My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

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My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by aerobic247 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:29 pm

i thought i would start a build thread as i'm slowly converting my Caddy in to a weekend get away van for mountain biking.

first things first, the head unit had to go and i installed a pioneer sph-da120 with carplay
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy

Post by aerobic247 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:52 pm

Pulling out the plywood so i can sound deaden the van
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Three years of dirt
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Isopropyl alcohol works wonders
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plywood back down temporarily I'll order more Dynamat and heat insulation next week
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy

Post by aerobic247 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:31 pm

Installing sound deadening in the foot wells, as soon as clean this up Image
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just got to do two front doors then i can move on to thermal insulating the van
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy

Post by aerobic247 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:55 pm

time to add more heat insulation to the van, made from recycled plastic so i wont hold in moisture
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stuffing the insulation in to all the cavities
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy

Post by ben_faulkner » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:10 am

awesome mate, thanks for the link. so have you missed out the edge of the floor/roof because it does not vibrate as much there?

will the loft insulation make the van very hot when its hot outside? i want to reduce noise as much as possible but im in Australia and it does get very hot here and im gonna have dogs in the back.

also silly question but how do you remove the rivets that hold the panels on? do they just pop out? scared to break them.

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy

Post by aerobic247 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:41 am

Yes there's no point putting sound deadening where the panels don't vibrate.

The insulation will stop heat getting in, in the summer and keep it from escaping, in the winter
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy

Post by ben_faulkner » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:47 am

great thanks, did you put the plywood under the plastic behind the rear doors or did you just build up to it?

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Post by aerobic247 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:48 am

I built up to it
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Post by aerobic247 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:16 am

put a second layer of insulation down, this time i used 8mm Dodomat
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new ply as the old floor was in two halfs
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test fitting the red studded rubber matting
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putting T-nut mounting point for the bike mount to the underside of the floor
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I'll glue the rubber matting to the ply tomorrow at work
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by aerobic247 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:20 pm

running a power cable from the starter battery to the leisure battery behind the seats
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still to build a battery box
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by Gordon T » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:11 pm

Excellent. Where did you buy your fork mounts?
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by Kev23 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:51 pm

nice build, does the dynamat & insulation make a noticable difference? i'm looking for a caddy for the same reason as you've started your build. do you have a link to your headunit also? What't the reason for the leisure battery?, i presume to run extra lights outwith etc, and does this charge during driving?

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by aerobic247 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:11 am

The dynamat and insulation make a big difference to road noise and keeping the heat in, the head unit is http://www.pioneer-car.eu/eur/products/sph-da120 and the leisure battery is to run an electric heater and at a later date lights in the back of the van and yes the battery is charged when the engine is running
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by shanky887614 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:55 pm

ben_faulkner wrote:awesome mate, thanks for the link. so have you missed out the edge of the floor/roof because it does not vibrate as much there?

will the loft insulation make the van very hot when its hot outside? i want to reduce noise as much as possible but im in Australia and it does get very hot here and im gonna have dogs in the back.

also silly question but how do you remove the rivets that hold the panels on? do they just pop out? scared to break them.
put kingapan in, that stuff is awsome.


technically it wont make it warmer but it will take it longer toto heat up and cooldown naturally inside (using aircon/heater will be more effective)

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