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Postby mattt429 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:36 pm

No worries and thanks!, i wanted to lay mine out very similar to how you have yours there, mines a mwb medium height roof. as my wife is a bigger lass i decided to make a pretty heavy duty fold out bed using hinged mdf peices, which sit onto a ledge on each bench seat either side. However she's losing weight now her condition has been treated so i may be able to re-design a few bits :)
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Postby Beaker » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:38 pm

My wife got her artist friend to paint the doors of the over the seat cupboard.

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Postby Campervan Handyman » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:23 pm

Beaker wrote:Thanks for the comment Matt, I appreciate it. Yours look great too. :D

Mine's a short wheel base so I really did not have any other option but to put the kitchen where it is. I'm quite tall, so needed as much of the driver's side as possible free for a 6 foot 2 inch long bed.

The beauty of a self build is that you can swap things around if you find it's not quite working as you expected.


Found it, cheers :-) Looks great, well organised and functional. Perfect design for a camper. I am also 6'2 so have to design my be length ways, I wanted a fixed bed and garage so I got the xlwb so that I could do that and still have room. Love the idea of the extending bed you have done, seen a few of them on youtube. I have just done the same over head storage in the cab, got it from a van scrapper.

Top build mate. That has saved you a few quid :-) cant beat a self build, as you said, can change and swap things if not happy with something.

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Postby vanvliet » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:44 am

Beaker wrote:Some more:

See you are using a trusty Origo 3000 stove. If you know of anyone looking for the 'build- in' 4100 version ( just needs a cutout in the worktop ) let me know by members messages as I am selling a new one for £140
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Postby mikecustomcamper » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:46 pm

Hi

this is my link, its a 2013 Custom, had it a few months, will be my campervan once its finished.
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Postby bluebottle » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:26 pm

My progress reports are all on my blog here http://leekworld.com/category/campervan/ is that ok??

It's a camper. TBD: fit eberspacher, find single passenger seat, new cab curtains, finish covering ceiling, fit table.
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Postby cookie1968 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:17 am

Campervan Handyman wrote:
Beaker wrote:Thanks for the comment Matt, I appreciate it. Yours look great too. :D

Mine's a short wheel base so I really did not have any other option but to put the kitchen where it is. I'm quite tall, so needed as much of the driver's side as possible free for a 6 foot 2 inch long bed.

The beauty of a self build is that you can swap things around if you find it's not quite working as you expected.


Found it, cheers :-) Looks great, well organised and functional. Perfect design for a camper. I am also 6'2 so have to design my be length ways, I wanted a fixed bed and garage so I got the xlwb so that I could do that and still have room. Love the idea of the extending bed you have done, seen a few of them on youtube. I have just done the same over head storage in the cab, got it from a van scrapper.

Top build mate. That has saved you a few quid :-) cant beat a self build, as you said, can change and swap things if not happy with something.

Jay


Hello
i am considering an xlwb / t430 etc for a camper, at 6'2" is there enough headroom in the van?
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Postby Cider Andy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:44 am

cookie1968 wrote:....i am considering an xlwb / t430 etc for a camper, at 6'2" is there enough headroom in the van?


6'9" headroom from floor to roof in the high roof van, according to an internet source. With insulation/flooring/ceiling you should still have headrooom. What it didn't say was if that was a FWD or RWD (FWD has an extra 4" of height). All XLWB vans are RWD.

Personally, I'd go for a FWD T350L high-roof (unless you need the extra length between LWB and XLWB); I wouldn't go for a T430 because:
a) they're rare (read: expensive!)
b) they're speed limited and have a tachograph
c) not all MOT stations can test them
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Postby dumper » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:26 pm

Hi yes the 430 is a rare one to find but if you as like me know you are going to be overloaded if you build it on a 350 this is the problem I had I don’t know what you are looking at spending there are a lot of low mileage mk8s going thro the auctions
and also some mk7s but most of them are semi high roof

One good thing about starting with a bus is most come with single passenger seat/ power step / and fully lined out in my case I was able to use the roof lineing up to the end of the sliding door which saved a lot of work on the front of the van I was also able to sell off the seats to get some money back plus most of the Minibus’s come with a lot of toys

As for mot I think mine is now class 4 and you can remove the speed limiter and taco once you get the van logbook as a motorcaravan plus the road tax is still only £160 a year
Also the bus is cheaper then the van I got a bus of same age with less miles £2000 less and sold the seats for £1000 and you don’t need to fit windows in my case I have to many and I had to bord over all bar the sliding door one o/s front if you look on fuel lagoon site for silver screens it’s my van in the pictures for the mk8
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Postby Cider Andy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:02 pm

dumper wrote:Hi yes the 430 is a rare one to find but if you as like me know you are going to be overloaded


Aye, good point, I'm building mine on a 300 chassis.

It's ok though, I'm furnishing it in cardboard......
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Postby dumper » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:10 pm

Cider Andy wrote:
dumper wrote:Hi yes the 430 is a rare one to find but if you as like me know you are going to be overloaded


Aye, good point, I'm building mine on a 300 chassis.

It's ok though, I'm furnishing it in cardboard......

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