Our Van Upgrades

Have you done some nice upgrades on your RV? We would love to hear about them!
coxy45
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Re: Our Van Upgrades

Post by coxy45 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:18 am

Forgot to add that I redesigned the Van boot.
Screwed in 2 x 15 mil thick boards right across back wall, all attachments etc etc are held on with Tool Clips.
If I sell the Van,all I have to do is take out 8 screws & refit boards in new Van.

Everything has its place & easy to find.
Would like to post a pic, but have given up working out how to upload !!!
"See you 'round my campfire"

Geoff & Bev
NP Pajero GLX Diesel Auto
07 Millard Horizon 17' Pop Top

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Old Techo
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Re: Our Van Upgrades

Post by Old Techo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:28 am

coxy45 wrote:Would like to post a pic, but have given up working out how to upload !!!
Coxy, have a squiz here and use Forum Direct method...http://www.candm.com.au/forum/viewtopic ... 40#p103540
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coxy45
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Re: Our Van Upgrades

Post by coxy45 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:58 am

Thanks. Old Techo, will work on it.
"See you 'round my campfire"

Geoff & Bev
NP Pajero GLX Diesel Auto
07 Millard Horizon 17' Pop Top

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muzz_on_line
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Re: Our Van Upgrades

Post by muzz_on_line » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:12 pm

Best thing I ever did was install a dishwasher.

Cost me a fortune :shock: and finished up having to marry her. :rolleyes: :mrgreen:
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Re: Our Van Upgrades

Post by pinto » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:06 pm

muzz_on_line wrote:Best thing I ever did was install a dishwasher.

Cost me a fortune :shock: and finished up having to marry her. :rolleyes: :mrgreen:

Yep my old dishwasher would not work anymore so I had to get a new one ...

The Devorce cost me a fortune as well... :D
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Re: Our Van Upgrades

Post by beejay » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:23 pm

Our van upgrades to a 1971 Coronet 19’6 tandem
Removed external cladding
Removed all internal cupboards and lining
(Left with Chassis, floor and timber frame)
Repaired / replaced any suspect steel frame
Repaired / replaced all rotted timber in frames
Modified front and rear floor and frame
(More modern square look, increased floor by 400mm front and rear
retained original overall length)
Fabricated and fitted new A frame running back to spring hangers
Installed H/D lino tiles to floor
Installed new lining and ceiling
Made new cupboards (all Red Cedar)
Made new doors (red cedar)
Bottom doors have cedar infill top opaque plastic
New extendable table
Flip up extension to sink cupboard
Fiberglass shower alcove with flexible shower hose mixer tap
Enamel hand basin
Thetford toilet
Gas electric hot water to bathroom and kitchen
Towel rails and large mirror
Queen lift up posture slat bed
Innerspring mattress
Waeco HDC161 two door fridge
3 burner cooktop w 12 volt rangehhood
Stainless steel sink
Micro wave above fridge
Washing machine stored under bed
External BBQ
Heron Q air conditioner
Kenwood radio / CD
LCD 20” TV/DVD (can be watched from bed , lounge or moved
outside)
Exhaust fan/hatch over shower
Sirroco fans X2
Four seasons hatches X2
Breakaway brakes
Redarc 1215 BMS
Solar panels 120w X4 on roof
!2 Volt power points inside and out
240 volt power inside and out
All 12 volt wiring soldered and shrink wrapped
All 12 volt wiring tinned (no corrosion)
12 volt wiring running under van in metal flexible conduit
Reversing camera
Most lights LED inside and out including annexe and offside light
Running lights all LED (including 2 sets stop tail indicater one high one low)
LED reversing lights
All water pipes under van in plastic flexible conduit
12 volt water pump
Water tanks 2 X 125 litres
All water to van filtered(10 micron and 0.5 micron)
Water to tanks via manifold (No external fillers)
Can run direct off mains water or tanks
All waste pipes and hoses 40mm
Waste hoses stored in PVC under van (1X3metres 1X5metres)
Large tunnel boot under lounge
External storage under bed
External hatches all Thetford
New gas lines and regulator
New springs rated to 3 Tonne
New axles / electric brakes rated to 3 tonne
New wheels and tyres rated to 3 tonne plus
Painted all chassis and steelwork
Polystyrene insulation 30mm to walls and ceiling
New cladding , windows and triple lock door
New decals
Dometic awning
Front awning
Lifestyle table under awning
Bike rack on A frame
Antenna pole to rear bumper
Drop down legs to 4 corners
New jockey wheel central on A frame
Haymen Reese antisway bar
Red cedar pelmets
Whisper cellular blinds
Drawers soft close
Smoke alarm

Sorry it is so long but it has been a 4 year project
Regards Beejay

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