While at it I finished my (almost) 12 v system. All 12v convered to LED, all 240V converted to Low wattage. Fairly well hidden plugs at both bed ends.
The small Ctec will need enlarging but I do have 160 watt folding panels & a 2 KVA generator, & can charge via the tug. I'LL whip a battery out of the modern to use for the Nationals. All nicely hidden under the seat:
The Kogan TV/DVD arrived just in time today, all $150.00 of it i remember paying hundreds for my first colour tele. Fired it up and no channels, forgot the booster didn't I , back on the knees & laying on the back feeding cables in behind cupboards, etc., got there eventually. Great little 19" , but I may have to invest in a decent speaker for music.
Yeah, like the tank. 20 litres would last a couple of days, or 1 day if we both had showers. I currently just use a bucket, but that's a bit of a pain sometimes - the wheels make it look easy to cart to where you have to dump it.
Edit - Gitano, just had a look on line and 40 litre versions are available. Not sure which would be better - the 40 litre one gives you more time before emptying but if you needed to carry it uo stairs or anything, the 20 would be better. Hmmm....
Mate, my back it is 70 years old with 2 damaged discs in the lumbar and 3 on the cervical spine. The idea of having wheels is what attracted my attention. If I have to lift it, just forget it!!. The caravan park that we went in Easter have the facility to put a hose which I like.
Well we made it home OK, Vincent behaved very well on the road, I think the Prado possibly handles some of those old tow problems my Dad use to have in his FC Holden. Didn't break anything, only the old fridge seal (I think) allowed the cooling fins to continually defrost making water in the fridge floor.
G'day mustang, I got home from the Vintage Nationals this arvo, after extending my time on the road by a couple of days. It was great to be able to meet up with you and your good lady, and finally put faces to forum names. Your van is an absolutely stunning Viscount, and a real credit to you both. If people think it looks good in the photos on this forum, it shines even brighter in real life!!
Special thanks also for inviting me to share a lamb roast meal cooked on a Weber bbq - simply delicious, and my compliments to the chef!
Hope to catch up with you at another event in the future.
In the meantime, don't ever let your Viscount end up like this one did today...
While away recently our fridge made most packaging & the floor wet, apparently leaking air.
The seal felt OK but decided to start there...phone the fridge supplier "seal is not available you have to buy a door"?? They call back, the fridge door is no longer available but you can buy the freezer door for $150, with the seal I don't think so.
So I call the local fridge seal guys, "we don't like doing old caravans, due to call backs".
I put on my best "you must help me", OK we will supply you the best seal available & you put it in... sure ...how hard can it be??
The van arrives, he cuts the seal, he shows me where to start, he keeps showing me, showing me, showing me & bingo its all fitted I could fit one now, but without being shown, it would have met a horrible fate!!!!!!
3-way fridges were in existence in the early 1980s and may have been earlier. If you click on this link and scroll about a third of the way down the page, you'll see the details of an Electrolux RM210 fridge from 1983 that was a 3-way fridge.