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2019 Twins

Mar 11, 2019
153
90
Funster No
59,032
MH
Adria Twin 640 2019
Exp
2017
Looks a nifty little design and space saving too ! Might consider changing up (y)(y)
 
Jan 19, 2019
264
545
Ashford, Kent
Funster No
58,099
MH
Adria Twin 640 SGX
Exp
Since 2017 as MHer, since childhood caravanning.
Can’t remember if I posted this, but we got two of these to go on the “trays” I had made for the permanent bits of bed at the side of the raising centre. (SGX) Our Denby mugs fit in them perfectly for travel too.

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Jan 19, 2019
264
545
Ashford, Kent
Funster No
58,099
MH
Adria Twin 640 SGX
Exp
Since 2017 as MHer, since childhood caravanning.
And if anyone drinks fizzy wine, these are brilliant and even work if the bottle is on its side. So good we got one for home too.

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Jan 19, 2019
264
545
Ashford, Kent
Funster No
58,099
MH
Adria Twin 640 SGX
Exp
Since 2017 as MHer, since childhood caravanning.
This just fits in the shelf under the bathroom window. There’s the tiniest of stretches needed to get it in so it fits without jiggling. Great for toothbrushes etc.

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Jan 19, 2019
264
545
Ashford, Kent
Funster No
58,099
MH
Adria Twin 640 SGX
Exp
Since 2017 as MHer, since childhood caravanning.
Again I might have done this before, but these hook over the little shelves at the back of the bed (to the side of the doors) and are great for a bottle of water.

Cheaper from Ikea but quicker to find the Amazon link.

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Jan 19, 2019
264
545
Ashford, Kent
Funster No
58,099
MH
Adria Twin 640 SGX
Exp
Since 2017 as MHer, since childhood caravanning.
Finally replaced front carpets with these. Much easier to keep clean on a long trip with a large dirty dog. They are a bit padded so nice underfoot, but I’m not a carpet person anyway.

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Jan 19, 2019
264
545
Ashford, Kent
Funster No
58,099
MH
Adria Twin 640 SGX
Exp
Since 2017 as MHer, since childhood caravanning.
Oh, not finally at all. I got this to use as a soap dish. Sticks on the small surface just to the right of the sink. Bung your soap on when dry and it sticks like glue. We just use it in situ for hands, shower has its own soap.

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Mar 11, 2019
153
90
Funster No
59,032
MH
Adria Twin 640 2019
Exp
2017
Wow the cup holder and shower caddy brilliant finds and the water hanging tub !!! Shall take those fab ideas for my van too

Bravo for great finds
 
Mar 11, 2019
153
90
Funster No
59,032
MH
Adria Twin 640 2019
Exp
2017
Can’t remember if I posted this, but we got two of these to go on the “trays” I had made for the permanent bits of bed at the side of the raising centre. (SGX) Our Denby mugs fit in them perfectly for travel too.

Amazon product

Hey be great to see what you’ve made with the middle wooden section of the bed... as I sleep side to side I have the 2 (feet bits) I could fashion a tray for as currently use and open cupboard for tea, water etc
 
Jan 19, 2019
264
545
Ashford, Kent
Funster No
58,099
MH
Adria Twin 640 SGX
Exp
Since 2017 as MHer, since childhood caravanning.
I’ll take a photo when we’re next in the van as it’s off in storage now, but basically I ordered a custom one of these. Be warned, it’s not cheap, but it does look really good. My van is the 640SGX so we sleep lengthwise, head to the doors. There’s a double bed sized raising bit, and then each side a fixed cushion that doesn’t raise. The shelf is made to fit that, then stick the cup holder on and bingo, a tray each for a proper mug and place to put phone, watch etc.

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Jan 19, 2019
264
545
Ashford, Kent
Funster No
58,099
MH
Adria Twin 640 SGX
Exp
Since 2017 as MHer, since childhood caravanning.
Just realised all this should be in the fettling thread really :(
 

Wullie-d

Free Member
Apr 4, 2019
32
23
Funster No
59,625
MH
van conversion
Exp
2014
Does anyone have any ideas how to stop the back doors opening right up mines got caught by a gust of wind and cracked the door window?
 
Mar 11, 2019
153
90
Funster No
59,032
MH
Adria Twin 640 2019
Exp
2017
Hmmm your not alone as I think someone else has this issue recently

You’d think we’d be able to purchase door restrictors .... nothing on line for ducato vans ??

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Wullie-d

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Apr 4, 2019
32
23
Funster No
59,625
MH
van conversion
Exp
2014
it's not a good idea with the doors opening right up it can happen very easy and it will be a costly window. so just be very careful.
 
Jan 19, 2019
264
545
Ashford, Kent
Funster No
58,099
MH
Adria Twin 640 SGX
Exp
Since 2017 as MHer, since childhood caravanning.
That was us. There were a few ideas posted which we’ve not had time to research yet. Replacement window is due end July so it’s a long wait.
 

Wullie-d

Free Member
Apr 4, 2019
32
23
Funster No
59,625
MH
van conversion
Exp
2014
dealer says it would take about 6 weeks . I was talking to someone with a 17 plate twin and his came with the stays as standard so the must have stopped doing it for some reason

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Minxy Girl

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Aug 22, 2007
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MH
Carthago Cmpct i-138
Exp
Since 1996 we've had Elddis, Swift, Rapido, Rimor, Chausson MHs and Autocruise & Globecar PVCs
OK. Thanks for the precious answer to my "What is this?" Now for another please.
Anyone know what these 2 'knobs' are for. Do they remove a hatch or something to access under van, not tried it in case they are holding something in place.
They are on the floor of the 'step box' between the 2 beds. Sorry photos aren't good.Thanks again.
Our Globecar has them too, it's so the step box can be removed in case you want to use the whole of the floor area, the knobs themselves are a bit of a pain so I removed them and used a couple of domed headed bolts instead with some non-slip cupboard mat held in place by them, and on top of that some old yoga mat, we've also got them on the side of the upper step too but I've left them as they are as they don't cause any problems.


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Blue Knight

Funster
Aug 7, 2017
4,304
3,230
Durham
Funster No
49,879
MH
Ducato Maxi PVC
Exp
Sep 2016
Think Blue Knight fitted some to his Globecar (see “Globecar Mods”) but its the same base van
I went for the extended bump stop option on the external doors but I think it was Karen Wombles that did the door restraining straps.

If it wasn't Karen then she'll know the Funster that did. :cool:

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Wullie-d

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Apr 4, 2019
32
23
Funster No
59,625
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van conversion
Exp
2014
thanks did the extended door stoppers work ok?
 

Wombles

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Oct 28, 2013
7,561
5,021
SW England
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28,783
MH
Van Conversion
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A few years now
I went for the extended bump stop option on the external doors but I think it was Karen Wombles that did the door restraining straps.

If it wasn't Karen then she'll know the Funster that did. :cool:
Not me - ours came with manufacturer fitted restraining bars but very strong wind might overcome them so please post details of your extended bump as may copy you :smiley:
 

Blue Knight

Funster
Aug 7, 2017
4,304
3,230
Durham
Funster No
49,879
MH
Ducato Maxi PVC
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Sep 2016
thanks did the extended door stoppers work ok?
In principle they would save your doors, window perspex and light clusters but if the wind was that strong as to dislodge the door from its mechanical restraining unit then at the very least you should expect the door skin to be damaged and dinted from the impact.

This is just my take on things but I won't be leaving the doors open unless I'm 100% certain that the wind will not affect the doors, otherwise they stay closed.

Also, if you were to place restraining straps at the top of the door frame and then attach them to the door corners then you would have to be sure that the left door didn't close in on itself first, i.e. before the right door closed or else you would cause some serious panel damage to the skin(s) of the left door (from the door lock).

Perhaps the only safe way is to use two detachable metal stay-rods which simply affix to the frame and the doors.

All the best,

Andrew

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Blue Knight

Funster
Aug 7, 2017
4,304
3,230
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MH
Ducato Maxi PVC
Exp
Sep 2016
Not me - ours came with manufacturer fitted restraining bars but very strong wind might overcome them so please post details of your extended bump as may copy you :smiley:
I'll do a small write-up when I get a mo Karen :)

I still haven't done the roof spolier-thing yet.

I'm turning into a right lazy sausage.
 
Sep 12, 2013
44
69
Devon
Funster No
28,050
MH
PVC
Exp
Since 2000
We did a temporary fix on the bike rack door of our Adria twin before we went away as we were concerned about the doors being blown open and smashing the light cluster and window, particularly the first opening door with the bike rack and extra weight.
We bought a fiamma bike block D1, took it apart and screwed it to the the bike rack so when the door opens the head of the block rests against the edge of the van and stops it opening any further. In the picture top right.
Worked very well and was well tested in the strong winds we encountered in Spain.
It’s needs addressing and we hope to find some permanent solution for both doors, wouldn't want to have to replace expensive light clusters.6A284A4E-ECFB-40C2-BD7D-84EE37990B69.jpeg6A284A4E-ECFB-40C2-BD7D-84EE37990B69.jpeg

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Wullie-d

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Apr 4, 2019
32
23
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van conversion
Exp
2014
this stops the doors from going right round excellent just hook on when doors are open and unhook when closing will stop another broken window

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