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    you so right, the anticipation is definitely running high. Battling to get any info on the status of the trailer build/delivery is making matters worse. Think I read about every page of the thread and have been able to pick up a lot, but thank you for the offer.

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    <img src="images/smilies/grin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Grin" smilieid="26" class="inlineimg">&nbsp;you so right, the anticipation is definitely running high. Battling to get any info on the status of the trailer build/delivery is making matters worse. Think I read about every page of the thread and have been able to pick up a lot, but thank you for the offer.

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    Inverters

    Boabab owners, please tell me where you mounted your inverters.

    Looking for some ideas to permanently mount mine with the shortest possible cable route.

    Thanks

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    Quoted below is a mod I did almost a year ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    This is not a Bush Lapa specific mod but something I thoroughly enjoyed building.

    We always have a mercury type thermometer in the caravan which also shows the minimum and maximum temperature. I love seeing how hot/cold it is and was. Well now we're replacing it with an electronic unit in the caravan which shows inside temperature, minimum, maximum and humidity, as well as the same for a mobile external unit (communication is wireless). For now I mounted it above the door as the DB doesn't have space but I may move it if I find a better spot. Attached are some photos (excuse the quality - bad lighting).




    I upgraded this mod by designing and 3D printing a neat panel (looks much better) and replacing the external unit with a waterproof sensor connected by cable (less hassle to take out and plug in and more reliable communication).

    I want to give the panel a neat coat of paint but need to match the colour well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles View Post
    A while back I decided to fit 2 drawers in the kitchen. So to the drawing board, laser cut, paint, assemble and install...
    Installed it today.
    Used Stainless steel.
    Pleased with the result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowRange View Post
    Inverters

    Boabab owners, please tell me where you mounted your inverters.

    Looking for some ideas to permanently mount mine with the shortest possible cable route.

    Thanks

    Johan
    Hi Johan
    We have a modified Baobab, was a 4 sleeper but removed side bed and had in converted to a Baobab "Kewer" design. We had a 500w inverter factory fitted at production stage. Bushlapa mounted the inverter under the seats where the batteries are fitted. From there a cable leads to a power point on the shelf next to the bed. This is a very short cable and works well. Unfortunately I can't send you photos as we are stuck in Australia while this Covid thing is on. Hope that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedx2 View Post
    Hi Johan
    We have a modified Baobab, was a 4 sleeper but removed side bed and had in converted to a Baobab "Kewer" design. We had a 500w inverter factory fitted at production stage. Bushlapa mounted the inverter under the seats where the batteries are fitted. From there a cable leads to a power point on the shelf next to the bed. This is a very short cable and works well. Unfortunately I can't send you photos as we are stuck in Australia while this Covid thing is on. Hope that makes sense.
    Cheers John
    Hi Johan

    On my BL 1942 being a Kewer, I installed the inverter in the back hatch, I moved the battery from the Back to the front, gave me extra space to put a few small items.

    I ran the Inverter via the Shunt, then to a Circuit breaker which I added onto the DB, from there to one of the 3 plugs that are on the outside. I also installed a remote switch which I will add onto the DB, that will be to switch the Inverter on and Off. Just waiting for the switch to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohalloran View Post
    Hi Johan

    On my BL 1942 being a Kewer, I installed the inverter in the back hatch, I moved the battery from the Back to the front, gave me extra space to put a few small items.

    I ran the Inverter via the Shunt, then to a Circuit breaker which I added onto the DB, from there to one of the 3 plugs that are on the outside. I also installed a remote switch which I will add onto the DB, that will be to switch the Inverter on and Off. Just waiting for the switch to arrive.

    Pictures below.
    Good info Dave, thanks. Just unsure why moving battery to the front box was necessary? Surely same size for front and back box? I am leaving the front box empty and fitting the battery a 200ah Lifepo4 plus inverter in the back box. Front box for additional storage. Also better to keep cabling as short as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Good info Dave, thanks. Just unsure why moving battery to the front box was necessary? Surely same size for front and back box? I am leaving the front box empty and fitting the battery a 200ah Lifepo4 plus inverter in the back box. Front box for additional storage. Also better to keep cabling as short as possible.
    HI

    Batteries fitted in the front, as it is slightly bigger. When I moved the battery, I did not need to extend any cabling, Also when they are dead I will replace with a Li-on.

    The Cable for the Inverter both Neg and pos are the same length and used a 26mm cable 1700mm long. I also have and extra MPPT Controller in the front box for my mobile Solar panel. I have installed the BH by the 220 input plug.
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    I used to use the grey BH on the A frame, the car charge cable for my fold up extra solar panel which has an mppt on it. This was for when BL was in shade. It is a 140w panel. I don't use the car cable for charging whilst driving, let my 300w roof panel do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    I used to use the grey BH on the A frame, the car charge cable for my fold up extra solar panel which has an mppt on it. This was for when BL was in shade. It is a 140w panel. I don't use the car cable for charging whilst driving, let my 300w roof panel do that.
    I also use the PV to charge whilst Driving.

    Another Mod or Change I did was to put a new Table Mount Bracket on my Slider. This is the proper mount, imported from USA, as not made in RSA.
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    Good day to all the BL owners.

    Quick questions on the Al-Ko corner steadies.

    I see some of people installing it on the T of the frame and not on the corner? With the steadies then only being a meter apart how much do they help?

    Why would you not install it on the corner? Is the frame to weak at this point? It would obviously provide the most stability at this position.

    And lastly if you do not install it on the corner do you have a modified spanner to extend it as a normal Cross-spanner will not work.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiluxRoux View Post
    Good day to all the BL owners.

    Quick questions on the Al-Ko corner steadies.

    I see some of people installing it on the T of the frame and not on the corner? With the steadies then only being a meter apart how much do they help?

    Why would you not install it on the corner? Is the frame to weak at this point? It would obviously provide the most stability at this position.

    And lastly if you do not install it on the corner do you have a modified spanner to extend it as a normal Cross-spanner will not work.

    Thanks
    Hi Hilux. I've rather have 4 stabilizers instead of just the two at the back, one on each corner. No Alkos.. I can be struck by hurricane Catrina and wouldnt feel it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiluxRoux View Post
    Good day to all the BL owners.

    Quick questions on the Al-Ko corner steadies.

    I see some of people installing it on the T of the frame and not on the corner? With the steadies then only being a meter apart how much do they help?

    Why would you not install it on the corner? Is the frame to weak at this point? It would obviously provide the most stability at this position.

    And lastly if you do not install it on the corner do you have a modified spanner to extend it as a normal Cross-spanner will not work.

    Thanks
    The T is just much stronger. At the corners might add marginally more stability, but it does the job perfectly at the T. It ain't moving anywhere.

    A normal 4-point wheels won't work. You need the caravan lever or one of those foldable wheel spanners usually found in car spare wheel kits. I found one lying in the garage and it works perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    The T is just much stronger. At the corners might add marginally more stability, but it does the job perfectly at the T. It ain't moving anywhere.

    A normal 4-point wheels won't work. You need the caravan lever or one of those foldable wheel spanners usually found in car spare wheel kits. I found one lying in the garage and it works perfectly.
    Thanks yeah took a second look and the T is not that far of the corner in anycase. I will just have to improvise a spanner with a long reach. Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiluxRoux View Post
    Thanks yeah took a second look and the T is not that far of the corner in anycase. I will just have to improvise a spanner with a long reach. Thanks again
    Do the Alko's not come with the tool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Do the Alko's not come with the tool?
    Hi Bruce

    My Alko voor steady's is op die hoeke en geen tool by gekry nie. Ek gebruik wheelspanner. Maar dit is maklik omdat hulle op die hoeke van die ratel is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Do the Alko's not come with the tool?
    Mine did.

    Bush Lapa fitted the Alkos at the T for strength- there isn't a huge difference between the T and the side in any event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voyageur View Post
    Mine did.

    Bush Lapa fitted the Alkos at the T for strength- there isn't a huge difference between the T and the side in any event.
    Yeah I think all steadies comes without a tool. As BL fitted yours they probably supplied the tool.
    A friend with a commader had his fitted by conqueror and also got no tool.
    If its fitted at the corner than a normal cross spanner will do. But at the T the 30 or so cm will require a specialist tool.

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    This is the tool I use.
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