Design in a Motorhome ... ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Imagine you have a free hand and unlimited budget to design and build your dream motorhome or camper van .. or perhaps it already exists but you can't afford one.. so what is it ?

    some ideas to kick off...

    1) Base vehicle:
    2) Style: luton, low profile, A class , pop top etc etc
    3) Layout, rear fixed bed etc ?
    4) Toys: TV, sat dome.. etc

    or do you have a radical idea that no one has thought of ?
     
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    Maurice & Val Read Only Funster

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    How about a double decker - fancied converting a bus years ago - never got done though.
     
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    What I would like is a motorhome with a rear slide out to make it longer on site.

    I am quite happy with our 6meter van on the road as it goes anywhere we want but an extra meter on site would be wonderful.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    The yanks do a van conversion with a rear slide.. albeit a bit ugly I think

    surprised no uk converters offer it ...yet..

    [​IMG]
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    seen a few d/d bus conversions .. height is a problem on many sites and few will accommodate them .. smack of hippy travellers maybe ?

    this one has a side garage :Doh:

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    I remember seeing a conversion with an upstairs double bed many years ago I think it was a van built by Richard Holdsworth don't know if it was a prototype, and not much higher than normal. It was for sale second-hand at the time.

    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    OK, so I'm showing my age. Still a Fun movie though. :BigGrin:


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    Liz would like an A class with
    A large kitchen/lounging area
    Pantry with marble slab
    Seperate dining area
    A wood burning AGA
    Iternal bike storage area
    2 Drop down double beds
    Must be under 6.5 meters long to fit on our drive:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Happy Daze
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    That is awful - just looks like an outside toilet strapped on the end!

    I guess a tardis is excluded from the spec? :Blush:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    yes it is awful, I'm sure a home builder could do better... or maybe this is a home build ?


    Found another which looks a lot better,
    Roadtrek Model SS Ideal
    http://www.roadtrek.com/
     
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    A decent size shower room with a big sink, why have I got a motorhome the size of an aircraft with a sink big enough to get one hand in and a shower cubicle where the shower is so low it does not reach the top of your head:Doh:
     
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    ...so you HAVE seen my Iveco Self Build Wagon?

    Surely the ulitimate "Dream Motorhome"...

    it has...

    sturdy chassis,
    2.8 Turbo charged, intercooled engine.
    Noisy gearbox... (about to be fixed by Champers!)
    cruise control.
    solar power.
    central heating.
    Fridge, freezer, four ring cooker, oven and grill (smev), hot and cold water, two basins, shower, twin water tanks, toilet.
    Solar panels (four)
    fixed bed
    swivel seats
    Bose speakers
    200 watts per chanel stereo.
    rust.
    dents.
    scratches
    flaked paintwork
    Man City Programmes
    hand cut parquet flooring

    ...whoops.... got to go....

    JJ :RollEyes: :RollEyes: :RollEyes:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    but no rear slide ???? tisk tisk :Laughing:
     
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    There is one and only one design that works, design name:

    TARDIS
     
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    That's what we've called our nuevo - it seems like one the amount of stuff we have in it and still plenty of room to swing a cat - except our cats don't like travel.
     
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    ideal motorhome

    oh come on this is simples,

    Chris, would be happy with our old cottage on wheels, that way she would have her 200 pair of shoes, lost count of dresses, skirts, tops, underwear, make up, lip stick, eye shadow, hair dryer, hair curlers, hair straighteners, nail varnish, nail vanish remover, eye pads, cleansing pads, uncle tom cobbly and all.

    Mind you I would want room for my kitchen utensils, fishing rods, cameras, R C helicopters one pair of shoes, one pair of trousers, 2 shirts, 2 pair of undies ( just in case we stay away for more than 2 weeks) :Rofl1:
     
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    Ask a woman

    IF YOUR DESIGHNING A MOTORHOME ASK A WOMAN BECAUSE IF YOU PUT SOMETHING WHERE YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE THEY ALWAYS CHANGE IT,:Wink:
     
  18. Terry

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    JJ,is on the right track :Rofl1: -ours has good sized shower,full height wardrobe,big sink (compared to most )full size cooker / fridge and plenty of worktop space.Also a single fixed bed, with a second one that takes seconds rather than mins to make,this also is made into a 5ft x 6 ft6 ins double or 6 ft 6 ins sq very large bed. What more could you ask for ? A slide will only give more floor area when deployed but if you are comfy with out floor space why do you need it ? :Rofl1: GET SELF BUILDING YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO :Rofl1::thumb:
    terry
    Money no object I would pay someone to build me a vary similar van but they would have to put up with my mate and me watching there every move
     
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    Without doubt some of the absurd kitchens we've seen were totally designed by a man. A blind man released into care in the community because they thought he couldn't go much harm to anyone.
     
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    Many a true word...

    We've seen the RVs with the Grand Canyon painted on them, but a stone cottage ? Would that be awesome or naff ? Paint a MH to look as close to a stone cottage as possible.

    Awning with a thatch pattern.
     
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