My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by mrhutch » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:32 pm

lovely build chap..

Did you do away with the pull out second section for the bed in the end?
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by aerobic247 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:41 am

mrhutch wrote:lovely build chap..

Did you do away with the pull out second section for the bed in the end?
It’s still on the to do list


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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by Drumsmasher » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:34 am

Great stuff. Thanks for those pics, that will help me loads as I’m trying to do the same thing. I was looking at the packs from deadening.co.uk that are 144 quid. Wasn’t sure if they were better/worse/or the same as what you have done. I was worried about loft insulation due to the moisture and the loose fibres but I didn’t know that they did it recycled.

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by Mouse » Fri May 08, 2020 6:59 pm

aerobic247 wrote: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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Hey, did you go through the hole to the right of the cable in pic 1? How/where did you locate the wire on the inside of the van?

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by shameus » Fri May 08, 2020 9:00 pm


There’s a rubber grommet in the firewall you’ll be able to access easily if you take out the battery as it’s just down behind the battery tray. Feed the cable through there and it will appear in your passenger footwell. You may need to put a slice in the grommet to feed the cable through, I can’t rightly remember


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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by Mouse » Fri May 08, 2020 11:32 pm



ah, excellent, thanks I will look into that tomorow
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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by brownetara » Sun May 17, 2020 2:47 am

Rush2k wrote:
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:37 pm
Nice design I'm thinking of a flip down single but may have to adapt the idea to incorporate a double as well.
I know it’s been a while since this post but wondering if you went ahead with the flip down bed, thinking of something similar.

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by Hardknocks » Mon May 18, 2020 9:35 pm

Tidy looking work sir. I didn't see, but have you figured a smart way to secure bikes?

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by aerobic247 » Tue May 19, 2020 9:50 am

Hardknocks wrote:Tidy looking work sir. I didn't see, but have you figured a smart way to secure bikes?
Yes I used these Rockmounts Image


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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by aerobic247 » Tue May 19, 2020 9:55 am

Added a bonnet bra a new bumper and after market headlights Image


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Post by Hardknocks » Tue May 19, 2020 10:20 am

Rock mounts look the dogs nuts. Nice work!

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Post by guerillamahn » Thu May 28, 2020 10:27 am

love the rockmounts! Very nice build - as much as I like the rockmounts and generally feel like pulling the front wheel being quite a logical way to transport in vehicle - I like the idea of sometimes being able to just "toss in" my bike with a strap or two thought out and driving. I hope I can sort out a solution for this in a maxi with the 2nd row of seats in it - but anyway that is my plan at least - but yeah great thread, thanks for keeping it updated, lots to learn!

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by AleksanderRH » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:34 pm

Great thread! Thanks a lot for inspiration. Going to do much of the same as you. 8)

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by shameus » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:03 am

A question for those of you using your Caddy for sleeping in... is a roof vent necessary/worth putting in? Used mine for camping for the first time and found it a bit stuffy even with the front windows cracked (as much as was safe seeing it was a public area). Does a roof vent eliminate the need to have the windows cracked or do you still need to? Also, is there such a thing as a nice looking roof vent as I don't want to ruin the look of the van?!

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Re: My Mountain Biking Camper Caddy build

Post by Papa Bear » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:02 am

@shameus, there are rear door stand offs you can get to allow fresh air, door still locks. Or window vents that keep it secure.
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