Black maxi (life wanta be) camper

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Post by Stedlocks » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:35 pm

Much better bud! It looked a bit cluttered before, but so much nicer 👍

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Post by mark1a » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:52 pm

Following this, going in exactly the same direction as I want to be. Nice work.

Not sure the track pump holding the leisure battery in will pass MOT though!! 😄😄
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Post by Castoutdoors » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:07 am

@mark1a cheers it taken while to work it all out. Finally feel like I am getting there I can show you my split charge set up. Took a lot of work to get the battery under the driver seat and the rest is under the passenger seat and bonnet . I try get some pictures to give you the idea. I had to modify the seat adjuster to get enough for the battery but the whole install is hidden away and keep the rear seats clear for passengers. No track pump holding in the battery


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Post by Castoutdoors » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:08 am

@Stedlocks yes mate


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Post by Castoutdoors » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:14 pm

Here some pictures of the split charge I have installed
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Ctek dc dc charger

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Few pictures of the battery install under the drivers seat I removed the seat and the H frame pulled all the matting up and found the very thick sound deading had pre-made cut outs which was perfect size for the battery. I had to trim the floor air vent to, then plastic weld all back together to made more space and my ocd could deal with it not working so had to be done. Then just trimmed the rubber matting and strapped all done. Have try get pictures of the bar that moves the sliding rails I cut it bent a new one the welded it at higher angle to give the clearance I needed.
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Few pictures of what I have the fuses are all under the passenger seat with the inverter

The back I have 12v sockets in the life panels one is usb for phone iPad etc. I have extra lighting in the back and on the tailgate which found most useful.

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Little mod to hold my fire extinguisher and life hammer the bracket is just 2 jubilee clips then the strap for the mountain biker on here is a backcountry research mutherload in the black think looks smart and quick release as well


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Post by mark1a » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:26 pm

That's excellent, thanks very much for this.

When I measured under the seats for a battery, it didn't look like I have any room at all (mine is a Maxi Life and has drawers under the seats). I like the CTEK DC-DC under the bonnet, my plans are to wire in parallel a pair of 36Ah batteries from either scooter or golf trolley and hide them behind the Life panels along with a Sterling BB1230 DC-DC, however your CTEK under the bonnet may have given me another idea.
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Post by Castoutdoors » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:42 pm

@mark1a no problem! That really good idea their a lot of room behind the rear panels so getting smaller batteries behind should be good call. The ctek also is very compact all also be linked to a solar panel very easier as well. I got to it from a company online called simple split charges he was super helpful when spoke to him. He offers all bits to go with as well


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Post by Castoutdoors » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:44 pm

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Puddles lights in the dark love them !


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Post by mark1a » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:00 pm

@Castoutdoors yep looking into CTEK now.

Take a look at my build thread, we’re going the same way with OEM+, hopefully starting interior again after bike season & holiday this year.

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Post by Castoutdoors » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:38 am

Hey @Mark1a I been following your thread for a while you gave me the ideas and inspiration for my van keep it up buddy


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Post by Castoutdoors » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:39 am

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The sun was out, So though it would be rude not too Image


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Post by Feeney35 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:50 pm

Looks cool this man, you have any pics with just the roof racks on and no bike? Considering the same setup but i tend to just leave my rack on my car at the minute. If it looks ok on the caddy and not ugly ill just do the same

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Post by Castoutdoors » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:08 pm

@Feeney35
Sorry taken so long I not had the racks on for ages and bike fits in the back of the van I worked out. But here you go ImageImageImageImage

I don’t think they look to bad but then never bothered me taking on and off


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Post by Avalanche » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:13 pm

Castoutdoors wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:10 pm
Doors cards fitted nice easy all just clip into the factory holes and smarten up the rest of the van now looks more finished

Before I started I carpet the hard board panels and added some shapes to match the trims in the front but was never happy with it



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This the top trims
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And finished doors

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Looking good, how much are the sliding door trims?
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Post by Castoutdoors » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:23 pm

From memory the door cards where £90 each side for lowers and the white tops where £45 each and few quid on the trim clips for the top and blank for the bottom the lower door cards came with all the clips you need to fit


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