Category Archives: Converting a van into a motorhome

Working trip to Essex

We have just been on a working trip to Essex. Shona and Jessica came to and we parked up on Mum’s drive. One of the great things about FlowerRozy is her size, she can go anywhere a medium sized car can go. Shona and I canvassed an estate called North Melbourne. We shot 7 great families (with a camera that is) and I am looking forward to heading back to deliver them in a couple of weeks. We are offering a really superb deal at the moment. We managed to get hold of some 30 inch stretcher bars at a great price so we are focussing on 30 inch X 20 inch canvasses. No idea if they will sell well but we will see.

FlowerRozy handled herself really well and we slept like logs. The new gearbox is settling in and my mind is working overtime on how to fit some external storage systems. I fancy one on the rear door that opens out into a bench to ahve a BBQ on. We would also manufacture an awning to go on the back. On the top there is room for another storage box but I also want another solar panel so I guess the answer is to manufacture a box with a flat top and put the solar panel onto that. Some careful planning to do.

I saw this post onĀ  www.motorhomefacts.com (click here) by very well know motorhomer Don Madge. He has a storage system on the rear door of his panel van and I like this design as it still allows for the opening of the door

 

Don’s van is in at Timberland Motorhomes being resprayed at the moment but when it comes back I would love to see it.

Got to get out more

We used the motorhome yesterday for a trip over to Newark railway station to collect our daughter Penny who had travelled up from Suffolk to spend a few days with us. The gear selector was sticking again, probably because we have not used her much for a while. Popped into see Jack our friendly mechanic who crawled under and whilst I wiggled the gear stick about he sprayed it with lubricant. Seemed a lot better afterwards. When it sticks its very hard to find 1st and 5th gear. Ist makes pulling away at junctions pretty scary as until you actually get going you have no idea whether you are in 1st or 3rd lol.

Going to be doing some more work soon on her. The front locker needs doing. Whislt in Newark I dropped into a well known motorhome dealer for some ideas. I quite liked this idea although I always had hte intention of fitting lockers in the front

Whilst there I also looked at a N&H Flair A class motorhome they had. It was sad to see the state it was in. No idea how old it was but it had damp, you could smell it. But in its hey-day it must have been superb with its classy fixtures and alde wet central heating system. I got another idea as well as to how to rebuild the front bed with sliding slats

Back home I sat there pondering where to buy bed slats from and of course the answer was obvious – Ebay lol. Ebay led me to a very interesting company called Kintech. Kintech make items for all the main caravan companies and will bespoke make an item for you. This caught my eye

I am going to do some measurements and will then ask them for a price although I still fancy constructing my own

Back to the motorhome dealer I also spotted this

which neatly opens out to

Looks excellent and would look superb in the rear of the van maybe.

So lots of ideas………

curtains

We hung some curtains today across the back doors. Its amazing the difference, makes it see so much more homely. We are almost ready now to get away over New Year. Hope the van manages ok in the freezing condidions. It never feels too bad when I first enter it but I did notice a new pack of wet wipes I left int here the other day had frozen solid