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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLinda View Post
    A little complement goes a long way, doesn't it Annie.
    He deserves a very large compliment as he has done an absolutely fab job it's just perfect for my needs.
    Rock bottom is the firm foundation i rebuilt my life on. J k Rowling

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    Quote Originally Posted by campervanannie View Post
    He deserves a very large compliment as he has done an absolutely fab job it's just perfect for my needs.
    Very nice but where is the loo and shower or are you still using the sh-te in a bag method lol ????
    The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - its all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obanboy666 View Post
    Very nice but where is the loo and shower or are you still using the sh-te in a bag method lol ????
    The loo slides out from under the bed and the shower is a hula hoop on the roof as a shower curtain rail I have a child's paddling po that I blow up and the shower curtains drop into it a 12v shower clips on a small bracket shower then stow it all away in a small box I cannot waste space on a shower cubicle as I need to transport my mobility trike inside the van with me.
    And yes I still **** in a bag lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by campervanannie View Post
    The loo slides out from under the bed and the shower is a hula hoop on the roof as a shower curtain rail I have a child's paddling po that I blow up and the shower curtains drop into it a 12v shower clips on a small bracket shower then stow it all away in a small box I cannot waste space on a shower cubicle as I need to transport my mobility trike inside the van with me.
    And yes I still **** in a bag lol.
    Sounds good and as you mentioned it meets yours needs.
    The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - its all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obanboy666 View Post
    Sounds good and as you mentioned it meets yours needs.
    It's perfect I will take some more pics now I have painted the cupboards and got a carpet down. The member on here that remodelled it did a fantastic job I love it .
    Rock bottom is the firm foundation i rebuilt my life on. J k Rowling

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    I made many journeys in the last 10 days, the joys of free time after being made redundant!.. but the last two were for a wind out awning, a tv, and a toilet, a kitchen sink and hob, fridge, and an LPG tank..all second hand..


    The LPG tank is a monster, too big at 100L ..bad buy..

    The TV didn't work (at least it didn't play DvD's)

    The awning was an unknown, and I think turned out to be a different model than for the boxer..

    the Loo, however, was good!
    The hob worked well after some cleaning.
    The fridge got to _7 on 240v, crept towards that on 12V, very happy.. doesn't seem to behave on gas though the pipes get warm, the flame looks good.. but no luck so far.. still happy with it for now

    today the weather was bad from late lunchtime.. I couldn't do much on the van, so I started to ponder the awning.. how to test it even worked - by myself. They are not exactly light.. my eyes wandered down to the workshop floor and I spotted the old seat bases from last week and noticed some metal and thought 'that would fit perfectly in the awning rail, if I grind it off and g-clamp it to the barn door and hang the awning off!'
    I did, it hung well, it opened perfectly .. now I have started to think about making my own mounts using these strong steel sections, and other ones to clamp down.. I have a very minimal amout of roof about the sliding door, and plan to fit the huge roofrack I bought last week.. so I may be able to combine the awning and rack quite easily..

    Tonight I tried the TV, an Avtex model which people seem to rate.. it switched on fine and will be ok with TV, but I took it apart anyway and found the ribbon to laser had come out ! :P

    now the dvd player works too!
    I then added a movie and an mp3 onto a USB stick and that was fine.. what a great piece of kit for a campervan! HDMI inputs although I may not have much use for them, sound in and out (I think) to combine with main speaker system, and doesn't weigh that much either


    I know bad luck is around the corner, but these recent purchases have been great, albeit a long long lot of driving.

    Today I also offered up my caravan windows, and I think they will look ok.. they are not fancy, but functional and reasonably cheap..

    I am getting near to 3 eberspacher testings, knowing nothing about them... and also concerned about gas supply, time and funds are not great, but the gas needs to be planned quite soon..

    John

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    losing my way this week a bit.. which is a horrible feeling..

    I started out ok, by getting some timber and making 3 window frames for the caravan windows.. then my attention turned to the eberspachers, the latest one is brand new I think.. and I went and bought a brand new timer to go with it.. but they are not talking to each other and I think the timer is too new now.. 100 ouch..

    I removed the panel anti flap structure from the sliding door earlier today, and of course the van curve is now much more obvious when offering up the window frame.. I don't really know if the windows will seal ok or not, and if the frames/seals will look odd from inside, as they will be a different thickness towards the middle of the frame verticals..

    I think I need to forget about hot water for a week, again, and keep moving onwards... its frustrating as once things get covered up, fitting any pipes and cables is a much harder job..

    I have replaced the dash after a matrix change, so at least I can start the van and move it around..

    the cold is getting to me, despite 3 pairs of socks, thermals, 2 fleeces etc I am feeling drained

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    RE the Eberspachers, take a look here Eberspacher D2 loads of info and help if you get stuck give me a shout and I'll try and help mainly worked on D2 / D4 models

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1974 View Post
    losing my way this week a bit.. which is a horrible feeling..

    I started out ok, by getting some timber and making 3 window frames for the caravan windows.. then my attention turned to the eberspachers, the latest one is brand new I think.. and I went and bought a brand new timer to go with it.. but they are not talking to each other and I think the timer is too new now.. 100 ouch..

    I removed the panel anti flap structure from the sliding door earlier today, and of course the van curve is now much more obvious when offering up the window frame.. I don't really know if the windows will seal ok or not, and if the frames/seals will look odd from inside, as they will be a different thickness towards the middle of the frame verticals..

    I think I need to forget about hot water for a week, again, and keep moving onwards... its frustrating as once things get covered up, fitting any pipes and cables is a much harder job..

    I have replaced the dash after a matrix change, so at least I can start the van and move it around..

    the cold is getting to me, despite 3 pairs of socks, thermals, 2 fleeces etc I am feeling drained
    there's enough give on the window rubbers to get over the curve of the panel - fear not !

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    thanks both

    re eber:
    I bought a d5z hydronic II I think.. but the latest easy start timer ..2015 onwards..


    the window rubber should give. the gaps in the inside can be filled.. I think the double glazed window will take the bend and I am going to practice with the sliding door first as I can replace that if it really goes wrong



    I have made a note to cut the paintwork back on the outside whenever I am lost or cold or both.. mindless task that needs doing and will get me warm..

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