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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    I'm looking for a place in and around Johannesburg where I can go buy automotive wiring. Any recommendations?

    Also what is the rule of thumb interms of what gauge wire to use for different wiring option ex. lights, hela plug, usb, etc? I've got a pretty good idea what it should be but can't find any literature to confirm this.
    Not in Jhb but they might refer you:
    Centurion Automotive Cables 137 Edward Ave, Hennopspark, Simarlo, Centurion Phone: 079 200 7910

    These guys might also point you in the right direction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandveld View Post
    Very nice. You will always need shade,shelter on the outside and especially over kitchen area. Can you add an awning to your drawings?
    Funny thing, that was exactly the next part I was playing around with.
    Because I'm quite tall I wanted to make sure that there is enough space for me to move around under the awning, and also that there is space to fit such a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    Funny thing, that was exactly the next part I was playing around with.
    Because I'm quite tall I wanted to make sure that there is enough space for me to move around under the awning, and also that there is space to fit such a thing.

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    Just remember to set the awning height to accommodate for compressed suspension when RTT is under load unless you have taken that up with the levelers
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    Default Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    I'm looking for a place in and around Johannesburg where I can go buy automotive wiring. Any recommendations?

    Also what is the rule of thumb interms of what gauge wire to use for different wiring option ex. lights, hela plug, usb, etc? I've got a pretty good idea what it should be but can't find any literature to confirm this.
    I buy a lot of the auto-electrical stuff I need from Breno Parts at their Boksburg branch. Have a look at their website and see if they carry the goodies you need. Their range of LED tail lights and switches is some of the best around.
    http://www.brenoparts-autoelectrical.co.za/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Just remember to set the awning height to accommodate for compressed suspension when RTT is under load unless you have taken that up with the levelers
    Oh ya true. Will keep that in mind.
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    Just added some sort of leveling jack details to be confirmed at later date. Guess I'll also need to add a Jockey wheel
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    Headboard with storage cupboard. Some of the electrics might go in there. Also considering an LED corner light on top of the headboard to shine light upwards instead of in your face.

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    Consider adding a side step to the sides of the mudguards. Might be useful as an additional step to get goods off of the roof rack. Also if you in the bush they could help with pushing vegetation out of the way, should you encounter any
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    Love where you are going with this!

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    It's been a busy week more items have arrived:
    Door latch locks.
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    Roof Vent Fan
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    If you don't mind my asking, where did you buy the roof vent and the door lock? I was looking at the same items a while back, but now can't find stock from the places I've tried. Could you give me an idea of price? PM if you prefer.

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    Funny thing, that was exactly the next part I was playing around with.
    Because I'm quite tall I wanted to make sure that there is enough space for me to move around under the awning, and also that there is space to fit such a thing.

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    On this note, I am looking at installing a 270 awning as well. The ones from Tentco are really well priced. Looking at the 270° Awning Light Weight. Material is 420D OXFORD NYLON and only 13kg. I have a lot of their products, so I'm sure this will also be a good product. Got quoted under R6k, including courier delivery JBay. I'll be ordering soon, as I need it to finalise the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avk View Post
    Love where you are going with this!



    If you don't mind my asking, where did you buy the roof vent and the door lock? I was looking at the same items a while back, but now can't find stock from the places I've tried. Could you give me an idea of price? PM if you prefer.



    On this note, I am looking at installing a 270 awning as well. The ones from Tentco are really well priced. Looking at the 270° Awning Light Weight. Material is 420D OXFORD NYLON and only 13kg. I have a lot of their products, so I'm sure this will also be a good product. Got quoted under R6k, including courier delivery JBay. I'll be ordering soon, as I need it to finalise the frame.
    The roof vent came from Fiamma, but Dometic also has a nice one.
    The door lock I couldn't find. Ended up being the cheapest on Ebay
    I'll have go and check the slips, I try and forget what I pay for stuff

    Thanks for the heads up on the awning. Once the main items are done we will look more closely into accessories.
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    Have you had a look at this unit -- https://www.roadtrippertrailers.com/roadtripper-x-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikevR View Post
    Have you had a look at this unit -- https://www.roadtrippertrailers.com/roadtripper-x-1
    That's quite interesting. I have not yet seen this, maybe because it's firstly a .com website and secondly they don't have teardrop or camper in their name.
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    They have a great Facebook page with all the different models and customers comments. They do a variety of options going through all the pictures. Search Facebook -- Roadtrippertrailers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    Funny thing, that was exactly the next part I was playing around with.
    Because I'm quite tall I wanted to make sure that there is enough space for me to move around under the awning, and also that there is space to fit such a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandveld View Post
    Is that Robocop in the picture
    It's Africa, you have to be prepared 8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    The roof vent came from Fiamma, but Dometic also has a nice one.
    The door lock I couldn't find. Ended up being the cheapest on Ebay
    I'll have go and check the slips, I try and forget what I pay for stuff

    Thanks for the heads up on the awning. Once the main items are done we will look more closely into accessories.
    Thanks man!

    I came to the same conclusion regarding the door lock. I'm also looking at the same type of lock, and have searched around here. Probably also end up buying from Ebay or Amazon. The roofvent I've seen on parasol.co.za, where I guess I'll try and get it from.

    I'm considering buying the awning ASAP. Need it to confirm my bracing on the inside of the wall. Just need to get some bucks first.
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    Try Roadque?Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    Try Roadque?Click image for larger version. 

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    I looked into those specific latches, but unfortunately they only lock/open from the outside. I reckon I'll be using one of them for the rear hatch. But for the door I need one like Viper bought, so the door can be locked/unlocked from the inside as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avk View Post
    I looked into those specific latches, but unfortunately they only lock/open from the outside. I reckon I'll be using one of them for the rear hatch. But for the door I need one like Viper bought, so the door can be locked/unlocked from the inside as well.
    Ask for the name on his lock.
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    Added a drawer system. Not sure if this will work though, it's very depended on how tall you are. So just and idea for now. What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by avk View Post
    I looked into those specific latches, but unfortunately they only lock/open from the outside. I reckon I'll be using one of them for the rear hatch. But for the door I need one like Viper bought, so the door can be locked/unlocked from the inside as well.

    Check the McNaughtans website and pdf catalogue.

    They have probably the most comprehensive range of hinges, locks, handles and fittings available
    https://mcnaughtans.co.za/

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    Nog 'n produktiewe naweek agter die rug. Die model is so te se klaar. Het bietjie nesting die naweek gedoen. Nou is dit tyd om 'n hele paar $ te drop op die hout. 8)
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