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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:56 pm

Giddy wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Thanks for reply. I was considering it for my swb caddy for the same reason, but seems it's not good enough... wondering if that could be a cheap copy (actually not so cheap)?
If so its a bloody good copy!!!!

I've struggled to find a maxi one other than from Poland via eBay, seem to be a lot more SWB options around.
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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Giddy » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:09 pm

Calamity Kev wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:56 pm
If so its a bloody good copy!!!!

I've struggled to find a maxi one other than from Poland via eBay, seem to be a lot more SWB options around.
I was looking to get one from here https://www.carparts-expert.com/shop/vo ... etail.html
They do have for maxi too. But it seems to be the same smooth finish and plasticky look, judging by the pictures.

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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:47 pm

Giddy wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:09 pm
I was looking to get one from here https://www.carparts-expert.com/shop/vo ... etail.html
They do have for maxi too. But it seems to be the same smooth finish and plasticky look, judging by the pictures.
yeah, i'd say thats the same as mine. The install. manual is identical.
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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Giddy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:33 pm

Calamity Kev wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:47 pm
yeah, i'd say thats the same as mine. The install. manual is identical.
Ok, good to know. Have to find other solution then :roll:
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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Dylwestbury » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:20 pm

Coming along nicely

If you don’t mind me asking how much roughly did you end up spending on sound deadening it all.
I’ve also got a maxi and the walls are bare atm and I’ve been contemplating doing the sides and roof but haven’t bit the bullet and bought the materials


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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:07 am

Dylwestbury wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:20 pm
Coming along nicely

If you don’t mind me asking how much roughly did you end up spending on sound deadening it all.
I’ve also got a maxi and the walls are bare atm and I’ve been contemplating doing the sides and roof but haven’t bit the bullet and bought the materials


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£80 on silent coat for a fairly comprehensive job on the sides, doors and roof. £250-£300 for sound deadening and insulation in total IIRC
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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by mark1a » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:53 pm

Following...

How is the Sterling DC-DC box working out with the aux power? It’s close on my list of mods.
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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:12 am

mark1a wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:53 pm
Following...

How is the Sterling DC-DC box working out with the aux power? It’s close on my list of mods.
Absolutely spot on. The default setting is for charging a lead acid battery so i've not had to configure any settings. Just wired in and its done.
Initially i was checking the voltage from time to time to be sure i was happy with the state of charge and its always been correct.
The manuals very helpful and you configure the settings to suit the application but its fine for me straight out the box.
One useful setting is the SVEM (stationary Vehicle Engagement Mode) which enables you to charge your leisure battery at a reduced alternator ouput when the engine is at ilde. Ideal if your at a campsite for the weekend etc.
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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:37 pm

New ABS bumper to replace the chrome one it came with. Much nicer

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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:39 pm

Cut a window in the bulkhead

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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:41 pm

Used the window cutout to make a battery terminal cover

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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:42 pm

Added protective conduit to main power cable

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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:43 pm

First van camp!

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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:45 pm

Wasn't happy with the Guardliner so took out and started cutting a rubber floor floor lining which fits better

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Re: CALAMITY'S CADDY BUILD

Post by Calamity Kev » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:32 pm

Painted the first side rail cover.
Pretty pleased with the outcome.

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