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Reply #300 - Mar 18th, 2020 at 9:24am

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After a bit of thought I have started to fix the visible gap between the roof and camper, when the roof is down read to travel.

I first screwed and sealed a piece of 25mm x 3mm aluminium, and then a piece of 40mm  x 3mm aluminium. I have still left a gap between the roof and camper to allow for movement.
The front will look the same but I need to use 50mm to allow for the bolts for the actuators.

To me, it looks much better viably, and it keeps the seal in shape when down which should be better as well.


Before the new trim
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front still to do.
 

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Reply #301 - Mar 18th, 2020 at 5:52pm

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Looks good John.
 
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Reply #302 - May 5th, 2020 at 7:58am

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With not being able, like everyone to get out camping, I have started doing things I wanted to anyhow. I brought a tap some time ago but have not got around to fitting it.
I wanted a tap for washing hands after the camper is hooked up and ready to go, so I have fitted it close to the hitch and on the inside of the chassis rails to protect it.

I also fitted a air outlet beside the water tap. I ended up by using a 1/2” tap mount to do the job. I cut off  the female and male 1/2” threads and then taping a 1/4” thread into the brass mount, and fitted the 1/4” fittings into it.
 

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Reply #303 - May 5th, 2020 at 8:47am

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Is there a compressor in the van or is it to pump air in?
Can’t remember if you had airbags under the van
 

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Reply #304 - May 5th, 2020 at 9:50am

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Aart I have a compressor, which I am going to change for a Boss Unit, plus a 9ltr air tank.
As it has air suspension the air is a big part of the camper.
 
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Reply #305 - May 5th, 2020 at 9:57am

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Very neat indeed.

John, what do you expect to use the external air for??
 

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Reply #306 - May 5th, 2020 at 10:30am

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I just wanted it for air for servicing. It is quick to air up tyres when needed on the Nissan as well.
 
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Good handy additions there John.
 
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Reply #308 - May 5th, 2020 at 2:57pm

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Chally I am slowly getting things done to make camping better for us.

In the front storage box I have now fitted my axe in a holder plus I also have fitted a spare actuator on the same frame. I can then if ever needed fit the spare if one fails.
The frame lifts out so I can service the water plumbing behind.
 
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Reply #309 - May 6th, 2020 at 10:56am

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jclures wrote on May 5th, 2020 at 2:57pm:
Chally I am slowly getting things done to make camping better for us.


That is what is important mate. You certainly come up with some great ideas.
 
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