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  1. VanNV

    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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    Jerry-cans for water storage

    Hi All, for my next trick... I'm going to build a bar (hurrah!!!!) A friend (who happens to own a vineyard...) and I are have just started converting a horsebox into a mobile bar selling English wines and cheeses, now I know that this is a self-builld Mo-Ho forum, but a lot of the challenges...
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    Splashbacks

    Most of the internal decor on my van is done, and it has been deliberately done in very neutral greys. The one area where I wanted a big splash of colour was the splash-back in the galley area. I was under the impression that I would be able to use lightweight plastic tiles - I'm sure we had...
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    Connecting the B2B Charger

    I have ordered a B2B charger (Ring RSCDC30) which looks like a good bet as it takes care of the smart alternator thing and also has MPPT connectivity for adding solar panels at a future date, however I now have to connect it up to the house batteries and the "kits" on eBay are a hell of a price...
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    Smev 9222

    I have recently purchased a Smev 9222 which comes without any cut-out dimensions (quite remarkable for the price) and wondering whether anyone here has them? Magnum used to have a pdf with the dimensions but seem to have taken it down since a recent price rise (probably to stop people like me...
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    Internal grey tank

    Does anyone here have an internal grey water tank? I am considering putting both the fresh and the grey tanks under the fixed bed in my conversion - mainly for ease of construction; the only place that I think would be suitable underneath the van would be where the spare wheel goes (my van...
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    Roof-vents - are they absolutely necessary?

    A thought... I am wimping out and having a single side-slider and bonded windows in the back doors fitted professionally in my van - at fifty quid a window I fell safer going this way and the fixing kit would cost eighty quid, so a saving of seventy pounds on three windows... nah! Anyway; I...
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    First Steps with insulation etc.

    I decided to dip a toe in the water yesterday by installing a reversing camera - the first step was to remove the ply lining in the barn doors When I took the ply off, I found that it is just screwed into a fibre lining presumably fitted by nissan with what look like suicide-clips (difficult to...
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    Outline design

    I am still in the pre-planning stage of my L3H2 NV400 Nissan, and have started with a list of things that I think I will need to do in roughly chronological order. I would appreciate any comments on complete floaters in terms of order or what I've forgotten so that I can start putting some...
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    Using a boat-calorifier in my self-build

    I have a 20 litre calorifier in my garage - new and unused - which I would like to incorporate in my self-build if possible - the van will mainly be used for touring so the engine will run every day, free hot water from waste heat! Has anyone ever done this? Can I "simply" re-route the coolant...
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    Hello from another newb

    Morning All, I thought I would start with a hello and an intro. I am not new to campers/MoHo's having had a T3 Syncro, a little Mitsubishi motorhome, and a Hymer B544, but am new to PVCs and self-building. I sold the Hymer and bought myself a Nissan NV400 panel van (the one in my Avi) - the...
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