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    Quote Originally Posted by a2iPhoto View Post
    Hallo All

    I recently bought a Wilderness 350 from Makro and have a question with respect to mounting of fridge. I noted in a previous post (one of Johan's mods), that he fitted a NL 90 litre fridge on a drawer/slider accessible from the side door. The side door height measurement on my 350 is approx 545mm top to bottom.

    I bought a Snomaster 66litre with a height of 525mm according to specifications. The NL is 535mm according to website.

    Now my question - if mounted on a slider, it is going to be too high to slide in/out? Unless the slider floor is only 10-20mm from trailer floor. Any advice?

    Thank you
    I have a Frontrunner fridge slide with a NL 40l fridge (with a protection cover) and it works fine.
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    Has anyone done electricity on there Wilderness? Mind sharing sharing please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2iPhoto View Post
    Thanks Johan

    It seems customisation is the best route to go. I looked at both the Gobi-X fridge slide (which is by the way a very nice piece of work) as well as Challenger's own slide - both seem to be around 15-20mm from the floor.

    Given the potential weight of fridge (approx 45-50kgs fully loaded), I assume the rollers and aluminium need to be a specific strength or type?

    The trailer is 1200mm wide and ideally one would use the full length (say 1150mm) to optimise the use of space, or else you end up with a "dead" corner. Any suggestions?
    I used the 1000mm slide and the leftover space behind the fridge is ideal to store our 2-plate gas stove. And also the vent on the LN is in that area, so I don't want to put more stuff in that corner and block the ventilation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip du Plooy 1205 View Post
    Has anyone done electricity on there Wilderness? Mind sharing sharing please?
    Hallo Phillip. I've stolen some ideas from the guys on the forum. I bought a Junctionbox (JB) the size of a Jerry Can. The box have a IP65 rating. Replaced the JB panel key locks with canopy locks (bought it @ 4x4 direct). There was a open space for a Jerry can bracket on my trailer where the JB were fitted. I've installed a "Ready Distribution box" on the inside of the JB. Fitted the caravan power inlet plug on my nosecone and 2 plugs on each side of the trailers. Each plug have 3 power outlets with a switch. I did'nt had the need for a 12V battery in my trailer, because my fridge is fitted in my bakkie and is running from a dual battery. In the place of the battery I've installed a 10amp 12V powersupply which I uses for all the LED lights in and around my trailer aswell all the Hella plugs. If it happens that we're camping where there is no electricity, then I would plug in the trailer into the inverter which is installed in my dual battery box.

    Hope this will give you some ideas.
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    Looks good.


    Use a proper slider, as the trailer bounces around allot, with the weight of a fully loaded fridge you do not want it to fail, and they must be strong enough to carry a fully loaded fridge when fully extracted.


    On the power side, its not difficult to do, do you want to use mains supply or have a battery backup?


    Slabbies, very neat work there!

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    Dankie Slabbies. Net flippen jammer jy bly so ver man !! Haha
    Will be for main supply. Battery system will be much later... Only next year. Just tired of always running leads every where ect. We only camp where their is electricity for now and then we will do the rugged no power thing but all comes at a price

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    Thanks Wian.

    Phillip. I've routed all the cables on the inside of the trailer and covered it with a 3mm thick board. Here is a cost breakdown for you:

    ACDC Junctionbox: R900
    CBI Ready distribution box R560(Bought from CBI Online)
    Caravan Power Input box R250
    3 pin plug box R400 (@R200 each)
    Electrical Cables R400 (12v and 220V cables)
    Lugs,Gromets,glands etc R150
    Fusebox R50
    Hella plugs x3 R200
    12v powersupply R300
    Labour was case of Beer


    Hope this would help you with your project.
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    Thanks Slabbies.

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    This is an interesting alternative!

    I am considering two options for the nose cone of my Wilderness 350 (side door access) - a HcdP panel or HcdP power pack. Allowing for additional connection points across the trailer is a great idea and could work very well with the HcdP options.

    Any reason not to install in nose cone (bar perhaps for restricted access etc). Should one mount a caravan power inlet plug on the outside, as well as additional power points in trailer, access may not be a big issue?

    The portability of the Power Pack seem to be handy, but the panel specs looks better?

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    Does anyone know of a canopy solution to be used in addition to the Tentco tent provided with Wilderness 350? The way the tent is mounted on trailer, you dont have any shade where the fridge and working area is....

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2iPhoto View Post
    Does anyone know of a canopy solution to be used in addition to the Tentco tent provided with Wilderness 350? The way the tent is mounted on trailer, you dont have any shade where the fridge and working area is....
    You'll have to get it custom made. Tentco only makes one for the tailgate side on the Junior TTT.
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    With a leap of faith and a lot of help / input from Rohan, i did the electricity of our trailer. Must admin, i did press washers when i plugged it in to see if everything is working Now swambo can use her hairdreyer.
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    What have you done for water besides going the water tank route ? Jerry cans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip du Plooy 1205 View Post
    What have you done for water besides going the water tank route ? Jerry cans?

    Hi Phillip. Ek het vir myself n huge watertenk gekoop aat ek by die jerrycan se plek insit. Ek gaan ook watertenks onder die treiler installeer
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    Dudley... Waar is jou nuwe mods of bou jy nog die braai?

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    O jinne Phillip! Jy het my! Ek sal foto's post. Ek het intussen iets anders hier op die forum gepost - sien


    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...d.php?t=234461


    Ek wil beslis kettings of kabels soos wat Heinz aan sy sleepwaens sit ook aan myne sit. Iets soortgelyks. Gaan kyk gerus. Ek dink, noudat ek dit gesien het, dat dit 'n moet he item is. Kan mens baie moeite en verdriet bespaar.
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    Ek wil graag hoor of daar 'n ervare besigheid in Kaap omgewing is wat kan help met die installasie van HCdP paneel, kragpunte en LED's in Wilderness 350 wa (het reeds parte aangekoop).

    Gedagte is om die volgende te doen:

    1. Monteer paneel in nosecone
    2. Installeer karavaan kragpunt gekoppel aan paneel
    3. Installeer battery in nosecone
    4. Installeer 2x kragpunte op wa (agter en sy kant)
    5. Instaleer 3x LED ligte
    6. Brad Harris konneksie van paneel na haak.

    Baie dankie

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    Ek het 'n "slider" gemaak vir die sleepwa, die elektriese bedrading in die nosecone oorgedoen en het nou 'n Benton batterylaaier, 300W inverter (net vir kamerabatterye ens herlaai) en die sonpanele se kontroleboksie in die nosecone geinstalleer. Natuurlik ook die battery. Is ook besig om raam op die nosecone te maak vir hout ens.
    Het nogal baie spasie gewen vir al die los goeters wat altyd oral ingeprop word met die raam onder die tent. Onder andere ook plek waar my sonpanele inskuif. Vir my Tentco Bundu canopy het ek nou 'n aluminium strokie bo-op die boks agterop die sleepwa vasgesit sodat ek die canopy agteraan die sleepwa kan opslaan. Eintlik meer bruikbaar daar as aan die bakkie. Ons slaan gewoonlik 'n gazebo daar op, maar die sal ons nou anders benut.
    Ek het vier "gaslifts" gekoop vir die deurtjies aan die raam. Goeie lengte (model 4042),maar die man by die plek waar ek gekoop het (hy het die goed spesiaal vir my bestel) vertel dat Gabriel se laagste druk wat ek kan kry 180N is. Nou ja, daar is die goed hopeloos te sterk. Doen toe wat ek seker maar in die eerste plek moes doen en kontak Gabriel via hulle webtuiste.
    Die oplossing is eenvoudig. Hulle "gaslifts" word in tabelvorm gelys op hulle webtuiste met al die nodige inligting. Die goed word standaard gemaak met 50N of 80N en hulle sal dan die druk verhoog na jou vereiste. Dus sal ek nou maar nuwes moet koop met 50N druk en die druk laat verhoog indien nodig. Gabriel kan die druk verhoog, maar nie verlaag nie. Huiswerk is belangrik.
    Verder oral LED liggies geinstalleer.
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