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    ......................old drinks cabinet tarted up a bit
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    I had that front open overhead shelf covered, didnt come out too bad. Nice for light/soft stuff
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    Plastic inserts in Cupboard is nice, I'll just make a plan to "lock" them with something so they dont slide open against the canvas when travelling worse than tar
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    Next :

    1) Wiring.......multiplug inside, Multiplug outside, Roof Light, 2 or 4 Reading Lights.
    2) Wiring new from towball to rear lights, and nicer rear lights
    3) Flooring - I got nice material, 10mm rubber Flooring Blocks.
    4) Fridge/Freezer, secured to Wall and Floor
    5) Blinds/Curtains
    6) NICE Bedding

    This is SO much fun..................!!!
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    Plastic inserts in Cupboard is nice, I'll just make a plan to "lock" them with something so they dont slide open against the canvas when travelling worse than tar
    Have a net made of half inch strapping and fix it in place with bungees?
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    Thanks Johnno, will make a plan there.

    I'm also not overly excited with the finishes on that canvas jobbies, BUT yes, its not as if the Supplier does this every day, and at R 2850 all in I dont think I really want to complain.

    But small issue - will look at alu strips to finish of with, or maybe even Velcro, attaching the fronts to the cabinets.

    Next week I'll also look at installing a fridge, in its own frame and attached to the wall to add some strength (within limits).
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    That looks lovely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    That looks lovely!
    Thanks Pieter - yes, I'm happy with the layout so far. That canvas jobbie is not finished off 100%, but its OK, we'll do that shortly.

    No rush this side........die grassies girts girts so onder my voete as ek in die oggend uitgaan om te gaan rook, so caravan camping is nie rerig nou op die agenda nie
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    Busy doing the floor covering, bought "eva foam" foam tiles from Tentco, nice, soft, looks hard wearing enough, and easy peasy to take out and clean. VERY easy to install, they interlock, and you cut the odd spaces with a scissor.

    Tentco also sell them in rolls, has a chequered plate effect, but solid.......I actually like the holes, and the separate "blocks" - FAR wasier to istall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Busy doing the floor covering, bought "eva foam" foam tiles from Tentco, nice, soft, looks hard wearing enough, and easy peasy to take out and clean. VERY easy to install, they interlock, and you cut the odd spaces with a scissor.

    Tentco also sell them in rolls, has a chequered plate effect, but solid.......I actually like the holes, and the separate "blocks" - FAR wasier to istall.
    Petri is cleaning while on a trip not going to be a huge mission with the holes in the tiles? You don't want to remove the tiles every time just to sweep out a bit of sand etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HannoK View Post
    Petri is cleaning while on a trip not going to be a huge mission with the holes in the tiles? You don't want to remove the tiles every time just to sweep out a bit of sand etc.
    Hanno, dont think so - dirt gets through those holes, if I'm cleaning it when back I'll just remove the covering and sweep underneath.

    There's a "waste hole" that I made near the entrance, next to that wardrobe, underneath the piece of alu plate - just lift up and sweep.

    But thanks, you gave me an idea- I'll permanently glue the grooves so that I only have 2 "halves", meaning its easy peasy to then just remove 2 halves when sweeping. Those tiles are super light, and super easy to place again.

    I'll also get a Dirt Trapper or 2 at the entrance to keep sand and mud out.

    Ons is skoon campers...........dis eers binne - in dat dinge dalk messy kan raak. Sonder skoene.
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    Ons is skoon campers...........dis eers binne - in dat dinge dalk messy kan raak. Sonder skoene.
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    I decided to seommer just put some alu poles to keep the beds' tops open. Really easy to just keep the poles in there.

    LOTS of space - this is what the front bed looks like:
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    Rear big bed - we'll pack lighter but bulky stuff in here. I'll attach the canvas dividers to the floor with some clip thingies, so that stuff dont roll around, but the canvas is yet removable altogether
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    Started playing around with packing space/options.

    ALL crockery , 6 of everything, fits easily in the first two canvas "doors" in the overhead cabinet above the fridge space. I cut out holes for everything, they all fit tight and tidy.

    I decided against a canvas "hanging" thing at the door - we take out plates/glasses/etc etc anyway and leave it at the sink. And there seems to be really LOTS of packing space here - almost too much.

    All cutlery (for 6) and my braai and bigger cutlery are in 2 roll-up canvas rolls, I'll just slide them into a rail on the alu table outside - neat, tidy and at hand.
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    The little "bar" would make a VERY nice spice/sauce rack.......or maybe a dedicated tea/coffee station
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    I've covered the open shelf above the front bed with canvas, and it makes a PERFECT space for toiletry bags, and all things toiletry related. Maybe also towels, but I really only want light soft stuff in there.
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    Now that looks professional, well done.
    Like the colour scheme, good choice.

    Just some advise (if you did not get enough yet)

    Check your tow ball weight with all the stuff in front.
    Made same error with my Safari 3 years ago, had to move some items to just after the axle to get around 110 kg down force.
    Packed light stuff at the front wall and pots/pans and so on at the center or just behind the axle.
    Second error was to move all the heavies to the rear, got a nice tail wag out of that one.

    Webbing strap of some sort with a "bracket" half way up on your plastic containers and a plastic quick release latch at the top might solve the containers sliding out problem. Might be a better one if you have two straps or have the quick release latch in the middle of one long strap.
    We used this type of setup on a 6 container stack with Velcro in the center of the stack to keep the latch in place (got no pic for you, but it worked well)
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    Danie - its FAAAAAAAAR from "Professional", but thanx anyway.

    Ja it came out nice enough I think.

    I'll play around with the weight distribution, thanks for the tips
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