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    I was going to add this to the Miskruier review thread but thought it best to start a new one. That review runs over 14 pages already .

    This is something small I made for the wife and daughter. It velcro's on to the existing velcro above any of the 4 clothing cupboards. When not in use, it can be stored in one of the elastic pockets below or even in one of the clothing cupboards.

    It would be nice if the Bush Lapa owners can share ideas here.

    EDIT - SEE FUNGUYE'S POST #2124 HERE FOR AN UPDATED DOCUMENT DETAILING ALL MODS DONE BY BUSH LAPA OWNERS.



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    U - hum, foto hierby so nogal goed gelyk het? :-) Jammer, maar ek het nie 'n B-L nie......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockert123 View Post
    U - hum, foto hierby so nogal goed gelyk het? :-) Jammer, maar ek het nie 'n B-L nie......

    That's weird...I could see it on my side. I re-attached. Hope it is fine now. I also add the packing list showing where I store what in the Miskruier.

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    Thanks Michael, I can see clearly now (the rain is gone....) :-) Looks good......
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    Michael, really looks good but I must stop reading the BL threads. It makes the waiting so difficult.......

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    It's all worth the wait in the end.....
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    I suspect this thread is going to die an early death. How do you mod something that is already perfect? .


    EDITED ON 05/08/2014: WAS I WRONG.... .
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    Maybe because you guys do not camp often enough?
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    Or don't have our BL yet

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    That is a brilliant idea, Michael. Don't know why I didn't think of it. I feel another trip to the canvas shop coming on.

    With a wife and 2 teenage daughters a big mirror is a necessity. We have one of those with the plastic frame that one purchases in a pharmacy, but there is not really a suitable place to put it in the Miskruier.
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    Thanks Jaco! I forwarded my idea on to Jannie but said I made a mistake. He recons you never give a woman a mirror. He says I must realise that going forward, we will now always be late for everything....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    He recons you never give a woman a mirror.
    He is exactly right, the addition of a mirror that allows two free female hands is only trouble.

    This mod is going to be costly too, with the mirror will of course come a blow drier, and for those bushcamps an invertor will be necessary for the blow dryer. Then of course space will need to be found for the full make-up kit, resulting in recovery equipment being left at home, this in turn will necessitate a satellite phone so as to call for help when self recovery is not possible due to lack of gear, then of course the cost of professional recovery ...

    No man, Michael, this was a very bad idea!
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    Ha ha ha....... I made 3...... one for each of my 2 Miskruier buddies. To spread the frustration you see.....
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    I did not take the 220V plugs fitted on the outside of the Miskruier. I pulled a cable through to the grocery cupboard where I plugged in this multi-plug. It fits perfectly into the gap between the cupboard door and the rubber seal when the door is open. When not in use, it fits into that wasted space under the cupboards edge. No need to plug out the toaster and kettle when you quickly need to close up. Just pop it all into the cupboard. The fact that we more often than not camp at places with no electricity is another story.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    I pulled a cable through to the grocery cupboard where I plugged in this multi-plug.
    Another good idea with unfortunate side effects, Michael. The multi-plug will lead to a lot of extra 220V appliances going with, resulting in even less space for recovery gear. Suppose I will need to fit a front locker to the Triton and then leave all recovery gear at home.

    How did you connect it to the control panel, by a normal plug or directly?
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    You should know that that 1 x 3 point plug and 1 x 2 point plug on the control panel can never be enough for the cell chargers, laptop, hair drier etc....

    I have a small multi-plug running from the panel. The multi-plug has space for 3 x 3 point plugs and 3 x 2 point plugs and lies in the bottom of the box the panel is fitted in. The lead to the kitchen runs from that multi-plug and follows the same route as the other wiring running under the s/s plate on the floor by the door. Non of it is visible. If you need to use 220V inside the van, you use the multi-plug lying in the control panel cupboard.

    The problem with extra 220v appliances is easy to solve. Just say the place has no 220V and act very surprised when you get there and they point out the power source...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    I have a small multi-plug running from the panel. The lead to the kitchen runs from that multi-plug and follows the same route as the other wiring running under the s/s plate on the floor by the door.
    Think I will do this one. How difficult was it getting the cord through the different sections? Did you have to drill holes anywhere?
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    Nope, existing holes and rubber grommets could handle another cable. I did however have to drill one and fit a grommet towards the front under the bed to get 220V through to the National Luna. I run the NL at home and prefer having it on 220V. Don't like leaving the charger on to keep the batteries going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    Nope, existing holes and rubber grommets could handle another cable.
    And where the cable enters the kitchen cupboard? Is there an existing hole as well?
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    Michael,

    I don't own a BL and if was in the market it would have been high up on the list. My uncle had one custom built as he is in a wheel chair. His BL came complete with a ramp and winch! They just returned from their first tour and I am actually dying to hear how the BL behaved behind the Cruiser. They went to the north of Angola... Do you know of any other BL which has gone so far up north already?
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