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  1. artona

    artona

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    Its two years almost to the day since I started on converting the van. Today we braved the snow to do some changes and make the bed bigger

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    messing about by stewdavid.com, on Flickr

    the added bonus will be loads of new storage space........might even have a secret whisky locker :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Good grief, it's not going to break is it. I think Swift would make two caravans and a MH out of that much wood.
     
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    WOW :Eeek: you dont do things by halves do you that bed is not going to break is it:thumb:
     
  4. artona

    artona

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    lol...........do like to build it to last tis true :BigGrin:

    A friend, unclenorm helps me with the van.........his favourite lines are "Insulated to within an inch of its life" and why use a 3inch screw if you can get a 4 inch one in" lol
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1: yep not much spring in that:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Heavens! If you had used half the wood, you could have lowered the bed by a few inches.

    Craig
     
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    well there goes your payload. Way over engineered all that extra weight cost fuel to carry around, still forgot you were so rich:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  8. artona

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    Whats payload wildman...........is it important?

    We weighed her before we started and we have kept a close eye as we went along. Suspension has been uprated and she pulls and cruises as you would expect. Fuel economy is excellent. You need to remember these vans are built to carry load :BigGrin:

    hey but thanks for your concern
     
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    Two years? You been slacking boy :BigGrin:

    Only took us 7 weeks to convert a broken Elddis into a Burstner :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Mock wise old engineers at you peril.
     
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    Hi Stew,I take it you are having half ins ply on top of the frame work ?or are you going for three quarter just in case :BigGrin:-- give us more pics of the rest of van please :Wink:
    terry
     
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    Greenpeace and Save The Planet are holding high level meetings tomorrow to discuss the forest that died for your bed Stew... :Rofl1:

    Payload?

    40 years of motorhoming (over twenty of them on the road full time) and I have never been weighed in a motor home... (all the time in the coal lorry!)

    Yeah, yeah... I know... you met a guy in a bar in Mexico whose cousin's sister in law's neighbour was weighed once but I haven't...

    Glass ALWAYS half full in my life...


    JJ :Cool:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    We can't but wonder just what is planned for that bed.
     
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