bikes, and also tow a small trailer, should I ever get around to doing another track day on my bike (if I ever get time to fix it) We wanted one that had...

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Lets Rock & Roll

Lets Rock & Roll

The children have a place to sleep in the pop top, so now its our turn, in small campers like ours the rear seat doubles up as the bed, these are generically called rock and roll beds. There are a lot of these beds on the market, however we had some specific criteria,...

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Its a Volts-Wagen

Its a Volts-Wagen

OK, so we need to work out how to fit the leisure battery, the split charge relay and the battery charger under the drivers seat and run all the necessary cables around the van.   In a previous post we ran the wires from the starter battery into the area under...

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Pop Shot with Graphics Content

Pop Shot with Graphics Content

  Hi, Anyone who knows me, knows I am into motorbike racing, MotoGP being my favourite, so much so that we named our two boys after racers, Marco was named after the late Marco Simoncelli and Dani after Dani Pedrosa. We liked the idea of getting a couple of...

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Sit & Swivel

Sit & Swivel

In order to to enjoy family a la carte dining while away, we need to be able to swivel the passenger seat around to face rearwards, so that we can all sit round the table. This entails the fitting of a swivel seat base, there are a few of these on the market, of...

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Charge up & Quieten Down

Charge up & Quieten Down

Charge Up   In order to power the various items on the van without flattening the starter battery, we need to install a leisure battery, normal car batteries are designed to supply large amounts of current in short bursts to start the engine. Leisure batteries...

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