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Old 30-01-17, 12:16
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It was a great first trip in the van, everything worked as expected and the space works well for 2 of us. My furniture isn't great though, the toilet door has started warping and I feel like everything is just built too thin, so I'll redo all the "faces" using proper 18mm furniture board in the spring. I also have a few ideas to fix everything to the van better.

Next move will be to re-route the electrics. I'm happy that everything works but I found out my current location doesn't really give me any access should I need to do anything, even change a fuse, so I'll redo that. I've had time to think about my bed and storage setup so this will be updated using a slightly different approach to everyday storage.

Another big thing was to make sure the outside of the van was spotless, all rust spots treated, repainted, etc. That was a plan for later, however I caught a mate's gatepost (looking right while trying to edge the van to the left, numpty!), and now I almost need a new sliding door. It'll be expensive to get one and get the window fitted again so I'll see if I can fix it first, then do the rest of the bodywork while I'm at it.
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Old 09-02-17, 07:25
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Sounds like a good first outing. Also sounds like you're going to change a fair few bits ! Thought about changing part of our layout...then rememebred how much effort and time had to go in first time round and quickly forgot the idea

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Old 12-03-17, 13:43
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Right, time to think about updating the van!

I've not done anything to it yet, I've mostly been enjoying not having to rush around at every spare moment to get it ready. Our next proper trip is planned for the beginning of May though, and I want to take the bike with us, so I need to get cracking with the rest of the conversion!

I have planned a lot of changes and will almost rebuilt the whole thing, but this time I feel like I know what I'm doing so it should be a lot quicker.

The only thing I haven't decided on yet is the location of the water tanks. I found that onboard tanks take a lot of space, and I'm always worried about leaks, so I want to fit tanks under the chassis. Who's done this on an LT? Ideally I would want a 70-80l fresh tank to feed my sink and basin, and either a single waste tank for both or a waste tank for each. The sink and basin are located on either side of the van but "facing" each other, so a single tank may be possible if it can clear the prop and the exhaust.
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Old 13-03-17, 07:36
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Have a look on the CAK Tanks website.

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Old 13-03-17, 12:14
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Thanks Martyn, I looked at their website and it seems they can do pretty much anything, I was hoping someone would have set something up that I could use as a reference, so I know what to expect.

I'll be speaking with CAK Tanks and Barratt Tanks to see what they can do, plus any others I can find.
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Old Today, 07:36
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Time to start the re-work on the interior!

I have thought through several possibilities and I am thinking now that a framework clad in thin ply is my most cost effective option, and it will make it easy to hide cabling runs in the cavities.

I went to the motorhome show in Harrogate at the weekend, did a little homework (found that very shiny panels is very much in fashion right now!), and got a few ideas for storage.

Here's the progress so far:



I feel like I know what I'm doing now so the progress should be fairly quick this time around.
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