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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    It should be making an appearance at Winter Wombat, but not sure if it would make it down the hill - or more importantly - back up it, so will probably be parked up the top (away from the rabble...)

    Plenty of LRs on hand to give you a tow, Gav. With a suitable time set aside for filming...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    as I just donít enjoy towing stuff - have done it for years but pretty much over it to be honest.
    I hear you..
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    So a bit of a milestone reached. Stan is officially a Motorhome now and insured as such so I have him insured at a much better rate than the commercial insurance on it before, also with road side assist, accommodation should it need repairs while weíre out, etc.

    Took a while as the insurance company needed to see the conversion was complete as far as functionality goes with things like kitchen and bed complete and with gas and electrical certification.

    Finishing touches not necessary and thatís about all that needs doing now. This to do list is basically some trims, shower door, large draw below fridge,solar panels and just some general bits and pieces weíll do as we use him more and work out what works best.

    Diesel heater complete, bed frame complete - this was an Ikea sliding day bed style of thing which I heavily modified but it works like a charm now. Overhead clothing lockers also finished as well.

    Have a 4 night trip in May and a 5 night trip in June booked in so weíll get plenty of time to use him. Stan the van (With Gav & Jan)


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    So one thing thatís worth sharing I think is something Janet came up with to an issue about how we could best utilise the back doors. During the summer itís great, open them up and we had a flyscreen hanging over it and thereís not a better way of getting fresh air in. During Winter though, we need something different.

    So, a bistro blind is now hanging in the back - zips up both sides which keeps all bugs out - and more importantly the heat in. With the heater on low the van stays toasty and warm while maintaining great light and views in the back. Look forward to trying it up at the river in a few weeks where weíll be backed up within a few meters of the bank and will have a view worth looking at.

    Couple of pics showing inside and out.





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    Gunna encourage voyeurism at Wombat?
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