The Van

Monday, 28 January 2013

Jobs On Another Van

I havn't done anything on the van lately because Ive been fitting some goodies to my Brothers van.he full times in his van so wants to be as self sufficient as possible as he's off grid.

He's gone for a twin 6kg refillable system with an auto changeover valve.The whole kit was bought from FES Autogas.The system was quite easy to fit and needed a 70mm hole cut in the side of the van for the filling point ( the black circle in the bottom left of the first picture ). Both bottles took £18 to fill which is roughly what you pay for an exchange calor of the same size,so he's saving money already.The heating is blown air Truma and with the fridge and hot water he should need to refill once a week.

Next job was to fit two 100 watt solar panels on the roof. There was enough room for them side by side in the middle.Panels glued on and hole drilled for cables,it was all finished in a couple of hours.They started working straight away,even though its been quite cloudy today.He just needs to add another battery and his system is complete .

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Gas Tank Filling Point.

As requested here is a pic of the van showing the gas tank filler point.They didn't come in white,so its the black circle behind the drivers door.


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year!

Hello! What a great start to the year it's been,dry and sunny.We loaded up the van with food and headed for Bournemouth pier.The undercliff is a good place to park up as you are right next to the beach and a short walk from town.

Happy New Year to all you campers and Travellers.