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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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42403.53 
Panel seems to be doing a reasonable job. Done some tests with lights on for 8-10 hours and fairly happy.
Started the insulation process over the last couple of evenings. Kinda just winging it, hopefully it won't be too rubbish.

Will post some work in progress photos later.
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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42403.54 
Massively increased speed timelapse of some floor insulation going in



Insulation in - next step is to carpet and ply line again

      
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42403.55 In reply to 42403.54 
This looks Mars-ready.
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 From:  koswix  
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42403.56 In reply to 42403.54 
mobile weed farm :D

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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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42403.57 
About time I posted an update

Did some carpet lining
 





Bought some wood, cut a frame



Built the frame



Bought some more wood, made the surfaces



Started to tidy up some electrics



Bought an airbed - which fits very well


 
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
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42403.58 In reply to 42403.57 
Can the airbed be inflated and deflated without getting out of the van?
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42403.59 In reply to 42403.58 
If it's like all the other airbeds I've ever tried, it auto-deflates at 2 am.
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
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42403.60 In reply to 42403.59 
Easy solution to that: buy an Australian one. Then it'll deflate 6 hours later, right when you want it to...
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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42403.61 In reply to 42403.58 
Good question. I think possibly yeah, but it could be difficult.
Sitting in the driver's seat I can collapse the end passenger seat which gives access to the back. Could then fold the other seats, unfold the bed extension then get inflating. There's a van ignition 12v socket at the back of the van to use
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42403.62 
Why the wooden platform?

[sorry, meant this for Ant, not 'all']
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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42403.63 In reply to 42403.62 
Storage and to bring the bed height up to the height of the front seats when folded, that then allows me to fold another piece over the seats to extend the bed length. I wouldn't fit otherwise (6ft 2/188cm).

Eventually I will turn the storage in to some drawer units to put out at the back. When the doors are open
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42403.64 In reply to 42403.63 
When you gonna road-test it?
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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42403.65 In reply to 42403.64 
I drive it everyday, but do need to take it out for a night soon. Weather has been awful lately, hoping for a crisp winter weekend soon.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42403.66 In reply to 42403.65 
You commute to work in it?  :-O
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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42403.67 In reply to 42403.66 
Yep, it's my daily driver.
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)  
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42403.68 In reply to 42403.67 
So is that rear view fitted to a camera yet, or do you just enjoy seeing inside of your van as you drive? :D
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)     
42403.69 In reply to 42403.68 
It's fitted to a camera!
Works quite nicely during the day, when it's not raining too hard. Especially useful for reversing, combined with the van parking sensors.

That's the 3rd one I'd bought though. First one broke, second one was absolutely awful, this one is good enough and hasn't died yet. Got refunds on the others.
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