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What is a must

Post by Carolthecaddy » Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:31 am

I’m new to the Caddy world - Carol is my first Caddy and will slowly be converted to a camper.

What is one thing you would advise a newbie to do or something you couldn’t live without on your van?

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Re: What is a must

Post by Ripley55 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:27 am

Decent Head unit, for nice Music, with Apple Car Play on it for Google Maps, and a Reversing Camera hooked up to it :D :D
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Re: What is a must

Post by Scoobysrt » Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:25 am

The boring stuff is a must like oil and filter change, air filter change and cleaning the drain holes out under the windscreen then the rest is down to taste.
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Re: What is a must

Post by Wafflepug4 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:17 pm

agreed with above, id give it a good service before you start putting money in it converting it, otherwise it could get forgotten about.

I'd also recommend when converting to buy some soundproofing (silent coat or similar).
I know some people skip this bit to save some cash, but personally I think it's really worth spending that little bit more and making it sound so much quieter and the sliding doors sound solid etc

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Post by the swan fiend » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:59 pm

Yeah, sort the important stuff first. Service, cam belt, MOT.
If any part like tyres, suspension etc are at the end of their life, think about what you’re aiming for…..no point in replacing standard tyres to then put 18s on in a few months.

If converting to a camper, first thing is silentcoat or similar (doesn’t stick to the roof in my experience) then dodo mat and recycled bottle insulation.
Looking through peoples build threads is great for ideas and inspiration.

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