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Reply #230 - Mar 2nd, 2018 at 10:56pm

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Reply #231 - Mar 9th, 2018 at 9:12pm

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I now have a better idea on how my shower and toilet will look, after making a base frame I have been able to test the shower and toilet.
When I started building I had planed around a different toilet, so I now have a overhang of the toilet base over the shower base. I decider that the price I would have paid for the toilet,  for what I would have got, was to much. I can buy two of these toilets for the same amount, this way I can have a spare bottom tank when travelling,  which I thought was a good idea, and I still have a electric  push button flush.

I also have finished the shower plumbing,  on the inside. I think for me I might put a shower bracket of the roof, as hand held shower heads are no good to me.

I have also been working on the camper wiring again, I still have a bit to do with this but I am making progress.
 
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Reply #232 - Mar 25th, 2018 at 10:13am

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We taken a big step getting the camper ready for camping. The fridge is now wired in , and going, beer is cold that is all that matters.
The kitchen is also getting there, the door is fitted, and the wiring to run the rear water pump is also finished.
So I now hare running water and a cold fridge, ready for Easter camping.

The inside bench and drawers are now starting to take shape, I have folded the drawers up, and riveted them together. If I could tig that would have been a better option, as I do not have that option. rivets are going to do. I will fit drawer fronts and handles on when finished but they will work for now.

The fridge compartment is now also sheeted in, as well, so I can now start on the counter top next. It will have a small sink with the hot and cold tap  plumbed in.

I would like to get some floor covering down as well soon.
 
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Reply #233 - Mar 25th, 2018 at 12:53pm

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Love it, John.

First trip[ next weekend.  Looking forward to the report.
 

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Reply #234 - Mar 25th, 2018 at 2:10pm

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Very nice job. Look forward to hearing how it goes on it's maiden trip
 
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Reply #235 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 7:05am

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I have been a bit sidetracked since Easter, as I have decided to do the shed shuffle, this is so I can park the camper in the shed and open the kitchen draw without any problems.

Now for its first outing, the camper towed well, I new it was there but it behaved well behind my Nissan.

I had a few minor problems, the water pump relay wiring needed to be looked at as a plug was not in it socket properly.  I also had a problem with the top half of the main door. The screws I fitted had come loose, these were meant to be changed to different screws before it took it out, but I run out of time.

I am going tho change the rear swing down legs though, the 450mm long legs could not swing down enough, so 400mm legs will now be fitted on the rear.
As it turned out coming home, some how I have damaged one of the front legs, so I can use the replaced rear legs to fix the front leg. The road in to where I went is as rough as I think I would take the camper, I should have taken a few photos of what I just called a road so you new what I meant.

I am also going to fit a new compressor, the one I am using looks like it is only just doing the job, I would have liked the ability to put more air into the air bags to cross a couple of gullies on the road, to give the camper more ground clearance but I could not go higher than 115psi.

As it looked like rain while we were camping, we fitted temporary covers over the actuators, they tell me they are water proof but I have on faith in that claim. I also don't want water entering this section of the camper anyway. We will make proper covers to cover them before we go again I hope out of a reinforced vinyl material with Velcro attachments.
 
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Reply #236 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 11:17am

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Well done John.
Great achievement.
Any big trips planned?

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Reply #237 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 2:00pm

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Reply #238 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 3:48pm

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You have done a great job on your camper John. I hope you and Bonnie have lots of happy camping with it.
 

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Reply #239 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 9:09am

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