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Globecar Modifications

Jul 28, 2016
957
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Glasgow, Scotland
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44,285
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Globecar 600L Revolu
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My new van is off to VanBitz in early Feb to get an alarm and solar kit fitted - i’ll provide some photos once done. Plan to do a single Gaslow installation as well. Plus some internal bike storage ideas that are being formulated, but i’ll need to wait until the van arrives to see how it will work in practice.
 

Vanman

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Aug 12, 2016
1,297
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44,564
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Roadscout R PVC
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March 2017
My new van is off to VanBitz in early Feb to get an alarm and solar kit fitted - i’ll provide some photos once done. Plan to do a single Gaslow installation as well. Plus some internal bike storage ideas that are being formulated, but i’ll need to wait until the van arrives to see how it will work in practice.
I may have an alarm fitted too - can you give me an idea of the options and price? PM if you don't want to post to 'all' (y). Thanks.

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Jul 11, 2008
8,052
38,805
Dumfries
Funster No
3,262
MH
PVC Possl Roadcruiser
Exp
2007
I may have an alarm fitted too - can you give me an idea of the options and price? PM if you don't want to post to 'all' (y). Thanks.
Have a look at Vanbitz website the price is there and don't forget your 10% Funster discount. We had them fit a solar panel and alarm when we bought our van this year and can't recommend them enough.
 

Vanman

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Have a look at Vanbitz website the price is there and don't forget your 10% Funster discount. We had them fit a solar panel and alarm when we bought our van this year and can't recommend them enough.
I picked up a pack at the NEC in November, but to be honest it was too much for me to take in at the time, wasn't sure if it was the same for all MH types and which options you needed for a PVC ... I'm looking for a really simple answer (but not 42)! ;)
 

Minxy Girl

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Aug 22, 2007
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Since 1996 we've had Elddis, Swift, Rapido, Rimor, Chausson MHs and Autocruise & Globecar PVCs
I know a lot of people say go to Vanbitz but you need to be aware that there are other companies who can put in alarms too! Not everyone lives in their locality so it can be quite a trek if you don't. After a 'bad' start with a mobile fitter we had an alarm fitted by a very well regarded company locally quite a bit cheaper than Vanbitz but the main reason was simply because if there is ever a problem with it, we can go to them to get it sorted (we've had problems with alarms on previous vehicles so it can happen, eg faulty contact etc).

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Minxy Girl

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Aug 22, 2007
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Since 1996 we've had Elddis, Swift, Rapido, Rimor, Chausson MHs and Autocruise & Globecar PVCs
Mods ... where do I start!!!!! The below are from a list I did to keep track of it all ... there's bound to be some bits missing though and still some stuff to do!!!

General
Lined underbed storage area, lockers, drawers and cupboards; blocked gap at back of overhead cab locker & lined with material. Put in fire blanket, fire extinguisher, smoke alarm and gas alarm; put up oval mirror and clock; replaced cab seats base rear plastic covers with flat panels instead and put in wicker basket for dog toys and black zipped bag behind driver’s seat for dog leads etc; put in dog gate; put pockets on rear & sliding doors; put up coat hooks; put magnetic catches in cupboards and PIR lights too;

Gas
Fitted Gaslow bottles in locker with filler and regulator

Electrical
Fitted solar panel & controller; fitted & wired up 3 x 12v sockets, fitted 12v socket with battery readout display at rear of passenger seat; installed rear view camera; moved lights from original bed head to feet end (new bed head)

Soft furnishings
Fitted cab seat covers, made & fitted dinette seat covers, fitted floor coverings; Velcroed small curtains on end of under bed storage area; fitted curtains and fly screen net for rear doors; made table pad and elasticated cover, cut down plastic table cloths; storage pockets on rear of cab seats.

Cab
Fitted coaster (for sat nav to stick to); fitted electric bike battery & charger holders; lined cubby holes; fitted drinks bottle holders on doors; stuck on clock.

Large Bottom Wardrobe
Put wire shelf over hanging rail; put plastic shelf/basket and waste bin on door; veg racks/shelves in back and screwed in place; put hook up to hang dustpan & brush on, put on extra knob.

Small Bottom Cupboard
Put in shelf, put on extra door knob.

Long Wardrobe
Fitted wire rack and plastic rack on door; put in extra shelves

Lounge
Put metal shelves/plate racks etc in upper lockers; put up dog photos and clock

Kitchen
Put up tea tubs/shelf, kitchen roll holder; replaced worktop hinges/support with 2 metal ones.

Washroom
Fitted shelf in lower cupboard; put up soap dispenser, toilet roll holder, hooks etc; fitted Fiamma winder handle storage clips.

Bedroom
Put up cup ‘shelves’ and ‘bits’ baskets; put TV bracket & securing strap over end of bed with bag for remote/lead, put extra light under locker near rear doors, made barrier for side window and insulated pads for side and rear door windows.​
 
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jezport
Oct 29, 2008
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I may have an alarm fitted too - can you give me an idea of the options and price? PM if you don't want to post to 'all' (y). Thanks.
We didn't have the time for a 500mile return trip to Vanbitz. We needed an alarm fitting the same week, Vanbitz were fully booked. Now I know that they have a great reputation but any item can go faulty so decided to use a local company just in case I needed any warranty work doing. I used Autosound in Bradford http://www.autosound.co.uk/
They fitted a Thatcham alarm for me for £349.00 and also fitted me a better DAB aerial.
I cant fault the service and would recommend them to anyone.
 

Mark Haworth

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Dec 16, 2016
5
5
Hull
Funster No
46,474
MH
Globecar van conversion
Exp
since 2014
Autowatch alarm and tracker fitted when we bought the van. Tracker is great, there is a phone app that allws us to locate the van anytime. Great if you forget where you parked it when out and about!

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Apr 11, 2015
3,156
12,070
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35,812
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Laika Ecovip 300
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since 1988 with breaks until 2009
Mods ... where do I start!!!!! The below are from a list I did to keep track of it all ... there's bound to be some bits missing though and still some stuff to do!!!

General
Lined underbed storage area, lockers, drawers and cupboards; blocked gap at back of overhead cab locker & lined with material. Put in fire blanket, fire extinguisher, smoke alarm and gas alarm; put up oval mirror and clock; replaced cab seats base rear plastic covers with flat panels instead and put in wicker basket for dog toys and black zipped bag behind driver’s seat for dog leads etc; put in dog gate; put pockets on rear & sliding doors; put up coat hooks; put magnetic catches in cupboards and PIR lights too;

Gas
Fitted Gaslow bottles in locker with filler and regulator

Electrical
Fitted solar panel & controller; fitted & wired up 3 x 12v sockets, fitted 12v socket with battery readout display at rear of passenger seat; installed rear view camera; moved lights from original bed head to feet end (new bed head)

Soft furnishings
Fitted cab seat covers, made & fitted dinette seat covers, fitted floor coverings; Velcroed small curtains on end of under bed storage area; fitted curtains and fly screen net for rear doors; made table pad and elasticated cover, cut down plastic table cloths; storage pockets on rear of cab seats.

Cab
Fitted coaster (for sat nav to stick to); fitted electric bike battery & charger holders; lined cubby holes; fitted drinks bottle holders on doors; stuck on clock.

Large Bottom Wardrobe
Put wire shelf over hanging rail; put plastic shelf/basket and waste bin on door; veg racks/shelves in back and screwed in place; put hook up to hang dustpan & brush on, put on extra knob.

Small Bottom Cupboard
Put in shelf, put on extra door knob.

Long Wardrobe
Fitted wire rack and plastic rack on door; put in extra shelves

Lounge
Put metal shelves/plate racks etc in upper lockers; put up dog photos and clock

Kitchen
Put up tea tubs/shelf, kitchen roll holder; replaced worktop hinges/support with 2 metal ones.

Washroom
Fitted shelf in lower cupboard; put up soap dispenser, toilet roll holder, hooks etc; fitted Fiamma winder handle storage clips.

Bedroom
Put up cup ‘shelves’ and ‘bits’ baskets; put TV bracket & securing strap over end of bed with bag for remote/lead, put extra light under locker near rear doors, made barrier for side window and insulated pads for side and rear door windows.​
Is there still room for you all in there? Impressive list.
 

Minxy Girl

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I must get around to taking some photos!!! Too ruddy cold though so it'll have to wait!
 
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jezport
Oct 29, 2008
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Autowatch alarm and tracker fitted when we bought the van. Tracker is great, there is a phone app that allws us to locate the van anytime. Great if you forget where you parked it when out and about!
Ive got the Autowatch also

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Sep 23, 2013
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Globecar Campscout
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Since 2008 (started in a VW T4 campervan)
Kitchen
replaced worktop hinges/support with 2 metal ones.
I must get around to taking some photos!!! Too ruddy cold though so it'll have to wait!
Might save you a photo. Not necessarily exactly the same as yours, but I got the general idea from you.

OH is less than steady on her feet & couldn't avoid leaning on the worktop flap, for which it was not designed! In fact the plastic support wasn't designed to hold much more than an occasional cup of tea!

flap.jpg
 

Vanman

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Do they just look good, or are they more secure too? How many did you get? (y)

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Minxy Girl

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You're gonna have to change your username to 'Camper Pimper'! :D2

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jezport
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Ive removed the rear and side door cards, Insulated behind them better. I then added a layer of double thickness foil bubble insulation on the front and reupholstered them in a black leather effect vinyl giving a slightly padded effect.
Theres not much insulation as standard.
 

Vanman

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Sounds good (y) a picture or two would be nice though ;)

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Vanman

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Looks great - for some reason I'd only read 'rear doors' in your post, just goes to show you, a picture and 1000 words (y) ;)

Can't quite make out what the final picture is ... if it's where you stashed the good stuff you might want to edit it out LOL. :)
 
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jezport
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It's the roll of bubble insulation. It shows that it's double layered foil coated.

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Vanman

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Is that special carpet? Is that a mirror you have next to the bed/bathroom (on left of picture)? Where did you get the storage nets? Pray tell :)
 
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jezport
Oct 29, 2008
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The carpet is machine washable, I cut it to fit where I want it.
The storage nets are on ebay
The mirror it the fridge freezer door

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Oct 15, 2007
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@jezport Nice one Jez pick my Campscout up mid March, purchased a fair bit of bling in readiness.I will also order the front piece of reinforced polythene for the front of awning as soon as I know the length of wind out awning that's being fitted, the sides that I've already got should fit the new van.
John.
 

Vanman

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and PIR lights too
I see in a couple of threads you've tried more than one type of PIR light, so I wondered which worked out best and which you'd recommend? I'm thinking of something for the shower/toilet area, not sure if we'd need something by the end of the bed too though ... or something water-resistant?
 
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