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Reply #240 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 7:33am

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Thanks, I have a bit to go to finish it of, that is if I ever finish it. Aart I have no set planes as yet, I will use it in local camping areas until I am happy with it, then I will see about other trips.

The new compressor I brought from Thor Air Suspension has arrived, now it is here I will test run it before fitting, I would like to run it along side what I already have but I will run them in a test before doing that.

I have also started fitting the hand basin bench in, after framing the front up I have cut down a bench top brought from Bunnings, and fitted a basin into it. I found I will need a 90deg waste though, so I now am waiting on this to arrive before finishing it of.
 
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Reply #241 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 7:09am

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I thought after using the camper the one thing I found harder was using the treg coupling, so I have brought the McHitch adaptor kit. This seamed like the best option for now, although when I can afford it, I think I will go to the McHitch automatic trailer coupler.

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Reply #242 - May 25th, 2018 at 8:38am

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Reply #243 - May 25th, 2018 at 12:20pm

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I have but I have not posted them up yet. Embarrassed
But I am taking it camping this weekend, for a test run. Cheesy About to leave as I type this. Smiley
 
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Reply #244 - Jun 2nd, 2018 at 9:56am

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Bonnie took a video of the roof going up when we went away last weekend, it is a 2.30 minute video.
As the roof is going up it is also lifting the folding wall on the left hand side.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGuNzs0I9tA&feature=youtu.be


We did take a video of me folding out the folding walls but for some reason it was very blurry.
Next time we go away we will try again to get this video of the wall folding and locking in place.
 
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Reply #245 - Jun 2nd, 2018 at 10:00am

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I started planing this spare tyre mount when I made the main camper frame by reinforcing two mounting plates, drilled and threaded  for the main mount.

I am only making one spare tyre for now though, I only have eight rims and tyres in this pattern and size, five on the Nissan and three on the camper.

I have used a house stump threaded captive nut and 25mm thread for the mount.
The hard bit for me was making the swing down carrier. I wanted the wheel when down, to be facing up, this way it is easier for me to fit the spare on the carrier. It took a bit of work to get the thread to line up and the mount to slide into place but it worked out quite well.

I can also still use my tyre cover over the spare tyre, I might have to buy a new one though at some time, as this one is getting a few marks on it.
 
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I have even before I finished the camper thought about fitting what you would call a stabiliser bar in the suspension, as I thought it would be beneficial. I looked at a few bars I had here, but none would work with what I have.
I then brought a second hand VX Commodore rear bar after doing a few measurements using the Commodore I have here.
After backing the camper onto my ramp to make it easy to work on I started fitting it, I needed some backing practise anyway.
As it worked out fitting it to the axle was quite easy, and it only took a little work on the link rods to get them to fit.
I am taking it on a trip again soon, so I will road test it on some gravel roads, and a windy bitumen range road which should tell me it it was worth the effort fitting it.
 
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Reply #247 - Jun 7th, 2018 at 7:05am

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Alter giving the flooring a bit of thought I have decided to use a product called Hanwood Planks. I a few of these left over as shorts from a job, so rather than waste them I am using them.

Hanwood is a waterproof vinyl interlocking plank with a rubber backing, and also a good insulator on the floor, Well that is what they claim on the box.
Even though the Hanwood is a floating floor product, I am using sickerflex to hold it in place.

While I am at it I am also tiding up the chassis rails in the doorway with some prop plate.

I hope to have this first floor section finished tonight as I plan on going out to Mt Albion camping this weekend.
 

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Reply #248 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 7:07am

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I have been working on the first of two storage draws at the rear of the camper. I like to have a spot for things and then they can be easy to get when needed, that is why I planed these draws from the start of the build.
I have folded them from some of my leftover aluminium, so I can keep them as light as possible.
This drawer is for the tent pegs, hammer, Ropes double and single as well as the rope springs.
The springs have small shackles on each end, and the ropes have spring clips on them so I can break them down to pack away.
I still need to trim the door edging then this drawer and door are finished.
 
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