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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    I think it is fair to say that you have NAILED IT!
    Haha, thanks.

    Yes still need to tidy up the inside.
    The rails we bought for the drawer is to short so that will have to wait until we get the new longer ones.
    Need to fit spacers for snug fit of cupboard doors.
    Need to finish wiring cabin LED light strip.
    Still need to silicone here and there.
    The headboard cupboard door needs to be fitted as well.

    But these items won’t stop us from going to the bush next week.
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    So it's been a quiet week. This coming weekend we need to finish of as much as possible, but unfortunately the drawer system will have to wait until we have the right drawer slides.
    See if you can spot us in the Kruger Park from next week Tuesday!

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    Very nice but just an observation.

    That nose box, is it not going to hamper your turning circle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Very nice but just an observation.

    That nose box, is it not going to hamper your turning circle?
    Yes, we looked at that. It works, but it's not great. I was never fond of such a big box, but the fridge we had sort off dictated what size it should be. In hind sight I would have rather bought a smaller fridge and have a tapered tongue box. Will remedy that once we back.
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    Are you on a Shakedown run this weekend Viper?
    There is no such thing as inclement weather, only poor selection of clothing.... or Vehicle

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    Yes will be a first stage tar road shakedown. With a Handy Andy one there after

    Had two separate incidents yesterday where people were driving by and they actually had to stop to inquire what the hell this orange contraption was
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    Yes will be a first stage tar road shakedown. With a Handy Andy one there after

    Had two separate incidents yesterday where people were driving by and they actually had to stop to inquire what the hell this orange contraption was
    You will have to get used to that
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    Photo Time.
    Took Nano to Pro Auto Rubber on Saturday to get some input on a double door seal solution.
    There after back home for Some Rugby. We won't talk about that.
    The rest of the weekend was spend on finishing of all the little details. Cleaning the inside etc.


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    Leg Room. My opinion is that it is actually quite spacious on the inside for such a small van.
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    Be right back need to go fetch some more photos.
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    Mattress is in


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    LED Light strip installed

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    USB charger and cigarette charger fitted. And yes the USB is upside done, realised that when I took the photo

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    Just an overall of the headboard section

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    Bedding Done! Ready for the Kruger!

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    Belfast pit stop. 7 degrees.
    So far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    Photo Time.
    Took Nano to Pro Auto Rubber on Saturday to get some input on a double door seal solution.
    There after back home for Some Rugby. We won't talk about that.
    The rest of the weekend was spend on finishing of all the little details. Cleaning the inside etc.
    I was at Auto Rubber getting some bits and pieces for my Defender and bumped into the Nano there.
    I must say it looks even better in real life than the photos, you guys have done an amazing job, well done.

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    Nano is on the way back from the bush. All all everything went well no hiccups everything worked as per design. Will report back in more detail once back home.
    Apologies for not posting any images but the camping stands weren't the greatest.

    Now that my hands aren't busy, my mind is working overtime. I'm thinking should I or Shouldn't I start a thread called NANO 2.0
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    Back in the rat race, and time to start applying our minds again. The Nano towed like a dream now hassles, this little camper didn't bounce around or anything to be honest we didn't even know it was there. And the weight distribution is perfect (Will go weigh it in the next week or so). The camping spots weren't the greatest but Nano was nibble and small enough to maneuver into a nice little spot that made our stay very comfortable.

    Then there were the onlookers, off course Nano stood out like a sore thumb, specially being so orange, so every person and his (well it's the Kruger) so monkey came to have a look and talk which was a humbling eperience.
    Even one of the parks board guys came to investigate

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    Next, like i mentioned before we need weigh this little guy.
    The drawer still needs to be fitted but in actual fact the little compartment at the back was a nice little storage area.
    Also, are there any bad gravel road that you know of around Joburg would like to go do some testing?
    Was also thinking that it might be a good idea to take Nano to like Hennops just to see how he handles himself around the twisties and ruts. Might be able to take some nice photies there.

    Then like mentioned in my previous post maybe Nano 2.0 must start taking shape before the December holidays. We know now how to improve what is already a rock solid base. Although not sure what I would do with two Nano's.
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    Looking really good!! A short piece of gravel road on the Pretoria side that you can try is the one that goes to the Buffelsdrift mountain bike park. That piece can get nasty sometimes.

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    The Boschkop road is also terrible. Great for your purpose.

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