Parked next to this yesterday

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Had a wee nosey around this yesterday. Just had to ask outright after the guy was telling us it had a slide "IN" What a fabulous idea, might be handy for conversions @Terry . The shower base is covered by an infill, lifted obviously when you want a shower. 20160424_143326.jpg 20160424_143326.jpg 20160424_142919.jpg 20160424_142848.jpg 20160424_142835.jpg
     
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    An old idea used by Winibago in the Le Sharo model for over 20 years.
     
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    Has he not installed it the wrong way round? Surely he'd be better off having it slide out the way in Scotland. No need for the infill bit. Just stand there with his legs hanging out the bottom on the ground as the rain pi, eh enters from above. Much less refilling fresh water and emptying waste water as well.(y)
     
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    Hi Sandra,as Dave says -the pics are of a le-sharo realta on a vw base -they were normally found on Renault bases ;)
     
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    I somehow thought lots would have saw these. I hadnt and thought the van was wonderful. It even had an installed genny, though it was broke and costing £400 to fix.
     
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    Small Winnibago for the American market and a few found there way here -I have always liked them and very nearly bought one about 10 yrs ago but it was blighted by rust underneath
    terry
     
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    Terry never knew you had a rusty bottom.;)
     
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    We looked at a Le Sharo a few years ago. I remember the strange toilet arrangement and the limited headroom in the seating are at the back which meant you had to stoop to get to the seats.
     
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    A freind had one of the renault based ones 25 years ago and it wasnt new then.

    The earlier ones were renault then they went to VW, I think they used the 2.8litre v6. In fact I think most of them were petrol.

    Good package in a small space back then.
     
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    I'm sure the Renault ones also used the 2,5 diesel as well.
     
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    I remember we considered one of these back in the mid 90s which we really liked but couldn't afford it. We had a classic Commer Autosleeper instead but I liked the toilet idea and was going to do similar in the ambulance I then converted but as we didn't want a shower and getting suitable 'slides' for it would have been expensive, I went for a simpler idea of the door being open to approx 90 degrees with a curtain on a curved rail filling the gap ... worked a treat.
     
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    its the same theory as recent pvc with a center shower and tambour doors the center of the walkway has dual use
     
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    Quite a few vans have this shower arrangement nowadays, as does ours. Brilliant use of space.
    Phil
     
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    We have the tambour door shower/toilet compartment in ours too - means we can have a lovely L-shaped lounge in our PVC. :)
     
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    Nice vans. Friend of ours has one god knows how old it is but its still as good as new he must have had it 20 years and it was secondhand when he bought it.(y)
     
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