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Points we considered as wish list for our van

By |December 17th, 2014|WHAT WE WANTED|0 Comments

In no particular order:

Bedroom separated from living area
Kitchen separated from seating
Folding doors to separate bedroom
Separate work area for computers and ham shack
Full queen size bed with Belgium Latex mattress
Split system aircondition capable of running from battery
Large battery capacity – weight saving Lithium
Large solar capacity – weight saving semi flexible
Large water capacity in several tanks
Separate fresh water/ drinking water tanks
Blackwater tank
Grey water tank
Higher than average bed box to create storage area
Full height wardrobe to hang clothing
Using grey water for toilet flush
Good floor insulation
Electric floor heating combined with diesel convection heating
Water saving hot water circulation pipe on demand
Hot water solar panels
Airbag […]

Points we did not want with caravans

By |December 17th, 2014|WHAT WE DID NOT WANT|0 Comments

The following points are in no particular order and are the main reasons for me to build my own van.

No main entry next to bed area
No seating across kitchen
No open living and bedroom
No heavy steel frame under cladding
No electric drum brakes
No shortened queen size bed
No noisy, inefficient roof top aircon
No gas vents in door
No LP Gas
No flimsy acrylic windows
No plywood floor
No aluminum cladding
No steel chassis
Mo Meranti frame
No MDF/particle board furniture
No casette toilet
No tiny hotwater system
No minimal electrical system
No leaf spring suspension
No coil suspension
No extra spare wheels for van
No fan forced heating
No white hospital walls
No unprotected piping under van
No unprotected […]