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    power decision ????

    Solar would go a long way to supplying power economically , but you would need to have a big capacity to harvest enough in the short period of sun in winter eg 1200w , with a means of tilting the panels . In the summer you would have more than enough even without tilt . I had RV with 880w...
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    Roof insulation.

    If you have the room , Kingspan is gvfm if flat area , a closed cell foam (sticky is ok for non flat areas ) This is also usefull cut to suit to pop into roof vents :) if needed . PCV are a nightmare for insulation as there are so many thermal bridges.
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    power decision ????

    I think Bohmer as mentioned is just a marketing Brand , there are same unit under various names , spares backup I would think non existent .
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    power decision ????

    You need to add up the power requirements for the two or more largest things (power consumptionwise) that are going to be on at same time , eg kettle , and fridge , or microwave and fridge . Allow for start current requirement for motors eg fridge compressor . Also allow for battery charger if...
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    confused!

    I would say have a look at the post 2008 Iveco , separate chassis , good gearbox RWD very good reliable engines .
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    House truck build diary!

    good points , didnt read the specs . :)
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    House truck build diary!

    @timinhastings one on the bay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-Benz-Atego-Removal-Van-XXL-Luton-Drop-Well-GRP-Box/153711454340?hash=item23c9eaa884:g:D08AAOSw8d5ZPoaz
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    confused!

    You will not be able to get papers changed unless it meets all the requirements , and then some . See here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/converting-a-vehicle-into-a-motor-caravan/converting-a-vehicle-into-a-motor-caravan plus there are several threads concerning how difficult it...
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    confused!

    It will be a van , so yes you can drive it as a van . It wont have motorcaravan in V5 This may cause problems on some sites in UK , as if it doesnt fit with requirements of say Caravan and Motorhome club they may not allow you to use their site , same as having a van with a matress thrown...
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    confused!

    You wont be able to "drive" it as anything else , as it wont meet requirements of motorcaravan especially since the new requirements have been brought out .
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    Options for a stealth van over 3.5t

    If its MOTd as goods vehicle (living van) , a lot more expensive as you have to pay lane fee and test fee for goods vehicle. If complies with motorcaravan , but not accepted by DVLA then DVLA say it can still be used as such , and therefore MOT as class 4 (car) . Road tax is still phgv in...
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    House truck build diary!

    The answer might be a Vinyl wrap in board effect !
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    Which pump.

    The shurflo 20psi 7l flow probably adequate , with accumulator for best results. Try to minimise the distance between hwt and shower , to cut down on water waste while waiting for the hot to arrive :)
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    confused!

    It depends on whether you want to get going or spend a fair while building one , if you have the skills , and if you are going to be able to meet the new DVLA requirements so as to get it registered as a motorcaravan . The other big factor of course is budget .
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    House truck build diary!

    The lap board look might work in your favour as it cant be called a van with windows , and it wont look like a commercial vehicle . :)
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