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  1. #801
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    We bought our Xcape 7 months ago and sofar camped at the following places:
    Shingwedzi, Tsendze, Satara, Maroela, Pretoruiskop, Malelane (all in Kruger ) Josini dam, Volksrust dam, Albert falls dam, Sodwana bay, Scottburgh, Mahai (Drakensberg), Meiringskloof (Fouriesburg),
    Redsands (Kuruman), Monamodi and Leshloago (Mabuasehube), Kosi bay, Wakene (Mozambique) and Ponta Molongane.
    After camping with a home built trailer and rtt for more than 20 years the Xcape feels like a hotel on wheels. I have made a lot of modifications on the Xcape of which the extention of the tent over the bed and lengtening of the matress was probebly the most important, we now sleep on a full kingsize bed. Other mods were fitting a second battery and Ctek Dc-Dc charger for solar panel, a few extra Led lights, Hella plug and 220v points. Extra 70 liter watertank, removed the jerry cans and replaced with alu storage boxes for pots and pans and ground sheets.
    Happy camping and enjoy your Xcape.

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    Default Re: Jurgens XCape

    Hi Hennie
    I also enjoy my Xcape but you are a busy camper. In 7 months you covered a lot of ground.

    Where did you fit the additional 70l watertank and who did it for you?
    Does that mean that you carry now 130l (60 + 70) of water?
    I have been using 2 water cans in place of jerry cans at the back.In the front of the A-frame I strap down another water can. Gives me then 120l on Xcape for trips to the bush where there is no water taps.

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    Yooh! I would take the itinerary in post #801 any day. Well done!
    Land Rover Defender 90, 2014 Jurgens Xcape & my wife in a Freelander 2.
    Previously various Defenders, a Freelander 1 & an Afrispoor Mongoose
    BMW R1200GS for when 2 wheels are better.

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    Hi Mur2.
    Yes we were quite busy camping, the Xcape has nice round wheels so we keep them rolling!!!
    The extra water tank was fitted by Camp World in Nelspruit, it is a very nice stainless steel tank and it was fitted behind the axle between the two roll bars. It is connected to the front tank but it has its own filler, same as the front tank.

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    Hi Hennie,

    Can you please show what you did to the bed?

    Will appreciate!

    Des

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    Hi Des.
    I will take some photosand post them, not quite sure how to do it but I will try.

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    Hi Des.
    The photos shows the extention to the tent over the bed. The other photos are of the bed board extention and one of the improvised hinge on the board.Hope it helps.
    Hennie.
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    Thanks Hennie,
    I should have asked which model you have, I have the face lift one with the longer bed. I like your boxes and the pole box!

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    Hi Hennie, bed extension looks a great mod, could you take some pics of the bed area from the inside when pitched as well as of the extra water tank underneath behind the axle and the contact details of the guys that did it for you. Much appreciated. Eloff M.
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    Hi all Xcapers.
    On all the Xcape forums I was always interested to see what modifications other owners did to their caravans. Quite a few of my own mods came from ideas I got on these.
    Swambo always accuses me of modifying everything I buy, and that also applies to our Xcape. When we bought this 2015 model we actually thought of getting the new "face lift" model but we did not like the canvas zip and velcro cupboard flaps. We liked the bigger bed and kitchen setup but the older model just looked better finished off, and appealed to us more. The previous owner had it for only a short while and it still looked brand new. He also fitted an extra 70 liter water tank as well as a second battery, these extras sealed the deal. After our first trip to Kruger all the modifications started
    First was the bed. As you all know climbing over your partner in the middel of the night is not fun.
    Then came the kitchen. The stove was taken out of that stupid box and now it swivels over a new extended table top, (much more working space) also fitted an extra washing up basin.
    On one of our tips we discoverd that the water run off on the front awning was far from ideal, so a extra alu pipe was fitted to solve this problem.
    We always carry enough fire wood, where do you put this? So an expanded metal box on tha A-frame solved this.
    The jerry cans at the back was no longer nessesary, the Xcape had an extra water tank and my Landy also has an extra tank. So two alu boxes replaced the jerries, these are used for pots and pans and for dirty ground sheets.
    All the poles are stored in length of 110mm pipe below the alu boxes.
    Several extra Hella sockets and 220v sockets were fitted.
    A portable Defy aircon makes camping in summer a pleasure.
    The 50 liter NL Weekender was replaced with a72 liter double door NL.(easier said than done)
    A C-tek Dc-Dc charger was installed for the solar panel.
    Two small Energizer lights, secured with velcro serves as reading lights.
    Something we never wanted but really find usefull was a PortaPotti.
    The last mod was a storage box for tent pegs behind the right wheel arch.
    Now our Xcape is ready to concer Africa!!
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    Hi Hennie,
    Well done. You are extremely talented.
    I was fortunate in buying the Midlands Caravan X3 conversion, which came with the King Size bed and many extras similar to what you have done.
    We too are happy with ours.
    Have you not experienced the rain water buildup over the bed awning?
    I dropped the one support pole half way so that the "water bomb" did not drench us in bed.
    Question. The pole that forms the T, Where do you secure it to the caravan.
    Thanks once again.
    regards, Gavin.

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    The new xcape with extended bed , what tricks and mods have been done to make that bed room tent fit ,
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    Took her on a trip to Tietiesbaai.
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