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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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Out with the Old

Out with the Old

One of the first things that needed to go was the metal bulkhead behind the front seats, this consists of two pressed steel panels, joined horizontally across the middle, screwed to a metal frame. In order for me to achieve this, I needed two skilled tradesman to...

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Adding Some Bling

Adding Some Bling

Ok, so one of the first jobs we wanted to do, was to fit the side bars to the van, we wanted to fit these, for several reasons. The steps will help the boys climb in through the side door they are supposed to help prevent car park dings from other car doors they look...

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Camper Conversion

Camper Conversion

Welcome to the build diary of our T5 camper conversion! I have wanted a VW camper for a very long time but there has always been a reason why I couldn’t have one. So finally, at the ripe old age of 41 (and a very large amount of months) we have finally bought a VW T5...

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