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    I'll be making those nose cone travel covers for my courage after out trip. But it be adding some pockets and stuff while I'm at it!

    Regarding the shelf. 1.6mm is not enough. Mine bent badly and I'll be doing one I have 2mm next with some strengthening in the middle.

    Also dust proofing on the cards. As you won't believe the amount of dust that still enters the trailer.
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    Default Mod 2 of many, rear shelf

    Having finished my simple door mods, I moved onto more fun projects. I made a shelf in the rear to utilize the wasted space. Used a pine wood board base, strengthened it by bolting a metal bar underneath and secured it from moving with a bracket. For finishing touches I added rubber mats and an aluminum edge. This works great as packing space for my cadac and extra cooler box, once in camp and the items are removed it becomes our bar shelf
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    Benson, please keep us updated on the nose cover, having done around 12,000 km with my courage it is starting to show some serious battle scars... I need to make another modification here and am undecided on a canvas removable cover or going with pop riveted protective aluminium sheets on all exposed areas.

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    Guys embarresed to say I havent gotten around to post the pics of my mods as yet
    Will hopefully get time over the weekend

    Ill contact Conqueror in regards to the cover for the nose cone, will that be enough protection? Or do one still need to consider aditional protection between the vehicle and the trailer?
    I have discussed the alluminium plate with PJ at Conqueror in Witbank and he is also of the opnion that the allu only last a certain period so not a permanent solution in my opinion
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    Hi guys

    Here is my mods that was completed by Conqueror Witbank, PJ did a great job and the powder coating makes it fit in nicely with the rest of the trailer

    We added a few shelves behind the fridge drawer, this will then be on the indside of the tent and will be ideal for baby clothes etc
    The drawer above the fridge slide will be used for the cutlery
    The kitchen is build in the middle door next to the fridge slide, this will still be customized with some shelves etc to make packing easier and keep the groceries from falling all over

    Then also,

    Looking for some comments
    I noticed that the Courage has an overflow/breather pipe that comes out in one of the wheel arches
    Will post picture later
    Doesnt this pipe cause dust and debree to come into the water tank and system?
    Obviously with the overflow being lower one can try and keep some water in the pipe and then flush out when filling the tank again but it seems like a bit of an incomplete plan from Conqueror.

    Your experience? Can one try and clamp a cloth or something over the end of the overflow to keep out most of the dust and debree?

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    Henk, those mods are all excellent... You courage looks awesome!

    As for the overflow, I also discovered it when overfilling once... Can say our trailer has done a number of heavy dirt trips including a 3,500km through botswana which was 90% dirt including pan dust and have never experienced anything getting into the water tank (other than the plastic shavings I had to get rid of when I first received the trailer)
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    SvenT

    Thanks, still need to have a mod done at the back door of the Courage to utilize the wasted space probably for the camp chairs and tables
    Also need some changes to the tent and the L-shape awning and need to add some LED lights

    Thanks for the feedback on the overflow will probably look to add a cloth cover with a pipe clamp around the opening for the sake of my own peace of mind

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    and the almost done with the internal ammo box bags.[/QUOTE]

    what material did you use and did you chuck out the lids ,those lids is a shlepp , swambo like's the idiee, so guess what's next

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    Default Mod 3 of many, nose cone

    Following another thread query I took pictures of the nosecone of my courage, having tried a number of ideas here, I finally found the boxes that fit perfectly.

    2x medium sized boxes at bottom:
    LEFT box contains all power cables and electrical items, lights, mattress pump.
    RIGHT box is all gas items, deitz oil lamps, non electrical items.

    4x small boxes which stack on top of the bottom boxes:
    ONE contains 12V repair items.
    ONE contains tools and general DIY items.
    Others I fill as needed.

    I also installed a canvas pocket on the very front where I store gloves, power lead and a few essentials I instantly need on arrival.
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    Sven

    That looks very windgat, I have taken the time to meet with Wise One (Vic) yesterday afternoon to look at his trailer
    He has done a very nice job on the kitchen

    Looking for pictures and modifications on the rest of the web, have seen some but almost have a craving to see more and then only start to decide what to do to my own unit next

    Lets hope more people joins this gang and that we can "steel"some ideas from one another

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    Hi Henk, saw the picture of wise one and it does look neat, I have gone with a totally different approach, although not yet finished as I want to make some changes, I will take some pictures and post this week for you of my "kitchen"
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    Sven

    That is what makes the Courage so nice for me
    Everybody can make small changes that works for you
    Ill have my utensils all in the drawer and only groceries in the kitchen part, Wise One went with another approach and you will probably also have you own idea

    Looking forward to the pics
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    Default Mod 4 of many, "kitchen"

    Henk, you are so correct the courage is a very versatile trailer and it allows us all to make it how we want it to be. I have photo's of our first camp where it was nothing but an empty shell... not even a fridge... it sure has changed since then

    As promised here are a few views of my kitchen layout, like you we are keeping all of our crockery and utensils in the back drawer, here we thus keep all of the grocery items we use regularly... mainly snack food actually

    RIGHT : we keep permanently the usual tea, coffee, spices etc.
    LEFT : gets filled with biscuits, chips, and occasionally healthy stuff too.

    Of course I designed it so that my beer cans can fit underneath the drawer along with our foldable camp table, pegs, ropes etc. these are then accessed from the back.

    Then in front I used a shoe box I think it was sold as to keep all of my lock and lock boxes in place... these hold everything from sweets to a mini first aid kit.
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    Sven

    Looks nice, as I said, everybody finds something that works for them
    Keep us updated on the developments

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    Hi Nick83

    Do you take orders for the drawer above the fridge on the Courage? Seriously, I rally want one and you have done a fantastic job.
    Regards
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    Agreed Paul, I want to add one of those too... Should be standard
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    Default Mod 5 of many, Power distribution

    Having moved the battery from the nose cone some time back... today I finally got around to doing the necessary wiring.

    I now have the battery in the plastic box connected up with the C-Tek for 220v supply, the battery box is connected via a brad harrison to my trailer distribution.

    Distribution then goes to the fridge and 3 separate circuits for lights, pump and hella plugs which I have placed at both the left and right back corners of the trailer for quick connection of extra lights in camp when needed. LED fixed lights are now well basically everywhere

    For when we hit the long road all I need to do is switch 2 brad harrison connections swapping from 220v to solar. I considered doing this via a switching device but I prefer that I keep everything isolated mechanically... i might change my mind on this eventually.

    Can say I am now very happy with the electronics... well until the next great idea comes to my mind.
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    SvenT, just run an isolator switch between the two. Works a charm!!
    I previously used it on my dual battery in the Defender before I put the National Luna in. Had zero issues.

    Like the idea you had with the space in side door!!

    Hmmmmm. The mind ponders.
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    Thanks Benson, I think the isolator will happen, if I had one in my box of tricks today it would have been done already I am sure
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    They are fairly inexpensive, got mine at the local Midas, think it was R60 or round there.

    I need to redo the LED lights on my trailer. The glue at the back if you pull the strip, she does not hold in dusty conditions.

    Might look at silicone or something the like
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