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    living on the road full time

    I can't help you I'm afraid, but there will be someone along who can - I was posting to say that it might be worth also looking on some of the boat forums like https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php where a lot of issues that you may encounter will be covered. (except punctures. they won't...
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    power decision ????

    No problem with using 240V stuff via an inverter - you just need to design your system to cope. Obviously you can run things directly from a shoreline/hook-up, but when you're away from a 240V supply, you will have to use an inverter which has its own power implication. Not onerous; maybe add...
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    Hello, from Florry The Lorry!

    Ha! Why am I not surprised... I had a day like that in my old Hymer - driving down a lane in Devon with the wing mirrors touching either side and a bloody great tractor came the other way pulling a huge trailer. I'm sure he could see us coming from his farm-house and leapt into the tractor for...
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    Roof insulation.

    Hi @Shiny Paul - I am not aware of any major advances in insulation technology... insulation is all a best endeavour thing anyway - you could have the best insulated roof in the world, but heat will still pass out through the vents... FWIW though, I spent a few days over Christmas in my van -...
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    Hello, from Florry The Lorry!

    Hi @florrythelorry, and welcome from me. Quite an impressive looking piece of kit! Out of curiousity, do you have any trouble finding places to park?
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    power decision ????

    Hi @timinhastings - as @tacr2man says, you really need to do a power audit before designing your system. I had never heard of Bohmer and a quick search reveals lots of re-sellers but no company website - the name says German, the price says otherwise. They look like a very useful piece of kit...
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    The Big Lorry to Camper Conversion Thread on Motorhomefun

    I called someone (who was being an infuriating prick) an infuriating prick (actually it was much more subtle than that but I think it still broke "rule 1")
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    The Big Lorry to Camper Conversion Thread on Motorhomefun

    does look like an interesting problem - what a shame I got a life time ban from that site...
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    Vauxhall Movano

    Biggest pains in the tits with the Movano/Master/NV400 are the length - just over the "magic" 6m for ferries, the width -not quite wide enough for a 6' fixed bed across the frame, and the turning circle - which is simply embarrassing. Whether those things are "significantly" better on the...
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    X250 swivelling seats x 3

    Well... it all looks very cosy and all, but both the bottle and the glasses are empty. I hope there's another bottle somewhere.
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    Renault Master minibus - interior fixing

    Hi @david - mine is an NV400 which is really a Master (even the instructions in the engine bay are in French...) I created my layout for space - philosophy being that I will spend most of my time in the van enjoying the space, and only a couple of minutes a day regretting the lack of a...
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    O heck what have I let myself get caught up in!

    Hi @Littleoldman. I might have some money coming my way - enough to actually buy a van that some "professionals" have built. It's a family thing. My family think I'm odd because I am not bothered about the money - if I had had it I wouldn't have built my van, and therefore I wouldn't have MY...
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    O heck what have I let myself get caught up in!

    Your link works. And I can see that you have done a **** (shed?) load of work!!
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    Which van to use... as a van?

    Thanks @tacr2man - presumably the ivecos are rear wheel drive which would make a lot of sense for towing. Harvest is only once a year, but my latest conversion project has been a horsebox bar which I currently tow with my little Landie but it would make a lot of sense to take just one vehicle.
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    Which van to use... as a van?

    I know this might be kinda controversial on here, but a friend of mine wants to buy a van to use as a van... He runs a small vineyard, so it will need to tow a few tonnes of grapes at harvest, be able to take a couple of pallets of wine inside, and be a good little daily driver for around £5k...
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