HardwareCamper Van


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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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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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Still not spent the night in it yet (fail)
Been lazy and not really finished it, but been trying to get more bits done whilst I've got nothing else to do.

Next major thing I hope to get done this weekend is a drawer unit that will slide out of the back to hold a camping stove. Then I think to get going just tidy things, some panels to cover the wooden frame. Then eventually cushions rather than an airbed.

RPi van computer installed in the electrics area, along with a bluetooth amplifier

Speakers - not the most ideal spot, but work quite nicely

Switch/control unit

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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  ANT_THOMAS      
42403.71 In reply to 42403.70 
Where is the 65" flat screen going? And the disco lights?

Seriously, it's looking good.

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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42403.72 In reply to 42403.71 
Telly on the roof. Disco lights around the outside.
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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More electronics updates.
USB charger and dimmer switch for lights

Drawer unit with single stove

Tidied up the panels and covered the storage areas. Will make a proper lock/clip for the drawer.

Added some lights

Need a leg/bracket for this

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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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About time I did an update....

Loads of photos here


Bought a twin stove

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 From:  ANT_THOMAS   
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Tried to fit a mini fridge but it requires too much power.
It was one of those thermoelectric ones with a Peltier Plate as the cooling method. Unfortunately whilst that technology is nice, it's not very efficient so requires a lot of power. Something like a constant 12V/4A/48W.

Traditional fridges use way less power, but you don't get them in a mini variety.

Next steps will be to tidy up cabling, modify some of the storage to make it more easily accessible, add some sort of inside roof storage unit, then give it a lick of paint! Oh and put something on the floor so it's not just the ply lining.

Been out in it a number of weekends over the last couple of months. Only one night at a time, need to try two nights when the weather gives us two good days/nights. Usually go somewhere later on a Friday or Saturday evening, sleep there overnight then go out for a hike the next day.

Last weekend was the first time I felt cold at night, but that just means I need to actually start wearing pyjamas or something similar in bed.
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 From:  koswix  
 To:  ANT_THOMAS      
42403.76 In reply to 42403.74 
Looking good.

What's the total weight like, have you had to uprate the suspension to stop it squeaking at night?

And how does insurance etc. work?

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