My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by shameus » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:42 pm

@papabear thanks for the heads up on those wasn't familiar with either, not sure they're what I'm after but definitely an option!

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by Papa Bear » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:51 pm

Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by shameus » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:57 pm

I was looking at those alright.. nifty little product but my van is a barndoor model unfortunately. The window grills are a nice idea but make it very obvious that someones sleeping inside, which I'm not keen on

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by Papa Bear » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:04 pm

Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI 7 speed DSG 102bhp
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by Gary.8 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:30 pm

I used the barn door one like @Papa Bear linked to tell I somehow lost the thing ..
worked well with the windows cracked down level with the heko wind deflectors allowed the air to circulate better. Would definitely get another one.

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by shameus » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:16 pm

Nice one boys might try one of those first cause there's no going back on a big hole in your roof! Would be interested to hear what OP thinks of his roof vent all the same

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by aerobic247 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:40 pm

shameus wrote:Nice one boys might try one of those first cause there's no going back on a big hole in your roof! Would be interested to hear what OP thinks of his roof vent all the same
I like to crack the front window so they are inline with the wind deflector and turn the roof fan on when I leave my van somewhere hot, don’t fancy leaving the back door partially open


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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by VWGilbert101 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:31 pm

Nice build mate, where have you earthed the leisure battery to? cheers

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Post by cwdwb65 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:00 pm

Word of warning....I done a motorhome conversion for a pal and he'd bought that recycled insultion shown (B&Q?) I tested a piece of it in water and it soaked it up. Against my advice he insisted on just using it anyway but suspect it will do the same to any moisture between panels and will all end in tears.

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by aerobic247 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:33 pm

VWGilbert101 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:31 pm
Nice build mate, where have you earthed the leisure battery to? cheers
one of the bolts of the passenger seat
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by aerobic247 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:40 pm

cwdwb65 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:00 pm
Word of warning....I done a motorhome conversion for a pal and he'd bought that recycled insultion shown (B&Q?) I tested a piece of it in water and it soaked it up. Against my advice he insisted on just using it anyway but suspect it will do the same to any moisture between panels and will all end in tears.
no shit Sherlock, you immersed something in water and it got wet?
and of course moisture will get in to the insulation if you don't install a vapour barrier
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by cwdwb65 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:31 pm

aerobic247 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:40 pm
no shit Sherlock, you immersed something in water and it got wet?
and of course moisture will get in to the insulation if you don't install a vapour barrier
There's always one SA who's PM and has far too much to say even when others are only trying to be helpful for those who are novices. For those of you who aren't going the full hog and putting in sealed vapour barriers...alI I was trying to highlight is that type of insulation will just soak up ANY moisture and RETAIN it....dont use it and simply get the correct stuff from the outset. Wind your neck in and stop putting off others who are eager to help....if youve nothing nice to say don't say anthing at all.

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