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  1. #181
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    Default Re: Companion - Tips, tricks and mods

    Yes. On my national Luna 90l twin a hole was drilled in the rear of the motor cover with a permanent wire running through it. I can take pics on the weekend if you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Russell View Post
    So I got the 90L NL today. How on earth do you get the 12V or 220V to it once it is in the drawer?!! There is no space for the plugs!

    Is there a mod needed.

    Please help.
    You need to remove the cover plate and route the 12 volt cable through the back of the fridge. The 12v socket has a little plastic pin you remove in order to take it out of it's holder and it will stay on the inside...

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    Baie dankie.

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    And back to the awnings for the Companion. After a lot of searching and contemplation, have I decided I will go with a BunduAwn, almost same one that Charlie100 shared some photos of in post #150. Received it yesterday and will be fitting this weekend or if it looks to daunting, will have it fitted at Conqueror East Rand when the van goes for a service Monday. Will post some photos of the process if I do decide to DIY, otherwise just a before and after, .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman_db View Post
    You need to remove the cover plate and route the 12 volt cable through the back of the fridge. The 12v socket has a little plastic pin you remove in order to take it out of it's holder and it will stay on the inside...
    Did what you said, quick 10 minute job... loop soos stroop

  6. #186
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooikop View Post
    And back to the awnings for the Companion. After a lot of searching and contemplation, have I decided I will go with a BunduAwn, almost same one that Charlie100 shared some photos of in post #150. Received it yesterday and will be fitting this weekend or if it looks to daunting, will have it fitted at Conqueror East Rand when the van goes for a service Monday. Will post some photos of the process if I do decide to DIY, otherwise just a before and after, .
    Good luck. Hopefully some pics will be posted of the installation.... Hint hint
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman_db View Post
    You need to remove the cover plate and route the 12 volt cable through the back of the fridge. The 12v socket has a little plastic pin you remove in order to take it out of it's holder and it will stay on the inside...
    Damn... I didn't know it clipped out. I opened mine up and soldered my 220v and 12v in place
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie100 View Post
    Damn... I didn't know it clipped out. I opened mine up and soldered my 220v and 12v in place
    once you have the cover plate off, there is a little black plastic pin you need to pull out on the DC, for the AC it has clips you need to push in.

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    My companion het nie met "seperators" gekom in die kombuis area nie. So ek het so paar bestel by conquerer Zambezi, saam met daai foam goed, en het dit vandag ingesit

    Hier is n foto wat wys die onderste rak sonder seperators en foam, en die rak bo dit het dit altwee nou in

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  10. #190
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    Wink Re: Companion - Tips, tricks and mods

    Quite a few new standard extras on the companion. Should be getting my bamboo mattress this week.

    Rail on the top of the cupboard in side the van. Also fitted a cover over the charging system so lights could be blocked out.
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    For those with the Quick Awning,


    I have permanently fixed the triangle that attaches at the rear of the awning. This piece basically squares of the rear so that a side can be attached. It normally zips in place, but SWAMBO likes to have the rear of the van covered .
    How can you be old and wise
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    Gents,

    Got my Bamboo mattress yesterday and what a pleasure. Expensive but well worth it. Decided to sleep in the driveway to test, and slept like a baby. Contact Edward -


    How can you be old and wise
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    Flexible hose for (drinking) water:
    I had the conversion done on the pipes, and the water taste terrible! Can anyone advise where to get flexible hose suitable for drinking water. Clear flex PVC is not suitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Russell View Post
    Flexible hose for (drinking) water:
    I had the conversion done on the pipes, and the water taste terrible! Can anyone advise where to get flexible hose suitable for drinking water. Clear flex PVC is not suitable.
    Just down the road from you. Hose Centre, Edenvale.
    Ask for the food grade, steel helix wire pipe.
    I've always got very good customer service and advice.
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    Default Re: Companion - Tips, tricks and mods

    Has anybody looked at Airconditioning options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman_db View Post
    Has anybody looked at Airconditioning options?
    Moet asb net nie vir forum lid Biltong gaan vra nie, hy sal n fit vang as jy n portable wil insit.

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    Has anyone ever changed a tyre on their Companion?
    I need to but only have the bottle jack from my vehicle and don't know where to put it under the van.
    I know there are high lift jack points but don't have a high lift jack.
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  18. #198
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    Default Re: Companion - Tips, tricks and mods

    Yes,

    But to expensive or now. Last price was + R20K for a off road suitable unit.
    How can you be old and wise
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    Default Re: Companion - Tips, tricks and mods

    How are you going to power an AC in the bush, without a gen set?

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    Default Re: Companion - Tips, tricks and mods

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    Moet asb net nie vir forum lid Biltong gaan vra nie, hy sal n fit vang as jy n portable wil insit.
    Ek het gesien portable aircons het almal warm gemaak die naweek!

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