Looks good young fella. Clearly up to you usual standard.
Was that the location of the original hws? You will love the performance of the new one.
G'day Bobt, No, There wasn't any H.W.S. in this van when we bought it, I had to cut the hole through the wall and install it, along with all piping, which ran in both directions, to the wash basin and shower at the rear, and also to the sink in the front kitchen,
another return pipe had to also run across the van to the 12v water pipe sitting under the fridge at the door, from there another pipe had to run to the 80L water tank situated behind the rear axle,
It looks a bit like a spider web under the van, what with all the pipes running every which way and took a few weeks to install, plus a few banged heads as well,
It was interesting to find something unusual, when I cut the hole for the H.W.S. there was a solid plate of 2mm galv sheeting running the full length of the van, from the floor to a height of around 400mm, this was riveted to every wall upright on the outside behind the aluminium cladding, this van must have been a special order, makes you wonder how many "K's" it's done in its life, probably been around the block a few times as well. !!
I made one Boo Boo when I cut the hole, The heater is now situated right under the power inlet, I didn't have much choice really, that's the only place it could have been fitted, I just have to make sure the power lead is hooked up to a number of hooks that run along the van at the top of the windows,
Photobucket has been a bit precious lately. Very nice detail to your work, did you add the pin rail? Brent
I would like to take credit for those Pin rails, but they were there in the van when I bought it, I don't know if they were a standard fitting, or have been added by someone later, but they do look alright and do keep all Mum's Books from falling down, LOL
There is a few unusual features with this van, as I have mentioned to Bobt , with the discovery of solid plating along the sides,
In the picture I took of the Fire extinguisher and Blanket, that wall is solid 25mm thick from top to bottom, there has been a lot of strengthening done in this van,
There is no H frame on the roof for the Air Con to sit on, all the strength is built into the ceiling, and has been done properly as there is no sign of sagging or leaking.
Yet another unusual feature is the addition of wind-out Bubble acrylic dark tinted windows, most other vans of this year, had half opening sliding windows, this is a great addition as they let in a heck of a lot more breeze than those stupid half windows that always seemed to leak,
Niffty idea that grey pipe & tank, I dislike dumping waste water where everyone else does in free camps. We use a wheelie when local rec grounds require it. Are you using "paint" to tag your images? Brent
G'day Mustang, "Yep" You're dead right, it is "Paint" that I used to insert the captions into the pictures,
can't say I know of any other Programs that would do the same type of editing.
That is a neat mobile "Catch-Can" you are using with your caravan, I've seen them being used in quite a few caravan parks,
The toilet I put into our Van, is one of those Porta Potti type, easy enough to empty, at the many Dump Points now available around the country side.
I have one of those folding shopping bag carriers to lug the holding tank off the Porta Potti when it's time to empty it if there is any great distance to walk, beats any mishaps, like tripping over kerbs or kids. LOL
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If you have an app phone? download "Caravan Helper" it shows every dump point in Aus., we use it a lot.
No, I don't have smart phone Mustang, Still getting used to the old hand held I've had for years, couldn't Tex if I tried too !!!!
Here's a list I use from the Web Site called.... Australia so much to see. this is a pretty compressive list covering places through out every State where you can get water, dump points, laundry mats, and more...........
Good Wishes on the OP. My Dad had it done in his 80s & could read a menu without his glasses after. Here we were in a restaurant, me with my tri- focals & Dad without his glasses on ordering. I said "hey Dad you don't have your glasses on" He said yeah I don't need them!!!!!
Thanks for that Mustang, "Yes" I've heard that from a number of people lately. I can't imagine not having to wear glasses, they have been part of me for as long as I can remember, It would be great not having to wear them, now if I was to get new legs and a re-conned back as well, there could be a few more Classic's appearing on the front lawn again, LOL
Your output never ceases to impress. I Like the grey water tank options as well as all the other minor improvements you have done with this one. I do hope you get to see the wild flowers with it before you change it and start all over again.
I too have a not so young friend who had his Cataracts done and no longer needs his glasses. Keep us posted on the I development..